Come tour the lab, interact with scientists, and explore fun exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages about the types of research conducted in the Gulf waters and beyond.
All visitors must check in at the lobby of the NOAA facility located on the corner of Frederic St and Watts Ave. A government issued photo I.D. is required for adults and bags are subject to inspection. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from on-site food trucks.
The first 200 local boy scouts and girl scouts will have a chance to earn a NOAA Fun Patch.
The first 500 kids can create their own wearable fish art on t-shirts, with additional fish printing available on card stock, or bring your own shirt to print.
Parking is available for free at the Pascagoula City Garage. The garage is three stories with 300 parking spots and handicap accessible.
Accessibility and Wheelchair Access:
The main lab has wheelchair access in the front of the building. For the ship tour, visitors will have to climb several flights of steep, narrow stairs and step through up to 24 inch doorways; unfortunately the ship is not handicap accessible.
Activites include Passport to NOAA: Scavenger hunt, See Science on a Sphere, Under pressure, Talking Trash, Paddle the Gulf, Tacher at Sea, Leveraging Science for Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, Water, water everywhere: a Flood Plain Model, Your Nose Knows, Dolphin Guess Who, and more. Click here for complete descriptions and additional activies.