Have you ever wondered what happens in that unusual building with the tent-like roof at the Inner Harbor? Science happens! The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology opens its doors for a free Open House to share exciting discoveries happening at the harbor’s edge. Enjoy hands-on science activities for kids all ages, meet our scientists, and discover important environmental research being done at the Inner Harbor. Check out the fish and crabs in a behind-the-scenes tour of our Aquaculture Research Center
Find out how "nature's nightlight" works....microscopic organisms that glow in the dark!
Learn how to use research tools like microscopes and pipettes to sample DNA
Talk with our graduate students about what it’s like to be a scientist, and much more! Scientists at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) are engaged in cutting-edge research in microbiology, molecular biology, and biotechnology. They are using marine organisms like sponges to develop drugs for cancer, devising ways to make alternative fuel out of algae found in the Chesapeake, and working on understanding how crabs and fish grow so we have abundant sources of food. An initiative of the University System of Maryland, the Institute of Marine and Environmental Science is made up of researchers and graduate students from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland Baltimore County and University of Maryland, Baltimore. imet.usmd.edu