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2012 MBARI Open House:
25th anniversary brings out record crowds

On July 21, 2012, MBARI hosted an open house, providing the public with a once-a-year opportunity to visit their Moss Landing, California, campus and talk with scientists, engineers, and marine operations crews about their work. This year also marks MBARI's 25th anniversary, and special events like the christening of MBARI's newest research vessel, R/V Rachel Carson, contributed to the biggest turnout ever for this annual event.

The slideshow below shows some of the displays and activities that captivated kids and adults alike.

If you missed this year's Open House, keep an eye on our Open House web page for details on next year's event. You can also request to be notified by email by sending a request to

For more information on this article, please contact Kim Fulton-Bennett:
(831) 775-1835,