Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island

#94 of 163 in Museums in Virginia
Chincoteague Bay Field Station (formerly The Marine Science Consortium) is dedicated to fostering marine science education and research in audiences of all ages. Through school age groups including summer camps and college courses through RoadScholar programs Field Station staff introduces individuals to the coastal wonders around us. The Field Stationis ideally located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay. Nearby barrier islands are biologically diverse and geologically dynamic. Many of the islands and marshes remain undeveloped and area waters have sustained fishing, crabbing, and oystering for generations. Additional resources within the area include Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague National Seashore, and NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility.
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  • We went there for a lecture about the area. This is actually an education facility. They offer many interesting programs through out the year. Check out their website before you plan your trip. Some o...  more »
  • This is more of a bird and animal sanctuary if you are into nature this is the place for you. Not good for the disable because of the amount of walking one would have to preform to take in the sites.  more »
  • We attended the Road Scholar Biking program at Chincoteague Bay Field Station and loved everything about it - the enthusiastic and professional guides/instructors, basic accommodations and tasty food,...  more »
  • We were at the station as a part of a bicycle program with Road Scholar. The personnel were wonderful and accommodating.
  • Excellent field station in a perfect location for marine ecology studies. Staff is excellent, sleeping quarters are comfortable, food is acceptable camp food. The classroom and lab facilities are very nice and are perfect for a class, research, or an engaging camp.
  • Awesome trip, but there are A LOT of mosquitoes in the area. If you are sensitive to their bite be very prepared.
  • Stayed for an Oceanography tour. Had a great time. The NASA base was great. Left a few things in the lodging by mistake and they had it shipped back to me very quickly in the following days. Thanks!
  • It is a wonderful place to learn and interact with nature. The food is not great but it's fulfilling . Rooms are ok and clean for the most part.

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