Visiting The Lab

Whether you are coming for a day or a week, the laboratory welcomes investigators and educational groups from all over the world to use the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory. This is also a wonderful site for working retreats.

No matter the reason, we have wonderful resources available in a relatively pristine environment embedded in a hot spot of biological diversity. Read about our facilities and marine operations before making a reservation. We have staff on hand to answer any questions you may have.    

Want to tour the lab?

We love showing off the lab and the research.  Tours occur on Fridays 11-4pm.  If you need a different time, please call to make an appointment so that a staff member can be available to take you and your group around the lab. The third Friday of every month, we have tours of the R/V Apalachee (when it is in port).  The tour includes a short video depicting life on a research vessel, tour of the boat and of the lab.  Questions or to schedule a private tour, call (850) 697-4120 or email We look forward to seeing you!

How to get here

Driving Directions to the FSUCML


  1. From the Florida State Capitol Building, go SOUTH on US- 27 for 2.8 miles.
  2. Turn RIGHT onto Gaile Avenue for .1 miles
  3. Turn LEFT onto Crawfordville Highway/US-319 for 22 miles.
  4. Turn RIGHT onto US-98/US-319 S for 20.1 miles.
  5. The FSU Coastal & Marine Lab will be on your left.


  1. Go EAST on US-98 for 10.1 miles.
  2. Turn RIGHT at the fork, continuing on US-98.
  3. Go 1/4 mile; the FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory will be on your right.


  1. Go West from Perry on US-98 for approximately 71.5 miles.
  2. The FSU Coastal & Marine Lab will be on your lef

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 9:34 AM