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Contacting & Visiting The Lab

Whether you are coming for a tour, a day, or a week, the laboratory welcomes visitors of all kinds -- from the curious drop-in to investigators and educational groups from down the road or across the globe. No matter the reason for your visit, we have excellent resources available in a nearly pristine environment embedded in a hot spot of biological diversity. Directions and contact information appear below.

Read about our facilitiesmarine operations before making a reservation. Have questions? Call (850) 697-4120 or email


Want a tour?

Most tours occur on Fridays 11-4 pm.  If that won't work, please call to make an appointment so that a staff member can be available to take your group around the lab. The third Friday of every month, we include a tour of the R/V APALACHEE (when it is in port) with a short video depicting life on a research vessel.  We look forward to seeing you!

How to get here

From Tallahassee

  1. From the Florida State Capitol Bldg., go SOUTH on US27 for 2.8 miles
  2. Turn RIGHT on Gaile Avenue for 0.1 mile
  3. Turn LEFT on Crawfordville Highway (US319) for 22 miles
  4. Turn RIGHT on US98/US319 S for 20.1 miles
  5. The Marine Lab will be on your left

From Carrabelle

  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 Marine Lab will be on your right

From Perry

  1. Go West from Perry on US98 for about 71.5 miles
  2. The Marine Lab will be on your left

Contact Us

Our operating hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST Monday - Friday. Weekend services are available by prior arrangement by making reservations here.

By Email
By Mail

FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory | 3618 Coastal Highway 98 | St. Teresa, FL 32358-2702

By Phone

WEEKDAYS: 850-697-4120  |  WEEKENDS & AFTER HOUR EMERGENCIES: 850-591-0224 (On Call Personnel)

By Fax 850-697-3822
Marine Staff Directory


Last Updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:09 AM