University of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceHorn Point Oyster Hatchery

Tours

We offer weekday tours of the oyster hatchery during the spawning season, which runs from March through September. Tour groups during the season may have the opportunity to see oysters spawn, baby oyster larvae, and see a working production facility giving the best experience possible. Tours are open to kids of all ages- from preschool on up and usually last 30-60 minutes. If you are interested in a hatchery tour, please contact Stephanie Alexander at tobash@hpl.umces.edu or at 410-221-8310.