Annual Open House

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mountain Lake Biological Station will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, July 15 from 1:30 – 5:00 PM.  This family-friendly event is a unique opportunity to meet MLBS biologists, explore historic facilities and hiking trails, learn first-hand about Station research, and understand how this research advances science and benefits the natural world.  Come experience open labs, exhibits, hands-on activities, tours of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) tower site, nature walks led by MLBS researchers, arts and crafts, open art studios, and more.

MLBS is a diverse community of scientists, instructors, research interns, students, and artists from around the world who conduct research, take field-based courses, and create art on top of beautiful Salt Pond Mountain. The biological station is adjoined by the Jefferson National Forest, the Mountain Lake Wilderness, and the Mountain Lake Lodge and Conservancy.

 A full list of activities will be posted here soon. Updates will also be posted on the Facebook event page. Join us for an afternoon of fun and learning in nature’s classroom!

*Please note that NO PETS are allowed at the station, and dogs may not be left in vehicles.*  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


Mountain Lake Biological Station, 240 Salt Pond Road, Pembroke, VA (directions here)


Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 1:30 - 5:00 PM


Contact the office: 540-626-7196, 


TBA, check back soon!