November 3-4, 2023

The Urbanna Oyster Festival's

Waterfront & Marine Science Legacy Program
An expansion of the Marine Science Legacy Program, initiated in 2007, the waterfront area showcases all that is important to the local economy and offers food and entertainment as well. Learn about local aquaculture and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay through exhibits from the Fairfield Foundation, Watermen's Museum, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Tech, Colonial Seaport Foundation, and the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Team.

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Climb aboard vessels, like the Lynx, and learn about the skill required to man them. Then, try your hand at filter building and learn more about the importance of the oyster to water purification. Step into the role of archeologist and get your hands dirty while digging for artifacts too. Who says you can’t have fun while learning?

On the Thursday before the Festival, the Marine Science Legacy Program hosts its annual Oyster Festival Education Day where students from area schools take their learning out of the classroom and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on activities relevant to the community they reside.