The MSC does have space that may be rented out for small events or conferences.
REQUIRED FORMS (Please access all relevant booking and registration forms here>>)
Included are the necessary forms to complete your field trip and/or research booking. Please review and complete these in advance.
PROGRAM REQUEST FORM – This form must be completed and returned as soon as possible. Your visit will not be officially booked until this form is received and approved.
INSTITUTIONAL RELEASE – Return this form at least 1 week prior to your visit. Complete the form and have it signed by a principal or director.
CERTIFICATE OF LIABILITY – Required for PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS only and must be requested by your Institution to your Institution’s insurance provider.
INDIVIDUAL RELEASE – ALL persons visiting the MSC property must complete an Individual Release Form prior to arrival (including teachers and chaperones). Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian’s signature. These forms can be mailed ahead of time or brought the day of the visit and should be submitted to the Laboratory Manager prior to or upon arrival.
PAYMENT & FEES (Current fees for groups of 30 individuals or less) Payment may be made by check (made out to Northeastern University) or you may request to have your Institution/Organization invoiced after your visit.
- Unguided School Group: $125 per day
- Research Based Visits: Please contact Laboratory Manager as price may vary due to space use and particular research needs.
- Equipment: Water tables, Microscopes and Laboratory space: $15/ student/day
- Filtered Sea Water Collection- ‐ currently no fee is assigned.
- Unfiltered Sea Water Collection- ‐ no fee assigned
- Housing Rental Fees- Please contact the Administrative Officer as prices are seasonal and may vary based on need.
- Conference Fees: Please contact the Administrative Officer.
CANCELLATION POLICY - To cancel or reschedule your visit contact the Laboratory Manager as soon as possible so that others may be made aware of the availability.
MSC HOURS AND SCHEDULING - The hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Field trips during times when Northeastern University is officially closed may be approved, however, scheduling them requires special consideration. Scheduling of programs is subject to staff and site availability, which is why advance bookings are required.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE - Upon arrival at the MSC, the group's representative must check in at the main office, sign their arrival into the logbook and submit any outstanding release forms. Prior to departure the group’s representative must again check out at the main office and sign out in the logbook. It is important that, in case of an emergency, the MSC is able to account for all persons on the grounds.
FACILITIES AND AMENITIES - Unauthorized snorkeling or scuba diving is not allowed and swimming is not permitted at any time. Those who engage in this may be asked to vacate the premises. Restrooms and a water fountain are available for use in the main building during hours of operation. Unless previously arranged access to the bunker or main laboratories is prohibited. Please do not request an impromptu tour the day of your visit.
COLLECTING AND HANDLING ORGANISMS - Removal of ANY item from the grounds is strictly prohibited without prior permission from the MSC Laboratory Manager and Director. Visitors should not cause harm to any living organism at any time; disruptive and/or dangerous behavior is not tolerated.
RESTRICTED AREAS - Be aware that there are active research plots on the grounds and visitors should never stray from designated paths or their authorized area of research and should never disturb flagged/roped- ‐off areas. Unless pre- ‐approved, visitors may only access the preapproved areas highlighted below.
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