Events

Upcoming Events

BIO Expo 2017

In 2017, BIO will celebrate 55 years of discovery and host many events scheduled throughout the year. Among these events will be the ever-popular Open House in September.

Past Events

BIO 2012 Ocean Science Expo

Since 1962, the Bedford Institute of Oceanography has been a leader in scientific research and innovation. In 2012, BIO celebrated 50 years of discovery and hosted many events scheduled throughout the year. Among these events was the ever-popular Open House in September and a Gala celebration in October.

BIO Open House 2007

17-21 October BIO hosted an Open House. Visitors got to see and touch both live and dead sea creatures, pan for gold, sit in the Coast Guard rescue chopper, and walk through the Oceans Wild Fin Whale, and Rex, a lobster as old as BIO.

BIO Open House 2002

25-28 April BIO hosted an Open House which preceded the 24-28 October 40th Anniversary symposium. Winners of the Nova Scotia provincial junior/senior high school science fairs (23 future scientists) demonstrated their winning entries at one of the Open House exhibits.

BIO Open House 1998

In the Fall, during IYO (International Year of the Oceans), BIO hosted an Open House.

BIO Open House 1990

18-20 October BIO hosted an Open House for Technology Transfer which was preceded on Oct 17th by “client day”, which gave BIO’s clients from industry, universities, and government the opportunity to tour the open house exhibits, attend sessions on the science activities at BIO, and meet with various scientists in an informal setting in order to discuss common areas of interest and concern.

BIO Open House 1984

30 May – 3 June BIO hosted an Open House

BIO Open House 1980

In May, following the opening of the new buildings and renovation of older facilities, BIO held a 3-day Open House.

BIO Open House 1975

In November, after a BIO Building Expansion, BIO hosted a 3-day Open House which attracted 15,000 people.

BIO Open House 1962

The day after the Institute was officially opened on October 25, BIO opened its doors to the public.