The MSC is an affordable meeting place conveniently located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Facility rentals and optional meal service are tailored to meet the individual needs of your group. Retreats, conferences, business functions, reunions, community group meetings, and educational programs are all welcome. We offer:
Lodging for up to 216 guests
Meeting rooms with a variety of configurations
Auditorium that can seat up to 100
Catering and hearty buffet-style meals
Educational programing options to make your event unique!
Located on the Eastern Shore Mainland of Virginia, the Marine Science Consortium is close to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague National Seashore, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Nearby Chincoteague and Assateague islands offer endless possibilities for recreation. Our proximity to Washington DC, Baltimore, Virginia Beach and Ocean City provide easy access for diverse groups.
Our new residence hall, completed February 2010, can accommodate up to 216. Rooms are arranged in suite-style units allowing for flexibility in group sizes and numbers. Each unit has one bedroom which sleeps two and three bedrooms that will sleep four. It also has two bathrooms with double sinks, toilets, and showers. Central meeting and common areas are located throughout the building. The new residence hall is centrally heated and air conditioned.
The new Education Center is scheduled to be completed in August 2010 and will contain a variety of meeting spaces for rental groups. This LEED (Leadership in Environment and Design) Certified building is an example of sustainable and green design and building practices. Lab style rooms, classrooms, computer labs, and auditoriums will be available. Our largest meeting room can accommodate up to 100 people at a time as well as many types of educational disciplines.
Meals & Dining
We have a large cafeteria on site that serves
excellent buffet style meals. There is always
a variety of hot food available, as well as a
salad bar and cold items. If your group has
any dietary restrictions, please let us know
as soon as possible. We will do our best to
accommodate all allergies and restrictions. There will always be vegetarian options available.
Why not plan an educational component in your meeting schedule? The Eastern Shore is an amazing place, full of interesting animals, scenic areas, and unique opportunities. Our talented education staff would love to take you on a trip to the salt marsh, or shelling on a secluded beach. How about a boat trip where your group will have the chance to trawl for some of the facinating critters found in tidal creeks or join us for a morning of birdwatching in Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Whether you would like an indoor presentation or an outdoor adventure, we will be happy to create an educational experience that your group will never forget!
Make a Reservation
If you have a date or time of year in mind, please contact us and we’ll let you know our availability! If you would like to schedule a tour, let us know and we’ll be happy to schedule a time to show you around our facility. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.