FAQs

Commonly asked questions and resources

The FAQ page provides the opportunity to have frequently asked questions answered before ever reaching out to the NCBS team.

General Questions

Weekdays, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. UF Holidays not included.

Self-guided tours weekdays from 11AM – 3PM. UF Holidays not included.

Please visit the donation page on our website to make a gift.

Private boats or local tour boats. For more information on tour boats visit the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce website.

No, but there are several options in the area. Visit the Cedar Key Chamber website for more information. 

Wet Lab

Yes, there is a daily fee for using the Wet Lab. Please fill out a request form outlining your project.

K-12 Educational Program

Max of 27; including 3 Teachers/Chaperones.

No.

You will have the opportunity to reschedule or cancel your trip.

Max of 27; including 3 Teachers/Chaperones.

No.

Meeting Facilities

We currently do not have a cost for the small conference space on the second floor.

There are internal / external rates for the third floor classroom.

Many places do not deliver but you may be able to pick up from the following restaurants: Steamers, 83 West, Tony’s Seafood, Cedar Key Pizza & Subs, Market at Cedar Key, 1842 Coffee Shop, Island Room Restaurant & Sand Bar, or 2nd Street Café.

Yes, there are six outlets available in the pavilion.

Yes, the pavilion has four square picnic tables that seat up to 28 people total.

Yes. There are two wheelchair accessible spots on the picnic tables.

Yes, visitors can access the “UF Guest” free Wi-Fi.

Trips to SKML

If you would like a captained day trip without use of SKML, please fill out a request form and let us know the area of interest in the comment box at the end of the form.

No, but there are several options in the area. Visit the Cedar Key Chamber website for more information. 

Yes.

There are a total of 26 beds in the light station.

No, tents are currently prohibited.

No.

No, fresh drinking water is provided by the Captain.

Yes, there is one inside the lightstation, one outside the lightstation, and one inside the Lab.

No. There are screened windows and doors that allow a cross-breeze throughout the lightstation. In colder months, plan accordingly by packing thermal sleeping bags, extra blankets, warm clothing, etc.