Tour It: Learn about the lab’s Nobel legacy, historic architecture and current research in cancer and neuroscience on a 90-minute tour led by graduate students and postdoctoral candidates. Tours ($5) are offered from March through October. Reservations must be made seven days in advance; call 516-367-8455.
History Lesson: On the opposite side of town, The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor allows you to step back in time and explore the area’s whaling history. The museum has an extensive scrimshaw collection, and New York’s only 19th-century whaleboat that’s fully equipped with its original gear — but don’t worry, it hasn’t been in use for nearly 100 years.
All About Trout: Across the street from the lab, watch one of the daily feeding demos at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, which has the largest living collection of freshwater fish, reptiles and amphibians native to New York.