The CEDO Campus includes a Visitor Center and our main field station/office building, Edificio Agustín Cortés. Our exhibits and gardens offer outdoor spaces for the enjoyment of visiting groups and the public.

Edificio Agustín Cortés, also known as “the castle,” is a Greek monastic style building housing CEDO’s main offices and field station. It is named for Agustín Cortés, a pioneer in Puerto Peñasco who developed collaborations between Mexican and US scientists.

This residential facility can accommodate up to 65 people for overnight dormitory and camp-style sleeping. All field station residents are asked to contribute to maintaining our non-profit facility by cleaning up after themselves.

Please bring a sleeping bag and a pad (heavy sleeping pads are available for up to 65 people). Residents may also sleep outside on our deck. Please feel free to bring your own tent as well. Residents have access to our bathhouse with separate men’s and women’s facilities with hot showers. Bring your own toiletries and towel.

Kitchen and dining facilities can accommodate groups of up to 65 people, too. Groups usually bring their own food (refrigerators, dishware, pots and pans are available), but CEDO can also provide complete meals when requested.

The Henry Harris Memorial Library is located in the Edificio Agustín Cortes and is open to the public. It is not a lending library, but we invite visitors to come in to browse or do research. The library contains 1,350 books, and 800 journal articles, student papers and clippings focused on local ecology, geology and history. We also have many maps and videos. Records will soon be electronically available. CEDO has digital projectors and wireless internet available to overnight visitors.

CEDO’s Laboratory was renovated in 2005 with funds from the National Science Foundation. It is available for scientists and small classes. Equipment available in the laboratory includes microscopes, stereoscopes, centrifuge, freezer, refrigerator, convection oven, muffle furnace, spectrophotometer, balance, analytical balance, and a variety of labware and small electronics. Visiting researchers should plan to bring all their consumable materials and supplies.  CEDO has wireless broad band access and limited desk space for visiting researchers.

Space outside of the lab is available for classes, along with aquaria, microscopes and measurement tools.

For more information and the required forms to make your reservation, please visit our Reservations & Fees Page.