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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

  • Maryland Day Celebration 2024
    Family Program
    Tour
    Friday, Mar 22, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
    Event Location
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

    Come visit SERC for hiking all weekend and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location, at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed Education Center and the Rhode River.

    8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday, March 23, 2024

  • Maryland Day Celebration 2024
    Family Program
    Tour
    Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
    Event Location
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

    Come visit SERC for hiking all weekend and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location, at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed Education Center and the Rhode River.

    8:00am - 5:30pm

Sunday, March 24, 2024

  • Maryland Day Celebration 2024
    Family Program
    Tour
    Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:30pm
    Event Location
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

    Come visit SERC for hiking all weekend and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location, at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed Education Center and the Rhode River.

    8:00am - 5:30pm

Visiting Hours

SERC is open for hiking and paddling Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. We are closed Sundays and federal holidays.

Our Woodlawn History Center, located just past the security kiosk, is open Fridays and Saturdays, with extended hours from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Plan your visit!

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50 Years of Discovery 

For half a century, SERC scientists have taken on environmental issues on the Chesapeake Bay and around the world and, uncovered new ways to protect the planet. Learn more about SERC’s history and discoveries.