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Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 18

  • Family Canoe Trips
    family canoe trips
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:30am

    Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

    Pre-registration Required
    No
    9:00AM - 11:30AM
  • SERC Science Saturday
    Science Saturday

    Learn about the secret lives of plants.

    Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Join us for explorations of SERC research with our Science Saturdays. Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities alongside Smithsonian scientists and Pepper, the robot! 

    Pre-registration Required
    No
    10:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Family Canoe Trips
    family canoe trips
    Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 9:00am - 11:30am

    Bring the family for a paddle on the Rhode River at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

    Pre-registration Required
    No
    9:00AM - 11:30AM

Tuesday, May 21

SERC 50 Anniversary Icon

50 Years of Discovery 

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