The SERC campus will be closed to the public on Saturdays 12/9/2023, 12/23/2023, 1/6/2024, and 1/20/2024 for our annual forest management.
The Woodlawn History Center is open Friday and Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Read Plan Your Visit for information on where to park, updated maps, safety, and more.
Looking to combine your passions for hospitality and the environment? Join a supportive, sustainability-minded community as our new Campus and Housing Coordinator, and help visitors feel at home. Full time with benefits. Apply by Dec. 11.
"My hope and commitment to new solutions stem from one core truth: We are an integral part of a larger planet, with all its complexity." (Photo: Gregory Piper/Ocean Image Bank)
Explore the Smithsonian's oldest building still in its original spot! A new history exhibit at SERC's Woodlawn House is open on Fri. and Sat., 10am-2pm. (Photo: Christine Dunham)
Educators: On-site field trips are back, with a few updates! SERC now offers timed entry and rotating stations. Details and schedule on our School Programs page.
The holiday season is here: Experience local actors bringing Dickens' classic prose and characters to life with a dramatic reading in the parlor of the historic Woodlawn House. Dec. 19 & 20 at 7pm.
Photo: Justin Nowakowski
Photo: Luciano Candisani
Photo: Susan Cook-Patton
Local actors Lois Evans, Eric Lund, and Mark Hildebrand bring Dickens’ classic prose and characters to life with a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol!
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!
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.