Discover Smithsonian science in your backyard!
Visiting Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Aug 21

Sunday, Sep 16

  • Tri For The Chesapeake
    autumn forest trail
    Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 7:30am
    Event Location
    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (Sign-in at the Schmidt Conference Center)

    Bike, swim and run through the scenic SERC campus, at a Tri For The Chesapeake triathlon! Prefer to stay on land? You can also participate in a run-bike-run duathlon.

    Pre-registration Required

Tuesday, Sep 18

Tuesday, Oct 16

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.