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Visiting Hours:
Monday through Saturday, 9am-4:30pm. Closed Sundays and federal holidays.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 20

  • SERC Open House
    Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Get ready to meet the scientists at SERC's annual festival of ecology! Wade in the river for fish, hold blue crabs and oysters on the docks and go behind the scenes of the green Mathias Lab. Parking and registration details coming soon!

    Pre-registration Required
    10:00AM - 3:00PM
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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.