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Tuesday, Jul 21

Saturday, Sep 12

  • SERC Science Saturday

    Human Impacts on the Environment

    Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Event Location
    Mathias Lab on SERC main campus

    Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities with Smithsonian scientists, at our SERC Science Saturdays. This September, learn how people are impacting the environment and how we can leave a positive footprint. Free and open to all!

    9:30AM - 12:00PM

Saturday, Nov 21

  • SERC Science Saturday

    Biodiversity

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Bring the family for a day of hands-on activities with Smithsonian scientists at our SERC Science Saturdays. This November, explore biodiversity in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Free and open to all!

    9:30AM - 12:00PM

Visiting Hours

Discover Smithsonian science in your backyard!

Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Closed Sundays and federal holidays.

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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.