Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

647 Contees Wharf Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037 Get Directions
Phone: 443-482-2200
Wooded area at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Active research and educational center offering evening lectures, family-oriented activities for environmental sciences, self-guided walking trails year-round, canoeing and kayaking.  Guided canoe tours some Sat, June-Sept.
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TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 17 reviews
October 24, 2016
Oliver D
Interesting to see untouched environment. Also good to see scientists working to protect the Chesapeake's natural beauty. Might come back when autumn leaves are at peak.
October 19, 2016
The eco visitor center was clearly aimed at school kids. Fun stuff for them but not very stimulating for older citizen scientists.
September 2, 2016
Just a quick visit on a Friday afternoon. I was a little concerned by all the road construction leading into the center. It will be a great improvement once it is completed. But for now, prepare for...