Smithsonian Family Days
If you love outdoor science, come meet the ecologists who work on Chesapeake Bay and take a walk in their shoes as the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center hosts two days of ecology on the water. Families can visit an oyster bar on the docks, take an hour cruise on the Rhode River or go seining for fish and crabs like marine biologists. Ashore, scientists will be on-hand to chat about the latest coastal research and offer science-themed games and activities for kids. Waders provided for seining: No swimwear or experience necessary! $5 per car in advance; $10 at the door. 10am-noon at the Center, Edgewater. rsvp: 443-482-2388; www.serc.si.edu.