VISITORS: Due to inclement weather, the Smithsonian's National Zoo will open at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 17, 2018, 
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Wednesdays | 7 p.m.

Journey with Smithsonian scientists and other conservation professionals as they travel the globe to study and protect species and ecosystems. Share in their adventures during these free science lecture series. The series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so arrive early.

Upcoming Lectures

Oct. 4 | Studying Animal Movement: How we know what we know about animals on the go! Speaker: Justin Calabrese, Quantitative Ecologist, Conservation Ecology Center

Oct. 11| Conservation Medicine: Ensuring the livelihood and health of people, animals and the environment. Speaker: Marc Valitutto, Wildlife Veterinarian, Smithsonian's Global Health Program

Oct. 18 | Speaker: Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Program Manager, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Oct. 25 | The Red Wolf: A Story of Resilience, Speaker: Kim Wheeler, Executive Director, Red Wolf Coalition

Additional Details: 

The SMSC Dining Hall will be open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on lecture dates. Lecture guests will be offered a special price of $10 per person. If you plan to attend dinner, please RSVP to scbieducation@si.edu. 


Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation Dining Hall
1500 Remount Road
Front Royal, VA 22630

Please note: pets are not allowed on SCBI property.


Directions from the east:

Take I-66 west to the Linden/Front Royal exit #13
At end of ramp, turn left, under freeway to stoplight at Route 55
Turn right (west) on Route 55 and travel five miles into Front Royal
Turn left at signal, Route 522/Remount Road
Drive approximately 2 miles and take a left into Gate 2 and follow event parking signs

Directions from Rappahannock:

From US 211 take 522 north ~ 12 miles
Turn right into Gate 2 and follow event parking signs