Biomes: Life in the Balance

May 10, 2019 – March 31, 2022

The aquatic biome display imagines a Chesapeake Bay salt marsh with a great blue heron silhouetted against smooth cordgrass.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 3, Concourse

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Visit deserts, rainforests, grasslands, wetlands, and tundra without leaving the National Mall. Smithsonian Garden's Biomes: Life in the Balance highlights these distinct ecological regions (known as biomes), the plants and animals that call them home, and the Smithsonian scientists who study and protect them.