River to Bay: Reflections and Connections consists of 14 aquatic habitats. To learn more about a habitat theme, or the living community one might find associated with it, click on the link in the menu to the left. The first seven habitats represent a progression from just outside the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in the Atlantic Ocean through the upper reaches of the tidal freshwater rivers and streams that flow off the land. As you advance through the hall, the water becomes more shallow and less saline. Rounding the corner past the Freshwater Angler habitat, you will encounter a section devoted to adaptations used to survive the challenges of life in an estuary. The gallery ends with an inspection of invasive species and their impacts to bay ecosystems.
The species listed on these pages may not all be on exhibit during your visit to the museum.
Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
In just a few weeks, many birds will begin their preparations for springtime. Help make their move easier by creating a nesting box and nets filled with bright and colorful nesting materials. Check out a pair of binoculars from the Discovery Room to use in the Marsh Walk, where you may see the first signs of our feathered friends as they return to the Chesapeake. FREE with museum admission. The Museum Store will be stocking plush Audubon birds with real bird calls, along with plenty of bird identification books for children and adults.