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Chesapeake Bay saltwater marsh

Habitat Exhibit

Biomes: Life in the Balance

May 10, 2019 - Indefinitely

Inside the S. Dillon Ripley Center

Visit deserts, rainforests, grasslands, wetlands, and tundra without leaving the National Mall. 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.

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Exhibit panels from Biomes

These installation panels tell diverse stories about habitats and the plants, animals, and humans that call them home

Introduction to Biomes: Life in the Balance

Photos of Biomes: Life in Balance

Installation inside the S. Dillon Ripley Center