Scheduling Fieldtrips

Our Museum Educators are experienced with all ages and we are happy to adapt our programs to fit the specific developmental needs of your group or class. Just give us a call at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email. We offer two types of field trips for students: museum-based programs and field-based programs which fall under the heading of the Chesapeake Bay Field Lab.
 
To register for any program, call Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov. When you call, please have the following information ready:
  • Name of the school/organization
  • Contact person, address, phone number, email
  • Number of students
  • Age/Grade level
  • Calendar with preferred dates 
Then after arranging with the Coordinator fill out this form and return to Melissa.mccormick@calvertcountymd.gov.

Museum-Based Programs
Each museum-based segment is 30 minutes long and focuses on different topics in the museum. Each topic includes a hands-on activity, a pair/share activity, and an observation component. You also have the option of choosing a narrated cruise on the museum’s historic Bugeye, the Wm. B. Tennison as part of your program. The cost of a cruise on the Tennison is $200 per hour. CLICK HERE TO SEE MUSEUM-BASED PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS.
  

Guided Museum-Based Program Information:


  • Grades: K-12
  • Special 30-minute pre-K programs are available for a $20 fee plus admission.
  • Offered: year-round, Monday through Friday
  • Length: Each segment is 30 minutes. 
  • Group Size: Minimum 10 students, maximum 80 (including adults)
  • Admission: $4 per student up to age 12; $6 for 13 and up. Required chaperones and teachers are free.
  • Chaperones: One adult is required for every five children, first grade and younger; one for every 10 children in grades 2 through 12. Chaperones are required to stay with their group at all times.
  • Fees: Fees are based on the number of students and the programs chosen. See chart below to help plan your visit.
  • Bus Parking: Free parking is available in our parking lot.
  • Lunch Facilities: There are several covered picnic areas on the campus. During inclement weather, lunch may be eaten in the Harms Gallery through prior arrangement with Education staff.
  • Financial Aid: The museum can offer Maryland schools financial aid up to 50% of the cost of the field trip. Title One schools are free while funding lasts. Request information when you call to schedule your field trip.
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    # of Persons  # of Sub-Groups  Number of 30-minute Programs 


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    10 - 20  1  $20.00  $30.00  $40.00  $50.00
    21 - 40  2  $30.00  $40.00  $50.00  $60.00
    41 - 60  3    $50.00  $60.00  $70.00
    61 - 80  4      $70.00  $80.00
For Example: You are bringing 58 people which you will divide into 3 groups. You decide on 4 programs. Your program fee will be $60 plus admission.

Field-Based Programs:
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To schedule a Field-Based Program contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email mccormmj@co.cal.md.us.
Chesapeake Bay Field Lab Skipjack Program Information 
• Grades: 3 - 12
• Offered: April through October
• Group Size: Maximum 28 students and two adults; up to 56 students if running two programs simultaneously.
• Length: 4 hours
• Fees: $450 for one program; $900 for two.
• Financial Aid: The museum can offer Maryland schools financial aid to subsidize program costs. Request information when you call to schedule your field trip
• Fossil Fuel Fund: Transportation assistance is available for eligible schools. Learn more
• Bus Parking: Available in the museum parking lot. 
Fossil Adventure
Program
Information
• Grades: 3 - 12
• Offered: April through October
• Group Size: Minimum 15; maximum 25 students and two adults
Length: 2 hours
Fee: $200
• Financial Aid: The museum can offer Maryland schools financial aid to subsidize program costs. Request information when you call to schedule your field trip
• Fossil Fuel Fund: Transportation assistance is available for eligible schools. Learn more
Waterman for a Day
at the Lore Oyster House 
Program Information
 
• Grades: 3 - 12 
• Offered: April through October 
• Group Size: Maximum 28 students and two adults 
• Length: 60 minutes 
• Fees: $100 
• Financial Aid: The museum can offer Maryland schools financial aid to subsidize program costs. Request information when you call to schedule your field trip 
• Fossil Fuel Fund: Transportation assistance is available for eligible schools. Learn more