The museum is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families.
New in 2023, we are offering two Homeschool Days, one in the spring and one the fall!
Homeschool Day: Food for Thought
Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Place & Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at CMM
Place & Time: Noon - 3 p.m. at AMG
Target age: Ideal for K - 5, but all ages can discover something new
Fee: Regular admission applies for both locations
The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is partnering with Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (AMG) for Homeschool Day: Food for Thought. Are you curious why animals eat different foods than you? Have you ever wondered how animals find food? Or even why different animals eat different foods? These questions and many others will be explored as you participate in hands-on activities and discover the unique environments and collections of CMM and AMG... finding food for thought!
Pick up an interactive Homeschool BINGO card at the welcome table at CMM or print a copy from this page (coming soon), complete the tasks at both sites to earn BINGO, and turn it in at AMG for the chance to win a prize! Each site can stand alone and will provide a great experience. There is space to enjoy your lunch at both locations! Pre-registration is not required.
Self-Guided Tour Learning Kits and Scavenger Hunts
Self-Guided Tour Learning Kits
→ Chesapeake Bay Watershed Field Guide Kit (designed for ages 9-11)
Explore the Calvert Marine Museum exhibits that introduce the Chesapeake Bay as an estuarine habitat and watershed. Learn the importance of water clarity for the health of plants and animals in the bay and experience hands-on science by measuring and recording water clarity, discovering a wide variety of animal adaptations, and reflecting upon the impact that humans have on the bay.
Sharks: Sink Your Teeth In! (designed for ages 11-13)
Sink your teeth into learning about shark dentition and what scientists can learn by looking at just an animal's teeth. Working with 3D-printed megalodon teeth, can you put the teeth in the right position of the jaws? Please note there is only one of these kits available.
Reserve self-guided tour kits at least two (2) days prior to your visit. Please note: Learning kits are not available for use on event days.
The whole family can join in the fun discovering many of the hidden pictures in the museum murals and using the poems with our unique scavenger hunts. Your adventure might include counting the toes of a dinosaur, telling time on a unique clock, determining the color of the jellyfish, or figuring out what shape are the windows on the school boat, the James Aubrey. Print out the scavenger hunt of your choosing below and bring it with you to the museum.