FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 21, 2021
Contact: Anjelica Eitel, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
410-326-2042, ext. 8067 Email: Anjelica.Eitel@calvertcountymd.gov
FEBRUARY EVENTS AT THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
SOLOMONS, MD – January 21, 2021 – Enjoy museum events and activities in a variety of ways during the month of February. Whether you’re joining us for story time in the Harms Gallery or participating in a free public virtual lecture, there’s something for everyone this month at the Calvert Marine Museum. Following the guidance of the CDC and State of Maryland, all guests ages five and older must wear a mask during their visit. The museum continues to operate at a limited capacity with a timed entry system. Before visiting CMM, please click here.
Thursdays, February 4 & February 11 – Sea Squirts
This program invites children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. Join us for story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity is limited to 10 people per session. This month's theme is Jellyfish. This program is now offered at various times throughout the day, to accommodate guests during all sessions. For specific times, please click here.
Friday, February 12 – Sunday, February 14 – Jewelry Trunk Show
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join us for three special days at the Museum Store during our annual Jewelry Trunk Show! We are excited to welcome back beautiful collections from Michelle Pressler, Mickey Lynn, and VIELÄ. Treat yourself to a new look for the warmer weather ahead. Plus, enjoy a FREE box of sea salt caramels with any jewelry purchase of $50 or more!
Thursdays, February 18 & February 25 – Little Minnows
For preschoolers ages 3 – 5, with an adult. This program focuses on one of the museum's three themes. Join us for story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity is limited to 10 people per session. This month's theme is Jellyfish. This program is now offered at various times throughout the day, to accommodate guests during all sessions. For specific times, please click here.
Saturday, February 20 – CMM Members Save 20%
Museum members enjoy a 20% discount in the Museum Store today and on the 20th of every month.
Monday, February 22 – Fossil Club Meeting & Public Lecture
7 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Quarterly meeting of the CMM Fossil Club at 7 p.m., followed by a public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Victor Perez, CMM Assistant Curator of Paleontology, will present a free lecture entitled, “Sharks and Rays of Florida: a 45-million-year history.” Victor will provide an overview of his dissertation research on chondrichthyan diversity from the Eocene through the Pleistocene of the Florida platform. He will also provide an introduction to myFOSSIL (www.myfossil.org) and explain how it can be used to curate personal collections. The meeting and lecture will be virtually presented via Zoom and there is no charge to participate. Find the link to attend on the Fossil Club page, here.
Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with limited capacity and a new timed entry system. Admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, or to make a reservation for your next visit, please go to our website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Keep up to date with the latest from CMM by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.