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14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
P: 410-326-2042
F: 410-326-6691

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Teacher Resources

Through a grant from Dominion, museum staff worked with local teachers to develop lesson plans using the Chestory Archive. The lessons are cross-disciplinary and grounded in local environmental science. They are free and available for download here:

If you are planning to bring students to the museum, either for a guided fieldtrip or a self-guided visit, we suggest you download the following resources to help you prepare for your visit. Each section provides a description of the gallery or exhibit, key terms, interesting facts and things to look for, additional resources and links, as well as activities for your students.

Paleontology Gallery

Estuarium Gallery

Maritime Gallery

People of the Patuxent

Colonial Connections

War of 1812


Drum Point Lighthouse