The Calvert Marine Museum is very family friendly and we offer programs for all ages. Those noted here are public programs for children.
School Holiday Programming
The museum offers public programming during both School Holidays, Christmas and Spring break. Highlights of our Christmas programming include the popular lighthouse gingerbread workshop, holiday ornament workshop, and toys of olde. In the spring, we take it outside with the otter breakfast, toy boat building, and our unique fossil egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter.
For details, check our Calendar of Events.
Winter Break Holiday Programs
Sunday, December 15 & 22: Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshops. For children age 5 and up. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sign up at the admission desk the day of the event. Space is limited - first come, first served. Fee is $4 per child.
Monday, December 23: Maritime Ornament Workshops. For children age 5 and up. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sign up at the admission desk the day of the event. Space is limited - first come first served. Fee is $4 per child.
Thursday, December 26: Chesapeake Critter Highlights through the Estuarium. Come and learn more about our live exhibits. FREE with museum admission.
Friday, December 27: Focus on Fossils. Bring in your best fossil find to be identified by our qualified staff rom 1 - 3 p.m. Learn the story of our famous Stafford Hall whale skull; learn how fossils are made; play the fossil game. FREE with museum admission.
Monday, December 30: Maritime Day. Come learn the backstory on the artifacts in our maritime gallery. Dig into our Maritime Exploration Boxes. Learn to tie nautical knots, sing sea chanteys, dress like a waterman and get your picture taken with real oyster tongs. FREE with museum admission.