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PO Box 97
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
P: 410-326-2042
F: 410-326-6691

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Annual Events

Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD)
Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, 2014

Patuxent River Appreciation DaysPatuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD) is an annual festival, which creates awareness, recognition, and promotion of the economic, social, recreational, cultural and historical impact of the tributaries and environs of the Patuxent River and the basin through which it flows. The festival is held annually on Columbus Day Weekend.

The festival brings together, and reflects the continuing commitment of the community, county and state government agencies, the Calvert Marine Museum, the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, and other historical and environmental groups, which share a desire to preserve the Patuxent River and to celebrate its positive influence on the area’s quality of life, in the past, present, and future.

To view a complete music schedule for the Corbin Pavilion and PNC Waterside Pavilion, click here.

Solomons Christmas Walk:
Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, 2014

Solomons Christmas WalkThe Calvert Marine Museum invites you to enjoy the beauty of Solomons Island during the Solomons Christmas Walk, an annual event sponsored by the Solomons Business Association that takes place the first Friday and Saturday in December. The museum will be open and free from 6 – 9 p.m. both evenings.

For more information on the Solomons Christmas Walk, please contact Sherry Reid at 410-326-2042 x19, or email. For information about the weekend’s events visit the Solomons Christmas Walk website.

Sharkfest!
Second Saturday in July

Chain DogfishSharkfest highlights the ultimate apex predator of the marine world from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sharks are one of the most fascinating creatures. During Sharkfest, live sharks and Chesapeake Bay native Atlantic sturgeon are featured in the Corbin Pavilion.

The museum is full of hands-on opportunities to explore the diversity of sharks and their remarkable history on planet Earth. Learn fascinating sharktoids, check out the evidence of damage done on fossil whale bones by prehistoric sharks, paint a shark mural, make a shark hat, get your face painted ($5 fee), play in the Shark Game Show and win a prize, and take your picture in the jaws of a Megalodon shark.

Films about sharks are shown in the auditorium. The award winning Museum Store is fully stocked with all things shark for the occasion. Both vilified and ruthlessly hunted, this keystone species is becoming seriously threatened. Evidence of sharks dates back 450 million years, and shark fossils similar to modern species date back over 100 million years.

Sharks are highly adaptable and now live in every ocean in the world in warm, temperate, and cold waters. Learn why preserving these ancient animals is critical to the health of our oceans. Regular admission applies, members are free. Complimentary museum passes will not be honored and strollers are not allowed in the museum. There will be food vendors on site.

Solomons Maritime Festival:
First weekend in May 2015 ~ 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE

Solomons Maritime Festival

The event includes the Antique Boat and Marine Engine Show which features exhibits from over 30 collectors of antique and classic boats, and vintage marine outboard and inboard engines. You can taste traditional foods, learn how to pick crabs and shuck oysters like the pros, enjoy local gospel and old time music, see Chesapeake Bay retrievers in action, watch model boats skim the waters of the boat basin, talk with traditional crafts people as they demonstrate their skills. Free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison. For the kids, there will be toy boat building and more.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Calvert County Watermen’s Association, Comfort Inn Beacon Marina, Harbor Island Marina, Inc., Holiday Inn Solomons, McCready Boatyard, Papa John’s, Patuxent Small Craft Guild, Spring Cove Marina, Washburn’s Boat Yard, Zahniser’s Yachting Center

OtterMania!

Date to be announced

Bubbles and Squeak River OttersBubbles and Squeak are CMM star attractions, and they will be cavorting in the spotlight during OTTERMANIA. Perfect for families with pre-school and elementary age children, this day invites the kids to play like an otter, dance the Swim with our otter mascots, discover where otters live everywhere in the world, and learn what makes them so special. Kids can create otter art to hang in our new Harms Gallery, make an otter mask to wear, or do an otter craft. We will have a storyteller sharing Native American myths about brother otter and games that test your senses and hone your hunting skills.

Scheduled Otter Toy Workshops allow participants to create enrichment toys for Bubbles and Squeak; fee $5. Sign up the day of the event at the admissions desk.  

We will also be auctioning off an Otter Lovers Package during the day. #ISpyOtters

Solomons Island Kite Day
Saturday, September 6, 2014

Kite DayCelebrate our annual Solomons Island Kite Day with Wings Over Washington Kite Club. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glascock's Field (located across the street from the museum). Bring your own kite or make one at the museum. Kite kits will be on sale for $5 each, cash only. Admission is FREE and open to the public. General museum admission applies for visitation to the exhibition gallery. Kite Day is co-sponsored by the Autism-Asperger Association of Calvert County, working to build awareness of Autism, with additional support from Lighthouse Market Place, Roy Rogers, and Papa Johns.