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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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Estuarine Biology

The Estuarium Hall is currently under renovation and is closed to the public. It will re-open October 2014. Check back for a specific date.

Demolition is well underway, major component purchases are in progress, and concepts are transforming into text and graphics – we are ecstatic to have initiated this long overdue Estuarium renovation project!  Our new aquarium exhibit is designed to reflect natural habitats surrounding Southern Marylanders.  It will mirror adaptive strategies life forms use to cope with harsh estuarine existence.  It will echo current teachings of regional scholars and researchers – that humans are affecting change in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.  And it will embody the museum’s mission by immersing guests in a “what lies beneath the waves” environment, stimulating the imagination and creating an engaged learning experience.

by David Moyer, Curator of Estuarine Biology

Articles on the renovation:

Trove to Treasure: Valuing the Chesapeake

Lionfish: Beautiful Invaders of the Caribbean and East Coast

Estuarine Biology Department Receives $50,000 Donation

BUGEYE TIMES, Winter 2013-2014
River to Bay: Reflections and Connections

CMM Receives Prestigious Grant to Renovate Estuarium, Page 6

Calvert Marine Museum Receives Institute of Museum & Library Services Grant

Click on the images below to see our progress.

Behind the Scenes

Take a look at what goes on in the inner-workings of the Calvert Marine Museum's Estuarine Biology Department.

Estuary Quick Links


River Otters River Otters

Eco Invaders Eco Invaders

Gallery Guide Gallery Guide 

Behind the Scenes Behind the Scenes