Discovery Room 

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In the Discovery Room, visitors can search for real 8 – 20 million-year-old fossils. 

In a model of the Cove Point Lighthouse, children will feel inspired to climb the tower to turn on the light, then enjoy a book in the keeper's cottage or in the Reading Corner.

Future boat captains will delight in adventures aboard a skiff that was built in the museum's boat shop. Children can raise and lower the sail or steer using the rudder.

The Life in the Bay exhibit offers visitors an up-close look at some of the curious creatures in the Chesapeake Bay and nearby Atlantic Ocean, including horseshoe crabs, diamondback terrapins, sea stars, and sea urchins.
Be sure to look for the hidden pictures in the mural!

The Discovery Room may close for school groups.  Please check at the Admissions Desk for information on closing.