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The Calvert Marine Museum is a family museum and every day is an opportunity to create family memories. To take full advantage of our offerings, we encourage you to consider membership in the museum. We offer special programming during all school holidays. Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events for details.
There is something scheduled almost every day at the museum. Trained docents are in the Discovery Room at the touch tank, in the Skates and Rays exhibit, and in the Paleontology Prep Lab. The Drum Point Lighthouse is open, frequently, with guided tours. You may also see an aquarist feeding the animals - check the admissions desk for details.
Spring Break Education Programs
Thu Mar. 30
Mon Apr. 3
Tue Apr. 4
Wed Apr. 5
Birds of the Marsh
Wednesday, April 5
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join one of our interpreters for a guided marsh walk at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., or 2 p.m. to explore and observe the birds that make their homes in our salt marsh. Learn how to identify birds by their tracks and feathers. Play the Migration Game to discover just how difficult it is for our feathered friends to make their seasonal journeys! Activities planned for ages 4 – 10 (children must be accompanied by an adult). Programming is included with museum admission.
Thursday, April 6
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join in some fun activities as we learn about predator/prey relationships between the animals in the museum’s exhibits. Discover the many ways that animals avoid falling prey to a predator, and the adaptations that help predators catch their prey! Activities planned for ages 4 – 10 (children must be accompanied by an adult). Programming is included with museum admission.
Learn About the Lighthouse Keepers
Friday, April 7
11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Step back in time and learn about Mr. and Mrs. Goeshy, the keepers of Drum Point Lighthouse from 1930 – 1931. Special tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will highlight the aspects of life at Drum Point Lighthouse during the early 1930s. Appropriate for all ages. Programming is included with museum admission.
Fossil Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8
10 a.m. – noon
Participate in our annual fossil egg hunt! Look for eggs with real fossils inside, hidden around the museum. Participants will be given a container for egg collection and fossil identification guides; no baskets are needed (limit: 4 eggs per child)! A follow-up activity (ages 5+) allows you to “excavate” fossils from matrix. For ages 3 – 10. Programming is included with museum admission.