Mornings at the Museum

Join CMM Education staff throughout the summer (June, July, and August) to explore mammals, fossils, or crustaceans! Mornings at the Museum offer elementary and middle school students the opportunity to learn about a specific topic that interests them at the Calvert Marine Museum. Details are below. Cancellations must be received at least 5 full business day to receive a refund. Registration is required. Click the date to register!

Fossil Adventures (ages 8-12)


TIME: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

At 10 a.m., participants are dropped off at Cove Point Lighthouse, where they meet CMM educators. The program leader teaches a short lesson on local Miocene fossils and what to look for. From 10 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m., you explore the beach to search for fossilized shells, bones, and sharks' teeth. After fossil collecting, you work with the museum educators to identify any fossils you have found. The program ends at 12 p.m. This is a drop-off program.


Summertime Blues (ages 10-12)


TIME: 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Join an educator on the historic William B. Tennison for a hands-on blue crab educational experience. This youth field program uses live blue crabs to illustrate their life cycle and how to identify male and female crabs. Discover the history of the blue crab fishery on the Patuxent River and learn the ins and outs of our annual blue crab harvest. This is a drop-off program.