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Posted on: November 20, 2014


November 20, 2014
For Immediate Release ~ Also include in community calendars

December is delightful at the Calvert Marine Museum with activities and programs for all members of the family! Visit the “new” website for a complete listing at

Tuesday, December 2 and Thursday, December 4 & 11 – Sea Squirts
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Surviving Winter: We survive the cold by turning up the heat and putting on more clothes. What do animals do? Investigate different ways animals use to survive the cold, play games and pretend to be a bird flying south or a bear hibernating for the winter. Free drop-in program for toddlers 18 months – 3 years old and their caregivers.

Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6 - Solomons Christmas Walk
The museum is open and free to the public from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Enjoy musical entertainment, refreshments, Santa, the Otter, holiday crafts, and shopping in the Museum Store on both nights. Santa’s Coffee House will be open on Saturday with complimentary hot tea, coffee, hot cocoa, and holiday cookies. Museum members will save 20% off in the Store all weekend!

Sunday, December 7 - Members’ Only Yule Party
12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Spend time with friends; shop in the museum store, and visit with special guests, Squeak the River Otter and Santa. Admission to the party is a contribution of your favorite holiday fare on a disposable dish. CMM will provide drinks and sweets.

Sunday December 14 & 21 - Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop
Sessions at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Register at the admissions desk on program day. Space is limited; $4.00 fee per child.

Thursday, December 18 - Little Minnows
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Hide and Seek: Many animals can hide in plain sight from predators or curious humans by using camouflage. Discover the techniques animals use to survive through games, movement, and stories. For children age 3 – 5 and their caregivers. Fee is $4 for members and $5 for non-members.

Monday, December 22 - Ornament Workshop
Sessions at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Make holiday ornaments to adorn your Christmas trees. Register at the admissions desk on program day. Space is limited; fee is $4.00 per child.

Tuesday, December 23 - Winter Wishes
What are your hopes and wishes for the New Year? Make a paper ornament with your secret wish written inside to hang in the Discovery Room. Ongoing program throughout the day; free with museum admission.

Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day

Friday, December 26 - Chesapeake Critters
Learn about the amazing animals in our aquarium. Free with museum admission. Check daily events schedule at the admissions desk.

Saturday, December 27 – Toy Boat Building
Join us from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to build a toy boat and take home! $2 donation requested with museum admission.

Monday, December 29 - Snow Globe Workshop
Join us from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Make snow globes out of recycled materials. Free with museum admission.

Tuesday, December 30 - Chesapeake Critters
Learn about the amazing animals in our aquarium. Free with museum admission. Check daily events schedule at the admissions desk.

Wednesday, December 31 - NOON Year’s Eve Party
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon in the Harms Gallery. Make a party hat, New Year’s Wish Ornament, hear a special story, and join the dance party with Squeak. Toast in the NOON Year with sparkling ginger ale and fishy snacks when the ball drops at high noon. Fee is $2 per child with museum admission. For all ages.

Press Contact: Traci Cimini - or call 410-326-2042, ext. 62

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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