Scheduling Group Visits

Group Visits

The Calvert Marine Museum education department creates educational programming that guides visitors of all ages in an exploration of the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage of Southern Maryland as interpreted in the museum’s exhibits. Our museum educators are experienced with all ages and we are happy to adapt our programs to fit the specific developmental needs of your group or class.

Schedule a Group Visit

Whether you are interested in a self-guided group visit or a docent-led tour, we would be happy to assist you. Please review the information below, and if you still have questions, contact our Group Services Coordinator at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email. The museum is handicap accessible with the exception of the Drum Point Lighthouse.

Covered picnic tables are available outside. In the case of inclement weather, lunch may be eaten in the Harms Gallery through prior arrangements with the education staff. There are a number of affordable dining options in the area. For information, go to our Visitor Information page.

To enhance your visit, we encourage you to click this link to download the information provided by our Self-guided tours.

Self-guided Group Visits

In order to qualify for group rates, you must have a minimum of 10 paying visitors and call two weeks in advance. The cost for self-guided groups is $6 for adults and $4 for children 5 – 12 years. Children under 5 are free. To enhance your museum experience, we recommend that large groups divide into units of 10 to 12; children must be accompanied by adults at all times.

Would you like to earn a Calvert Marine Museum Patch? Well now you can! This is designed for self-guided groups or individuals and their adults. Please download the information about this exciting new activity.

Docent Led Tours

If you would like to have a guided tour of the museum, you can make that request when you schedule your group visit. There will be a fee for the guided tour, paid in advance.

To schedule a group visit, call the Group Services Coordinator at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email. Admission fees are waived for Calvert County municipal and non-profit groups.
Home School Opportunities 

We welcome home schooled and are happy to customize a visit to meet your particular interests and needs. If a program is provided, there will be a separate program fee. In order to receive a group rate, we require a minimum of 10 participants over age 5. Please give call the Group Services Coordinator to learn about our hands-on programs. We also offer special Home School Days throughout the year. Click here to visit our Home School page for more information.

Home School Day features River to Bay: Reflections and Connections

November 19, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for children age 5 to 12 years with an adult.
Special hands-on workshops for Homeschoolers throughout the museum focusing on the animals, habitats, and environmental challenges in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Activities will take place throughout the museum and will include Marsh Metaphors, making a Secchi Disc, playing the Invasive Species Game, and the Adaptation Game and more.  

Cost is admission plus a program fee of $2 per child. Registration will take place in the lobby.