The museum is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families. We offer two special Homeschool Days each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. To get on our Homeschool mailing list, click here. Any homeschool group of at least 10 can schedule any of our museum programs. Just give us a call, we're happy to work with you.

Homeschool Day in Solomons

March 21, 2018

Calvert Marine Museum: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Celebrate Art! Calvert Marine Museum and Annmarie Garden

Spend a day learning about art! Participate in a morning session at the Calvert Marine Museum and an afternoon session at Annmarie Garden. Learn how artists paint murals, make models, and decorate boats. Attend special sessions that demonstrate how art enriches the history interpreted in the museum. Enhance your art experience with hands-on activities. Pick up a BINGO card at CMM, complete it by looking for items at both the Calvert Marine Museum and Annmarie Garden, and turn in the completed card to Annmarie Garden for the chance to win a prize.
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Continue your activities in the afternoon at Annmarie Garden as they host a clay studio open house, an artLAB make-and-take project, and a nature nook meet-and-greet with a naturalist.

Ideal for fifth through eighth graders, but all ages can discover something new!

Registration: 10 a.m. in the lobby
Fee: Regular museum admission; members are free
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Target Age: Upper elementary/middle school age, but something for everyone
Schedule: Print this schedule and bring with you for reference
Note: Weather permitting, some of the scheduled activities will be outside

The following on-going activities will take place throughout the museum:

  • BINGO.  Pick up a BINGO card at the welcome table upon arrival. After you complete the CMM portion, take it with you to Annmarie Garden to finish the card for a chance to win a prize. Welcome Table.
  • Designing Trail Boards.  Create your own signs that are used to name a boat. Near Carla Sue and Black Smith Shop. 
  • Hidden Pictures Scavenger Hunt.  Use clues to find the many hidden pictures in the murals of the museum. Pick up scavenger hunt clues at the welcome table. 
Special Workshops are on-going throughout the morning:

Museum Murals – Demonstrations show how murals are designed and prepared in the museum.

Paleontology Sculpting – Observe how sculpting images can bring the past to life. Try your own hand at sculpting in clay.

Art & Boats – Trail boards, name boards, painted hulls, and sail design are some examples of the ways people choose to decorate a boat. Some of these decorations have a purpose and others are just for beauty. Use a wooden hull and sail to design your own boat with purpose.