Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD)
Solomons Christmas Walk
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Help us celebrate our favorite museum mammal – the North American river otter! Learn otterly terrific facts at learning stations throughout the museum and make an otter craft. Join our otter mascot outside at the Corbin Nature Pavilion to learn his favorite dance, “The Swim”. Don’t forget to visit Chumley, Calvert, and Chessie Grace along the way! All activities included with museum admission. Admission applies; members are FREE. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.
Solomons Maritime Festival
Second Saturday in July
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Advance ticketing recommended
RAIN or SHINE! Celebrate all things shark, all day, at CMM! Sharks are one of the world’s most riveting creatures and SHARKFEST is a chance to learn more about them. Guests will be able to view sharks up close while outside at the Corbin Nature Pavilion. While the Discovery Room will be closed to allow the focus to be on the sharks for the day, our younger visitors will still have the opportunity to search for a fossil outside. The museum and grounds will offer opportunities to explore the diversity of sharks and their remarkable history on planet Earth. Learn fascinating ‘sharktoids,’ examine evidence of prehistoric sharks, and make a shark-themed craft. Food, drink, and face painting will be for sale on-site.
Complimentary museum passes will not be honored and strollers are not allowed in the museum for SHARKFEST. Museum admission applies; members are FREE.
No strollers or wagons due to limited space at the event.
Maryland Lighthouse Challenge
Night at the Museum for Friends with Disabilities
The Calvert Marine Museum and grounds will be open exclusively for all guests with disabilities and their families, friends, or caregivers. See why the museum is a fun and welcoming place for guests to visit any day of the week! This event is co-hosted by Calvert County Parks & Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS).
Enjoy the skates and rays, fish, fossils, and maritime history in a relaxed and supportive environment. Learn about river otters and meet Bubbles, our otter mascot. Explore the Discovery Room, boat basin, and Drum Point Lighthouse. Shop in the Museum Store where there is something for all ages and interests. Take a relaxing 30-minute cruise aboard the Wm. B. Tennison at 5 p.m., 5:45 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. A calming room is available.
Pre-registration is required for each person to ride the Wm. B. Tennison. Call TRS at 410-535-1600, ext. 8204 or 8205 to register for the Tennison cruise.
Preregistration is encouraged but not required for museum access. Click here to register online for museum access; search for Activity #170773.
For general information, contact Kathleen Porecki at 410-326-2042 or Kathleen.Porecki@calvertcountymd.gov.