Family Activities

The Calvert Marine Museum is a family museum and every day is an opportunity to create family memories. There is something scheduled almost every day at the museum. There are trained docents in the Discovery Room at the touch tank, in the Skates and Rays exhibit, and in the Paleontology Prep Lab. The Drum Point Lighthouse is open, frequently with guided tours. You may also see an aquarist feeding the animals - check with the admissions desk for details.

Winter Break Programs

Winter Birds of the Chesapeake


Monday, December 27  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Chesapeake Bay becomes home to many waterfowl during the winter months. Check out a bird watching kit to use along the museum’s marsh walk and play a round or two of the bird migration game. Create a pine cone bird feeder to take home (limited, while supplies last). Activities are appropriate for ages 5-10. Program included with museum admission.

Chesapeake Oysters


Tuesday, December 28  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Winter is peak harvesting season for Crassostrea virginicia, the Eastern oyster. Programming will showcase “Rock E. Feller,” the museum’s giant oyster model and oystering boats in the museum collection. Create your own toy skipjack to take home (limited, while supplies last). Activities are appropriate for ages 5-10. Program included with museum admission.

Blizzards and Bones


Wednesday, December 29  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
At the close of the Miocene Epoch, regional waters began to cool as the world entered a new age. Discover which animals adapted to these changes and which faced extinction as you explore our Treasures from the Cliffs exhibit. Practice excavating a fossil (limited, while supplies last). Activities are appropriate for ages 5-10. Program included with museum admission.

NOON Year’s Eve Party for CMM Members only!


Friday, December 31  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
We are excited to bring back our Noon Year’s Eve Party for CMM Members! Make a party mask, confetti popper, and join the dance party with Bubbles the otter. Toast in the New Year with sparkling ginger ale, fishy snacks, and a giant confetti blast at high noon. FREE for CMM members of all ages!