Family Programs & Events

The Calvert Marine Museum is a family museum and every day is an opportunity to create family memories. To take full advantage of our offerings, we encourage you to consider membership in the museum. We offer special programming during all school holidays. Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events for details. 

Public Programming

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 can also see the aquarists feeding the animals on the following schedule:

Monday at 10:15 a.m.: Skates and Rays Feeding
Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.: Aquarists Feed the Otter a Snack
Wednesday at 11:15 a.m.: Critter Feeding in the Discovery Room

Scheduled every fourth Saturday from 2 - 4 p.m. we offer Toy Boat Building. See the calendar for details.

Migrating Birds Homecoming


Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

In just a few weeks, many birds will begin their preparations for springtime. Help make their move easier by creating a nesting box and nets filled with bright and colorful nesting materials. Check out a pair of binoculars from the Discovery Room to use in the Marsh Walk, where you may see the first signs of our feathered friends as they return to the Chesapeake. FREE with museum admission. The Museum Store will be stocking plush Audubon birds with real bird calls, along with plenty of bird identification books for children and adults.

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