The museum is a wonderful classroom away from home for homeschool families. 

Discover the Calvert Marine Museum through paleontology, marine biology, and maritime history in a unique and educational way. To enhance your learning, the self-guided tour kits and a scavenger hunt listed below can be used during your visit. 

To reserve a kit, please contact Mindy Quinn at
 at least 2 days prior to your visit. 

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Chesapeake Bay Watershed Field Guide Kit (designed for ages 9-11)
Explore the Calvert Marine Museum exhibits that introduce the Chesapeake Bay as an estuarine habitat and watershed.  Learn the importance of water clarity for the health of plants and animals in the bay and experience hands-on science by measuring and recording water clarity, discovering a wide variety of animal adaptations, and reflecting upon the impact that humans have on the bay. 

Scavenger Hunt 
The whole family can join in the fun discovering many of the hidden pictures in the museum murals and using the poems our unique scavenger hunts. Your adventure might include counting the toes of a dinosaur, telling time on a unique clock, determining the color of the jellyfish, or figuring out what shape are the windows on the school boat, the James Aubrey.

Younger Elementary scavenger hunt

Upper Elementary scavenger hunt

Hidden Pictures in the Murals of the Museum