Family Activities

The Calvert Marine Museum is a family-friendly 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.

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Winter Break Programs

Hellbender Day

Wednesday, December 27 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Welcome our newest and rarest members to the CMM community: Harry and Sally Hellbender! Hellbenders are the largest salamanders in North America. Formerly widely found in the Chesapeake Bay region, they are now native to northern Maryland. Make a one-of-a-kind woodcraft to celebrate. Supplies are limited. Craft is appropriate for ages 4 - 10. Suggested $2 donation for supplies; program included with museum admission.

Winter Wildlife

Thursday, December 28 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Discover the survival strategies of the animals that make the wintry waters of the Chesapeake their home. Activities are appropriate for ages 4 - 10. Included with museum admission.

Winter Industry

Friday, December 29 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn what winter work used to be like on the Chesapeake Bay. Discover the secrets of harvesting oysters and take a guided tour of the Lore Oyster House. Activities are appropriate for ages 4 - 10. *Programming will take place at the Lore Oyster House offsite exhibit, located 1/4 mile south of the Calvert Marine Museum. Free; museum admission not included.

NOON Year’s Eve Party for CMM Members only!

Sunday, December 31 10 a.m. – noon
We are excited to host the Noon Year’s Eve party for museum members. Make Noon-Year’s-Eve-themed crafts, marvel at the juggler’s skills, and join the dance party with the Otter mascot. Toast in the new year with sparkling ginger ale, fish cracker snacks, and a giant confetti blast at high noon. FREE for CMM members of all ages!