Mornings at the Museum

Join CMM Education staff throughout the summer (June, July and August) to explore mammals, fossils, or crustaceans! Mornings at the Museum offer elementary and middle school students the opportunity to learn about a specific topic that interests them at the Calvert Marine Museum. Details are below.  Click the date to register!

Otters AND Opossums?! *NEW*  (ages: 5-7)

DATES: June 20, July 18, August 1, August 15

TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Meet our mammals!  Get to know the mammals at the Calvert Marine Museum found within the Chesapeake Bay estuary. Observe and learn about Calvert, Chessie Grace, and Chumley our North American river otters as well as our newest addition, Poppie the Virginia opossum. Through hands-on activities, fun games, and crafts we will explore their habitat, behavior, and biology.


Fossil Adventures (ages 8-12)

DATES: June 21, July 19, August 2, August 16

TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm

At 10:00 a.m., participants are dropped off at Cove Point Lighthouse, where they meet CMM educators.  The program leader teaches a short lesson on local Miocene fossils and what to look for. From 10:00 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m., you explore the beach to search for fossilized shells, bones, and sharks' teeth. After fossil collecting you work with the museum educators to identify any fossils you have found. The program ends at 12:00 p.m.


Summertime Blues (ages 10-12)

DATES: June 23, July 21, August 4, August 18

TIME: 9:45am – 11:15am

Join an educator on the historic William B. Tennison for a hands-on blue crab educational experience.  This youth field program uses live blue crabs to illustrate their life cycle and how to identify male and female crabs.  Discover the history of the blue crab fishery on the Patuxent River, and learn the ins and outs of our annual blue crab harvest.