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Posted on: July 21, 2016


P.O. Box 97 - 14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
Traci Cimini - 410-326-2042 x62

July 21, 2016
For Immediate Release - Also include in community calendars


Summer is half over with still so much to do! Check off the Calvert Marine Museum on your list of fun summer things. Visit the website at for a complete list of activities and programs.

Friday, August 5 – Paleo Day Camp for 5th Graders
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students entering 5th grade are invited to become a paleontologist for a day. This action-filled day includes learning to find and identify fossils at Cove Point beach, a behind-the-scenes visit to the museum’s fossil prep lab, a chance to see our 3-D printer re-creating a Megalodon tooth, and a visit to our amazing behind-the-scenes fossil collections. Campers will play Fossil Monopoly to learn just how challenging it is to become a fossil, and explore some of the problems paleontologists face in their work. Snacks and water provided; campers bring their own lunch. Fee is $25 for the day. Pre-requisition required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.

Friday, August 5 - First Free Friday
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse are open and free to the public with complimentary 30-minute cruises aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. Enjoy the Navy Band Electric Brigade at the PNC Waterside Pavilion starting at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 6 – Sunset Supper Cruise
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come aboard the Wm. B. Tennison for a narrated 90-minute cruise with historian Coby Treadway. Participants will enjoy appetizers as he talks participants through time along the Patuxent River, highlighting events from the paleo-Indians to WWII. After the cruise, the evening continues inside with a short presentation and a light supper catered by No Thyme to Cook. Tickets are $50 per person; seating is limited. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to reserve your spot today.

Tuesday, August 9, Thursday, August 11, and Wednesday, August 17 - Sea Squirts
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Theme is Waterman/Lighthouse Keepers. Free drop-in program for children 18-months to 3 years and their caregivers.

Saturday, August 13 - Lighthouse Adventure Cruise: Northern Bay
7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Participants will see six lighthouses as they cruise aboard a private charter boat with the museum’s lighthouse expert. The cost is $130; $120 for members. Registration required at least 5 business days in advance. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

Friday, August 19 – TRAIN in concert with Andy Grammer
Gates open: 6:00 p.m. Waterside Music Series presents TRAIN live in concert with Andy Grammer at the PNC Waterside Pavilion. Tickets are $56 and $68 (additional fees apply) and available online at or by calling 1-800-787-9454. The museum closes at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 20 - Fossil Field Experience
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Go to a local beach and explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs with a trained educator. Get a special tour of the fossil hall. For ages 8 and up. Pre-registration required, $20, includes museum admission. Space is limited. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41.

Saturday, August 20 - Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sail aboard the Dee and experience the Patuxent River like never before! The boat leaves from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 8 – 12. No children under 8 please. Preregistration required, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

Saturday, August 20 - Lore Oyster House Day
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Stop by the J.C. Lore Oyster House in Solomons for on-going activities both in the oyster house and out on the dock. Costumed interpreters will be on site. Try your hand at oyster tonging; learn to tie a towline and coil a rope; tie on an apron and become a shucker; and measure oysters and follow the path an oyster takes through the processing house from the loading dock to the shipping room. Learn oyster anatomy and see the museum’s giant soft sculpture oyster, Rock-E-Feller. Free event.

Wednesday, August 24 - Pub Night
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of sea chanteys, nautical theme songs, and hearty cheer. Beer and wine available for sale. Free event.

Thursday, August 25 - Little Minnows
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. A program for children age 3 – 5 and their caregivers with this month featuring a Waterman/Lighthouse Keepers theme. Fee is $5, CMM members free.

Friday, August 26 – Goo Goo Dolls with Collective Soul
The Waterside Music Series presents Goo Goo Dolls live in concert with Collective Soul at the PNC Waterside Pavilion. Tickets are $45 and $55 (additional fees apply) and on sale now at or by calling 1-800-787-9454.


The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

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