April is Awesome at the Calvert Marine Museum with activities and programs for all members of the family. For a complete listing of events, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Wednesday, April 1 – Meet the Keeper’s Wife
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Come and meet Mrs. Yeatman, the wife of William Yeatman the keeper at Drum Pt. Lighthouse from 1918-1919. Learn what life was like living in a lighthouse in the early 1900’s and what the children did for entertainment. Museum admission applies.
Thursday, April 2 – Critter Talks in the Harms Gallery
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Learn interesting facts about some of the museum’s animals. Get up close and learn about animals that live in the marsh and bay. You can also make a craft activity.
Friday, April 3 – Marsh Mania
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Let’s take a look in our marsh to find some signs of spring. We will play the “Who Am I?” game and figure out which animal you are.
Saturday, April 4 – Fossil Egg Hunt
10:00 a.m. registration. Join us for our annual fossil egg hunt where you can discover a fossil within the eggs hidden throughout the museum. Children will be divided into three age groups: 3-5, 6-8, and family group. Children should bring their own basket for collecting eggs. Participants can have their fossils identified and take them home.
Monday, April 6: Predator/Prey Day
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come join in some fun activities as we learn about predator/prey relationships. Find out about the many ways that animals avoid falling prey to a predator and learn about their strategies.
Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9 – Sea Squirts
O is for Otter! New! Now offered twice: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Come learn more about our playful river otters. Free drop-in program for children 18-months to three years and their caregivers.
Wednesday, April 8 – Chesapeake Bay Fiber Arts Workshop
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Join artisans to learn new techniques about fiber arts and help support the skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s. Pre-registration required due to limited class size. Registration fee is $80.00 per participant and includes museum admission, two fiber art classes of your choice, and a box lunch. For information and registration visit the website at www.bit.ly//FiberArtsWorkshop. Participants may also register for half day sessions that include one fiber art class without lunch for $40. All proceeds benefit the Dee.
Saturday, April 11 – OtterMania
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Come celebrate all things otter! Perfect for families with pre-school and elementary age children. Play like an otter, dance the “Swim” with our otter mascots, discover where otters live everywhere in the world, and learn what makes them so special. Touch the otter fur and discover why swimming outside all year is great for these water weasels. Make an otter mask to wear, or do an otter craft. Hear Ming Diaz tell otterly terrific stories and get your face painted by Ming or Piper the Clown. Admission applies; free for CMM members.
Wednesday, April 15 – Sea Squirts
O is for Otter! New! Now offered twice: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Come learn more about our playful river otter. Free drop-in program for children 18-months to three years and their caregivers.
Thursday, April 23 – Little Minnows
Animals in Motion 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Can you walk sideways like a crab or hop like a frog? Explore animal movements while watching the river otter swim. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Members are free; $5 for non-members.