The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the new Calvert Marine Museum Education Center. The ceremony will be held at the museum located at 14200 Solomons Island Road S. in Solomons.
The education center was built to accommodate the growing number of students who visit the museum each year. Between 2005 and 2018, participation in educational programs has increased by 382 percent, serving over 25,000 people in 2018. More than 1,300 Maryland school children sailed on the museum’s skipjack, Dee of St. Mary’s, and over 15,000 children benefitted from a wide variety of educational programs offered throughout the year.
Phase one of the renovation project was completed in 2014 and included the Harms Gallery and lobby. Phase two of the project began in January 2019 and included two large new classrooms with a capacity of 30 students each, a dividing wall that can be opened to make one large teaching space, new office space for staff and additional space for storage.
Prior to this renovation, there was one 319-square-foot classroom. The education center now totals 5,453 square feet, including over 1,100 square feet of classroom space. Learn more about the Calvert Marine Museum by calling 410-326-2042 or by visiting www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.