Plan to visit the Calvert Marine Museum as we sail into the busy season! Programs and activities are scheduled for all members of the family. Following the guidance of the CDC and State of Maryland, all guests ages five and older must wear a mask during their visit. The museum continues to operate at a limited capacity with a timed entry system. Before visiting the museum, please make a reservation on our website: www.calvertmarinemuseum.com
Calvert Marine Museum Solomons Maritime Festival
Saturday, May 1 fr0m 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Southern Maryland traditions! Antique boats and motors, master maritime carvers, cooking demonstrations, traditional music, toy boat building, and boat rides offer something for all members of the family! This free event has limited capacity; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are only available as space allows.
Click here to register: http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/233/Annual-Events
MFA Exhibit, Flora or Fauna
Saturday, May 1 – Saturday, May 15
In partnership with the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), the Calvert Marine Museum is pleased to introduce Flora or Fauna, fine art work depicting the broad range of animal and plant life. This MFA juried art exhibition opened on April 1 and will be on display through May 15, 2021. The show is located on the mezzanine level and is included with museum admission.
Lecture Series – Maryland in the Age of Sail
Thursdays, May 6 & May 20
Join CMM Curator of Maritime History Mark Wilkins as he explores topics ranging from transportation on the ‘watery highways’ of the Chesapeake Bay (5/6) to the Civil War (5/20). Lectures begin at 5 p.m. via ZOOM. A link to each lecture will be posted on our website. This seven-week series is free and open to the public.
Fossil Field Experience
Saturday, May 8
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Come explore the fossils of Cove Point with a trained museum educator. Learn where to find fossils, how to identify them, and the secrets they hold about Earth’s prehistory. For ages 8 and up. Cost is $15. Space is limited and preregistration is required; click here to register.
Mother’s Day Cruise
Sunday, May 9 – Mother’s Day Morning & Evening Cruises 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Take mom or someone special on a one hour morning or evening cruise and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Solomons Harbor and Patuxent River. Bring drinks and snacks if you like. Carnations for mothers will be available. Ages 13 and older are $10; children 12 and under are $5. Preregistration is required; click here to register.
Night at the Museum for Friends with Disabilities
Friday, May 14
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. This FREE night of fun is offered in cooperation with Calvert County Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services. The museum and grounds will be open exclusively for guests with disabilities and their families, friends, or caregivers. Enjoy the skates and rays, fish, fossils, maritime history, and have fun in a relaxed and supportive environment. Shop in the Museum Store, learn about river otters, and board the Wm. B. Tennison for a 30-minute cruise!
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for each individual to access the museum’s indoor exhibits and proper face coverings will be required when not in designated areas. Register to attend the event on the Calvert County Parks & Recreation website of by clicking here and searching for Activity #470773 and #470774. Guests who would like to register for the Wm. B. Tennison cruise must call the Therapeutic Recreation office directly at 410-535-1600, ext. 8205.
Dee of St. Mary’s Public Cruise
Saturday, May 15 & Sunday, May 23
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sail on the Dee of St. Mary’s, leaving from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 please. Seating is limited, as all cruises will be operating at a limited capacity to allow for social distancing. Preregistration is required by noon on the Friday before each cruise by visiting bit.ly/DeeOfStMarysCruises.
CMM Members Save 20%
Thursday, May 20
10:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. in the Museum Store. Museum members enjoy a 20% discount in the Museum Store all day today and on the 20th of every month. For guests who aren’t quite ready to enter our facility yet, the Museum Store is now offering private Zoom sessions for a unique, virtual shopping experience. Purchases can be shipped via USPS Priority Mail or held at the store for curbside pickup.
To make your appointment, email Maureen.Baughman@calvertcountymd.gov.
Toy Boat Building
Saturday, May 22
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Toy boat building, sponsored by the Patuxent Small Craft Guild. A $2 donation per boat is requested. Museum admission is required. This activity is ideal for ages 5 and up and will take place outdoors in the Corbin Nature Pavilion. Capacity is limited; visitors will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Sea Squirts Thursdays, May 6 & May 13
This program invites adults and children 18 months to 3 years to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. Join us for story time and a take away craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 25-40 minutes. Capacity is limited. This month’s theme is Caterpillar to Butterfly.
Thursdays, May 20 & May 27
For preschoolers ages 3 – 5, with an adult. This program focuses on one of the museum’s three themes. Join us for story time and a take away craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 25-45 minutes. Capacity is limited. This month’s theme is Hungry Caterpillar.
Sea Squirt and Little Minnows programs are now offered at various times throughout the day, to accommodate guests during all sessions.
For specific times, please click here.
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