Family Activities

The Calvert Marine Museum is a family museum and every day is an opportunity to create family memories. To take full advantage of our offerings, we encourage you to consider membership in the museum. We offer special programming during all school holidays. Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events for details. 

Public Programming

There is something scheduled almost every day at the museum. Trained docents are in the Discovery Room at the touch tank, in the Skates and Rays exhibit, and in the Paleontology Prep Lab. The Drum Point Lighthouse is open, frequently, with guided tours. You may also see an aquarist feeding the animals - check the admissions desk for details.

Dino Daze to celebrate National Fossil Day!
Friday, October 18, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Ongoing activities include: digging for "dinosaur bones" in the Discovery Room sand box, a scavenger hunt filled with fun dinosaur facts that ends with cracking open a dinosaur egg, and making your own dino hat. Scheduled activities at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. include: excavating real fossils from matrix, singing special dinosaur songs, and learning the dinosaur stomp dance. Activities appropriate for ages 4-10. Program included with museum admission.

Special Needs Night


Friday, November 1, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The museum will be open exclusively for individuals with special needs and their families or caregiver to visit for FREE. Enjoy the many museum exhibits, 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison, a model train display - courtesy of the Chesapeake Beach Model Railroad Club, and have fun in a supportive environment. The Museum Store and Drum Point Lighthouse will be open. A special calming room is available. We are partnering with Calvert County Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services for this event.