Calvert Marine Museum

Solomons, MD

Where are we going?

Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road South

410 326 2042

What is there to do?

The Calvert Marine Museum is a great option for families who want to explore the Washington DC Metro Area, offering hands-on experiences and learning through the various exhibits covering natural history, maritime heritage and pre-history of Chesapeake Bay's unique history!

This family-friendly museum is home to live animals, as well as fossils, fun daily activities for kids, and even a furnished cottage-style lighthouse to explore. 

Something for every age!

We mentioned fun daily activities, and the Calvert Marine Museum schedules something almost every day they are open! There are trained docents in the Discovery Room at the touch tank, for kids who want to see first hand what some ocean creatures feel like, or they might want to search for REAL 20 million year old fossils!. 

Kids can even climb the towers in the model of Cove Point Lighthouse, and put on costumes to play!

You might see aquarists feeding the animals (a great time to ask plenty of questions!), and the Drum Point Lighthouse is open frequently with guided tours.

The fun can continue outdoors as you enjoy the Marsh Walk, where you can stroll over the natural saltmarsh, and yes, you can see REAL otters in the River Otter habitat!

Stuck for something to do during the holidays? The museum offer public programs for kids too, including gingerbread workshops over Christmas, breakfasts with the otters in spring, fossil egg hunts over Easter, and SO much more!

Are you excited to have a marine-tastic family day out at Calvert Marine Museum? Great, because this museum is a FAMILY museum, meaning they are waiting for you to go and say hi!

Let's get exploring!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9

Children: $5 (Ages 5 to 12)

Discount: Military, senior and AAA discounts

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to chat about the accessibility, they will be happy to help!


When can we go?

Open 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week

The museum is closed New Years’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & on their Bugeye Ball (check calendar for exact date).


Any top tips?

Row and pedal boats will be available for visitors use in the basin Saturdays and Sundays noon until 4 p.m. May through October. Check in with attendant at the floating dock. This activity is free with museum admission.

I’m Hungry!

There are so many restaurants and places to eat in Solomons! The sticker you receive when you pay your admission will allow you re-entry into the museum, so feel free to go out to lunch and go back to finish exploring the museum. There are however, soda and water vending machines on site.

Healthy Eating

Why not bring your own lunch! Picnic tables are located on the grounds for your enjoyment and use. Some are under cover in the Corbin Pavilion and in the boat basin. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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