Calvert Marine Museum

Solomons, MD

Where are we going?

Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road Solomons
MD 20688

410 326 2042

What is there to do?

Looking for a fun, hands-on experience in a beautiful setting, that also immerses kids in the rich culture and natural history of Southern Maryland? Why not head to the Calvert Marine Museum then?

The exhibits within the museum allow you to explore the regions prehistoric past, understand the environment and landscapes, and of course uncover the maritime heritage - all telling the unique story of the Chesapeake Bay!

The Discovery Room is great hands-on fun for kids, where they can search for REAL fossils that are up to 20 million years old, and climb up a model lighthouse right to the light, and play dress up in the keeper's house!

There's also a touch tank that can introduce you so some of the creatures that live in the Atlantic Ocean waters!

The River to Bay exhibit outlines the diversity of the Chesapeake Bay wildlife, showcasing three distinct habitats and yes, you can see REAL animals, from rays to otters!

You're in a marine museum, so of course there is an exhibit that explores the maritime heritage, and human interaction with the environment, including the relationship with the first inhabitants, through the War of 1812, and today.

Get out into the great outdoors at the Calvert Marine Museum with boardwalks over natural saltmarsh, and even spot traces of opossum, racoon and muskrat too!

Nature, wildlife, and history all at the Calvert Marine Museum, so let's get the educational adventure started!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9

Children: $4 (Ages 5 to 12)

Discount: $7 for seniors, AAA, & military

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility


When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily

Closed New Years’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & day of annual Bugeye Ball


Any top tips?

Take comfortable shoes so you can explore as much as you like!

I’m Hungry!

There isn't anywhere to eat in the museum, but they do have a conveniently located soda and water vending machine just outside of the museum, and there are SO many places to grab food in Solomons!

Healthy Eating

Picnic tables are located on the grounds for your enjoyment and use so why not take your own healthy lunch? - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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