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!