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!