SHARKFEST returns to the Calvert Marine Museum on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the ultimate apex predator of the marine world at one of the museum’s most popular events. Regular museum admission applies; CMM members are FREE.

Sharks are one of the world’s most fascinating creatures and SHARKFEST is a chance to learn more about them. Live sharks will be featured in the Corbin Pavilion. The museum will be full of hands-on opportunities to explore the diversity of sharks and their remarkable history on planet Earth. Learn fascinating ‘sharktoids’, examine evidence of prehistoric sharks, make a shark-themed craft, and take a picture in the life-size jaws of a Megalodon shark. Face painting ($5 fee). Slide down the jaws of a giant inflated shark, sponsored by Tidewater Dental. Shark enthusiasts are welcome to build their favorite shark out of LegosTM and tag #cmmlegoshark and #calvertmarinemuseum.

Shop early, while supplies last, in the Museum Store for the new shark shirt+ for adults and children. The store will be fully stocked with “shark” mementos including toys and books. Museum members save 10% off in the store every day and everyone will enjoy express checkout.  Dan D’s Concessions and Rita’s Ice will be on site with food and drink for sale. Complimentary museum passes will not be honored and strollers are not allowed in the museum for SHARKFEST. For more information, visit


Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D,  AAA and AARP members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free.  For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter.