SOLOMONS, MD – June 27, 2018 – Summer is officially here at the Calvert Marine Museum! Ongoing activities are scheduled daily for all members of the family, visit the website atwww.calvertmarinemuseum.com for a complete listing.

Friday, July 6 – First FREE Friday

5 – 8 p.m. The Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse are open and FREE to the public. Enjoy entertainment by Lydia Martin and Friends starting at 6 p.m. in the Harms Gallery and FREE 30-minute cruises on the Tennison. The Museum Store is open.

Sunday, July 8 – Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sail on board the Dee and experience the Patuxent River like never before! The boat leaves from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 please.  Preregistration required, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

Tuesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 12 – Sea Squirts

10 – 10:30 a.m. and 11 – 11:30 a.m. Sharks!  FREE drop-in program for children 18-months to 3 years and their caregivers.

Saturday, July 14 – SHARKFEST!

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit live sharks featured in the Corbin Pavilion. Participate in hands-on activities throughout the museum, make a shark-themed craft, and take a picture in the life-size jaws of a Megalodon shark.  Slide down the jaws of a giant inflated shark sponsored by Tidewater Dental. Face painting ($5 fee). Build a shark out of LegosTM and tag #cmmlegoshark and #calvertmarinemuseum. Food and drink vendors will be on-site. Museum admission applies; members are FREE.

Tuesday, July 17 – Story Time with Calvert Library Southern Branch

10 – 10:30 a.m. Join us for a Bay and Ocean theme for children 8 and under in the Harms Gallery. FREE.

Friday, July 20 – CMM Members Save 20%

10:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Museum members enjoy a 20% discount in the Museum Store all day today and on the 20th of every month.

Saturday, July 21 – Fossil Field Experience

9 a.m.  – 2 p.m.  Come explore the fossils of Calvert Cliffs with a trained museum educator. For ages 8 and up. Cost is $20 and includes museum admission. Space is limited; preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to register.

Thursday, July 26 – Little Minnows

10 – 11 a.m.  A program for children age 3 – 5 and their caregivers. This month’s theme is Sharks! No Bones About It! Fee is $5, members are FREE.

Saturday, July 28 – Toy Boat Building

2 – 4 p.m. Make a toy boat in the Maritime History Hall with sessions starting on the half hour. $2 donation per boat requested. Museum admission required.

Saturday, July 28 – Lighthouse Adventure Cruise

7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. See five lighthouses aboard a private charter boat with the museum’s lighthouse expert. Preregistraton required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to register.

Saturday, July 28 – Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sail on board the Dee and experience the Patuxent River like never before! The boat leaves from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 please.  Preregistration required, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to register.

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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 www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us onFacebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter.