SOLOMONS, MD – October 23, 2018 – The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) is opening its doors on Friday evening, November 9, for Special Needs Night. The museum is open exclusively for all individuals with special needs and their families or caregivers from 5 – 7 p.m. See why the museum is a fun and welcoming place for families to visit any day of the week! This event is offered in cooperation with Calvert County Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services.

Meet “Bubbles” the museum otter mascot, enjoy the skates and rays, fish, fossils, river otters, and activities in the Discovery Room. Have fun in a supportive environment; a special calming room will be available. The Museum Store will be open and chock full of items. See a model train display in the Harms Gallery, courtesy of the Chesapeake Beach Model Railroad Club. The train will be on display through Saturday, November 10 at 1 p.m. in the Harms Gallery.

“This is the eighth year that CMM has offered a Special Needs Night, opening the museum to this audience for free. Over the years families have expressed their appreciation for this safe time. It’s a great opportunity to see how your child responds to the museum and we hope it will be the first of many repeat visits,” said Sherrod Sturrock, Director.

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Special Needs Night at CMM is a great opportunity for families to visit in a welcoming and safe environment. Pictured is staff member, Kevin Allor, with a Diamondback Terrapin in the Discovery Room. 

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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; $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. Follow us Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.