News Release, Calvert Marine Museum
SOLOMONS, MD – July 14, 2020 – The Calvert Marine Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, July 17, with members-only preview days on Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16. We look forward to welcoming back the community and have new procedures in place to keep our guests, staff, and volunteers safe.
To adhere with social distancing guidelines, the museum will operate at reduced capacity and implement a timed entry system. This means visitors will be able to experience their favorite exhibits while remaining 6 feet from other guests. In order to have the best experience, we are asking all guests and members to reserve their admission window ahead of time. Reservations can be made at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/visit.
The museum will resume its regular hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, however, guests will be able to preselect a two-hour time window for their visit. Session times are 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. The museum and Museum Store will completely close between each session to allow for thorough sanitization of our indoor and outdoor spaces.
All guests, staff, and volunteers are required to wear a face-covering while visiting the museum. Guests under the age of 2 are not required to wear a face covering. CMM understands that wearing your mask for an extended period of time can be difficult or uncomfortable, so several outdoor “no mask zones” have been designated. Here, guests and members of their party may have a seat, take a breather, and relax for a few minutes before continuing with their museum adventure.
During this unprecedented closure period, the CMM Society has introduced a policy adjustment that will extend affected memberships for the number of days the museum has been closed due to COVID-19. Members will continue to receive free admission. However, online reservations are highly recommended to manage limited capacity. Learn more about museum membership, its benefits, and what members can expect during reopening at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/membership.
Additional information, including children’s activity schedules, sanitization efforts, and other COVID-related museum changes can be found on our website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. For questions or comments regarding the museum’s reopening, please contact CMM Deputy Director Rachelle Green at Rachelle.Green@calvertcountymd.gov.