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News Release, Calvert Marine Museum
SOLOMONS, MD – August 6, 2020 – The Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) has officially reopened to the public and is excited to begin offering special events once again. In order to adhere with social distancing guidelines, CMM is operating at a limited capacity and has implemented a timed entry system. Before visiting the museum, please make a reservation to visit the museum on our website: calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Thursday, August 6 & August 13 – Sea Squirts
This program is designed to invite adults and children 18 months to 3 years to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. Join us for storytime and a takeaway craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity limited to 10 people per session. This month’s theme is Ocean: Sharks and Friends. This program is now offered at various times throughout the day, to accommodate guests during all sessions. For specific times, please visit Calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Sunday, August 9; Saturday, August 15; & Saturday, August 22 – Dee of St. Mary’s Public Sail
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sail on the Dee of St. Mary’s, leaving from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 please. Seating is limited, as all cruises will be operating at a limited capacity to allow for social distancing. Preregistration is required by noon on Friday before each cruise by visiting bit.ly/DeeOfStMarysCruises.
Thursday, August 20 – CMM Members Save 20%
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum members enjoy a 20% discount in the Museum Store all day, today, and on the 20th of every month.
Thursday, August 20 & August 27 – Little Minnows
For preschoolers ages 3 – 5, with an adult. This program focuses on one of the museum’s three themes. Join us for storytime and a takeaway craft, available while supplies last. Sessions are 15-20 minutes. Capacity limited to 10 people per session. This month’s theme is Ocean Diving. This program is now offered at various times throughout the day, to accommodate guests during all sessions. For specific times, please visit calvertmarinemuseum.com.
Saturday, August 22 – Toy Boat Building
Toy boat building, sponsored by the Patuxent Small Craft Guild, has been part of the museum for over 30 years and is offered on the fourth Saturday of every month. Toy boats will be available as a carry-out craft during each open session at the museum. Pre-packaged kits will be available for pick up in the Harms Gallery, while supplies last. A $2 donation per boat is requested. Museum admission is required. This activity is ideal for ages 5 and up.
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., with limited capacity and a new timed entry system. Admission is $9 for adults; $7 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, or to make a reservation for your next visit, please go to our website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com. Keep up to date with the latest from CMM by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.