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Sorry, but we do not have a restaurant or food vending machine on site. We do, however, have a conveniently located soda and water vending machine just outside of the museum. There are many wonderful restaurants in Solomons that are close by. Visit www.solomonsmaryland.com for a list of local restaurants.
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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: Morning Session 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Mid-day Session 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., and Afternoon Session: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. The museum and store will completely close between each session to allow for thorough sanitization of our indoor and outdoor spaces.
The museum and store are closed New Years’ Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. We also close the day of our annual Bugeye Ball; this date changes from year to year and will be posted on our Calendar of Events (see link). We also close at 3 p.m. on Waterside Concert days for concert preparation. All closings are listed on our Calendar of Events and Plan Your Visit pages.
You can now purchase tickets for the Wm. B. Tennison at the Admission Desk in the lobby of the Calvert Marine Museum or online. To accommodate for proper social distancing, the Tennison currently accommodates 20 passengers and the tickets are first-come-first-served. If you want to check to see how many tickets are still available before driving to the museum, call 410-326-2042, ext. 15 and ask the Admission Desk Clerk. They will gladly help you.
The Tennison cruises are at 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays through the end of October, 2020.
Click here to purchase tickets.
Yes! Otters love cold weather, so even though you may want to stay inside, they can still be found frolicking in the water and having fun. During the hot summer months, they always have access to a behind-the-scenes indoor area that is air conditioned in case they want to cool down.
Of course! Picnic tables are located on the grounds for your enjoyment and use. Some are under cover in the Corbin Pavilion.
Yes! There are many wonderful restaurants in Solomons that are close by. Visit www.solomonsmaryland.com for a list of local restaurants.
Solomons is beautiful all year round and fun to explore by foot. Enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk and grab an ice cream cone during the warmer months. Wednesday and Sunday afternoons during August and September, you can visit the Cove Point Lighthouse, located approximately 10 minutes north of the Calvert Marine Museum. Click "Visitor Information" on the menu at the top of the page for days and hours of operation. Annmarie Gardens (http://www.annmariegarden.org/) is about seven minutes away by car. They host many family programs and events throughout the year. Are you a fossil hunter? Check out our Paleontology page for recommended locations where you can put your fossil hunting skills to the test and walk away with cool fossils. You can even bring them back to the museum and ask one of the volunteers in the Paleo Prep Lab to help you identify them. The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is just over the bridge in St. Mary’s County. Visit www.paxmuseum.com for more information. Visit www.Solomonsmaryland.com, www.choosecalvert.com and www.visitstmarysmd.com to search out more fun possibilities for your family trip.
Only service dogs are allowed in the museum.
Yes! But please call ahead and ask for permission to make sure there is space available. For permission, call 410-326-2042, ext. 31. If you want to dock your boat during a Waterside Concert day, call 410-326-2042, ext. 36, in advance.