November events at the Calvert Marine Museum

Find something interesting to do this November at the Calvert Marine Museum. Photo: Calvert Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, Md., October 16, 2013 — The Calvert Museum has announced special events and exhibits for the month of November. A recent news release highlights their post-Haloween/pre-Thanksgiving schedule:

November 5, 7, & 14 - Sea Squirts: Leaves, Leaves, Falling Down

Trees grow tall to reach the sun and sway in the wind in warmer months, but what happens when the weather changes? Through movement, story, and song, we will learn about trees and explore those on the museum grounds. Free drop-in program for children ages 18-months to three years old and their care givers. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Sunday, November 10 - On Watch Veteran’s Memorial Service

Calvert Marine Museum and historic Drum Point Lighthouse as seen from the water just off Solomons Island, Md. (Courtesy, Calvert Marine Museum)

Memorial service honoring the veterans of the past by supporting our service men and women of today. Service will take place at the site of the “On Watch” statue at the end of Dowell Road at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will follow on site. 

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Sunday, November 17 – War of 1812 Speaker’s Series:  Mike Dixon:  Newspapers, Mail, & Communications during the War of 1812

The third in a series of lectures on the War of 1812 will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus in the new Leed Certified building. Mr. Dixon is an historian and writer who focuses his attention on the early 1800s when news could only move as fast as someone could physically carry the message. Discussing how news and information was spread when war came to the region’s shores, with a fascinating look at press coverage of the major regional incidents of the War of 1812, he offers a unique historic perspective. This series is sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, Star Spangled 200, Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, and The Calvert Marine Museum. Admission is FREE. 

Thursday, November 21 - Little Minnows: Discovering Maryland’s Symbols 

Did you know that Northern Diamond Back Terrapins, Rock Fish, and Blue Crabs are special to Maryland? These are just a few symbols that represent our state. How many symbols can YOU find in the museum? From 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. For children ages three to five and their caregivers. Fee is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. 

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Wednesday, November 27 - Wacky Wednesday: Amazing Migrations!

This time of year, animals migrate to their winter homes. Come explore the amazing journeys our bay birds and animals take! From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; please bring a bag lunch. Fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Pre-registration required; call 410-326-2042, ext. 41. Membership Special:  members register by November 1st and the fee is only $15! 

Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving Day

Museum Closed. 

Friday, November 29 - Chesapeake Critter Highlights

Come and meet some of the animals in our Estuarium and Discovery Room and learn more about them. Scheduled throughout the day.


All information above is provided by the Calvert Marine Museum, and is deemed reliable. However, please call to confirm all information before traveling to the museum. Communities is not responsible for changes to schedule or accuracy of the information provided by Calvert Marine Museum.

The Calvert Marine Museum is on State Route 2 in Solomons, Calvert County, Southern Maryland. It’s about twenty miles south of Prince Frederick, and about an hour and fifteen minutes from Washington D.C.

The address:

Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688


The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Effective July 1, 2013, admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. 

For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the museum’s website at or call 410-326-2042.


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