The Calvert Marine Museum is the perfect museum to give your kids hands on experience of aquatic life. It's open from 10am - 5pm daily with an entrance fee of $9 for adults, free for kids, you know I like my freebies. At the museum, I went over with my daughter to explore the discovery room, here she got to play with turtles and other unique sea creatures.
In this room, the kids got to play in a mini lighthouse and got to pretend they were sailing on a mini boat.
There is a play area above here where the kids can play with puzzles and learn a bit more about sea animals.
Adults don't get left out of the fun here, there's a real lighthouse right by the entrance, they actually let you tour the inside of this cool building with great history behind it’s existence.
Over at the museum you can also find different areas your kids would enjoy, areas like the biology gallery where you get to see exotic wild life in a mimic of their habitats. If you want to learn more about their fossils, the museum has a room for that as well. There is also a display of boats at the workshop outside by the lighthouse.
The highlight for the kids I think was getting to see the Otter in his outdoor aquarium. It seemed to enjoy showing the kids its diving tricks. The museum had a great atmosphere all round, definitely on the to do list for any family wanting to enjoy and learn about aquatic sea life. If you just want to enjoy the view of nature, the view from the top of the lighthouse is one you will never forget.
The Calvert Marine Museum is located on State Route 2 in Solomons, Calvert County, Southern Maryland, twenty miles south of Prince Frederick, and about an hour and fifteen minutes from Washington D.C.