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Calvert Marine Museum - Solomons, MD
Calvert Marine Museum
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The Calvert Marine Museum brings the maritime history and ecology of Southern Maryland to life through exhibits, programs, lighthouses and boats. Located in Solomons, where the Patuxent River joins the Chesapeake, the museum is a focal point for the many visitors coming to the area. Exhibits tell the story of the region's fascinating past and present. Fossils from millions of years ago show how a shallow ocean once covered what is now the Chesapeake Bay. Other exhibits depict human life along the Patuxent from the seventeenth-century to the present with over five hundred artifacts and photographs, including a twenty-eight-foot three-log canoe, a tobacco press, and boats from Solomons shipyards. Fifteen aquariums, from 50 to 3,500 gallons, explore the aquatic life of the Chesapeake estuary, displaying plants and animals from the salty waters of the Bay, and the fresh water of the upper Patuxent River.
Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, except New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Fees: Adults: $7.00, Senior Citizens (55 and older) $6.00, Children (ages 5 to 12) $2.00, under 5 free; members free; group rates available with 2 week advance notice.
For more information about Calvert Marine Museum call (410) 326-2042 or visit the following website: http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

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