Guided Museum-Based Programs
Each museum-based segment is 30 minutes long and focuses on different topics in the museum. Activities listed will vary depending on the grade level. You also have the option of choosing a narrated cruise on the museum’s historic Bugeye, the Wm. B. Tennison as part of your program. The cost of a cruise on the Tennison is $200 per hour, and it is available seasonally May-October.
Pre Kindergarten groups are scheduled for an hour-long museum walk through which includes the Secrets of the Mermaid's Purse exhibit and the Discovery Room.
The Discovery Room and Secrets of the Mermaid’s Purse
Grades Kindergarten through Third
Native People of the Patuxent
Grades Kindergarten through Second
Marsh Exploration (Seasonal)Grades Kindergarten through Sixth
Grades Kindergarten through Sixth
Drum Point Lighthouse
Grades Second and up
Students explore the historic Drum Point Lighthouse, completing a scavenger hunt to discover the daily life of lighthouse keepers and their families. Students have the opportunity to observe a Fresnel lens up close, and will learn how the Drum Point Lighthouse aided navigation of the Patuxent River.
S gallery. Teams of students will be assigned an adaptation and will locate animals that share that adaptation in our aquariums.