We Are Open!
The Calvert Marine Museum and Museum Store have reopened to the public. We look forward to welcoming back the community and have new procedures in place to keep our guests, staff, and volunteers safe.
To adhere with social distancing guidelines, the museum and store will operate at reduced capacity and implement a timed entry system. This means visitors will be able to experience their favorite exhibits while remaining 6 feet from other guests. In order to have the best experience, we are recommending all guests and members to reserve their admission window ahead of time.
Starting April 5, tickets are available every hour! A ticket is required for each guest, including those under the age of 5, to control crowd size and ensure social distancing. Reservations can be made by clicking here.* Walk-ins are welcome, as space allows. You MUST enter during your selected admission window. Once you arrive, stay as long as you like; no re-entry.
*Please note that the museum accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card.
On May 1 – The Drum Point Lighthouse and Discovery Room will open to the public with limited capacity. A CMM Exhibits Interpreter will be stationed at the base of the Drum Point Lighthouse to share information about this historic structure, as well as the vessels in our boat basin. To allow for physical distancing, the Discovery Room will open with limited capacity and a 10-minute play time. The touch tank will be for observing only. Please allow time in between groups for staff to sanitize the spaces.
Touch experiences – The Skates & Rays exhibit area will be open with limited capacity. However, guests will not be able to touch any animals until further notice. Touch screens, found in our Paleo Hall, Estuarium, and Maritime History Gallery, have been reimagined to encourage guests to explore these areas in a whole new way.
Making reservations – Members will continue to receive free admission. However, online reservations are recommended to manage limited capacity. When making your reservation, you will be prompted to enter your “Member ID.” This is the email address that is associated with your membership. If you experience difficulty, please call the admissions desk at 410-326-2042, ext. 8068, or come by as a walk-in. We are working to implement a new system in May.
To join, or renew your membership, click here. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your museum membership, please contact CMM Membership & Development Associate Lisa Howard at 410-326-2042, ext. 8063, or Lisa.Howard@calvertcountymd.gov.
The Museum Store will follow the same daily hours as the museum. Guests and members are encouraged to make a reservation online, ahead of their visit. We also have reservation slots set aside for guests who just want to pop in and shop. They are available on a first come, first serve basis at the check in desk in front the museum. Once inside, you will have an unlimited amount of time to shop. New items are arriving weekly!
Capacity – To allow for proper social distancing, nine shoppers will be allowed in the store at the same time. If you have more than nine people in your family group, please let one of our team members know so we can try to accommodate your needs. Masks that cover the nose and mouth are required for guests age 5 and older. If our door is closed, please wait for the shoppers ahead of you to finish. A team member will let you in as soon as we have more available space.
Curbside Pickup – For guests who aren’t quite ready to enter our facility, but still want to shop, curbside pickup or a scheduled ZOOM shopping experience are available. Call us at 410-326-2750 and we’ll be happy to help you.
SAFETY & SANITIZATION
Masks – All guests, staff, and volunteers are required to wear a face covering while visiting the museum and grounds. Face coverings must cover the nose and mouth, be secured with ties or ear loops, and fit snuggly against the face. Acceptable examples include surgical masks and cloth face masks. Face shields are acceptable ONLY when accompanied with a mask. Guests under the age of 5 are not required to wear a face covering.
The CDC states that cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, please reschedule your visit for another time. For more information from the CDC regarding face cover guidance, click here.
We understand that wearing your mask for an extended period of time can be difficult or uncomfortable (trust us, we have to do it all day!), so several outdoor “no mask zones” have been designated. Here, you and members of your party may have a seat, take a breather, and relax for a few minutes before continuing with your museum adventure. Guests are encouraged to be mindful of others who may be waiting to enter this space, as capacity will be limited.
Limited contact – Plexiglass partitions have been installed at the Admissions desk and Museum Store. If you are looking to make a purchase, touchless payment is highly encouraged. The Museum Store accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and ApplePay.
Hand sanitizer – Additional touchless hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the museum.
Cleaning efforts – Museum and store staff will sanitize, of all high-touch surfaces, (door handles, railings, restrooms, exhibit panes, etc.). The hospital grade one-step cleaner that is being used at the museum meets OSHA and EPA standards. It is approved for institutional and industrial use as a bactericidal, virucidal, mildewcidal, and fungicidal disinfectant.
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures to protect our employees and our guests from communicable diseases, including COVID-19, based on governmental recommendations. You must follow appropriate social distancing and other measures, including any posted instructions, during your visit to the Calvert Marine Museum.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in every public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are particularly vulnerable.
By visiting the Calvert Marine Museum, you voluntarily assume all risks of exposure to COVID-19.
Help keep yourself and others healthy and safe by practicing safe behaviors.