Annapolis Maritime Museum presents “Family Day” on Saturday, January 29

Annapolis Maritime Museum will present the first in a series of family-oriented programs on Saturday, January 29, geared for parents with children in grades 1 – 6. There will be two sessions, from 10 a.m. – noon and again from 1 – 3 p.m. Each session will have four different stations where families can learn together about the Chesapeake Bay ecology and the special roll played by oysters, horseshoe crabs, and watermen. The program is based on the Museum’s innovative program, “MUDDY FEET” (Maritime Unbounded Damp & Dirty Yucky Fun Environmental Education & Training), which has served more than 1,200 students over the past school year. Kids and parents will team up to learn about horseshoe crabs, explore an oyster reef, step into a waterman’s boots and use a set of hand tongs to “harvest” oyster shells, engage in NOAA’s “Build-a-Buoy” activity, and have fun with crafts like making oyster sock puppets. Admission is $10 for each adult, $5 for each child. Space is limited. Register in advance at or call 410-295-0104.
What:             Family Day

When:             Saturday, January 29, 2011

Time:              First session, 10 a.m. – noon

                        Second session, 1 – 3 p.m.

Admission:     $10 per adult / $5 per child

Where:           Annapolis Maritime Museum

                        723 Second Street

                        Annapolis, MD 21403

Parking:         Horn Point Harbor Marina, 105 Easter Ave.

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