Family Day at Annapolis Maritime Museum

This is the first in a series of family-oriented programs 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.

Parking is at Horn Point Harbor Marina, 105 Eastern Ave. Space is limited. Register in advance at by calling 410-295-0104    First session, 10 a.m. – noon, Second session, 1 – 3 p.m.     Admission is $10 per adult / $5 per child.