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Bring YOUR Camp

Bring your camp to the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park for a day on the Bay! AMM offers hands-on summer field trips for travel camps, summer school camps, homeschool groups, and community groups. Explore the Chesapeake Bay and catch animals, hike through the woods, dissect an oyster, and more. Summer field trips are appropriate for ages Pre-K through 12th grade; mixed-age groups are welcome. Programs can be customized and tailored to your group’s needs. To schedule a program, fill out the form below. For more information contact us via email or call us at 410-295-0104 ext. 27.

Program Request Form

Bayside Adventure

Splash around and get muddy while discovering the amazing animals that make their home in the Bay.

  • Explore the ecology of the oyster reef habitat
  • Go crabbing and investigate crab biology
  • Dissect an oyster and examine its anatomy
  • Try your hand at near-shore sampling using a seine net

Back to Basics

Oysters, boats, and harvesting! Step back in time to learn about maritime heritage and see if you have what it takes to be a waterman. Choose four of the following activities:

  • Play a game to examine how oyster harvesting affects the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay
  • Dissect an oyster and examine its anatomy
  • Explore buoyancy and build a foil boat
  • Practice the secret language of signal flags and design your own nautical flag
  • Learn a few classic nautical knots and try your hand at knot-tying
  • Climb aboard our workboat exhibit to try hand-tonging for oysters (subject to availability)
  • Guided Museum tour of our newly remodeled exhibits (subject to availability)

Kayaking

Learn basic kayaking skills and tour Back Creek while discussing the ecology, history, and health of the Chesapeake Bay. Can be combined with other lessons. Email us for pricing details.

  • Grades 4 and up. Best with 8-12 students, max 18.
  • Two-hour program: learn basic kayaking skills and take a tour of Back Creek. Learn about Chesapeake Bay history, health, and ecology.
  • Four-hour program: learn basic kayaking skills and kayak to our Museum Campus. Collect water quality data, go seining to catch fish, and get a truly hands-on look at the Chesapeake Bay!