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Whether at the Museum, in your classroom, or out on the
For more information on guided tours, self-guided tours, and self-guided tour activities, contact group reservations at 410-745-4941 or hvanfleet @cbmm.org.
Our guided tours are designed to bring the vibrant heritage, ecology, and culture of the Chesapeake alive through themed, docent-lead explorations of our 18-acre campus and exhibits. Guided tours can accommodate a maximum per tour of 40 students with teachers and chaperones.
Self Guided Tours
In addition to our guided tours, we offer the option of self-guided tours by reservation. Our self-guided tours can accommodate up to 100 students with teachers and chaperones. Supplemental activities to compliment our self-guided tours are available by request. CBMM school tours run continuously throughout the year, and we welcome all students, whether from public, private, or home schools.
Bay Discovery Tour
Ages: 2-12 graders
Bay Bounty Tour
Ages: K-12 graders
In this guided science–and history–based program, students learn what it means to “follow the water” in every season on the Chesapeake through the eyes of a waterman. Students
Chesapeake's Best Crab Cakes
In this experiential program, students learn
Download the Chesapeake’s Best Crab Cakes curriculum: Crab Cakes Curriculum
Ages: 3-8 graders
In this ecology-based program, students learn about the diverse animals, plants, and environment of the Chesapeake through hands-on activities aboard the Mister Jim, our replica buy boat. Students explore the Bay watershed from large to small, starting with maps of the Chesapeake’s waterways and populations, moving to water quality testing, and finishing by examining the animals, and organisms that call an oyster reef home.
Download the Watermen and the Chesapeake's Curriculum: Watermen and the Chesapeake
Oystering Legacy Tour
Ages: 3-8 graders
In this hands-on program, students explore the history of the greatest oyster factory on Earth, the Chesapeake Bay, and how the oyster shaped the culture, industry, and environment of the Bay and its people. Students will learn about a time in which oysters lay thick as stones, through maps, activities, and giant oyster shells, hear the tales of the Oyster Wars and an oyster gold rush in the cabin of a skipjack, and investigate close-up an oyster nurseries’ crabs, fish, and baby mollusks.
Download the Oystering on the Chesapeake curriculum:
Interested in an educational program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum but can’t find what you’re looking for? Customized programming tailored to your group’s age, interests, and abilities is available. Please contact
Pre-and-post visit classroom materials are available at cbmm.org for all programs and tours. Advanced registration is required. Prices include general admission to the Museum. Programs and tours are available throughout the year and welcome all public, private, and home-schooled students, as well as youth organizations.
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