Phillips Wharf Environmental Center has its campus located on Tilghman Island, Maryland and also travels around the state to schools, community centers and private events so everyone can explore the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. Our calendar shows our public and private bookings throughout the year. If you would like to have Phillips Wharf or the Fishmobile at your party or public event, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center provides limited hours of operation during the winter months. We ask that you please call ahead to schedule your tours and appointments. We can be reached at 410-886-9200.
A great day for families and friends of the Chesapeake Bay. Many free demonstrations, kids activities, live music and more! Bring the whole family!
BAY DAY is a free, festive family event at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s waterfront campus on Saturday, May 13th, 11 AM – 3 PM, on Tilghman Island, MD. BAY DAY will feature tons of fun and interactive things to see and do for kids of all ages. Get touch tank introductions to rescued creatures from bay and land, including friendly fish, crabs, turtles, horseshoe crabs and seahorses; build your recycled boat for the races; sing with puppets, talk to Coastie the Coast Guard robot boat and Shelly, the Oyster Recovery Partnership character; meet the raptors and rescues with Scales and Tales, and dive into Bay related kids crafts and games.
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is a volunteer, non profit organization that informs and inspires people
to become good stewards of the Chesapeake Bay through hands -on education, our Fishmobile outreach
program and our educational lecture series. For more information about our working waterfront and other
educational programs see our events tab on our website.
A unique way to explore the Bay Hundred area of Talbot County, Maryland, is the Tri Tilghman. This activity begins with a 3 mile kayak course that will start at the Knapp's Narrows Drawbridge, through the Narrows into Harris Creek and back to the start. After that, you will hop on your bicycle and complete an 8.2 scenic bike ride. Then cap off the event with a 3.1 mile (5k) run through the small village of Tilghman's Island.
You have the choice of participating in the entire event or to compete in any of the 3 challenges separately.
All of the challenges will start and finish at the new location of Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. There will be plenty of post-race activities for you and your family along with an opportunity to explore this little known gem of the Eastern Shore!
Event details and schedule
Packet Pickup begins on Race Day at 6:30 AM at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, 6129 Tilghman Island Road just over the Knapp's Narrows drawbridge on the left.
Opening ceremonies begin at 7:45AM and the official start for the event will be at 8:00AM. We will provide drinks on site but we encourage participants to bring enough water to stay hydrated during the event and don't forget your sunscreen! Some of the bike course will be on MD Route 33 so please dress appropriately.
FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR PARTICIPANTS, ALL PERSONS SHOULD BRING A LIFE JACKET FOR THE KAYAK AND A BICYCLE HELMET FOR THE BIKE PORTION.
***ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE***
* This is a rain-or-shine event. Unless there are thunderstorms in the area, the event will continue as planned. *