Phillips Wharf Fishmobile


Our traveling aquarium brings live Chesapeake Bay creatures to your school, event or function. The best way to experience the Chesapeake Bay!

Phillips Wharf Aquaculture


The area's only oyster aquaculture education experience that demonstrates producing oysters from microscopic larvae to ready for market oysters.

Phillips Wharf Teacher Resources


Education programs for k-12 students, Phillips Wharf provides unique STEM and STEAM-based programs highlighting the natural beauty of the Chesapeake, while teaching students to become good stewards of the bay.

Phillips Wharf Membership

Campus Tours

Experience first hand the creatures and natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. Located on Knapps Narrows in Tilghman Island, Maryland, Phillips Wharf features aquariums, education, and fun for the whole family.


Sat., Mar. 21 Workshop: Learn to Grow Oysters Off Your Dock

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is pleased to offer a new course on Oyster Gardening. You can grow healthy, delicious oysters for your own use off your dock with minimal effort. The State of Maryland encourages you to do so by offering a tax credit of up to $500 per person for the purchase of new floating oyster cages. This course will help you take advantage of that credit and teach you the practical aspects of oyster gardening. More>>


Sat., Feb. 22 Sip N Socialize: Blue Crabs and The Bay

Blue crabs and the Bay will be the topic for the Sat., Feb. 22 Sip & Socialize speaker event at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island. Phillips Wharf’s newest staff member and marine estuarine scientist Dr. Kristen Lycett will lead the discussion on the reasons for the blue crab’s population fluctuations over the years, along with the crab’s life cycle and the impact of disease.

Lycett received her Ph.D. from the Marine Estuarine Environmental Science program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where she studied the parasite Hematodinium perezi, which infects blue crabs and other crustaceans.