Fishmobile – Your Mobile Aquarium

Experience the Chesapeake's creatures in a Mobile Aquarium!

Imagine a travelling aquarium that comes to your school, event, fundraiser or more... that's Phillips Wharf's traveling Fishmobile!

At Phillips Wharf, education is our top priority and not only would we love to host you at our waterfront center on Tilghman Island, but we can also come to you in the Fishmobile, our traveling marine science program.

Phillips Wharf's Fishmobile travels to schools, summer camps, community events and even birthday parties.

The Fishmobile is a mobile aquarium which travels throughout the state of Maryland, as well as nearby regions in Virginia and Delaware. On-board are 13 tanks and 2 touch tanks in which you can find animals native to the Chesapeake Bay. Common animals you may meet on the Fishmobile include:

•    Diamondback Terrapin
•    Horseshoe crab
•    Northern Pufferfish
•    Lined Seahorse
•    American Eel
•    Flounder
•    Snapping Turtle
•    Blue crab
•    An oyster reef tank with blennies, gobies, toadfish, and grass shrimp
•    Spider crab

The Fishmobile also has interactive displays and exhibits about the Chesapeake Bay, such as an osprey wingspan measuring board and mystery-touch boxes. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to teach you about the animals and answer any questions you may have. It is a genuine crowd-pleaser, fun for all ages, and the perfect addition to your upcoming event.

As a private, non-profit organization, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center relies entirely on grants and donations to fund our educational programs, maintain the Fishmobile, sponsor lectures, and support our operations and activities. You can help support the children and adults served by Phillips Wharf by making an online gift here.

TEACHERS – The Fishmobile is the perfect field trip because we come to you! An educational program can be customized based on what Chesapeake Bay topics your class is focusing on. Popular programs include watershed pollution, blue crab ecology, and oyster reefs. Speak with our Education Director to discuss options.

For more information about the Fishmobile contact or call 410-886-9200. Our calendar fills quickly, please be sure to book today!

Download the Fishmobile Coloring Pages

For more information about on-site tours and the Fishmobile contact us at or call 410-886-9200.