Fishmobile – Your Mobile Aquarium

Traveling Aquarium - The Fishmobile

Fishmobile traveling aquariumImagine comparing your arm span to an osprey’s wingspan, or seeing the differences between a turtle and a terrapin, or touching a horseshoe crab for the first time.

With 13 estuarine tanks, two touch tanks, and interactive displays and exhibits, Phillips Wharf brings the Chesapeake Bay to you for an unforgettable experience.

Explore the Chesapeake at your Classroom, Camp, or Private Event
Bring the Chesapeake Bay to your classroom, summer camp, or private event, with Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile.

This traveling aquarium provides students and guests of all ages with hands-on learning experiences to better understand the creatures and science of the Chesapeake Bay.

Fishmobile traveling aquarium

Fun for All Ages!
Step inside the Fishmobile to explore an oyster reef tank with blennies, gobies, toadfish, and grass shrimp.

Other animals include the Chesapeake’s diamondback terrapin, horseshoe crab, northern pufferfish, lined seahorse, American eel, flounder, snapping turtle, blue crab, spider crab, and more.

We Also Bring Educational Programs to the School Classroom
In addition to the Fishmobile, Phillips Wharf also brings customized, age-appropriate educational programs to
your school classroom.

Kindergarten – 5th grade students learn about the critters of the Chesapeake Bay.

6th – 12th grade students learn the science behind oyster restoration, aquaculture, and nurseries by utilizing a simulated oyster set.

Book Now!
The Fishmobile schedule fills early, so please reserve today! For more information about the Fishmobile and our Classroom Programs, please contact Kristen Lycett at [email protected] or call 410-886-9200.

Download: Fishmobile Pricing & Information Sheet
Download: Fishmobile Frequently Asked Questions
Download: Fishmobile Coloring Pages

The Fishmobile's operations are made possible through the generous support of its sponsors, including Perdue, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Christmas in St. Michaels, and the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.

Dear Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Supporter,

I want to share with you how Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is pivoting towards new horizons that strengthen our longevity into the future and make our educational programs much more accessible to diverse audiences.

In Phillips Wharf’s 14-year history – two challenges have remained constant—the rising costs of maintaining a waterfront campus and old buildings, and addressing the inaccessibility of Tilghman Island to many school systems and others unable to afford the cost or the time for the long trip from more urban areas like Easton.

With this in mind, Phillips Wharf’s Board of Directors have made a bold decision to ensure the sustainability of our future and educational programs by liquidating our assets on Tilghman Island—including the real estate and property—and re-focus the expected gains from the sale to re-open a location in Easton that the Board will determine.

Be assured—Phillips Wharf will always bring our students to meaningful interactions with the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem and inhabitants. We know technology and our FishMobile, for example, can bring experiences and education to more students when we can focus our operations more on education, and less on maintaining an underutilized campus with mounting deferred maintenance costs and more.

Phillips Wharf will continue to carry the essence of encouraging, educating, and engaging Chesapeake Bay stewards from a new location soon. In addition, we’ll be sure to share this exciting news when it comes to fruition with you.

In the meantime, thank you for caring about our students and the Chesapeake Bay as a natural resource and source of healthy seafood and productive jobs for the Shore’s residents. We are excited to bring the Chesapeake Bay closer to our students and the public in ways that are more meaningful. This is a bold step forward not only in Phillips Wharf’s survivability, but also in our thrivability.

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. You can reach me at [email protected] or 410-886-9200.

Warmest regards,

 

Matthew Albers

Board President, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center