Mac and Tuck Seem to Crave Visitors
The pandemic has been hard on individuals, on small businesses, and on museums such as the Delmarva
Discovery Museum in Pocomoke City, Maryland. It has also been challenging for Mac and Tuck, the river
otters at the Delmarva Discovery Museum. It turns out they would prefer to have more visitors. In spite
of having lots of attention by trained staff who adore them, they miss hamming it up for visitors.
They follow their visitors as they move from the 6,000-gallon aquarium replicating the Pocomoke River
into the stream and land exhibit. They often show off by wrestling or press a curious nose to the glass
along with their wide webbed feet.
They seem as curious about human behavior as we are about otter behavior.
Schedule a Private Tour
The museum is now offering private guided or self-guided tours to increase social distancing.
Appointments are available Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. The otters are most
likely to be playful around 10 am, or at about 2 pm. Museum admission for a self-guided tour is $10 for
adults and $5 for children. Self-guided tour groups will be limited to no more than 10. Members may
enjoy unlimited visits, subject to schedule availability. Once you have finished your tour, enjoy a private
shopping experience in the museum's gift shop. Reservations are required and can be made online at
delmarvadiscoverycenter.org or by calling the museum at 410-957-9933.
"Otterly" Silly Saturdays Coming Back
The museum will again begin offering Otterly Silly Saturdays on February 6. This program gives a chance
for guests to watch the otters enjoy a special treat, such as live fish or a peanut butter filled toy, while
learning about this native animal. The fifteen-minute program begins at noon, and reservations are
required. Mac and Tuck would love to see you!
14 South Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811