Phillips Wharf Environmental Center leads the journey to discover the secret lives of Bay Creatures. Explore, Experience, & Enjoy our Touch Tanks, an up close and personal encounter with Chesapeake Bay Critters. Before you sit down to that table full of Steamed Crabs join us for a learning adventure through the Life Cycle of the Blue Crab. Learn about the interesting history of the Chesapeake Bay, from Captain John Smith to the present day watermen. Learn the enviromental, scientific and commercial importance of this productive estuary.