Help Us Grow: Donate to the CCM
CCM provides a unique atmosphere for children to discover and explore their world through direct experience. Exhibits emphasize real object manipulation, mufti-sensory learning, creative problem solving, and interpersonal interaction. A highlight for many visitors is to touch some of our animals – a corn snake, a domestic rabbit, a red-eared slider turtle, and others. Our programs cover an ever-expanding range of topics in the arts, sciences, and humanities. “De-construction” fits children with safety goggles and hand tools to take apart (non-working) appliances to find moving parts inside. They go on a Movement Scavenger Hunt around the building to find examples of such movements as: swivel, slide, and dangle. Lastly, they use cardboard and other on-hand materials to construct a model for a machine of their own invention. Often, our activities incorporate inter-generational connections so that adults can impart wisdom and encouragement to the young and children can engage their grown-ups in the ageless joy of play.
Donations and payments can be accepted by mail, in person at the museum or through Paypal. These can be for Donations, Memberships, Sponsorships, Registration for Classes or Reservations.
$25 Summer – unlimited family admission June 1 through Labor Day
$75 Basic – immediate family for one year
$125 Reciprocal – ½ price for up to 6 ppl to Port Discover and over 200 other participating museums
$200 Funded – Reciprocal plus funds a local family-in-need for CCM membership
Exhibit Area for one year: $1,000
Event Sponsor – Kunta Kinte Sept. 27, Harvest Hootenanny Oct. 18; $1,000 to $5,000 (benefits increase with size of donation – includes ad in CCM newsletter, CCM passes, table at event)
Our Dream List:
Permanent exhibit area: $30,000
Back porch with rooftop nature observation area: $50,000
Cooking and crafts classroom: $100,000
Parking lot with bus turn-around: $100,000
The Chesapeake Children's Museum