Registration is recommended - some programs fill up, others may be cancelled due to insufficient advance registration. Please call 410.990.1993 or email info@theccm.org


New Tinkergarten Sessions
Tuesdays, July 24 - August 28
Wednesdays, July 25 - August 29
Saturdays, July 28 - September 1

Explore and play outside CCM with high quality early childhood learning that puts young children and their grown-ups in the healthiest classroom of all — the outdoors.
Ages 18 months to 5 years
10-11:15 am
Register at: www.tinkergarten.com 

Monday - Friday, August 6th - 10th: Camp Kunte Kinte
Travel to west Africa in your imagination to experience the culture of Kunta Kinte’s childhood. Kunta Kinte is memorialized in Roots: The Saga of an American Family as the ancestor of author Alex Haley. A week of activities is planned with music, crafts, food, games and traditional folk tales for children ages 6 to 10, August 6-10. Campers will be able to share what they’ve learned at the Kunta Kinte Festival which will be held at Annapolis City Dock on Saturday, September 29, 10 am to 7 pm.

Thursday, August 9th: The Big Read Planning Session
Plans are coming together for the next NEA Big Read. All of Anne Arundel County is invited to join in a celebration of African American Firsts, with book discussions and community events from February 1 - March 10, 2019. The next planning meeting is scheduled at CCM for Thurs., August 9 at 2:30 pm. Please let us know of your interest in participating.
Participants can receive copies of The Big Smoke - the life of Jack Johnson in poetry, or other books just for children, thanks to a grant to CCM from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Sunday to Saturday, August 12th - 18th: 5 & Below Back-to-School Fundraiser
HELP welcome children to school with School Supplies by shopping at FIVE BELOW at Festival at Riva on Forest Dr.
Use the coupon in our newsletter to support the cause with 10% of your purchase price. No limits. Store hours: 10 am - 9 pm Mon-Sat. Sundays 10 am - 6 pm.

Sunday, August 19th: Aviation Day
Explore the 4 forces that impact flight - Lift, Gravity, Thrust, and Drag. Learn about some famous figures in the history of flight and make some flying objects to take home! 1 to 4 pm. Ages 4 and up. Free with admission.

Tuesday, August 21st: Juice Box Jams
The SQRRL! band consists of Doug Segree, BIlly Zero, Tom Fridrich and Greg Hardin. They’ve been delighting audiences of little and not-so-little fans with such songs as “Jump and Wiggle,” “To the Park,” and “Tub Time.”
Join us for a free outdoor concert on Tuesday, August 21, 10:30-11 am.


School Age & Toddlers

Creek Critters
Thursdays, 10:30am
Parents and children alike will enjoy learning about the local environment with indoor and outdoor activities (weather permitting). See what critters live in our woodlands and creek. Share stories, songs, games and crafts.
All ages
This program is free with admission.

Art and Story Time
Fridays, 10:30-11:30am
Share great picture books and related activities.


Parents, Teachers and Childcare Providers

Tempermental Differences
Wednesday, August 8th:
Learn to identify and manage the more “difficult” traits of children’s behavior.

Why do they Misbehave?
Monday, August 13th:
Misbehavior can be explained and pre- vented using a checklist of unmet needs.

Effective Discipline
Tuesday, August 14th:
Learn to identify and manage the more “difficult” traits of children’s behavior.

"I had it first!"
Wednesday, August 15th:
Reduce the squabbling among siblings and playmates with age-appropriate ex- pectations and negotiation techniques.

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Cost: $25 each or $20 each for 2 or more people
$80 for all 4 workshops. MSDE approved.

Monday, August 20th: Art for Toddlers
Adults discuss the creative nature of one & two year olds, common hazards of the age, and methods for using art media. Try out some age appropriate art activities! 6:30-9 pm. Approved by MSDE for continuing edu- cation for childcare professionals.
Register through Arundel Child Care Connections: 410-222-1712 or online at www.arundelccc.org $35.


Note to Girl Scout leaders and parents:
CCM has planned events for Girl Scouts for the current school year. Troops can also arrange to come to work on badge requirements or service projects. Pick up a schedule or ask that one be mailed or emailed to you: 410-990-1993 / info@theccm.org.

Attention home schooling families: Let’s get together at CCM!
Call 410-990-1993 to coordinate!


CCM Workshops To Go

Instead of arranging a field trip, you can have the museum come to you! Call or email to inquire about workshops for your class, youth group, birthday party or community event. Telephone: 410-990-1993 or email: info@theccm.org





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The Chesapeake Children's Museum
Phone: 410.990.1993
25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD 21403