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

Monday - Friday  July 31st- August 4th: Chess Camp
National Chess Master, Greg Acholonu helps you keep your chess skills sharp over the summer. For rising second through sixth graders already familiar with the rules of chess. 9 am - noon. $150. Parent volunteers are appreciated. Register with Mr. Greg: 410-212-1780

Monday - Friday  August 7-11th: Camp Kunte Kinte
Experience the culture of west Africa. Share traditional crafts, games, drumming, dancing and Ananse stories. Snacks feature tropical fruits. Ages 6 to 10. 9 am to 12 noon. $135. CCM members: $125. Must pre-register.

Sunday August 6th & Monday August 7th: Lighthouse Day
Celebrate National Lighthouse Day with stories and crafts. 2-4 pm. All ages. Free with admission.

Saturday August 12th: Kunte Kinte Family Festival
Take a mini-vaca on to West Africa! Learn some drumming rhythms. Make a spirit mask. Take part in Ananse stories. Play a game of Mancala. Special guest Kwame Anseh-Brew, of the Performing Arts Center of African Cultures will take us on a Musical Journey to Africa with traditional instruments. 10 am to 1 pm. Free with $5 admission.

Saturday August 19th & Sunday August 20th: Aviation Day
Since 1939, the shared birthday of Orville and Katherine Wright is recognized to honor their and their brother Wilbur’s achievements in making human  flight possible. Learn more about the Wright siblings and other pioneers in the history of  flight. Make and test your paper aircrafts. 2-4 pm. All ages. Free with admission.

Saturday  September 9th: Paint a Tile
Support CCM and get creative! For a $15 donation you and your children can decorate a tile that will be displayed in the Express Yourself art area. All materials provided. 10 am to 4 pm.

Hispanic Heritage Month-

The Big Read Sun., September 10: Grandparents Day Domingo, 10 de septiembre: día de los abuelos
Grandparents and great grandparents play for free! Book giveaway. 10 am to 4 pm.

Saturday, September 16: Fiesta Grande
Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with live music, craft-making, and  fireworks! Volunteers, performers,
and community organizations are welcome to get involved: 410-990-1993. Free. Held at the Weems-Whalen Memorial Athletic Fields , 931 Spa Road. 4 pm to 8 pm.

Sunday, September 17: Mexican Crafts
Try your hand at yarn art,  tile mosaics, clay pottery, and other traditional crafts. 1 to 3 pm. Ages 4 and up. Free with admission..

Saturday, September 23: Kunte Kinte Festival
Held at Annapolis City Dock. 10 am to 7 pm. Free. Food and wares for sale.


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
We are eager to share the passion for great children’s literature and creative visual expression with our youngest visitors. Children ages two to five-years-old and their accompanying adults can share books, flannel board stories, puppets, and acting out stories along with related art and craft activities.
Free with admission.


Parents, Teachers and Childcare Providers

Tuesday  July 18th: Together Again : Group Time and Group Games
Workshop for childcare professionals, camp counselors, and parents who want to add fun games to the next birthday party. Approved by MSDE for Core of Knowledge training in Curriculum. 6:30 to 9:30 pm. $30. Must pre-register.


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