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

Saturday, September 26: Kunte Kinte Festival 10:00am-7:00pm
Susan Campbell Park - City Dock Children’s crafts, dress-ups, drumming. Live entertainment throughout the day. Marketplace for clothing, jewelry, drums. Free parking at 19 St. John Street from Rowe Blvd, turn east at Calvert St.
The remarkable history of Maryland includes its being the entry for nearly 100,000 Africans in the century before the American Revolution. Kunta Kinte was one of these unwilling immigrants, arriving on September 29, 1767 in the port of Annapolis where he was sold to a Virginia planter. His descendent, Alex Haley, learned of him through family storytelling which he turned into a bestselling book: Roots, the Saga of an American Family. The Kunta Kinte Festival takes us back to enjoy the rhythms and beauty of a Gambian village, honoring his ceaseless wish to hold tightly to his culture.

Thursday, September 24 - 2:00pm & 5:30pm: The Big Read
The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a Big Read grant to Chesapeake Children’s Museum. The goal of the program is to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. A meeting of community partners will be held at CCM on Thursday, September 24 at 2 pm and again at 5:30 pm to plan activities for around the county for all ages inspired by Mark Twain’s
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
NEA Chairman Jane Chu says, “The Big Read is a powerful example of how the arts can bring communities together and help us to connect with one another. Communities can share wonderful stories and characters and have meaningful conversations.”

Saturday October 3 & Sunday October 4, : aMuse Journey
Girl Scout Juniors will complete Reach Out, Speak Out and Try Out to explore roles and stereotypes. Bring a bag lunch. 2 snacks provided. 1 adult free for every 5 girls. Each adults $3. Each scout $25. Must preregister.

Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11: Fall Brownie Day
Have fun outside with nature and new Brownie friends. For registered Girl Scout Brownies or girls in 2nd and 3rd grade who are interested in learning what Girl Scouts do. Bring a bag lunch. $15 per girl. One adult free for every 5 scouts. Extra adults and tag- along siblings $3 each. Must preregister.

Friday October 16 : Flower Journey 9:00am - 11:00am
Girl Scout Daisies or girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade who are curious about scouting will complete requirements for Watering Can, Golden Honey Bee and Amazing Daisy. One adult free for every 5 girls. Extra adults and tag along siblings $3. $8 per girl. Must pre-register.

Saturday October 17: Save the Date : HARVEST HOOTENANNY And FLEA MARKET

Sunday October 18: Daisy Day : 9:30am - 11:30am
Have fun with Daisies from other troops and girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade who are curious about scouting doing activities for the petals: Clover - Use Resources Wisely and Vi – Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout. 9:30 - 11:30 am. One adult free for every 5 girls. Extra adults and tag along siblings $3. $8 per girl. Must preregister.

Sunday October 18: Uke ‘n’ Dance : 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Share the world’s rhythms with hand clap songs and folk dances. Girl Scout Juniors learn 5 chords on the Ukulele and complete the Musician badge. Girl Scout Brownies earn the Dancer badge. 1 - 4 pm. $10 per girl. One adult free for 5 girls. Must preregister.

Toddler and Preschool

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.


School Age

Creek Critters
Thursdays, 10am
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.



Thursdays, September 10,17, & 24: Effective Discipline with Preschoolers
Parents and professionals caring for ages 2-5 will benefit from insights into misbehavior and practical tips for managing and preventing trouble in the first place. MSDE approved certificates. 6:30 - 8:30 pm. $60 per person for all three nights, or $25 per week. $50 per person CCM members and couples.


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