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Workshops

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

 

Tuesday, August 7: National Lighthouse Day
Treat the whole family to a slideshow tour of Lighthouses around the bay and a few beyond. Be forewarned - some lighthouse legends feature hauntings! The presentation is by Bob Stevenson, a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the US Lighthouse Society who works to preserve and lead tours aboard the Thomas Point Shoal  Lighthouse.
Make your own lighthouse model to take home
Free with museum admission

Tuesday, August 19: Aviation Day - Dreams take Flight
Curiosity, imagination and ingenuity have fueled the unending journey of human flight. Learn about some of the outstanding individuals who furthered aeronautical innovations to take us off the ground, around the planet, and beyond. There will be activities all day to let you try your hand at designing and testing flying objects, and special guests as follows:
Aerodynamic action all day! Many activities are free with admission from 10 am - 4 pm: pinwheels, bag kites, and paper helicopters. Design an entry for the Sikorsky Helicopter Challenge!
Special presentations:

11 am & 1 pm: Dreams Take Flight
Amelia Earhart takes you through scenes of her amazing life, shedding light on her mysterious final flight.

12 noon: Maker Kidz Workshop
Get off the ground by folding awesome air-planes for a distance competition (with prizes!) and throw your weight into launching a “stomp rocket.” Maker Kidz in Annapolis is part of the maker movement which is spreading across the country to encourage hands-on problem-solving skills by our children.

Recommended for ages 5 and up, are scheduled (additional $1 for non-members, $4 for CCM members)

Saturday, September 27: Kunta Kinte Children’s Festival
Learn a game. Make a mask. Beat a drum.
Travel to the childhood home of Kunta Kinte to celebrate the cultural heritage of west Africa. CCM will host a festival just for children - and their accompanying grownups to mark the anniversary of Kunta Kinte’s arrival in Annapolis.
10 am - 4 pm
Free with museum admission.
Extra charge for some activities.


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.

Musical Mondays
Mondays, 10:30-11am

A new weekly program begins for the summer. Make rhythm instruments, join in a jam session, dance to accompaniment by Katie on accordion. Katie is a teen volunteer who has been coming to CCM since she was a toddler. Free with admission.


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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.



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Families

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.


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Preschool Discipline Series

Why do Children Misbehave?
August 11: 6:30-8:30
Parents and caregivers of children ages two to five can unravel mysteries behind misbehavior by looking for unmet Physical, Intellectual,Emotional, and Social Needs.Child Development Specialist, Dr. Deborah Wood leads a discussion of preventing problems before they occur.
Cost: $25 or $60 for all 3 classes in the series. Series is $50
for CCM members


 Effective Guidance Techniques
August 18: 6:30-8:30
Get tips on using House Rules, Logical Consequences, Time Out, and even Threats and Bribes in ways that respect how young children operate. The class will compare the “traditional” style of authority -”do what I say” with contemporary advice to teach discipline with consistency and reasoning.
Cost: $25 or $60 for all 3 classes in the series. Series is $50
for CCM members

“I Had It First!” - Teaching Conflict Negotiation
 August 25: 6:30-8:30 pm
Use squabbles between children as the “teachable moment “ to guide them with easy to learn strategies they can use to share, take turns, divide, and make peace with each other.
Cost: $25 or $60 for all 3 classes in the series. Series is $50
for CCM members


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!

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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
info@theccm.org