MAY 2020
The Chesapeake Children's Museum is closed until
further notice as a precaution against COVID-19.
Until we see you again in person, we are working on post pandemic strategies to protect your health and safety as recommended by the Association of Children’s Museums.
Thank you to the
Jon and Lindsey Goebel Family for kickstarting our
Giving Tuesday campaign
with a $750 donation.

You, too, can contribute toward the addition of outdoor interactive exhibits about the natural world.

We have a grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority which requires a match for this project. This will include making our parking lot more eco-friendly and child-friendly. There's so much for our visitors to look forward to Post Pandemic!

As an added benefit to you at this time, the CARES Act treats donations to non-profits in 2020 as "above the line" for a $300 donation from an individual taxpayer, or $600 if you file jointly.
We hope you and your family are well. While the museum is closed, please know that we are thinking of you! 
We have a few questions we’d love for you to answer. This will take only a few minutes and will allow us to better assess our community's needs. We appreciate you taking the time to fill out the survey.

Together we can ensure that CCM continues to be a valuable resource for all our children.
At-home Activities
Make a puzzle from a cereal box!

Cut the front of the box into pieces (the younger the child, the fewer the pieces.) Save the rest of the box for a frame.

Find a new activity every day on CCM's Facebook page.
Superman (1978)
All Our Children
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Christopher Reeve

American actor, writer, director
Due to CCM's temporary closure, members will get
an extra three months -15 months for the price of 12!
$25 Summer Family Membership
June 1 through Labor Day
Increases to $30 if purchased after June 1, 2020.
$75 Basic Family Membership
Fifteen months from date of purchase
Increases to $85 if purchased after June 1, 2020.
$125 Reciprocal Membership
½ price admission to participating museums for up to 6 people
While museums are closed, enjoy a virtual visit.

$200 Funded Family
Reciprocal benefits for you plus a free Basic Family Membership to CCM
for a local family in need.

Leandra Perkins will be calling members about your preferences
for receiving activities to do from home.
Check out CCM's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Activities, discussions and more!

We'd love to see you what you've been doing...
Please share your photos and videos.

Don't Forget to Choose CCM on
Amazon Smile!
Support CCM with
your stay-at-home shopping.
(instead of and choose CCM as your charity.
Amazon will donate to CCM at no extra cost to you.
COVID-19 Community Resources
Anne Arundel County Public Schools provides take-home meals on weekdays for ages 2-18, no income requirements, no application process, at 60 locations.

Anne Arundel County Dept. of Health provides updates on information and services regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anne Arundel County Public Library has a great online events this month. Check it out!
Did you know . . . ?
Marian Dowling
Benny Beaver - left
Blue jays help to plant trees. This non-migratory north American bird eats fruits, acorns, seeds, nuts, insects, mice and frogs. Blue jays plan ahead by burying seeds to eat later. Acorns and other seeds may sprout and grow if the birds don’t go back to find them.

Thank you to our supporters!

A Big Thank You to:
for processing CCM's
Payroll Protection grant.
for the emergency grant.
Chesapeake Children's Museum
26 Silopanna Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21403