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November 2023

HOURS 10 am-4 pm

Visit our website at www.theccm.org

Capture sunbeams and brighten CCM's fortune.

Purchase a Solar Powered Art

base for your home or as a gift for $20.

If you are not a CCM member, $25 gets you one solar powered art base and lets your family in the museum for a visit.

Additional bases are $20 each.

Solar Powered Art

Visitors can contribute to a new indoor-outdoor exhibit at CCM about pollinators and solar energy.

Belgian artist, Alexandre Dang has been producing installations of solar powered dancing flowers (and other images) to bring attention and inspire action for using this renewable source of energy worldwide.

You can create a moving work of art to take home or display at CCM.

The cost is $20 for each solar powered base. They are 2 in. wide.

We extend a warm thank you to the Ebony Hillbillies for performing at our Harvest Hootenanny! We are grateful to the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County for financial support and Running Springs Farm for setting up a Petting Zoo. Additional support for the event came from: the Graduate Hotel, Historic Inns of Annapolis, Gibson's Inn, the Westin, 49 West Coffeehouse and Trader Joe's.

Thursday, November 23: PLEASE LET US KNOW if you would like to schedule a visit for your family / out-of-town company on this day. We will try our best to accommodate you! Email or call us: 410-990-1993.

Native American Spirit

Saturday, Nov. 25, 10:30 am

The first peoples who lived here for thousands of years enjoyed a culture connected to the natural world. This includes using nature for: food, medicine, homes, and tools.

Share in folktales, games, and crafts of the Piscataway and other tribes of the Chesapeake Bay area.

The program is appropriate for ages 4 and up. Free with admission. Free for CCM members.

Artists Sunday

Sunday, November 26

Looking to give a special one-of-a-kind gift?

The Annapolis Arts District

is encouraging shoppers to support local artists.

Let your children be the artists! Purchase a $20 solar powered base from CCM and let them create a kinesthetic work of art.

Creek Critters

Weekly Nature Walk

Explore the wildlife in the park around the museum with a guided stroll on the East Trail through woodlands and past wetlands to take in a scenic view of the creek. The West Trail meanders past the ponds and takes you to the Truck Pit. Our guide will tailor the walk to your children's interests and pace. Presented in Spanish upon request. Please let us know you are coming by registering here. Free for CCM members.

Cost is $5 per person for the nature walk, or $8 to include museum admission.

STORY TIME with Mrs. Spears and Puppy the puppet

Every Monday at 10:30 am

Free with museum admission. Free for members.

Outside, weather permitting.

Welcome Girl Scouts!

CCM has scheduled badge and journey workshops for all levels from Daisies to Ambassadors.

Sun. Nov. 19, Dancer badge - Br.

Sun. Dec. 10, Gift-making Workshop

  • Maker badges for all levels

Sun. Jan. 7, Breathe Journey on Zoom - C

Sat. Jan. 13, Scribe badge - Jr.

Mon. Jan. 15, The Skink You Live In

  • ages 6-12, non-scouts welcome

Please call or email to schedule a badge or journey workshop for your group of 5 or more Girl Scouts!

CHECK HERE for more details and to register.

Become a CCM volunteer today!

Do you have time, talents, expertise, and or a passion for making the world a better place for children - starting right here in Annapolis? Set a schedule that fits your life. Your children are welcome to come with you!

Pictured: Anne Arundel Community College service learning student, Maidah Javed.

Please call 410-990-1993 or email us.

Plan your next visit to CCM

Make RESERVATIONS for coming inside the museum.

CCM is open EVERY DAY!

The park is always free and open

during daylight hours.

Woolly Bear Caterpillars

(Pyrrharctia isabella) have a reputation for predicting the severity of the coming winter. But this is unfounded. They really don't need to be concerned about freezing temperatures since they just, well, freeze when it gets cold. In spring their blood thaws out and they spring back into action, eating almost any type of greenery they come across.

All Our Children

"Let us put our minds together and see what kind of future we can make for our children."

Sitting Bull (1831–1890) spiritual and political Lakota leader


for unlimited admission for immediate family

$40 Fall Membership

valid through December 31, 2023

$100 Basic Family Membership

One year of hands-on fun from date of purchase.

$125 Reciprocal Membership

½ price admission to 200+ museums for up to 6 people

Find participating museums here.

$200 Funded Family

Reciprocal benefits for you plus a free one-year

Basic Family Membership to CCM for a local family in need.

Community Resources for Families

Anne Arundel County Public Library has drop in hours as well as online and in-person events for children and adults.

Curbside pick up is available at all library branches.

Anne Arundel County Dept. of Health has up-to-date information about Covid-19 .

Anne Arundel County Food Bank List includes specific food and resource banks for families with babies as well as supplies for pets.

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Chesapeake Children's Museum
25 Silopanna Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21403

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