Two kids at the Chesapeake Children's Museum

Chesapeake Children’s Museum

25 Silopanna Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21403

(410) 990-1993

The mission of Chesapeake Children’s Museum is to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies, and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the children in us all. Visit animals, create works of art, make-believe with props and dress-ups, explore a creekside nature trail. Check the website or call for upcoming programs and events.

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Hours of Operation

Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer months, starting June 16, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

School Programs

Hands-On Workshop

Hands-on workshops for all ages. Cost: $12 per child up to 15 children; $10 each for 16 or more children. 1 adult free for every 5 kids. Extra adults are $8 each.

One hour of structured activities based on a theme of your choice to fit your age group. A two-hour visit includes time to explore the hands-on exhibits. You can add a half hour for snack or lunch. Workshops are tailored to the ages of your children and may include crafts, storytelling, games, and music activities. Choose from the following topics or suggest another:

Animals: meet some of the animals that live at the museum
Around the World: specific countries or cultures can be chosen, including Latin America
Chesapeake Critters: includes a nature walk to the creek, weather permitting
Creating with the Masters: choose 2 artists to learn about and to imitate
Deconstruction: use tools to see what’s inside a machine; invent a new one!
Every Day is Earth Day: outdoor activities, weather permitting
Lead On, Harriet!: meet a conductor of the Underground Railroad; add $1 for snack

Lively Tales: interactive storytelling followed by puppet making
Music, Music, Music!: make rhythm instruments and participate in a rhythm circle. Action songs and other age appropriate musical activities.

Taking Off!: aviation history and flying objects of your own making
The Skin You Live In: skin color differences explained; add $1 for snack
Sharecropping the Sea: meet a long-ago waterman; outdoor activity

What’s Cooking?: Hands-on learning in the kitchen. Totally nutritious recipes. Please alert us to allergies and other restrictions. Add $2 per person for ingredients.

We are happy to consider other workshop themes. Call us to chat!