Sensory Friendly Morning
CMOP recognizes the increasing need for families with children with developmental disabilities to have an accessible and enjoyable place to learn and play with relief from extra stimuli. To help meet this need, CMOP will offer a Sensory Friendly Morning at the Museum on the second Monday of each month from 9:00am-12:00pm. Children can experience the Museum with dimmed lights, reduced ambient noise, a less crowded environment, and they will be able to retreat into a designated quiet room if needed. CMOP’s goal is for children with sensory processing difficulties to feel welcome and have a positive experience while they explore the Museum.
Please note: Field trips and parties will not be scheduled on this day to limit admission into the Museum.
Our Weekly Programs
Free with tickets or memberships
Tuesday Toddler Time!
CMOP offers facilitated toddler programming every Tuesday morning from 10am-11am. This time is set aside to nurture a love of learning in our smallest visitors. Toddler Time is included with regular admission. Toddler Time programs rotate throughout the month and include Touchy Feely Fun, Story Time, and Finger Painting!
Touchy Feely Fun: Children can explore a variety of materials through sight, sound, and textures during this fun experience! Sensory bins loaded with hidden treasures and textures allow little ones to practice their fine motor and language skills during these engaging activities.
Story Time: Join us while our Museum staff provides an enriching experience through the telling of stories using puppets, skits, and more! Warning…Puppets may come to life during this time!
Finger Painting: At CMOP, it’s ok to get messy! Join us in our Young at Art room as kids use their creative minds to produce amazing works of art using their fingers! The best part? Parents don’t have to clean up the mess!
10am & 3:30pm
Join us in the Young at Art room as we nurture your child’s creativity through a range of stimulating activities! Children will build confidence, gain vocabulary, and fine-tune those gross and fine motor skills all while having loads of fun exploring art-making techniques! Geared towards children 4 and up.
11am & 4pm
Random Acts of Science
Random Acts of Science is held on Fridays at 11am and 4pm. During this time, Children can explore a variety of engaging science topics with cool experiments and thoughtful inquiry.
Foster curiosity, creativity, and learning by participating in the hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities at CMOP on Saturday mornings! STEM programming includes experiences like building bridges, Critter Days with live animals, chemistry experiments, energy demonstrations, lessons in friction and gravity, and much more!
Our Upcoming Events
National Honey Bee Day at CMOP
Join us as we explore the world of HONEY BEES for our STEM Saturday program! Educator and beekeeper Julie Smith will be on hand to celebrate honey bees, recognize their contributions to humans’ everyday lives, and teach ways to help protect this critical species. There will also be some fun bee-themed activities to create! Program is included in regular ticket admission.
Shark Week at CMOP
Join us for daily activities full of sharky fun from Sunday, August 9 to Sunday, August 16! Program is included in regular ticket admission.
Set sail on a swashbuckling adventure during the Children’s Museum of Pooler’s Pirate Day! Navigate your way through fun-filled pirate-themed crafts, experiments, and even use a pirate map to find the hidden treasure in the Museum! Costumes are encouraged! Program is included in regular ticket admission.