Weekly Programs

Learn about our daily programs happening throughout the week! 

Homeschool Hour

We are delighted to serve many parents of homeschoolers by providing additional opportunities to expand learning. Check out our ‘Homeschool Hour’ opportunities!

Featured Events

Check out CMOP’s featured events to discover more opportunities for fun and education for the entire family. See what’s coming up!

WHAT’S GOING ON THIS MONTH?

Weekly Programs 

Free with tickets or memberships

Tue

10am

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 between Finger Painting, Touchy Feely, and Story Time. 

Wed

10:30am

Acting Up

Acting Up is a pop-up program that CMOP is offering on select Wednesdays at 10:30am to introduce children to the wondrous world of the performing arts! As players, children can assume the roles of others, learn to work cooperatively, and gain confidence…all while having fun! Acting Up is included in regular ticket admission. Members of the Museum are free.

Thu

10am & 3:30pm

Artsy Smartsy

Join us in the Artsy Smartsy 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.

Fri

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.

Sat

11am

STEM Saturdays

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, art projects, Critter Days with live animals, chemistry experiments, energy demonstrations, lessons in friction and gravity, and much more!

Sun

1:30pm

Move It & Shake It

Move It & Shake It is the  perfect opportunity for children of all ages to have a blast through physical movement! Children will explore the world of music and movement with engaging, hands-on games and activities. This pop-up program is offered on select Sundays.

Monthly Programs 

Lego Club

Join CMOP on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30-5pm for Lego Club at the Museum! Our staff will be on hand to suggest fun building ideas and challenges, as well as encourage children to create original designs. 

Ages: Children 5 and up

Cost: Free for members, $9.50 for non-members (includes admission into CMOP)

LEGO DONATIONS: CMOP would love to continue to build this program for children! Please consider donating Legos to help our cause.   

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 Wednesday 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.

The SD Gunner Fund partners with the Museum in coordinating service dogs to visit the children during SFM days.

Please note: Field trips and special events will not be scheduled on this day to limit admission into the Museum.
Homeschool Hour at the Museum

The Children’s Museum of Pooler is hosting Homeschool Hour on the last Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. during the months of August-November! Homeschool students and their chaperones will spend the morning enjoying facilitated activities designed to meet the educational needs of the homeschool community.
Geared for grade levels K through 4th grade.
Price: $8 per person (members/nonmembers), under 12 months free
Includes playtime in the Museum
Advance registration is required as space is limited
* Registration needs to be completed by the Friday before the program. Homeschool Hour is not a drop-off activity at the museum. A child needs to be accompanied by an adult. 

Register Here!

Homeschool Hour Topics

August 31:

All About Circuits

Students will construct simple circuits with “do” components (switches) and “happen” components (lightbulbs, LEDs, motors, and buzzers), and battery blocks to investigate the wonder of electricity.  

Standards Supported: S5PS, S5P2 a-c, SPS10, S8P5

 

September 28 :

Exploring the Layers of the Rainforest

Students will identify strata of the rainforest, and gain a better understanding of the habitat and organisms that comprise this environment. Students will recognize the importance of the rainforest and its preservation. 

Standards Supported: S3L1 c, S3L2 a, b, S3L2, S4L1, S2E3 a, S6E6 b

October 26​:

Forces and Motion: Discovering Newton’s Laws

Students will participate in several engaging hands-on force and motion activities to better understand Newton’s Laws of Motion. 

Standards Supported: SC.5.P.13.4, SKP2 a, b, S2P2 a-c, S4P3 a-c 

November 30:

Art-Tastic Inspiration from Famous Artists

Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of various artists and their unique styles of art. Students will create their own compositions of artwork inspired by the artist Vincent Van Gogh.


Standards Supported: VA1CU.1-2, VAKMC.1-2, VAKPR.2, VAKPR.3, VA1PR.1, VA2MC.1, VA3PR.1, VA4PR.1 g

Sat

Oct 29

10am-2pm

 Boo!seum At The Museum

Calling all BOOS and GHOULS! Join us for many fun Halloween-inspired activities! Get your face painted from 10am-12pm! Program is included in the regular admission price and free for members of the museum.

 *Non-scary costumes encouraged!

Tue

Nov 22nd

9am-12pm

Gobble Gobble Turkey Camp 

Gobble Gobble! It’s time to celebrate fall through some fun Thanksgiving STEAM activities at this drop-off day camp! Children will participate in a Disguise The Turkey activity, make a Turkey trap, mix up some Turkey slime and have playtime in the Museum! 

When: November 22nd; 9:00am-12:00pm

Who: Kids ages 4-10

Cost: Members: $35/day | Non-Members: $45/day

You must register as space is limited.

Sat

Dec 17th

5:30pm-8:30pm

 Kids’ Night At The Children’s Museum Of Pooler

Parents can get the holiday shopping done while the kids have some FUN! Kiddos will enjoy pizza, crafts, a movie, and playtime in the Museum!

When: December 17th; 5:30pm-8:30pm

Who: Kids ages 3-10 (potty-trained!)

Cost: $35 | Members receive a 10% discount

*Preregistration Required

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