WHAT’S GOING ON THIS MONTH?
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 between Finger Painting, Touchy Feely, and Story Time.
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.
10am & 3:30pm
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.
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, art projects, Critter Days with live animals, chemistry experiments, energy demonstrations, lessons in friction and gravity, and much more!
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.
Join CMOP on the first Monday 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 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
Please note: Field trips and parties will not be scheduled on this day to limit admission into the Museum.
Homeschool Hour at the Museum (September-December)
The Children’s Museum of Pooler is hosting Homeschool Hour on the last Monday of each month at 10 a.m. and offered again at 3 p.m. during the months of September-December! 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.
Homeschool Hour Topics
Marvelous Me: Exploring The Skeletal System
Students will construct a skeletal model of the human body with various materials to obtain a broader knowledge of the function and purpose of the skeletal system.
Standards Supported: HEK.1, HE1.1, HE2.7, He3.7, HE4.1, SKP1.b, SAP1, SAP2
October 26 :
Coasting Through! All About Our Coastal Ecosystem
Students will gain a better understanding of the marine and animal life around the Georgia coastline. The importance and preservation of the salt marsh habitat will be explored through engaging discussion and activities.
Standards Supported: SKE2, S1L1, S2E3, S3L1, S4L1, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS4-4, 2-LS4-1, SS1G3, SS2G1, SS4G1
STEM Fairy Tale Building Challenge
Students will solve building challenges as they dive into the world of fairy tale literature! Children will love exploring math and engineering through these fun and engaging STEM based activities.
Standards Supported: SKP1, ELAGSEKRL2-3, ELAGSEKRL5, ELAGSEKRL9, ELAGSEKSL, ELAGSE1RL1-3, ELAGSE1RL9, ELAGSE1SL1-3, ELAGSE1SL4-6, ELAGSE2RL2-3, ELAGSE2SL1-3, ELAGSE3RL2-3, ELAGSE3SL1, ELAGSE4SL1
Recycled Masterpieces: Creating Environmental Art
Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of how found and recycled objects can be made into art. They will use a variety of found objects to create their own unique work of art to keep!
Standards Supported: VAK.CR.1-5, VAK.CN.1, VA1.CR.2-5, VA1.CN.1, VA2.CR.2-5, VA2.CN.1, VA3.CR.2-5, VA3.CN.1, VA4.CR.2-5, VA4.CN.1
Upcoming Featured Events
Valentine’s Night At The Children’s Museum Of Pooler
Hey Kids! Join us for a Valentine’s Day Party in your favorite exhibits during Valentine’s Night at the Children’s Museum Of Pooler! Valentine’s Night is a drop-off program for potty-trained kids ages 3-10–NO grownups needed (except for our awesome PLAY Facilitators!) Parents can take a break and go out on a date!
Drop the kids off from 5:30-8:30pm for pizza, Valentine’s craft, playtime in the Museum, and a Valentine’s movie!
When: February 12; 5:30-8:30pm
Who: Kids ages 3-10; must be potty trained
Cost: $30 for Non-Members; Members get 10%0ff
You must register as space is limited.
Saint Patrick’s Day at CMOP!
Top of the mornin’ to ya! Children will have a blast participating in hands-on Saint-Patrick Day STEM activities at the Children’s Museum of Pooler! Build a trap to catch a leprechaun and find his gold under the rainbow in a fun scavenger hunt! Create some leprachaun beards to wear and rainbow binoculars with us. Be sure to wear something green and let the shenanigans begin!
Don’t worry about the chilly or wet weather interfering with your Easter egg hunt: Do your hunting indoors at the Children’s Museum’s of Pooler! We have two Easter EGG-Stravaganza hunt times to choose from: Saturday, April 3, at 10:30 am or 2:30 pm.
Bring an egg-collecting basket and join the Easter Bunny on a scavenger egg hunt and receive a treat when you locate all of the eggs! Make some fun Easter-themed crafts and participate in all of the interactive fun on the Museum floor. And don’t forget to snap a picture with the Easter Bunny (the Easter Bunny will be here for both egg hunt times).
* Please register for an egg hunt time in advance. Hunt is included in the regular admission ticket price, and free for members.