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 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
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.
Homeschool Hour at the Museum
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.! 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

Homeschool Hour Topics

September 28​:

M​arvelous 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 :

C​oasting 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

November 30​:

S​TEM 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

December 28:​

R​ecycled 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

Sat

September 19

10am-2pm 

Pirate’s Day

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.

Sat

September 26

3:30pm 

Oh My Megalodon!

Fossil Diver Bill Eberlein will visit the Children’s Museum of Pooler on September 26, 2020, at 3:30pm. For 19 years, Eberlein has spent his time diving in Savannah’s rivers and the Intercoastal Waterway in search of fossilized Megalodon teeth. He will share his adventures, prehistoric treasure finds, and teach on the Megalodon (a giant shark that has been extinct for more than 2 ½ million years). This event is free for members of the Museum and is included with the regular ticketed admission price.

Find out more at https://megateeth.com 

 

Mon

September 28

10am & 3pm 

 

Homeschool Hour

The Children’s Museum of Pooler is hosting Homeschool Hour on the last Monday of each month at 10am and again at 3pm! 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), Includes playtime in the Museum

Space is limited, advance registration required  

* 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. 

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Telephone: 912-307-9503