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July 2023

Reserve your visit online.

Call ahead to avoid field trip visits.

SUMMER HOURS 10 am-5 pm.

Visit our website at www.theccm.org

Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!

CCM is open 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, July 4th.

The City of Annapolis has a parade and fireworks in store for visitors in the downtown area for the evening.

Get details including parking recommendations here.

Farragut Farmers Market pops up on Summer Sundays at the northwest corner of the Navy-Marine Corps stadium parking lot. Vendors include local farmers, bakers, and craftspeople.

CCM will be rotating with other local museums to bring hands-on activities for children.

Our dates this month are July 2, 16, and 30. The weekly market runs through August 13, 9 am-1 pm.

Enter from Taylor Avenue.

Free parking.

"Let the Sun Shine In!" Help create a new indoor-outdoor exhibit at CCM on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, 1-5 pm. Powering Pollinators incorporates Solar Power and information about the critters that help flowers produce fruits and veggies.

Belgian artist, Alexandre Dang has been producing installations of solar powered dancing flowers (and other images) to bring attention and inspire action for using this renewable source of energy worldwide.

Our kick off event for the new exhibit at CCM will feature live music, light refreshments, hands-on science activities, and the chance to decorate your own dancing pollinator or flower. Take it home or leave it for the exhibit!

Admission is $25 per family which includes one solar-powered gizmo.

Additional gizmos can be purchased at the event (or at your next visit to CCM while supplies last) for $20 each.

Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, 1-5 pm

Creek Critters
Weekly Nature Walk
Explore the wildlife in the park around the museum with a guided stroll on the East Trail through woodlands and past wetlands to take in a scenic view of the creek. The West Trail meanders past the ponds and takes you to the Truck Pit. Our guide will tailor the walk to your children's interests and pace. Presented in Spanish upon request. Please let us know you are coming by registering here. Free for CCM members.

Cost is $5 per person for just the nature walk, or $8 for museum admission.

Free with admission / membership. Mondays at 10:30 am.

Outside, weather permitting.


Saturday, July 8, 1-3 pm

Teddy Bear's Picnic

Free with Museum admission

Free for Members

Bring Your Own Bear or stuffee

Light refreshments

Sunday, July 16, 10 am-12 noon Bubble Fest

Free with Museum admission

Free for Members

Plenty of unusual bubblemakers for everyone to try out.

Chesapeake Children's Museum will provide crafts and activities for children at the August 5 outdoor concert at Quiet Waters Park.

The Clones of Funk will have everyone on the dance floor from 6-8 pm.

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for those who just want to soak in the vibe.

Free admission. Free parking.

Check out the Full Summer Schedule.

Chris Le and Anna DeCourcy carefully remove the corn snake so her habitat can be cleaned.

High School Summer Interns

are keeping busy at CCM. We are delighted to have Jenelle Donyina (above), Christopher Lee, Annabeth DeCourcy, Vincent Zapata, Diego Diaz-Canales, and Jazlyn Giles-Watson spending time to work on exhibits, programs, marketing, and other tasks.

They are each making significant contributions to benefit CCM!

Teen Interns are welcome for the summer! Set your own schedule.

Please call 410-990-1993 or email us.

Plan your next visit to CCM
Make RESERVATIONS for coming inside the museum.
CCM is open EVERY DAY!

The park is always free and open
during daylight hours.

Come and explore!

PlayAnnapolis requests community input regarding children's access to sports and other recreational activities in the Annapolis area.

Please visit their website to learn more about their mission of increasing participation through addressing barriers and to complete the survey.

Yellow Lady's Slipper is one of those plants with a well-fitting name!

More prevalent in northern and western Maryland than Annapolis, they thrive in a variety of habitats from the edges of wetlands and creeks to woodland forests.

All Our Children

"I must study Politicks and War that my sons may have liberty to study Mathematicks and Philosophy. My sons ought to study Mathematicks and Philosophy, Geography, natural History, Naval Architecture, navigation, Commerce, and Agriculture, in order to give their Children a right to study Painting, Poetry, Musick, Architecture, Statuary, Tapestry, and Porcelaine."

John Adams, revolutionary, 1st VP, 2nd President of the U.S.A. October 30, 1735 - July 4, 1826

in a letter to his wife and political advisor Abigail Smith Adams


for unlimited admission for immediate family

$40 Summer Membership

valid through September 4, 2023

$100 Basic Family Membership

One year of hands-on fun from date of purchase.

$125 Reciprocal Membership

½ price admission to 200+ museums for up to 6 people

Find participating museums here.

$200 Funded Family

Reciprocal benefits for you plus a free one-year

Basic Family Membership to CCM for a local family in need.

Community Resources for Families

Anne Arundel County Food Access Warm Line serves individuals and families throughout the county. Developed in partnership with multiple county agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Access Warm Line links callers to case managers who will help to access appropriate food resources.

Food Access Warm Line:

410-222-FOOD (3663)

Monday-Friday, 8 am - 6 pm

Anne Arundel County Dept. of Health has up-to-date information about Covid-19 .

Anne Arundel County Public Library has drop in hours as well as online and in-person events for children and adults.

Curbside pick up is available at all library branches.

SUMMER breakfast & lunch for children, ages 2-18, at schools and community sites in Anne Arundel County Mondays through Thursdays until August 24, 2023.

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25 Silopanna Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21403

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