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October 2023

HOURS 10 am-4 pm

Visit our website at www.theccm.org

Please let us know if you're coming to the

11 am performance and to meet the animals or to the later concert at

2 pm: "The Black Roots of Country Music"

Animal Party: Saturday, October 7

Meet the animals that live at the museum and learn about their needs. Daisies complete the Animal Observer badge, Brownies earn the Pets badge and Juniors complete the Animal Habitats badge. Non-scouts, ages 5 to 11 years old, are welcome to join in. PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY.

Outdoor Artists

Sunday, October 8

2-4 pm

Get inspiration from nature for: poetry, painting, photography, sculpture, and music

All ages are welcome. $15 per artist. REGISTER HERE Activities help Girl Scouts fulfill badge requirements.

The event is part of Creating Us - Creating You: The Science of Creativity, Learning, and Wellness

a project supported by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences about 8 skills that enhance creativity to support wellbeing.

Act of Kindness

Community Resource Fair

Saturday, Oct. 14

1-4 pm


People's Park

Calvert & West Street

Children's activities

presented by CCM

Little Kids at Hope

Tuesday, October 17

6-9 pm

Parents and Caregivers of children from 0 to 5-years-old can learn how to make the most of their nurturing relationship. REGISTER HERE. Facilitated by Dr. Deborah "Miss Debbie" Wood. $30 per person. $25 for CCM members.

Solar Powered Art

Help to create a new indoor-outdoor exhibit at CCM about pollinators and solar energy.

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.

You can create a moving work of art to take home or display.

The cost is $20 for each solar powered base.

10 am to 6:30 pm

Children's activities facilitated by CCM

Downtown Annapolis PARKING TIPS here

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 the nature walk, or $8 to include museum admission.

October 9: Stories and crafts for Indigenous Peoples Day

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

Outside, weather permitting.

Welcome Girl Scouts!

CCM has scheduled badge and journey workshops for all levels from Daisies to Ambassadors for the new school year.

Oct. 7 Animal Party for Daisies, Br & Jr

Oct 8 Outdoor Artists for All Levels

Oct 15 Fall Brownie Day (3 badges)

Oct 21 MEdia Journey for Cadettes

Nov. 4 Entertainment Technology for Jr's

CHECK HERE for more details and to register.

Volunteer Recruitment at AACC

We hope to see a few new friendly faces at CCM following a volunteer recruitment fair at Anne Arundel Community College.

Become a CCM volunteer today!

Do you have time, talents, expertise, and or a passion for making the world a better place for children - starting right here in Annapolis? Set a schedule that fits your life. Your children are welcome to come with you!

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!

Spa Creek Conservancy, a non-profit organization, gathers volunteers for ivy abatement and other efforts to improve the health of the creek that borders our park.

English Ivy

is an invasive species that came here from Europe around 1727. Unfortunately, it causes harm by adding weight - which can eventually topple a tree. As a ground cover it harbors moisture which provides a breeding place for mosquitoes.

The best way to deal with it is to snip the vine but not remove it since that could damage the tree.

All Our Children

"A child's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled."

Dorothea Brande (1893–1948) American journalist, fiction writer, and writing instructor who valued and encouraged the creative process. She is the author of Becoming a Writer and Wake Up and Live!


for unlimited admission for immediate family

$40 Fall Membership

valid through December 31, 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.

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25 Silopanna Rd.
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