The Chesapeake Children's Museum is a place where kids can go to not only learn about themselves through play, but also learn about people, technology and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area!
Exhibit spaces within the museum cover a range of themes which are great as a learning experience for all who visit.
Bay Window Live Animals is always a popular exhibit for the kids, with aquatic and land-living creatures representing regional wildlife and providing firsthand observations of their habits and habitats.
Feeling like the captain of your own ship? Well why not as you climb aboard a ten-foot boat and dock to act out your own watermen scenes. Don't forget to grab the props such as life jackets, nets, plush crabs and fish to add to the realism of your adventure!
It's not just indoor playtime at Chesapeake Children's Museum either. There are a number of outdoor areas including an outdoor classroom, and an amphitheater of toad stools.
Blueberry Hill Fresh food attracts wildlife and teaches children that we are all nourished by living things, and you might just spot some local creatures who live in the area too!
A charming children's museum for playful, inquisitive and active kids in Maryland!
They have fun workshops and talks across the year, so check out the website for details. These include Creek Critters often at 10:30am on Thursdays and Fridays!
Grab something to eat in the area, there are plenty of options!
Directions: From West of Annapolis: Take Route 50 east, use Exit 22, Aris. T. Allen Blvd. Stay on this (don't get off at Riva Road) as it becomes Forest Drive. Turn left at the 4th traffic light, Hilltop Lane. Turn left at the first traffic light, Spa Road. Pass Gentry Court and Spindrift Way on your right. Take the next right, Silopanna Road. Look for the CCM sign on your left at the stop sign. Plenty of parking in the lot. From East of Severn River: Take Rowe Blvd Exit 24A("Downtown Annapolis") and pass the Naval Academy Stadium. Turn right at Taylor Ave. Go halfway around Westgate Circle and turn right onto Spa Road. Pass the entrance to Maryland Hall, pass the city's Public Works garages. Take the next left, Silopanna Road. Look for the CCM sign on you left at the stop sign. Plenty of parking in the lot.
They have a number of workshops that you can choose from for your field trip, so check online!
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility, they will be happy to answer any questions
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