The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) has announced their summer programming lineup. A team of professional educators design the museum’s experiences around state and national academic standards in science, math, social studies, language arts and the visual and performing arts to expand a museum visit into a cross-curricular experience.
“At the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, we focus on learning through play,” Nichole Myles, executive director, said. “By bringing your children to the museum this summer, they can continue developing skills that are being taught in the classroom, all while having fun. We are proud to offer a wide variety of programs and camps that will enrich your child’s summer break.”
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is open this Summer on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9 am – 5 pm, Sundays from 12 pm – 5 pm, and beginning June 17th, Mondays from 1 pm – 5 pm.
Introducing Peak Play in the Hottest Part of the Day: CML will be open on Mondays from 1 pm – 5 pm this summer starting Monday, June 17th, so you can play during the hottest part of the day.
Play late for less! This summer pay just half-price admission if you arrive after 3:30 pm.
New Contest Opportunity
CML is looking for the most Instagrammable photo of the summer! Take a photo while you’re playing and post to Instagram or Facebook while tagging @exploreCML and you’ll be entered to win the title of ‘Most Instagrammable Photo of the Summer!’ A winner chosen each month will win a Family Day Pass to the museum and one Doo Dash the Dragon. One big winner of the summer will win a year-long membership!
Full STEAM Ahead – Mondays, 3:00pm (beginning Monday, June 17)
Children are invited to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts through art at CML! This program allows kids to use both their creativity and analytical skills to tackle STEAM projects. From painting with robots to building bugs that dance, to creating art through chemical reactions, this program provides engaging enrichment activities.
Art Room Surprise – Tuesdays & Saturdays, 10:30am – 12pm
Visit the Art Room every Tuesday and Saturday where children will be introduced to the week’s “Discovery Den” materials. Children will explore new media and artistic processes such as oil pastels, collage, weaving, sand art and more.
Brown Bag STEM Challenge – Wednesdays & Sundays, 3:30pm
Families are invited to tackle a STEM challenge each week. Pick up a brown bag containing the materials your family needs to complete the challenge at the front desk any time on Wednesdays and Sundays. Work as a team to design and build your project and then test your design against others with a CML play specialist on Wednesdays and Sundays at 3:30pm.
Let’s Move – Tuesdays & Saturdays, 2 – 3pm
For a healthy lifestyle, it is recommended children do an hour or more of physical activity each day. Drop by the Kids’ Garden at CML between 2-3pm each Tuesday and Saturday to get active with one of the museum’s play specialists with activities like balloon badminton, scarf dancing, animal yoga and more! Plus, instructors will talk about healthy eating habits to get little ones excited about fruits and veggies.
SuperStars – Second & Fourth Sunday of each month, 10am – 12pm
The Children’s Museum is open before hours from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the second and fourth Sundays of every month for children with special needs and their families to visit the museum for free. Children are able to explore and play in the museum without the crowds and over-stimulation.
This summer, the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is offering weekly camps for ages 3-10, including Padawan and Jedi Training Camp and Iron Chefs Camp. Eleven of the 12 weeks are already sold out, but there’s limited availability for the week of July 22 – 26 for Kid Coders Camp!
Kid Coders II – July 22-26
Campers are introduced to the basic skills of coding such as sequencing, pattern recognition and if/then conditional logic using developmentally appropriate materials and equipment. Older campers learn to code using the online platform Scratch. Activities are developmentally appropriate for age ranging from 3 to 10. Attendance in the first week is not necessary to attend the second week of Kid Coders Camp. To learn more, visit http://explorecml.org/camps/.
For more information about summer programming the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, visit www.explorecml.org.
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