Dance Moves

Tuesdays at 10:15am (11am class is sold out)
February 7 – May 9 (12-week class); no class on March 21 & April 11

Ages 2 – 5
Member 12-Week Subscription:
Non-Member 12-Week Subscription: $75
Member Walk-in: $6
Non-Member Walk-in: $7

This energetic dance class taught by a professional dancer explores movement, basic ballet technique and simple dance steps, such as chasse, gallop, skips, kicks, turns and jumps. A wide variety of props and music are used to enhance movement training in this fun and creative dance program! Suggested for Ages 2 – 5

Interested in Dance Moves? Some children prefer to observe the class first and then join in as they feel comfortable. To help your child know what to expect, watch these video clips with your child.

Please note: Weekly walk-ins will not be available if the class is filled with 12-week subscriptions.

Art Room Surprise

Ages 2 – 10
Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm (drop in)
Saturdays, 10am – 11:30am (drop in)

Join Miss Leah in the Art Room’s “Discovery Den” every Tuesday and Saturday where she will introduce this week’s “Discovery Den” materials. Explore new media and artistic processes, such as oil pastels, collage, weaving, sand art, etc. No two products are the same as you focus on the process of art.

This class is FREE with CML Membership or Admission. No pre-registration required.

Let’s Move

Ages 2 – 10
Tuesdays, 2pm – 3pm (drop in)
Saturdays, 2pm – 3pm (drop in)

For a healthy lifestyle, it is recommended children do an hour or more of physical activity each day. Drop by the Kids’ Garden (weather permitting) at CML between 2pm – 3pm each Tuesday and Saturday to get active with a Museum Play Specialist. We’ll have activities like balloon badminton, scarf dancing, animal yoga and more! Plus, we’ll talk about healthy eating habits to get little ones excited about fruits and veggies. Let’s Move!

This class is FREE with CML Membership or Admission. No pre-registration required.

Early Connections

Ages Birth – 3
Wednesdays, 10am
Fridays, 10am

Our youngest visitors (ages Birth – 3 years) and their grown-ups are invited to join us for special programming each week designed to strengthen connections between the child and grown-up by developing rituals, modeling attunement and promoting self-regulation skills. On the first Wednesday of every month, Jessica Flowers from Ripple™ will join us to coach grown-ups in enhancing connections between themselves and their child that increase a child’s attention span and cooperation.

This class is FREE with CML Membership or Admission. No pre-registration required.

Brown Bag STEM Challenge

Ages 2 – 10
Wednesdays at 4:00pm
Sundays at 3:30pm

Families are invited to tackle a STEM challenge each week. Purchase 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 Wednesdays at 4:00pm and Sundays at 3:30pm.

Still not sure what a Brown Bag STEM Challenge is? Check out the video to the left!

Brown bags of materials are $2 each. No pre-registration required.
PLAY to Learn

Ages 2 – 5
Thursdays at 10am
Fridays at 11am

During PLAY to Learn programs, trained CML staff lead children in story time and an activity that focuses on kindergarten readiness skills, such as letter and number recognition, counting, shapes and colors, fine and gross motor skills, reading readiness and social skills.

This class is FREE with CML Membership or Admission. No pre-registration required.

Mini Masterpieces

Ages 5 and up
Thursdays at 3pm

Mini Masterpieces introduces children to artists, their work and their methods to inspire the next generation of artists and creative thinkers. Children create their own works of art using the learned techniques.

This drop-in program is FREE with CML Membership or Admission. No pre-registration required.

Baby Scholars

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The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, in partnership with the Florence Crittenton Residential Program of Charleston, hosts Baby Scholars for at-risk pregnant women ages 21 and under who are still pursuing their high school diploma or GED. The goals of Baby Scholars are to 1) impart the value of strong, healthy mother-child connections and how to build those relationships, 2) convey the importance of language and literacy on children’s school readiness and how to promote these skills and 3) provide access to CML as a place to learn and grow together.

During each interactive class, participants are introduced to healthy rituals and routines that can be built into everyday tasks but are critical to building connections between parent and child. Instructors and participants discuss how routines help a child know what to expect, feel secure and foster cooperation. Highlighting literacy and language skills are also a key component to the classes. Participants are taught to share basic pre-reading skills, such as describing illustrations and pointing to words as they read while looking left to right and top to bottom with their child. These skills are crucial to kindergarten readiness but do not require proficient reading from the parent.

Baby Scholars serves approximately 30 women per academic year and has been supported by CML since 2010 (formerly funded by RBC Bank).

Kendra McCabe
Education Coordinator
843.853.8962 x221