Current Programs

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Art Room Surprise

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

Join us in the Art Room’s “Discovery Den” every Tuesday and Saturday where we 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

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

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 Thursday 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.

Brown Bag STEM Challenge

Wednesdays, 3:30pm
Sundays, 3:30pm
Ages 3 – 10

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 Wednesdays at 3:30pm and Sundays at 3:30pm.

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

This 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).

Starr Jordan
Director of Education
843.853.8962 x208