The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) ChesAdventures program begins January 11 and brings Chesapeake themed, hands-on activities and a take-home art project to children four to nine years old. The six-session program continues on Saturdays through February 22 with advanced registration and limited class sizes.
Each ChesAdventures session offers children two hours of hands-on games, arts and crafts, and storytelling. Small classes and age-appropriate projects facilitate the learning process while offering kids a special place and opportunity to explore the Chesapeake’s unique people, animals, and environment.
Dates for the program are January 11, 18 and 25, as well as February 8, 15, and 22. On each of these dates, the four to six year old program runs from 10 to 12 noon, and the seven to nine year old program runs from 1 to 3pm.
Each program is conducted inside and on campus at the museum, and includes activities inspired by the museum’s exhibits and historic vessels. With a detailed listing at www.cbmm.org, each class focuses on a different Chesapeake theme, from history and art, to science and biology—all taught through looking, listening, playing, and creating.
The cost for the ChesAdventures program is $12 per class for museum members and $15 per class for non-members. A special six-session pass is available at $68 for museum members and $80 for non-members. Scholarships for individual sessions are available for qualifying students. To register or for more information, call Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941. Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted.