Weekly Programs

Learn about our daily programs happening throughout the week! 

Homeschool Hour

We are delighted to serve parents of homeschoolers by providing additional opportunities to expand learning. Check out our ‘Homeschool Hour’ opportunities!

Featured Events

Check out CMOP’s featured events to discover more opportunities for fun and education for the entire family. See what’s coming up!

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Weekly Programs 

Free with tickets or memberships



Tuesday Toddler Time!

CMOP offers facilitated toddler programming every Tuesday morning from 10am-11am. This time is set aside to nurture a love of learning in our smallest visitors. Toddler Time is included with regular admission. Toddler Time programs rotate throughout the month between art, sensory, and story time activities. 


10am & 3:30pm

Artsy Smartsy

Join us in the Young At Art Room as we nurture your child’s creativity through a range of stimulating activities! Children will build confidence, gain vocabulary, and fine-tune those gross and fine motor skills all while having loads of fun exploring art-making techniques! Geared towards children 4 and up.


11am & 4pm

Random Acts of Science

Random Acts of Science is held on Fridays at 11am and 4pm. During this time, Children can explore a variety of engaging science topics with cool experiments and thoughtful inquiry.



STEM Saturdays

Foster curiosity, creativity, and learning by participating in the hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities at CMOP on Saturday mornings! STEM programming includes experiences like building bridges, art projects, Critter Days with live animals, chemistry experiments, energy demonstrations, lessons in friction and gravity, and much more!

Monthly Programs 

Lego Club

Join CMOP on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30-5pm for Lego Club at the Museum! Our staff will be on hand to suggest fun building ideas and challenges, as well as encourage children to create original designs. 

Ages: Children 5 and up

Cost: Free for members, $10.50 for non-members (includes admission into CMOP)

LEGO DONATIONS: CMOP would love to continue to build this program for children! Please consider donating Legos to help our cause.   

Sensory Friendly Morning

CMOP recognizes the increasing need for families with children with developmental disabilities to have an accessible and enjoyable place to learn and play with relief from extra stimuli. To help meet this need, CMOP will offer a Sensory Friendly Morning at the Museum on the second Wednesday of each month from 9:00am-12:00pm. Children can experience the Museum with dimmed lights, reduced ambient noise, a less crowded environment, and they will be able to retreat into a designated quiet room if needed. CMOP’s goal is for children with sensory processing difficulties to feel welcome and have a positive experience while they explore the Museum.

The SD Gunner Fund partners with the Museum in coordinating service dogs to visit the children during SFM days.

Please note: Field trips and special events will not be scheduled on this day to limit admission into the Museum.
Homeschool Hour at the Museum

The Children’s Museum of Pooler is hosting Homeschool Hour on the last Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. during the months of August-November (Note: November’s HS Hour will be on the 20th)! Homeschool students and their chaperones will spend the morning enjoying facilitated activities designed to meet the educational needs of the homeschool community.
Geared for grade levels K through 4th grade.
Price: $8 per person (members/nonmembers), under 12 months free
Includes playtime in the Museum
Advance registration is required as space is limited
* Registration needs to be completed by the Friday before the program. Homeschool Hour is not a drop-off activity at the museum. A child needs to be accompanied by an adult. 

Homeschool Hour Topics

August 28:

All About Circuits

Students will construct simple circuits with “do” components (switches) and “happen” components (lightbulbs, LEDs, motors, and buzzers), and battery blocks to investigate the wonder of electricity.  

Standards Supported:

S5PS, S5P2 a-c, SPS10, S8P5

September 25 :

Exploring Forensic Science

Students will gain a better understanding of forensic science through discussion and hands-on activities. Children will learn about fingerprinting and use their investigative skills to solve a fun mystery  involving Bella the Cow’s missing collar on Grandma J’s Farm. 

Standards Supported:

SKP1, S1P1 a, S3E1, S4P1, S5L2, SFS1, SFS2, SFS4 

October 30​:

States of Matter

Students will participate in engaging hands-on  activities (Boo Bubbles and Oobleck!) to better understand the structure and properties of the states of matter. 

Standards Supported:

PS1.A, 2-PS1-1, MS-PS1-4, MS-PS1-6, SKP1, S2P1, S5P1 

November 20:

Art-Tastic Inspiration from Famous Artists

Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of various artists (Klee, Kahlo, Rembrandt) and their unique styles of art by creating self portraits. Students will learn about abstract and realistic styles of artistic expression while exploring symmetry, balance, composition, proportion, and texture in their own multi-dimensional works of art.

Standards Supported:

VAK.CR.2, VAK.CR.3, VAK.CN.1, VA1.CR.2, VA1.CN.1, VA2.CN.1, VA3.CR.2, VA5.CR.1, VA5.CR.3


June 9th


Community Nerf Battle Fundraiser

The Children’s Museum of Pooler invites children and their families to join us for a community nerf battle fundraiser, in partnership with the West Chatham Y on June 9th, 2024 from 2-6pm. There will be age brackets for children to compete in with others and a family bracket that will allow families to share in this fun-filled day.  Participants can battle it out for bragging rights as a nerf champion, refresh with the hydration station and food tables, cool off in the water war zone, take part in the raffle, and browse the tent vendors all while they make new friends and create memories. 

CMOP Museum Members and YMCA Members receive 10% registration!

CMOP Members: Please log in with membership number to receive discount.

YMCA Members will need to contact the West Chatham YMCA at (912)748-9622 to verify membership and receive their discount code prior to registering.

*In case of a weather cancellation for the event, the rescheduled event date will be held 6/30/24. 


June 19th


Casting Away Shrimp Talk & Craft

Georgia has a new state crustacean, and it’s the White Shrimp! Our special guest fishermen will demonstrate how to catch shrimp with a cast net and entertain us with fun fishing tales and facts! Afterwards, kiddos can participate in an origami shrimp craft at the Children’s Museum of Pooler!


July 11th


Christmas In July

Children can create fun Christmas crafts, decorate Christmas “trees”, launch “snowballs” in the Air Wall, snap a picture with Santa, get their faces painted, and have a blast in the exhibits!

We will have a special visit from Santa from 10am-12pm!

Ticket Prices:
Members: $9.50
Non-Members $11.50

*Tickets are purchased the day of the event at the front desk.

Visit Us:

200 Tanger Outlets Blvd. Suite 589
Pooler GA 31322