Download our October 2015 Calendar. More information on featured programs below:

Little Tykes

Thursdays, 9-11 am

October 15, November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 17, April 21, May 19

Little Tykes is a brand new program focusing specifically on the developmental skills and interests of young children, ages two and three years old!

Children and their caregivers engage one-on-one through songs, stories, creating crafts, and special activities within the museum exhibits. Healthy snack

provided.  Pay day-of for single classes (space is limited) or register for the whole series.  Let the adventures in discovery and purposeful play begin!


$6/class for member-child (1 free adult)

$8/class for nonmember-child (1 free adult, CMWS admission included)

Pay for the 8-class series and save—$40 member, $56 nonmember!  Siblings receive $5 off the series.

*Fees include 6.75% NC Sales Tax.


Paw Patrol Party!


Saturday, October 17

10:30 – noon

Create your very own dog mask, paw print photo frame, and mini milk carton dog house!  We’ll learn to be community helpers just like Marshall, Chase, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, Skye, and Ryder.   All children and adults will enjoy a tasty snack including lemonade, fruit, and dog-themed treats!  Registration required: $15/member-child (1 adult free); $23/nonmember-child (1 free adult), museum admission included; $4/additional adult, museum admission not included. Fees include 6.75% NC Sales Tax.


Truck & Treat 2015

Sunday, October 25

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This exciting fundraiser features more than 25 vehicles parked outside CMWS and on Liberty Street. Explore the vehicles, trick-or-treat for novelties and candy, enjoy DJ music, fun activities, a craft, and more! Halloween costumes are encouraged!

$5 for members and nonmembers, museum admission included. Coupons are not accepted at this event.

For more information, check out our Truck and Treat 2015 flyer!

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Supper & Santa

Friday, December 4

6 – 8 pm

Celebrate the season with an evening filled with Christmas spirit!

Start off with a dinner complete with chicken tenders, salad, fresh fruit, cheeses, and dessert.  Enjoy crafts, cookie decorating, storytime and a visit from the man in red himself!  Hearts & Arrows Photography will photograph your little one on Santa’s lap, a cherished keepsake that will be emailed to you. Printed portraits and high resolution electronic copies of your photos are available for purchase directly from Hearts & Arrows on site. Each child will receive a fun-filled goody bag!

Registration required for both children and adults.

$18.00/member, $20.00/nonmember

Fees include 6.75% NC Sales Tax.


Elf Tea Party

Saturday, December 12th

10:30 am—12 pm

It’s time for a little elf magic!  Make your elf costume—a felt cap with ears, bell necklace and rosy cheeks.  Next, sing silly songs, enjoy storytime and create elf-themed crafts!  Enjoy making elf donuts & reindeer food to put out on Christmas Eve!  Adults and children enjoy tasty tea-time snacks—hot cocoa, mini cupcake, fruit, and more!  Registration Required: $15/member-child (1 free adult); $23/nonmember-child (1 free adult), museum admission included.  Each additional adult—$4, museum admission not included. Fees include 6.75% NC Sales Tax.