In order provide children opportunities to explore and learn beyond the museum’s everyday exhibits and attractions, GCM has put together an exciting collection of programs. Please check the Events Calendar for specific times and dates of upcoming programs.
Every Tuesday through Thursday that isn’t designated for Toddler Play Date, Story Time, or Craft Time, Ms. Cathy will lead guests in a special craft or activity from 11am-12pm.
Toddler Play Date
On the last Thursday of every month be sure to bring your child to GCM for this exciting program! There will be a special craft and activity for your little one to enjoy from 10:30am-12pm. So don’t forget-it’s a date! Toddler Play Dates are $4 per person, and no free admission applies.
Craft Time with Ms. Cathy
The first Thursday of every month from 11am-12pm is Craft Time with Ms. Cathy. Crafts will be high quality, take-home creations that are sure to spark your child’s imagination and creativity. Crafts vary from month to month, so you don’t want to miss one! Craft Time is recommended for children ages 3+. Admission to GCM is $5 per person if you wish to participate in Craft Time, and no free admission applies.
On the first and third Tuesday of every month at 11am is Story Time in our reading corner. There will be two readings of a popular children’s book at 11 and 11:30am followed by a complimentary coloring activity. All book selections are Caldecott winners or honorees.
The First Friday of every month GCM offers free admission and activities from 6-8pm. The activities differ from month to month and often correlate to the season or the museum’s current theme. Don’t ever miss out on a night of First Friday fun!
The Second Saturday of every month from 10:30am-12:30pm GCM offers special events and activities for Macon children and their families. Admission is also free during Second Saturday from 10:30am-2:30pm. The events range from traveling exhibit previews to live music shows, from special arts and crafts to an outdoor festival. There’s no telling what we’ll plan next month, so be sure to attend all of our Second Saturday festivities!
Summer Enrichment Programs
Every summer GCM offers all-day, week-long sessions of programs for Macon’s children. Each summer’s programs have a different theme and activities. We strive to include a diverse array of activities in these programs, so that children will remain enthusiastic and stimulated throughout the week. Information regarding upcoming Summer Enrichment Programs is made available to the public in March, and registration begins promptly after. Considering registering your child? Just ask any child who has attended one of our Summer Enrichment Programs-they’re always a ball!
Throughout the year, GCM offers many special programs to the community. Some recent special program highlights include: Dr. Seuss Reading Day, Bug World, Cherry Blossom Festival activities, and Go Fly a Kite! These special programs are a great opportunity for children and their families to get out of the house and have some low-cost, wholesome fun!
The Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving, GCM offers a bit of relief for working parents whose children are out of school on break. On these days GCM offers all-day programming for children. Activities include arts and crafts, games, dancing, singing, and much more! All activities have a Thanksgiving theme to get children in the spirit of the season!
Like the Thanksgiving Program, the Monday and Tuesday before Christmas GCM offers all-day programming for children. These Activities include arts and crafts, games, dancing, singing, and much more! All activities have a Christmas theme to get children in the spirit of the season!