Toddler Takeover

Hey, Folks! We’ll be closed right after Labor Day—from Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 11—to gear up for Toddler Takeover!

Weekdays in September, starting Sept. 14

While the big kids are off at school, we’re dedicating all of our programming to our youngest visitors. For the 12-month to four-year-old set, CCM is the place to power young brains with play!

Open Playgroup

Mondays-Fridays, 10 am-12:30 pm (Pritzker Playspace)

Meet other families and play in a cozy space that’s exclusively for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Hammer Time 

Mondays at 11:15 am

Thursdays at 2:15 pm

Small children love to pound!  It’s good for the muscles, the mind and coordination. Hit the nail (or colorful golf tee) on the head for a satisfying building activity.  


Mondays at 2:15 pm

Fridays at 11:15 am

Get ready for some pretend play. This paleo-world of small animals and trees will engage both kids who love dinosaurs and those who just want to roar!

Car Wash in Kids Town

Tuesdays at 11:15 am
Prepare to get wet—it’s bath time for the Kids Town car! Little ones build motor skills as they work together using water, sponges and pails.

Toddler Yoga
Tuesdays, noon-2pm (Workshops every half hour) 

Reach zen through animated poses and breathing exercises designed for caregivers and children from 18 months to four years old. Workshops are provided courtesy of Shalise Nichols from Blissfolds Yoga.

Kids Create: Play with Paint
Wednesdays, 10 am-1 pm (Artabounds Studio)

Create with different kinds of homemade paints: puffy paint, sidewalk chalk, and even confetti!

Baby’s Got a Boo-Boo
Wednesdays at 2:15 pm
Children learn empathy through role playing. Visit the doll “clinic,” where owies feel better with a little TLC – and maybe a bandage.

Clean Meets Messy
Thursdays at 11:15 am

Finger paint with shaving cream!  This tactile experience will inspire every child’s inner artist.


Fridays at 2:15 pm 

Shake, rattle and roll to create art. The results may surprise you!

Toy Car City
Every day during open hours, starting Sept. 14

Kids can design and navigate their own roadway systems in our cozy, carpeted cityscape using flexible fabrics, small wooden street signs and wooden cars that are perfect for little hands.