Registered Play Groups

Cape Cod Children’s Museum is thrilled to offer registered play groups! Sign-up is on a first come, first serve basis and it must be done at the museum. Registration forms will be available at the front desk on Monday, September 5, 2022. Schedule and introductory pricing is below! Purchasing a Sea Star Membership or other membership does not automatically enroll you in the class! Payment in full is required to confirm your spot, no other discunts apply. (Scholarships for membership are available – please email or speak to administration, thank you.)

Welcome Kathy Gattoni!

We are so thrilled to have Kathy join the museum as our play group leader. Those of us who have had the benefit of Kathy’s classes know that it does not get any better than this! You WILL walk away happier, more confident, and more knowledgeable about your baby or young person. Additionally, you may meet friends that you and your child will know for a lifetime! Read more here “Your First Play Group”

My name is Kathy Gattoni and I am back on Cape after being away for about 6 years. I am first a Mother of 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren with one more on the way in January. I have been teaching Early Childhood programs for 32 years and have loved every minute! First through the Milford Family and Community Network and then later when my young family moved to Sandwich at the Discovery Center in Sandwich Library . I started teaching Lapbabies classes there when I realized there was a need for a weekly support for parents who were looking for something that would be fun, educational and a way for them to meet other parents who were experiencing the birth of a child. Later as a Playgroup facilitator and Lapbabies teacher with the Upper Cape Family Network and as an Assistant Children’s Librarian in Bourne. Most recently as a Parent Educator and Playgroup facilitator at the Milford Family Network. Since moving back to the Cape , I will be teaching Lapbabies classes and Mixed aged programs at the Cape Cod Childrens Museum and I look forward to meeting new families.

Lap Babies

Babies birth to 15 months and their parents and caregivers are welcome to attend Lap Babies! This five week session will introduce songs, stories and have time for discussion of any developmental issues parents and caregivers are experiencing. Meet new friends with babies of similar age and give your baby a new and unique social opportunity.


Group meets on Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 10:00 am at the children’s museum, room one.

Session I, five weeks: Tuesday, September 20 – Tuesday, October 18

Session II, five weeks: Tuesday, October 25 – Tuesday, November 22

(Session II, preference will be given to those who did not get into Session I, thank you!)

Pricing: FREE with Sea Star Membership!

For a Sea Star Membership click on the link above and purchase on-line. This does not guarantee you a place in the lap babies class. Please visit the museum to register for the class or call and purchase over the phone 508-539-8788. Thank you!

Non-members pay regular admission rate of $12 per person – must pay for full five week session $60.00

Mixed Age Play Group

For children 16 months to 4 years of age. This program includes songs, storytime,  art activity and snack . There will be free playtime as well. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Children will enjoy the museum during and after play group.

Group meets on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 12:00 am at the children’s museum, room one.

Fall Session 10 weeks: Tuesday, September 20 – Tuesday, November 22

Pricing: Membershp Information Here

For a membership click on the link above and purchase on-line. This does not guarantee you a place in the class. Please visit the museum to register for the class or call and purchase over the phone 508-539-8788. Thank you!

Member Rates: $75.00 first child, $60 second child (Children from same household on same membership please.)

Non-Member Rate: $100 per child registered.

General Information:

Please read about members benefits for the store, programs, reciprocal museum visits, room rentals and more.

Caregivers and parents must remain with children at all times.

In nice weather, the groups may go outside so please be prepared.

No outside food, drink, or toys should be brought into the museum (this includes coffee – sorry).

Groups are non-refundable. If the museum must close due to weather or other reason, make-up classes are not guaranteed.