About the Museum

Bringing Africa to Life in Baltimore

Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures is a privately owned children’s museum in Baltimore. It was founded in 2016 in an effort to enrich and inspire Baltimore’s urban community’s cultural desert. Our permanent collection of African art complements changing exhibits on a variety of African countries, ethnic groups, and traditions.

Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures also houses an administrative office and various public gathering areas that can be used for cultural and art related events. Our goal is to create an environment where visitors are not merely spectators, but active participants. This is a place where African culture and art comes to life.

Hands On Activities

Hands on learning or play are integral in the development of critical skills: creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, risk taking, and problem solving. Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures boasts an array of exhibits where children can personally experience a bit of African culture including: dressing up, playing instruments, dancing, and arts and crafts. 


Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures will showcase fine exhibitions of African culture. From dance, drumming, and examples of ceremonies, our visitors will feel the spirit of Africa. They will even have the opportunity to participate in the exhibitions. On a regular basis SCMAC, will offer various classes to teach the general public the various African arts and traditions. 

Guided Tours

Guided tours will be available by booking a tour online. Have a look at our schedule in advance or simply ask our staff for the next available tour.

We seek to:

  • Provide a safe, learning environment to engage children in hands-on experiences through play, performances, classes, dance, and other interactive programs. Our goal is to empower them with knowledge so that they feel more confident, proud, and connected to a rich culture and to have more engaged lives.
  • Have a positive influence on each child’s family, academic, and community life.
  • Play an intricate role in reshaping a disenfranchised community culturally in Maryland and beyond, with cultural awareness and excellence.