5 Helpful Tips When Visiting Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Beat the heat this summer at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. School’s out, and summer is in! Children’s Museum of Atlanta is kicking off the season with engaging programs that allow kids to learn through the power of play. Your children will enjoy using their imaginations while picking vegetables in the garden, cooking royal meals, and waking the sleeping dragon all while wearing various royal costumes.
This July, families are encouraged to venture into expeditions and learning at Children’s Museum of Atlanta. On the 4th, kiddos will have the opportunity to learn about special holiday with Uncle Sam and Professor Labcoat with patriotic parades, crafts and songs.
Military members will also receive free admission on Independence Day. The celebratory energy will continue all month long with special programming based on reading, space exploration and dance! Future doctors, veterinarians and caretakers alike also still have the chance to participate in the highly-interactive exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television series, “Doc McStuffins.”
Whether building a medieval catapult or whipping up mango lasi, Children’s Museum of Atlanta offers enriching programs with limitless fun! We were provided complimentary tickets for this review, but all opinions our own.
Tips When You Visit Children’s Museum of Atlanta
My friend and I took our daughters ages three and four to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta and they are already both begging to go back!
Here are five tips that will enhance your visit to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta:
- Pack a lunch and eat at Centennial Olympic Park before or after your visit to the museum. The park is directly across the street from the museum so you can pack a cooler and leave it in your car. While in the park let the kids burn off some energy on the playground or cool off in the Fountain of Rings which also has a light show set to music. Just make sure you pack a swimsuit to dry off!
- Buy your tickets online before your visit! You will not only save a few dollars but you’ll avoid any line once you get there. There are value days so check the calendar online to get the best savings. It is the same price for all ages and under one is free.
- During the summer the museum is open 7 days a week from 10am-5pm. Most of the daycares visit earlier in the day so I’d recommend visiting after 1:00 to avoid most of the crowds. You can leave the museum and re-enter so if you want to leave for lunch and come back it’s not a problem!
- Parking is located in several lots around the museum but download the app SpotHero to find the best parking for the best price before your arrival. Make sure to hide or bring all of your valuables and lock your door. There is limited stroller parking in the museum so if you can avoid bringing it in that would be best. If your children are walking they will definitely want to be exploring the museum because there is so much to see and do!
- Buy an annual pass! The permanent exhibits are fantastic but the best part about the Children’s Museum is there is always a traveling exhibit making its way through Atlanta. My daughter constantly asks to go to the Children’s Museum and she is never ready to leave! There are different levels of memberships starting at just $89.00.
Featured Exhibits at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
July Special Programming:
Thursday, July 4
Guests are invited to a positively patriotic party celebrating the 4th of July at Children’s Museum of Atlanta! Visitors can follow Uncle Sam in a musical parade and create their own themed crafts. Kiddos will also have the opportunity to visit Professor Labcoat at the science bar and learn about what happens when red, white and blue are all mixed together. Little ones are also welcome to grab a seat in front of the Museum stage to master the words to some of America’s most treasured songs. Military members will also receive free admission on Independence Day to honor their service.
Mayor’s Summer Reading Club
Sunday, July 14
Families are encouraged to participate in activities that encourage reading and summertime learning. Young ones can make reading glasses in the Art Studio or dive into fascinating science books at the Science Bar. Throughout the summer, parents are also welcome to ask for fun kid-friendly book suggestions to help keep little ones’ minds engaged and alert during summer vacation.
Space Exploration Day
Saturday, July 20
Young explorers are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when man first walked on the moon at Children’s Museum of Atlanta! In honor of National Space Exploration Day, kiddos will have the opportunity to play “Planet Jeopardy,” participate in a planet scavenger hunt or head to the Learning Lab to build a rocket! Children are also invited to listen to story time readings of “Hidden Figures: The Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race” and “Roaring Rockets: Amazing Machines!”
National Dance Day
Saturday, July 27
Little ones are welcome to bring their dancing feet to Children’s Museum of Atlanta for a special celebration of different cultures’ rhythm and expression in honor of National Dance Day. Kids and families will have the opportunity to dance with the Prime Movers Dance Group from Callanwolde Arts Center and Través Dance with Julie Galle Baggenstoss performing Flamenco! Children will also be able to learn about different types of dance on the Museum stage and listen to stories, “Giraffes Don’t Dance,’ and “Allison Rose and Her Dancing Toes.”
Feature Exhibit: Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit
January 8-September 8, 2019
Young learners are invited to experience the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television series, “Doc McStuffins.” The highly interactive English and Spanish bilingual experience transports kids and families from Doc’s backyard clinic to the Toy Hospital. There, families are invited to perform check-ups and diagnose toy patients while learning about healthy habits, compassion and nurturing care.
Building Blocks: Early Learning Programs
Tiny Club Monday
Kiddos can choose between TiNY Science Club and TiNY Artist Club to enjoy a 30-minute class designed especially for kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Families can also check out TiNY Builder Club, a drop-in class held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Each program offers hands-on activities, professional instruction and the chance to learn something new!
Little visitors and guardians are invited to get messy! Messy Thursdays offer slime, finger painting and more every Thursday of the month! Let the Children’s Museum of Atlanta clean up the mess while the little ones have a blast with new activities and endless opportunities to try each and every week.
Friday Jam Session
Rock and roll into the weekend with this high energy, music-filled class guaranteed to shake out the wiggles and foster a love of music. Each week’s program offers new songs, instrument play, circle time activities and, of course, dance breaks.
For more information about the museum visit the website at www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org