The Children’s Museum of Atlanta received a major face lift, both in the museum and online. Don’t worry, some of the old favorites, like the ball machine are still there, but there’s a lot of new playscapes for kids from 9 months to 9 years old. The one thing that hasn’t changed is The Children’s Museum of Atlanta mission to teach kids through play.
What to Expect at the New Children’s Museum of Atlanta
There are six different sections of the museum, plus a morph gallery for traveling exhibits, and a new permanent performance space for the Imaginators, the Museum’s troupe of professional actors and educators. The exhibits include: two new permanent exhibits Gateway to the World and Step Up to Science. The Gateway exhibit includes a giant globe that kids can climb in and spin through kid-power. Children in wheelchairs can access the globe through a new 3,000 square foot mezzanine level, and toddlers can get into the action in an area set aside for them. Step Up to Science has a science ‘bar’ where kids can do educator led experiments, and another area where they can launch rockets.
Revamping Old Favorites at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Kids can still climb aboard the tractor in Fundamentally food, but now they can also play in a miniature diner, showing kids how food gets from farm to table. The leap into learning has a revised area for crawlers that includes an easily navigated bench so parents can keep tabs on toddlers and older children while the little ones are crawling around. The art wall and sand tables are still there, but a new feature will incorporate visual reality to bring kids sand sculptures to life! And for the builder, there is a kid-sized house to construct.
Grand Re-Opening of the Children’s Museum of Atlanta
The museum is set to re-open Dec. 12, just in time for holiday visitors. If you are looking for a unique Holiday gift, a membership to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta gives you discounts at other family friendly attractions around town, as well as other Children’s Museums across the country.
See a sneak peek of the Children’s Museum while it is under construction