Children's Museum Atlanta

Photo by Jeff Roffman

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is a fun way to spend the day, and it is now open! To visit, you must reserve your tickets in advance. Each day, two-hour play sessions (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.) are offered.

While at the museum, check out the six permanent exhibits, which are designed for ages 0-8 years old. At “Fundamentally Food,” kids can play in the farm, grocery store, delivery truck and café as they learn more about food. “Gateway to the World” allows kids to travel all over the world. “Leaping into Learning,” for ages 0-5 years old, focuses on toddlers and younger children learning as they play and explore the treehouse, fishing pond and more. At “Let Your Creativity Flow,” kids can explore their creative side at the arts studio and make a masterpiece on the paint wall. “Step Up to Science” allows kids to understand the way the human body works; plus, explore static, a gear wall and more in the Cause and Effect area. At “Tools for Solutions,” kids can test out their problem-solving skills, build bridges, use the six simple machines, construct a house and decorate the Atlanta skyline.

See the special exhibit, “Shaun the Sheep: Flock This Way!” based on the popular film and television characters (Through Sept. 4). Kids can play with Shaun and his friends from Mossy Bottom Farm by playing in the barn, creating stop-motion animation and more.

Daily programming includes the Science Bar with exciting experiments, where kids can learn about all things water-related. At the Creativity Café, make bubble art, explore chromatography, and test out engineering skills with design challenges. Select Thursdays feature a special Messy Thursday activity.

Due to COVID-19, museum procedures and policies have changed to ensure safety protocols:

  • Purchase timed-entry tickets online. All transactions will require a credit card.
  • No re-entry and no locker availability.
  • There are 13 hand sanitizing stations and five cleaning stations available for guests throughout the museum.
  • Food is allowed only in the Snack Stop area.

Read more about these safety procedures here.

—Emily Webb

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