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.

In the special exhibit “Animation Land,” kids can join Tracey the pencil dog and her crew on an immersive journey to create stories using art and science (May 18-Sept. 8).

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.

Things to know before you go:

  • Advance ticket purchase is recommended; purchase timed-entry tickets online. All transactions will require a credit card.
  • You can leave and re-enter by getting your hand stamped at Security.  If the Museum is at capacity you will be asked to wait until capacity re-opens.
  • Food is allowed only in the Snack Stop area.

—Emily Webb

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