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, three different two-hour play sessions are offered. All guests 2 years and older are required to wear a mask.

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 “Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab,” on view through Sept. 7. Be inspired by Edison’s works, and play with hands-on STEM experiments involving forces, six simple machines, chemistry and material science.

Daily programming includes the Science Bar with exciting experiments, where you can learn about all things water-related. Demonstrations and activities will take place between 10-11:15 a.m. At the Creativity Café, make bubble art, explore chromatography, and test out engineering skills with design challenges between 10-11:15 a.m. Each Thursday features 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.
  • Water fountains are turned off. Bring a full water bottle with you.
  • There are 13 hand sanitizing stations and five cleaning stations available for guests throughout the museum.
  • Food is not allowed.

Read more about these safety procedures here.

—Emily Webb

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