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Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!
September 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020
A visit to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta is always fun, but the new “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” exhibit gives kids an opportunity to explore the world of one of their favorite characters.
George’s neighborhood has six different areas, including an apartment building, construction site, city park and a produce stand. Each area encourages kids to explore cause-and-effect concepts and basic science principles. The exhibit is best suited for 3-6 year olds, but all ages can find something to enjoy, especially if they love the Curious George books or shows.
My son, Clayton, who is 4, was drawn to the construction site area. It challenges kids to figure out how to construct buildings and move materials. He enjoyed designing and seeing blocks go up and come down. Younger children may need assistance, or they may get frustrated as to why some block combinations won’t work.
Another favorite was building with Magna-Tiles and seeing the different designs project on the wall behind it. One of the most popular areas was mini golf. Children could explore the course and add their own pipes to see what would happen.
At the farm, children can point fans at windmills to get them to move. It provides good hand-eye coordination practice, and it is just fun to watch the windmills move. For older children, there is an area that talks about H.A. Rey’s experiences during World War II. Babies and toddlers will enjoy the activities at the city park area.
Know before you go: Tickets are discounted when purchased ahead of your visit. Plan to go after lunch or in the late afternoon, when most school field trip groups are finished.
Sept. 21 through Jan. 5, 2020. $13.95-$18.95; ages 12 months and younger, free.