Museum of Design Atlanta is an intimate museum that sparks imagination right when you walk through the doors. Kids and adults will enjoy learning about how design influences many aspects of life, from architecture to computer programs to places to play.

Interactive Exhibits

Thought-provoking exhibits full of design elements—shapes, lines, color, light, new advances in technology and more fill the walls of this museum. We saw “Luba Lukova: Designing Justice” (on display until Sept. 3). Luna Lukova is a gifted graphic designer who uses bright colors and shapes, which both kids and adults will enjoy –teens and adults will especially enjoy considering the meanings behind the artwork. Look for these upcoming exhibits: “Text Me: How We Live in Language,” exploring typography from social media to decoration (Sept. 16-Feb. 4) and “Designing a Playful City,” chronicling the importance of designing great places for children to play (opening Feb. 18). These exhibits often have activities for all ages.

Learning Opportunities

MODA offers classes for kids and adults—from coding to 3D printing to design, your family can access the online schedule and sign up. The children’s classes combine design with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) technologies to help kids ages 5-18 become innovative problem-solvers. Camp MODA sessions are held in the summer and feature themes such as Minecraft, LEGO and WeDo Robotics.

Design Club

Children ages 17 and younger can become Design Club members when they visit MODA with a parent or guardian. This opportunity opens so many possibilities for your want-to-be designer, engineer or artist including unlimited free admission for each member and invitations to special events.

Family Free Days

The second Sunday of each month is Family Free Day at MODA. Families can visit the museum free of charge and participate in design STEAM activities.

– Teresa Farkas

The Details

1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta
*Across the street from High Museum of Art
Cost: Adults, $10; ages 6-17, $5; ages 5 and younger, free.
People spend approximately 45 minutes at the museum.

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