Three New Exhibits at Atlanta’s Museums
With these new exhibits, explore nature’s most powerful forces, how objects move and the math behind magic
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Through May 7. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Investigate some of nature’s powerful and destructive forces as you put yourself directly in the path of a tornado, inside the eye of a hurricane and in the midst of a raging winter storm. Explore the science behind weather through multimedia experiences, models and large-scale graphics. 404-929-6300. Adults, $18; ages 3-12, $16; 2 and younger, free. fernbankmuseum.org
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Through May 29. Weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Closed Wed.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Explore different methods of movement, using simple machines to move objects to seeing how air pressure moves a hovercraft. Investigate what it takes to power cars, airplanes and snow blowers and learn how to make a boat sail. 404-659-5437. $14.95; younger than 1, free. childrensmuseumatlanta.org
Abracadabra! Every Day Magic
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Through April 30. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Become a scientific magician and learn the science and math behind magic. Demonstrate a chemical reaction using body heat; decode secret messages using pressure and experiment with magic. 770-904-3500. Adults, $13; ages 3-12, $10; 2 and younger, free. gwinnettehc.org