Around Atlanta: Children’s Museum of Atlanta

19 Feb

Hey ya’ll!

This weekend, we had the pleasure of heading out into Atlanta, and visiting The Children’s Museum of Atlanta to check out their Black History Month events. We’ve only been to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta once before, when Anissa was about 7 months old, and she was a little too young back then, but I knew that now they would be the perfect age to have lots of fun!

Children's Museum of Atlanta

Children's Museum of Atlanta

In celebration of Black History Month, we got to see the following awesome events while we were there:

  • Mini-Musical: Peach State Flyer
    • Weekdays 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    • Children will hop on board the Peach State Flyer steam train to learn about the important contributions African Americans have made to Georgia and the country.
  • Story Time
    • Weekdays at 1 p.m. and weekends at 2 p.m.
    • Join the Imaginators for an engaging story to celebrate African American contributions in science, arts and sports!
  • Black History Month Crafts
    • Every 30 minutes, kids can sign up to make crafts and learn about African American history while doing so!
  • Dance performances
    • There was a great performance by a young dance troupe, dancing to African drums! Anissa loved it and has been emulating it and requesting drums ever since!

Children's Museum of Atlanta

Children's Museum of Atlanta

Besides these special offerings, the museum also has kids favorites like a grocery store, and awesome Waffle House where they can cook for and serve their parents, a science center, a climbing gym, a farm, and oh-so-much more! My kiddos were really into the grocery and restaurant area, because it  as more their size and speed. The science area is perfect for bigger kids, so don’t think they only cater to the little ones! Here are some pictures of the kids enjoying themselves!

One thing I love about the Children’s Museum of Atlanta is their programming! Besides all the great favorites I mentioned above, they constantly have new and special offerings. Below you’ll find a couple of those offerings that they still have planned for February, and I’ll be sure to bring you more in Around Atlanta: March!

Fairy Tale Day

Saturday, February 25 from 11 a.m. –4:30 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble
    Families will cheer on the young heroine and her prince as they foil plots of the evil queen during Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble’s performance excerpts from Snow White. This activity is designed for younger audiences under the age of 12.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Cinderella Meet and Greet
  • 2 p.m.: Special Music and Movement
    Children will join Cinderella and her prince to learn Mozart’s Minuet.
  • 3 p.m.: Special Story Time
    In celebration of Tell a Fairy Tale Day, young visitors can enjoy an interactive telling of “Anansi and The Magic Stick” by Eric A. Kimmel.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Cinderella Meet and Greet
  • 11 a.m. –4 p.m.: Art Studio
    Kids will get creative as they make a fairy house or candy house similar to the one Hansel and Gretel saw in the woods.
  • 11 a.m. –4 p.m.: Build It Lab
    Families will work together to build a fairy tale castle out of recycled materials.

Mardi Gras Fun!
Tuesday, February 28 from 2 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

  • 2 p.m.: Special Music and Movement
    In honor of the special holiday, children can march along in a Mardi Gras parade, while wearing masks created in the Art Studio.
  • 11 a.m. –4 p.m.: Art Studio
    Kids will create their own Mardi Gras mask to wear in the Mardi Gras parade.

For more information on the February program offerings or to support Children’s Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS [5437]. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well 🙂

XO,

Amanda

Disclosure: I received free tickets to visit The Children’s Museum of Atlanta in exchange for my honest review, however all opinions are my own.

14 Responses to “Around Atlanta: Children’s Museum of Atlanta”

  1. angie February 19, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

    what a great time it looks like they are having just love to see the young girls dance they are very talented
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  2. Michelle February 20, 2017 at 1:05 am #

    This looks like a great place to visit with the kids! We will definitely have go there if we end up driving through Atlanta. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. Kim Amy February 20, 2017 at 2:38 am #

    We love our Children’s museum up here in Wisconsin. Great to hear that the one in Atlanta is also fun!

  4. megan February 20, 2017 at 3:24 am #

    Wow looks like you guys had a great time! I love the cheese while pushing the shopping cart, too cute!

  5. Stacy- Taylor411 February 20, 2017 at 3:43 am #

    I think these little grocery stores for children are absolutely amazing. I wish we had places to visit like this closer to where I live.

  6. Tiffany | ShortSweetMom February 20, 2017 at 4:34 am #

    This looks like so much fun! I love finding fun places like this to take the munchkin. If we are ever in that area we will definitely have to check it out.

  7. Kassi February 20, 2017 at 6:04 am #

    I wish we had something like this here! It looks like you guys had a great time. Great pictures too!

  8. Ash February 20, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    The dance performance would have been beauitful to see!!
    It looks like your children had a wonderful time at the children’s museum, it looks like they have a lot of neat resources.

  9. Jasmine Hewitt February 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    it’s an eight hour drive for us, but we plan on going once baby is bigger

  10. Robin February 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

    I love children’s musuem. They are always a great time. Fairy tale time sounds like something my girls would love.

  11. Jessi February 20, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    This looks like so much fun. If I am ever in that area I will have to check it out!

  12. Meghna February 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

    Looks like a lot of fun.. Glad you guys had a great time!

  13. Lauren February 20, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

    The dance performance looks amazing! Love the programming this museum offers.

  14. Aimee @ TheModernMamanista.com February 21, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    I am a fellow Atlanta-mom – I’ve never been to the Children’s Museum but am now convinced that we have to go! Thanks for the suggestion.

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