Celebrate Black History Month with Children’s Museum of Atlanta throughout February

Celebrate Black History Month with Children’s Museum of Atlanta throughout February

Kids can also learn more about Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, National Tell a Fairy Tale Day!

ATLANTA (January 22, 2019) – Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to honor some of our nation’s greatest heroes with a variety of activities during Black History Month. In addition, little ones have a chance to learn about special events and holidays in February by creating jerseys for The Big Game, watching a performance by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company or learning to waltz on National Tell a Fairy Tale Day! Children of all ages can also get moving while exploring the feature exhibit Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™.

February Special Programming

Game Day
Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2
Kiddos are invited to celebrate The Big Game’s arrival in Atlanta! Throughout the weekend, families can learn the significance of being active during the Planet Rock mini-musical, test their skills by participating in the Tiny Football Combine and learn more about the science behind sporting equipment. Plus, children can create mini goal posts and footballs or custom jerseys to celebrate their favorite team!  

Black History Month Programs
Monday, February 4 – Thursday, February 28 (Except February 1, 13, 14, and 18)
Children will learn all about important, historical figures through the original mini-musical Peach State Flyer performed by the Imaginators. Families can also visit the Science Bar, Art Studio and Build It Lab to discover notable African Americans and their contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and art.

Chinese New Year
Sunday, February 10
Ring in the Year of the Pig with a special guest performance by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company! Founded in 1991, the Company entertains and educates audiences about Chinese history and culture through traditional dancing.  

Family Free Day
Wednesday, February 13 (Session 1: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Session 2: 1-3:30 p.m.; Session 3: 4-6:30 p.m.)
Local families are invited to visit the Museum free of charge during the first Family Free Day. Throughout the day, kids will be introduced to different “maker” activities to further develop design, creative and building skills. Made possible by the support of the PNC Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation and CareSource, the three sessions will also offer the chance for kids to explore the Museum’s six permanent, interactive exhibits as well as the new feature exhibit Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action. Free tickets must be reserved in advance. Limited capacity. For more information, please visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org/familyfreeday.

Valentine’s Day
Thursday, February 14
Kids are encouraged to spread the love while creating a one-of-a-kind handprint piece to share with loved ones. The celebration of love continues as the Imaginators share a special story about love and happiness!

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Saturday, February 23
A magical day awaits for families to explore their wildest imaginations at the Museum! Through fun-filled activities like Fairy Tale Mad Libs, learning to waltz and building majestic cardboard castles, kids are sure to have an enchanting day worthy of a fairy tale.

 

Feature Exhibit: Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™
January 19-May 27, 2019
Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™
allows children to enter an interactive world to learn the importance of health and wellness. Visitors are invited to visit Children’s Museum of Atlanta to explore the exhibit that helps families get up and get moving, while exercising their brains at the same time. From catching the perfect wave on a motion-sensing surfboard to perfecting the three principles of kung fu in a bamboo forest, children will learn new ways to stay active while enjoying extreme sports and activities. For more information about Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action daily programs, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org/calendar.


Building Blocks: Early Learning Programs

Tiny Club Monday
10:30 a.m. (No event on January 21)
Kiddos can choose between TiNY Science Club and TiNY Artist Club to enjoy a 30-minute class designed especially for kids ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers. Families can also check out TiNY Builder Club, a drop-in class held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Each program offers hands-on activities, professional instruction and the chance to earn something new!

Messy Thursdays
10:30 a.m.
Little visitors and guardians are invited to get messy! Messy Thursdays offer slime, finger painting and more! Let the Children’s Museum of Atlanta clean up the mess while the little ones have a blast. There are new, messy activities every week to try, offering endless opportunities.

Toddler Jam Fridays
10:30 a.m.
Rock and roll into the weekend with this high energy, music-filled class guaranteed to shake out the wiggles and foster a love of music. Each week offers new songs, instrument play, circle time activities and, of course, dance breaks.

Contact us
Becca Meyer BRAVE Public Relations
Becca Meyer BRAVE Public Relations
About Children's Museum of Atlanta

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-9. The mission of Children's Museum of Atlanta is to change the world by sparking every child's imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play. With six permanent learning zones consisting of bright, creative and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp and private events. For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].

Museum Admission: Online ticketing only is available at this time. Phone booking is available with ample notice and will be booked via online reservation. Members must pre-book and will be able to get their $5 voucher online. Babies under 12 months and members are admitted for free. All daily programs are included in price of admission. Group rates and military discounts are available. For more information regarding ticket and membership options, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

Museum Hours: The Museum will operate in 3 two-hour sessions daily with one-hour cleaning in between sessions. Hours of operation for the month of July are 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Please check the Museum website to confirm hours of operation. 


Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313