Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces magnificent May programming

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces magnificent May programming

Little ones can celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and summer fun!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — ATLANTA (April 24, 2018)Summer is right around the corner! Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to celebrate the season of warm weather and summer vacation with a variety of entertaining – and educational – events! Throughout May, kids can explore healthy habits at the Healthyville exhibit; celebrate Cinco de Mayo with traditional Mexican dances; create one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day; limbo at the Summer Bash and more! Whether crafting a piñata or building the tallest sand castle in town, Children’s Museum of Atlanta offers unlimited opportunities for children to learn through the power of play!

May Special Programming

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo       
Saturday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated on May 5 by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to honor the Mexican Army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates Mexican culture and heritage. Children’s Museum of Atlanta will ring in Cinco de Mayo with special events and performances that highlight the rich culture and heritage of Mexico. Throughout the day, little ones can make their own Mariachi Mexican guitar or hand-craft their own unique piñata. In addition, the Museum will honor the beauty and tradition of the holiday with a special guest performance of the Atlanta-based dance group, Alma Mexicana, where visitors can learn about traditional dance in stunning native costumes!

  • Alma Mexicana Performance
    Alma Mexicana Danza Folklorica is an Atlanta-based dance group that teaches Mexican culture and heritage through traditional dances.
    11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Cinco de Mayo Storytime
    12:15 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Cinco de Mayo Musical Parade
    3 p.m.
  • Super Spectacular Science Show
    4 p.m.
  • Science Bar
    11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Art Studio
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.*
  • Build It Lab
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.*
    *Last class at 3:30 p.m.

 

Special Guest Performance: Harmony Elementary School Percussion Ensemble
Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m.
Students from Buford’s Harmony Elementary School’s percussion ensemble will perform fan-favorite tunes on the Children’s Museum of Atlanta stage.


Mother’s Day Celebration
Sunday, May 13
Celebrate Mom at Children’s Museum of Atlanta! In honor of the holiday, families are invited to visit the Science Bar to learn how animal moms care for their babies, join the Imaginators for a special storytime to learn how mothers are celebrated all around the world and more! Children can also craft Mother’s Day gifts at the Art Studio and Build It Lab, including “MOM” nail art or a heartfelt picture book.

As an extra special treat, moms will receive FREE admission on Sunday, May 13 by visiting the Welcome Center and saying “I love being a mom!”

  • Music & Movement 
    11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Mother’s Day Storytime
    Noon and 2 p.m.
  • Super Spectacular Science Show
    4 p.m.
  • Science Bar
    11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Art Studio
    11 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
  • Build It Lab
    11 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
    *Last class at 3:30 p.m.


Summer Bash
Saturday, May 26
School’s out and fun is in! Kids can ring in the start of summer vacation by competing in the Beach Ball and Boogie Board Bonanza relay race or in the Limbo Luau game to see who will be crowned champion of the Limbo. Little ones can also visit the Sand Tables to build the best sand castle or proceed to the special sail boat creation stations. After listening to Summertime Storytime focusing on warm-weather adventures, children can explore the Summer Bash Bubble Bar upstairs in the Step up to Science exhibit where the little ones can make their own bubble wands with bubbles of all shapes and sizes! Finally, families are encouraged to sign up for classes in the Art Studio to make popsicle pop art inspired by Andy Warhol.

  • Beach Ball and Boogie Board Bonanza Relay
    11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Limbo Luau
    Noon and 3 p.m.
  • Summertime Storytime
    1 p.m.
  • Super Spectacular Science Show
    4 p.m.
  • Science Bar
    11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Art Studio
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
  • Build It Lab
    11 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
    *Last class at 3:30 p.m.

 

Feature Exhibit: Healthyville
Now-May 28

Healthyville is a place for everybody! This bilingual (English/Spanish), interactive exhibit teaches health and wellness lessons through play-filled activities and educational messages that foster learning by doing. Designed primarily for children ages 5 – 12 and their parents, caregivers and teachers, Healthyville provides visitors with hands-on opportunities to explore health topics in ways that help them understand their bodies, the importance of making healthy choices and how to apply these concepts in everyday situations. Healthyville features engaging content about how the body works and the effects of our positive or negative health choices.

Healthyville was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). Healthyville is sponsored locally by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life with additional support from Georgia Power Foundation. Major funding for Children’s Museum of Atlanta is provided by Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Major support provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

Themed daily programming during Healthyville will occur through May 28. Programming subject to change and may be altered during special events. All programs included with admission unless otherwise noted.

Mini-Musical: “Healthyville Delivery Service” written by Jerry G. White
Weekdays at 11 a.m. and noon; Weekends at noon and 2 p.m.
Kids are invited to explore the Healthyville Delivery Service warehouse alongside shipping clerk Sean and Randy the new guy to learn about the importance of the foods we eat. By singing along, audiences will help package vitamin-filled boxes for the residents of Healthyville

Story Time
Weekdays at 3 p.m.; Weekends at 1 p.m.
The Imaginators will read “Jack the Hungry Giant” by Loreen Leedy to share a nutritious twist on the classic fairy tale.

Music & Movement
Weekdays at 2 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m.
Welcome to the grocery games! Little ones are invited to join a team to compete in a healthy food obstacle course comprised of sorting items into food groups, challenging others to a hula hoop and jumping jack contest and more! To conclude the games, kids can celebrate victories with a musical dance party.

Super Spectacular Science Show
Weekdays at 1 p.m. and Weekends at 4 p.m.
Professor Labcoat and her assistants will lead a mesmerizing science demonstration for the entire Museum. Kids are invited to see what kind of fun she and her assistants have cooked up! Questions are encouraged at the end of the show.

Eat A Georgia Rainbow
Sunday at 3 p.m.
Children will embark on a scavenger hunt and cold cooking activity with the Imaginators to learn more about fruits and veggies harvested in Georgia throughout the year.

Sewing Thursdays
Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Little ones can learn the basics of sewing through guided instruction from the Children’s Museum of Atlanta team.

Art Studio Projects
Weekdays 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Little artists will have the opportunity to craft a smiley face wheat grass cup planter – inspired by the friendly faces of Healthyville!

Build It Lab
Weekdays, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Children will put their woodworking and creative tools to the test in this supervised space where they have access to real tools and materials. Encouraging inventions, Build It Lab sparks creativity by allowing young innovators to build items such as a stethoscope or spine simulator out of recycled materials.

Science Bar
Weekdays 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Weekends 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Science is everywhere, especially on the mezzanine at the Museum! Step Up to Science is the new STEM exhibit area and features interactive exhibits about light, robotics and how the human body works! Families can saddle up to the science bar for a full menu of fun activities, knowledge and have their questions turned into answers by one of the STEM educators.

Building Blocks Programs
Available until May 25
Recommended for children one to five years old

Tiny Club Monday
10:30 a.m.
Designed for little minds, Tiny Club Monday offers FOODiE Club, SCiENCE Club, ARTiST Club and BUiLDER Club for children ages 2-5 and caregivers to enjoy together. The 30-minute classes offer hands on activities, professional instruction and the chance to create and learn something new!

Messy Thursdays
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.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. New, messy activities await every week to try, offering endless opportunities.

Toddler Jam Fridays
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kids are invited to 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 little ones can enjoy new songs, instrument play, circle time activities and, of course, dance breaks.

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