Children’s Museum of Atlanta wraps up summer vacation with awesome August programming

Children’s Museum of Atlanta wraps up summer vacation with awesome August programming

Families can celebrate the final days of summer with special events on National Friendship Day, Eid al-Adha and National Dog Day

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 — ATLANTA (July 18, 2018)Summer might be ending, but the fun is just beginning! Children’s Museum of Atlanta is curing back-to-school blues with a variety of educational events for little ones to continue learning through the power of play. Throughout August, kids are invited to explore castles and community life in the magical feature exhibit The Amazing Caste, celebrate the special bonds between friends on National Friendship Day, learn about the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha and more! Whether kids are discovering a dog-gone good canine constellation on National Dog Day or making a traditional dish for Eid al-Adha during the special Eat A Georgia Rainbow programming, Children’s Museum of Atlanta offers endless activities and opportunities for family fun!

August Special Programming

National Friendship Day Celebration
Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5
Kids are invited to celebrate the magic of friendship at Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Visitors can honor the special people that brighten their lives with themed programming and activities all weekend long. In honor of National Friendship Day, little ones are encouraged to grab a friend and join the Imaginators for Teamwork Games on the stage. BFFs can skip over to the Art Studio to make friendship bracelets and necklaces together or visit the Build It Lab to create a ring-toss set. Kids can also make a new friend with Professor Labcoat at the Science Bar as they explore the symbiotic friendships among the animal kingdom.

  • Mini-Musical
    Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Teamwork Games
    Saturday noon and 3 p.m.; Sunday at noon
  • Friendship Storytime
    Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m.
  • Super Spectacular Science Show
    Saturday and Sunday 4 p.m.
  • Science Bar
    Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Eat A Georgia Rainbow
    Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • Art Studio
    Saturday 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.*; Sunday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.**
  • Build It Lab
    11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.*
    *Last class at 4 p.m.
    **Last class at 2 p.m. due to Eat a Georgia Rainbow programming


Celebrate Eid al-Adha
Sunday, August 19
Eid al-Adha commemorates the 10th day of the Islamic Hijjah to the holy city of Mecca and the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. Known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, this three-day holiday is considered one of the most important holidays in the Islamic faith and is marked by charitable donations and prayer. Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to celebrate the holiday’s themes of charity and family with special crafts and events that highlight the rich culture and traditions of Eid al-Adha. With special guests from the Ismaili Muslim Community, kids can enjoy music and learn about traditional garb from Tajikistan, India, Egypt and Morocco during Music & Movement. Throughout the day, families can hear stories about Eid al-Adha at Storytime and children can visit the Art Studio to have beautiful henna art designs painted on their hands. In addition, little ones can stop by Eat A Georgia Rainbow to prepare a traditional Eid al-Adha dish.

  • Music & Movement
    11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Storytime
    noon and 2 p.m.
  • Eat a Georgia Rainbow
    3 p.m.
  • Super Spectacular Science Show
    4 p.m.
  • Science Bar
    10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Art Studio
    11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.*
  • Build It Lab
    11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.**
    *Last class at 2 p.m. due to Eat a Georgia Rainbow
    **Last class at 4 p.m.

National Dog Day
Sunday, August 26
Calling all four-legged and two-legged friends! Children’s Museum of Atlanta is hosting a dog-gone good event on National Dog Day with bark-tastic programming and activities. To celebrate man’s best friend, Children’s Museum of Atlanta is teaming up with Furkids to bring cute, adoptable dogs to the Museum. Throughout the day, families can attend a special presentation with Canine Companions who will share stories of assistance dogs from puppy-hood to hero. Guests are encouraged to stick around for a meet and greet with the furry, helpful friends. In honor of the hound holiday, little ones can dance their tails off at a special storytime with a Doggy Dance-off and create leash holders in the Build It Lab. The Science Lab will also offer a special opportunity to learn about how each dog breed is special and has their own personality traits. While enjoying spending time with new fluffy friends who need a loving home, little ones are encouraged to visit the Art Studio to create celestial prints of the constellation Canis Major that includes the dog star Sirius.

  • Canine Companions Presentation
    11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Special Storytime and Doggy Dance-off
    noon and 2 p.m.
  • Eat A Georgia Rainbow
    3 p.m.
  • Super Spectacular Science Show
    4 p.m.
  • Science Bar
    10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Art Studio
    11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.*
  • Build It Lab
    11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.**
    *Last class at 2 p.m. due to Eat a Georgia Rainbow
    **Last class at 4 p.m.

Feature Exhibit: The Amazing Castle
Through September 9
The Amazing Castle
transports families to a magical place in time where little ones can explore a happy, peaceful community where every citizen has a particular job to complete. Featuring eight themed areas, kids can don costumes and engage in role play, prepare royal meals, entertain guests in the Royal Puppet Theatre and more! Throughout the exhibit, children experience the interconnectedness of individuals as they interact with friends, family and new acquaintances.

The Amazing Castle was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum. Local sponsorship is provided by Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

For more information about The Amazing Castle daily programs, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org/calendar.

The Amazing Castle
The Amazing Castle