Fall into fun with Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s November programming

Fall into fun with Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s November programming

Kids are invited to learn about Day of the Dead, Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving

Thursday, October 25, 2018 — ATLANTA (October 25, 2018) – Tis’ the season to be thankful! Children’s Museum of Atlanta is hosting an array of fall-themed programming in November to teach little ones about special holidays and how to prepare for Thanksgiving. Throughout the month, kids are invited to learn the history of the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, honor Veterans with a special Veteran’s Day parade and celebrate the giving season with terrific Thanksgiving activities.  

November Special Programming

Celebrate Day of the Dead: A Cultural Exploration!
Saturday, November 3
Niños pequeños can visit Children’s Museum of Atlanta for a special celebration of the Day of the Dead with a guest performance by Alma Mexicana! The traditional Mexican holiday is a time for family and friends to join together and remember loved ones who have passed. Kids are invited to celebrate the music, movements and costumes of Dia de los Muertos with guest performer, Alma Mexicana Danza Folklorica, an Atlanta-based group that performs traditional Mexican dances. Little ones can also look forward to a Skeleton Family Dance with the Imaginators, storytime featuring “Rosita y Conchita” by Erich Haeger and the chance to build frames for family photos.

Special Performance: Legacy Dance Centre
Saturday, November 10
Little dancers from Legacy Dance Centre will be onsite to perform ballet, lyrical and hip hop routines!

Veteran’s Day
Sunday, November 11
Children’s Museum of Atlanta will host special programming in honor of our nation’s veterans and military members. Kids will learn the importance of recognizing those who have served through special storytime where the Imaginators will read “H is for Honor, A Military Family Alphabet,” walk in a patriotic Veteran’s Day parade and more.

Thanksgiving Programming
Saturday, November 17 through Friday, November 23 (The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving)
Thanksgiving is the time of year to celebrate loved ones and give thanks for all we have. Little turkeys are invited to celebrate the giving season with festive happenings, such as a Turkey Trot around the Museum, Thanksgiving-themed Science Bar activities, turkey mask crafts in the Art Studio and more!  

Feature Exhibit: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit
Now-January 6
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit
allows children to enter the world of Daniel Tiger and friends to explore the Neighborhood. Through immersive experiences, visitors collaborate to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings and play along with Daniel’s sing-able strategies as they learn life’s little lessons. The exhibit, created by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company, brings to life the themes presented in the PBS series such as community, communication and emotions, which enables young children to understand their feelings and those of their neighbors.

For more information about Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit daily programs, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org/calendar.

Building Blocks: Early Learning Programs

Tiny Club Monday
10:30 a.m.
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.

Photo by Jeff Roffman
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit (Credit: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh)
Photo by Jeff Roffman
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit (Credit: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh)
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit (Credit: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh)
Photo by Jeff Roffman
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