August Special Programming:
National Friendship Day
Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4
The beginning of the school year brings opportunities for kiddos to make new friends! In honor of National Friendship Day, Children’s Museum of Atlanta will offer buddy-themed programming throughout the first weekend of August. Little ones will join the Imaginators on the Museum stage for teamwork games and then skip to the Art Studio to make friendship bracelets. In addition, young learners can make a new pal in the Build It Lab while crafting a tic-tac-toe set. Children will also learn how animals rely on their other animal companions for survival with Professor Labcoat.
Eid Al Adha
Sunday, August 18
Families are invited to celebrate the festival of Eid al Adha with the Ismaili Muslim Community to commemorate the Festival of the Sacrifice. Children will enjoy music, crafts and gorgeous costume pieces from Tajikistan, India, Egypt and Morocco as part of the celebration. In addition, kids can get henna art designs painted on their hands and even make and taste a traditional holiday food during Children’s Museum’s special edition of “Eat a Georgia Rainbow.”
Family Free Day
Wednesday, August 21 (Session 1: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Session 2: 1-3:30 p.m.; Session 3: 4-6:30 p.m.)
Families are invited to enjoy the Museum free of charge once every quarter. Throughout the day, kids will have the opportunity to participate in arts and music-themed activities while celebrating creativity and innovation. 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 Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit. Free tickets are limited and advance reservation is required. For more information, please visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org/familyfreeday.
National Dog Day
Sunday, August 25
From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., families will have the chance to bring a furry friend home! Non-profit organizations Furkids will be onsite with adorable adoptable dogs in honor of National Dog Day. Canine Companions will also add to the festivities by sharing a dog’s journey from puppy-hood to hero. In addition, little ones are invited to head to the Art Studio and create prints of the constellation “Canis Major,” which includes “Sirius” – also known as the “Dog Star!”
Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1
Tiny adventurers are invited to dress up and come to Children’s Museum of Atlanta for the third annual TinyCon™. This two-day celebration will include fantasy, science fiction, comics and gaming tailored to little ones. Kiddos will have the opportunity to learn in the Archaeology Lab at the Science Bar, build lightsabers and learn how to harness the “force” with Jedi Training and take part in a TinyCon™ costume parade around the Museum. In addition, young artists can learn how to use pixels to create their very own masterpieces in the Art Studio and young chefs can blend their own smoothies in Princess Zelda’s ‘Breath of the Wild’ cooking class. The Museum will also offer a Pokémon Scavenger hunt, temporary tattoo station and a custom fantasy and superhero mask making table all day long.
Feature Exhibit: Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit
January 8-September 8, 2019
Young learners are invited to experience the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television series, “Doc McStuffins.” The highly interactive English and Spanish bilingual experience transports kids and families from Doc’s backyard clinic to the Toy Hospital. There, families are invited to perform check-ups and diagnose toy patients while learning about healthy habits, compassion and nurturing care.
Building Blocks: Early Learning Programs
Tiny Club Monday
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 learn something new!
Little visitors and guardians are invited to get messy! Messy Thursdays offer slime, finger painting and more every Thursday of the month! Let the Children’s Museum of Atlanta clean up the mess while the little ones have a blast with new activities and endless opportunities to try each and every week.
Friday Jam Session
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’s program offers new songs, instrument play, circle time activities and, of course, dance breaks.