The Children Museum in Atlanta,Georgia is an absolute pleasure, they offer so many different creative activities for little ones of all ages! My five year old son said it was his favorite place while we were in town! Here are the top 7 reasons why my kids loved this museum!
1) Paint your heart away
My kids enjoyed being able to paint as much as they wanted! It was a great way for my sons to use their creativity and they loved messing around with all the colors, and the best part it was mess free! They also got to interact with other kids and share their artistic space,which aloud them all to be creative together and make one giant masterpiece!
2) The Build It Lab
My son Jj spent all day waiting for his turn at this event, he loved being able to create something from scratch!The teacher was very patient with the kids and helpful, my son truly enjoyed this class very much. So much so that he carried his Tiki hut all the way home on his lap, which is impressive considering it took 9 hrs to get home!The best part about this class is they offered a variety of different activities, therefore you got to choose which class interest you the most.In order to be join one of the many classes, you simply sign your child name on the board on the door under the desired time slot. Then wait patiently for your class to commence, and be ready to create a one of kind master piece with your kids!
3) Science Class
This was an educational experience for my kids, they showed us that even with the simplest items you can create a science experiment! They had a scientist show us several experiments that weren't difficult to comprehend for my toddler and were fun for the whole family! This class showed my kids a new side to sounds and ways to amplify a noise. They loved every minute of it, it was a very interactive experience that was the perfect science experiment for the kids first time.
4) Building section
I don't know about your kids, but mines sure love to build! But most of all I think they enjoy knocking down what they have created, and this museum gives them just the space to do just that. No matter whether you are a Lego fan or wooden blocks, they have the perfect area to create structures and then have fun tearing them down with your family!
Besides from its normal story time for the kids(as you can see on the right) the museum was determined to tell a story. The way they incorporated different stories throughout the play rooms really showed the bigger picture they were trying to achieve, which wasn't just for the kids to play but for them to learn! From historical facts to educational stories, they certainly had a way of keeping learning a priority. Although not all our kids can read due to age restriction, does not mean that stops them from inquiring. My son wanted to know what everything said, and was constantly asking me to read along from play room to play room.Therefore one way or another even if your child cant read along, they still deserve to hear a great story.. so just read it for them!
They had interactive games such as the one pictured above, that required very little but yet taught them a lot of how everything has a chain reaction. They loved putting the balls in different slots and watching how it would go up and out the other end of the maze. Its important to point out the little details for kids in games like this, so they truly get a better understanding. Ask the right questions like, why does the ball go there, what pushes it to the other side... inquiries like these will ensure your kids pay closer attention and learn a thing or two!
7) Interactive sections
The museum was filled with different sections for the kids to bask in the simple joys of being a kid, from the Art studio which you could also sign up for different classes. To the Georgia farm area were kids could explore and see what is going on in local Georgia crops. Not to mention the Rocket Launch area where kids can get their hands dirty, and last but not least the cafe where they can "cook" for you in their restaurant set up or fill up a cart full of groceries like my son did. As you can see they have endless areas for entertainment for your kiddos,rest assured they wont get bored!
Google Rating:3.8 out of 5
Address: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Our Rating: 5
Cost:$14.95 for Adult or Child over the age of 1 under 1 is free