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The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Announces January Programming

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Announces January Programming

Kick-start the New Year with Fun and Educational Programming for Families to Enjoy!

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to ring in the New Year with a full month of PLAY! With special events and educational programs featuring Black History Month, Holidays Around the Word, Toddler Book Club and more, children can start the year off right – through the power of play! Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for January 2014.


Feature Exhibit: Moneyville

September 28, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Money! Money! Money! Money isn’t just about dollars and cents. The ancient Aztecs used chocolate for money and Yap Islanders used 500-lb. stones! So what is money and how does it work? Now, families, adults and children can explore the history, science, math and economics behind money in Moneyville. This new, highly interactive traveling exhibition uses the familiar and fascinating subject of money to build math skills and promote economic literacy in a fun and urban environment.

In the exhibit, children will enter the vibrant “city” of Moneyville and embark on an interactive, hands-on tour through a money factory, an anti-counterfeiting lab, a bank, a shopping district, a stock market and an international shipping dock. As participants engage in the multiple activities of this imaginary city, they discover economic concepts, math skills and problem-solving strategies that can help them in their real-life decision making.

Daily Programming during Moneyville (Through January 12):

Laugh and Learn

Mondays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.; Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Join World Currency Walter, Bankonit, Monty and Mr. Teller and discover money from other countries. Play the game “How to Spend My Money” and a match the presidents’ faces to dollar bills.

Mini-Musical: “We’re In the Money”

Mondays at 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 11:00 a.m.;

Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

Take a journey to a time in history when money didn't exist, then jump forward to the present where you learn about supply and demand. Finally take a trip to the future to learn the most important lesson of all…saving money is the best thing you can do for your future.... even if you are just a kid!

* Written by Laura Lee Gill, music by Dolph Amick.


Craft: Allowance is Awesome

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 1:00 p.m.

Create your own banking system by decorating three jars labeled Share, Save and Spend Smart. 

Puppet Show “Where’s Penny; A Journey of Self Worth”

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Join Penny as she finds her way home with a little help from her new friends. During her travels she learns how to barter and discovers her true value.


Music and Movement: Build Your Wealth

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Join the Imaginators for a fast-paced money building game!


Music and Movement: The Piggy Bank Shake

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Join the Imaginators for the Piggy Bank Shake. Having this much fun has never cost so little!


Storytime: Moneyville Storytime

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.

Do you know what money is or how it is made? Join an Imaginator to find the answers in the book One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent by Bonnie Worth.


Eat a Georgia Rainbow

Sundays at 1:00 p.m.

Join the Imaginators for this seasonal program that features fruits and vegetables that are harvested in Georgia. Visitors will participate in a fun story telling program and a cooking activity.


Hands On Science: Exploration Station

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Science is all around us. Join Professor Labcoat scientific adventures where visitors can learn about the basics of science exploration. 


Daily Programming during Adventures through Words: Turn the Mystery Into History (January 15 – February 15)

Laugh and Learn: Black History Month

Mondays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.; Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Learn about African American poets, performers and African American influence on jazz with the Imaginators! 


Mini-Musical: “Turn the Mystery into History”

Mondays at 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 11:00 a.m.;

Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

Get ready to take a musical Black History Month field trip with the Imaginators to the “Museum of Arts, Science, and Sports.” Children can celebrate the great things that have been achieved by some of the many African-Americans that have called Georgia their home.

Playwright: Jerry G. White; Music by: Abe White


Music and Movement: Let’s Groove, Stay Active

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Music and exercise is a winning combination! Join the Imaginators as they continue to support the national initiative Let’s Move with their own Motown move groove!


Music and Movement: Soul Train

Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Join the Imaginators for a black history celebration and dance to the music from the past and present.


Storytime: Jacob Lawrence

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 3:00 p.m.;

Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.

Children can join the Imaginators and enjoy a reading of Jacob Lawrence in the City, which brings to life a bustling city, complete with builders rat-a-tatting and children playing in the streets.

Special January Programming:

Meet the Holidays: Three Kings Day

Saturday, January 4 at 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 5 at 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Three Kings Day by listening to Hurray for Three Kings Day! by Lori Marie Carlson and making a shining star mobile to hang in the home!


Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

Monday, January 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

“Live the Dream Wall Hanging”

Visitors will make their very own “Live the Dream” wall hanging and be reminded every day of the lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Monday, January 20, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

“Drum Major for Justice… It’s for our Children”

Join the Imaginators as they celebrate the birthday and the National Holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr. with music, inspirational words and a presentation of his "I Have a Dream" speech.


Guest Author: Morris Mapp

Saturday, January 18 and Saturday, January 25 at 12:00 p.m.;

Saturday, February 1 at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Join Morris Mapp, children’s author and educator, as he presents From Shanty to Fancy, a story about Atlanta's own Alonzo Herndon. Children can travel in history to learn about how Alonzo rose from slavery to become a millionaire. From Shanty to Fancy captures images of an inspiring story from which all can learn.


Toddler Book Club

Mondays, January 27 through February 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Back by popular demand, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will offer a weekly member’s only Toddler Book Club for 2 – 4-year-olds and their caregivers. Each week, club members receive a different book to take home that an Imaginator brings to life through art activities, songs and tie-ins at The Museum. Adults can learn fun, engaging techniques for reading to their little ones and even extension activities to use at home! This five week series, which includes five books, costs $45.00 for members, plus tax, and is limited to 15 toddlers (children ages 2-4). Classes begin Monday, January 27 at 10:30 am. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call 404-527-3693 or e-mail reservations@childrensmuseumatlanta.org. 

Toddler Book Club List:

·         Song and Dance Man by Karen Ackerman

·         Jack's Garden by Henry Cole

·         To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda

·         Trucks! Whizz! Zoom! Rumble! by Patricia Hubbell

·         Swimmy by Leo Leonini

For the full January programming and events calendar, please visit  http://www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org/.

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