Jul 30, 2014

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Announces July Programming

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Announces July Programming
Spice Up Summer With Fun Events, New Exhibits and Educational Programming All Month Long! The season is sizzling with summertime fun at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta! Whether children are designing a kingdom out of cardboard boxes in the new Outside the Box feature exhibit, creating a signature flavor while celebrating National Ice Cream Day or singing a roaring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner on the Fourth of July, The Children’s Museum has a jam-packed calendar to keep kids playing and learning through the lazy days of summer. As part of its special summer hours, The Children’s Museum will be open on Wednesdays beginning June 11 through August 6, 2014. Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for July 2014. Feature Exhibit: Outside the Box: June 14 – December 31, 2014 Thinking outside the box has never been so fun! The feature exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta taps into the imaginative minds of children to encourage “outside of the box” thought, innovation and exploration. Through highly engaging props, activities and lots of interactive fun, children can discover the building blocks of math, engineering and technology. Feature activities and programming during Outside the Box will change monthly, as each month highlights a new exhibit theme. With families traveling all over the city, state and beyond for summer vacation and adventures, July’s Outside the Box theme is “Go, Go, Go Boxes.” Programming during this month is all about transportation and movement! Children can rev up their imaginative engines and explore various crafts and activities. Highlighted exhibit programming during July includes: Cardboard Box Car Children will learn about the different sources of energy vehicles can use to move around – from springs to sails – as they construct their own contraption! Rubberband Scale Measure the force of gravity and other things that pull by making a personalized scale! Up, Wind! Learn about different types of kites and other things that move through the air. Children can even make their own items to take flight! July Daily Programming During Outside the Box (Through December 31): Laugh and Learn Monday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m.; Sundays at 11 a.m. Children can join Ace Tool, Chief Builder and Ernie the Engineer as they build the tallest tower they can make, learn about the six simple machines and work as a team building structures from pictures! Mini-Musical: Outside the Box Monday through Friday at 11:30 am; Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Sundays at 12 p.m. Grimey and Patches have a house to build, but their crew and materials don’t arrive at the building sight! They need workers who are strong, can follow directions and work until the project is finished. With the help of the audience, they are able to get the job done! Music and Movement: Motion Lab 101 Sundays at 2 p.m. Professor Wiggles needs assistants to aid in her movement experiments! Children can bring their wiggles and giggles to see what they can create! Music and Movement: Construction Aerobics Monday through Saturdays at 2 p.m. Children can build a body as they join in the fun! Storytime: Outside the Box Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. Do you know how to think Outside the Box? Storytime is all about Imagination and play. Children can join an Imaginator for Outside the Box storytime! Box Lab: Box Car Races Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. Visitors will make their very own box car in the “maker’s space” and then have fun with the Imaginators, as they drive through obstacle courses! Eat A Georgia Rainbow Sundays at 1 p.m. Join the Imaginators for this seasonal program, featuring fruits and vegetables that can be harvested in Georgia throughout the year! Visitors will participate in a cool cooking activity. Hands On Science: Exploration Station Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m. Science is all around us! Join Professor Labcoat’s scientific adventures, where visitors can learn about the basics of science exploration. Sunday Storytime Sundays at 3 p.m. Children are encouraged to grab a blanket and delve into the world of books! Is That A Box or A Puppet Stage? Saturdays at 1 p.m. Join the Imaginators as they think outside the box and create their very own puppet stages from shoeboxes! Wait, shoeboxes...? That's right – shoeboxes! Children can put on their thinking caps, and get in on all the creative fun! # # # *As part of its special summer hours, The Children’s Museum will be open on Wednesdays beginning June 11 through August 6, 2014. Museum hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; open until 1:00 p.m. Christmas Eve. Open New Year’s Eve. Please check the Museum website to confirm hours of operation. About The Children's Museum of Atlanta: The Children's Museum of Atlanta is a smart place to play and a non-profit organization offering a family-friendly space filled with interactive, educational exhibits and programming for children ages eight and under. The Museum’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. The Museum’s four permanent learning zones consist of bright, creative, hands-on exhibits that are designed to give children an opportunity to learn through play. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp, and private events. For more information or to support The Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit their website at www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS [5437]. 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