Painting on the Wall
As I chatted with Vicki Lauri, she informed me that she enjoyed her job. She has worked at the Atlanta, Georgia Museum for 1 ½ years part-time. As I observed Vicki perform her duties, I noticed that she was very vigilant about washing the white boarded walls after each child finished painting on the walls. Aprons and individual paint and brushes were provided for each child. Some of the pictures the children painted were very creative and thought provoking. This was one of the coldest days in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. It was 27 degrees and the wind-chill factor was even lower. It was windy and cold. This did not deter all of the people that were there for the falcons vs. Saints football game. Nor did it deter the numerous families that were in the children’s Museum. There were many exhibits and activities for the children.
Large Ball Machine
As you enter the exhibits, you will see a large ball machine that has a pulley and a machine similar to a forklift. The balls are also inserted by the children into a vacuum hose and transported to several other areas above your head. The large forklift was used to transport plastic colorful balls from the ball machine to a dumping area. Do not be surprise to see balls on the floor all around you. The great thing about this forklift is that the children can operate it. It is also amazing to see how quickly they learn to operate and maneuver this machine. Their skills were exceptional.
The large truck that has a forklift attached to it allows the children to lift a box. If anyone is standing on the box such as another child, the lever will not move. As you travel through the museum, do not be surprise to see a small toy training traveling above your head. The time can pass by so quickly.
The Sand Table Exhibit
The sand table area was a popular area for children. The sand was of gray color. Children could mold items. The children seemingly could do this for hours on end. There were molding pans available also .
There was a also a karaoke area. The children could just push a button and sing along with the song as they viewed the words in English or Spanish. They also could view themselves as they sung along with the music. In addition to this, there was also an area where they could actually create their own notes and write their own music.
Leap Into Learning
For children 5 and under. This is a water activity that the children thoroughly enjoyed. They put on raincoats in order not to get wet. They would use their fishing rods to catch colorful fish (not live fish). There was also, a waterfall that they could actually walk under.
Whether your children know how to dance or not, this is an area where children can just dance from popular hip hop tunes or favorites from Hannah Montana and other favorite music artists. This is a fun place to take kids. You will see many interactive exhibits here and many family things to do. This is a hands on museum. There is no doubt about it. So when you travel next time remember that Atlanta Georgia’s Children’s Museum has fun things to do.
The Children’s Museum did have a dinning area. The menu consisted of Chik o lets similar to Chicken fingers for $3.50, chicken sandwiches $3.50, brownies $2.00, chocolate milk or juice $1.50 each, and much more.
$12.50 plus tax for aged 2 and above.
Children under the age of 2 are FREE
Discounted tickets for a party of 10 or more $9.50 plus tax per person and reservations are required.
Monday -Friday 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Future Events will include Black History Month Celebration from January 10-Februay 4, 2011. There will be music from the 1960’s and there will be interactive history lessons with a musical “Turn the Mystery into History.” This is an event that you will not want to miss.