Spring has sprung! To celebrate the new season, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta is hosting a full month of educational programming, special events and engaging exhibits for families to enjoy. Whether they are making their own Easter bonnets during “Meet The Holidays: Easter,” practicing eco-friendly habits in the “Super Kids Save the World” exhibit or stirring up some culinary cheer in the “Cooking With Colors” series, children can learn through the power of play! Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for April 2015.
Feature Exhibit: “Super Kids Save the World”
Available through May 3, 2015
The newest feature exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is soaring into town to give families the power to “go green!” Super Kids Save the World, an educational traveling exhibit designed with “green” materials and practices, teaches children the importance of practicing eco-friendly habits in the community.
Based on the British children’s book “George Saves the World by Lunchtime,” the Super Kids Save the Worldexhibit features immersive environments where children can learn about “green” practices in their community and gives them real superhero training starting with the four R’s: Reduce, Re-use, Repair, Recycle. Through a variety of engaging activities, fun graphics and energy-saving tips, children can don a cape and boots to become an energy-saving superhero!
**Note to media: hi-res images featuring the “Super Kids Save the World” feature exhibit are available
April Daily Programming for Super Kids Save the World (Available through May 3):
Laugh and Learn
Mondays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.; Sundays at 11 a.m.
Children can join their Imaginators, Seed Ling, Mr. Maker and Linda the Litterbug Lady, as they learn how to re-purpose old toys, find out which vegetables and fruits grow above or below the ground and play a recycling race game.
Mini-Musical: Riley to the Rescue!
Monday and Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 11 a.m., Saturdays at 11, 1 and 3 p.m.; Sundays at 12 p.m.
Written by Imaginator Trevor Goble. Music by Abe White and Trevor Goble
Riley is having one of the worst days ever. All he wants is to be a superhero so he can make his problems disappear, but it’s not that easy…or is it?! Children can join Riley and his superhero guide, Mr. Fix-It, as they help him understand the importance of the three R’s: Reuse, Repair and Reduce, and that you don’t have to have super powers to save the world. All you have to do is Fix-It!
Music and Movement: Super Kids to the Rescue and Tricycle Races!
Sundays at 2 p.m.
Super kids reduce, reuse, recycle and repair Mr. Carbon Footprint’s harmful effects by dancing and having fun!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tricycle races! What better way to “go green” than to encourage “two” wheel transportation? Make that “three” wheel transportation!
Storytime: Super Kids Storytime
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 3 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m.
Join an Imaginator and listen to the delightful and delicious book “Up, Down and Around” by Katherine Ayers and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.
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 also be able to participate in a cool cooking activity!
Hands On Science With Professor Labcoat
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Science Tools! In order to help the planet, we need to understand it! Children can join Professor Labcoat and learn about some of the tools they can use to learn about the world around them.
Reuse Remix! We use a lot of useful items every day, and a lot of them have more to offer than we might realize. Children can join Professor Labcoat to see what trash can teach us!
Exploration Station With professor Labcoat
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 2:30 p.m.
Cold Season! Children can learn about body systems and germs.
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Children are encouraged to grab a blanket and delve into the world of books!
Special Programming During April:
Meet the Holidays: Easter
Saturday, April 4 at 12 and 3 p.m.
Easter is the Sunday each year that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus with special church services and meals as well as a more secular celebration with white lilies, Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets filled with candy – delivered by an Easter bunny! Children are invited to join the Imaginators and listen to the story of “Marshmallow” by Clare Turlay. Then, they can make their own Easter Bonnet!
Sunday, April 5 beginning at 11 a.m.
Families are invited to hop on over to the Children’s Museum and join the Imaginators for an Easter Extravaganza! There will be basketfuls of fun activities, crafts and more!
- 11 a.m. – Easter Egg Craft
- 12 p.m. – Easter Story: “The True Story of Easter” by Michelle Medlock Adams & Amy Wummer
- 1 p.m. – Bunny Hop Sac Race
- 2 p.m. – Easter Hat Craft
- 3 p.m. – Spoon and Egg Race with marshmallows
Meet the Holidays: Earth Day
Saturday, April 18 at 12 and 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m.
Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s natural environment. The April 22, 1970 Earth Day marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement, when approximately 20 million Americans participated! Join volunteers from Novelis and the Can Man for storytime, “green” crafts and learning about the environment.
Cooking with Colors Series
Mondays at 10:30 a.m. – April 6
A colorful diet is a healthy diet! As a part of its Eat a Georgia Rainbow program – The Children’s Museum invites families to stir up some fun! Hosted by Chef Tanisha Mott, the weekly cooking workshops teach little foodies and parents how to whip up colorful (and healthy!) culinary creations. Chef Tanisha uses fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy, local ingredients to create delicious dishes that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy! Limit 10 children and their adult caregivers. Reservations required, please call (404) 527-3693.