Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to escape the cold and join the Imaginators for a variety of educational programs throughout February. Little ones can look forward to learning about influential African American leaders though special story time, an original musical written by Jerry G. White, one of the Museum’s own Imaginators, and more during Black History Month. In addition, little ones can go for the gold during the Museum’s own version of the Winter Olympics, craft personalized Valentine’s Day cards for loved ones, participate in White House-inspired lawn games in honor of President’s Day and more!
Winter Olympics Celebration
Saturday, February 10
· Children’s Museum of Atlanta Olympics Opening Ceremonies
Families are invited to kick off the Museum’s own version of the Winter Olympics with a celebratory torch relay! Guests can continue the festivities by reciting the Olympic pledge and marching in the parade of nations.
· Sports Around the World
Noon and 2 p.m.
Little ones can join the Imaginators for an interactive game that will explore a variety winter sports played in countries across the world.
· Story Time
Sports are full of important lessons, including honesty, fairness, hard work and pursing dreams. Kids can gather around the Children’s Museum of Atlanta stage for readings of Olympics-themed books such as “Snowman Paul at the Winter Olympics” written by Yossi Lapid and illustrated by Joanna Pasek, to learn more about these important lessons!
· Super Spectacular Science Show – On Ice!
Future Olympians can learn the science behind skating with Professor Labcoat as she perfects her triple axel and Lutz jump!
· Children’s Museum of Atlanta Olympics Closing Ceremonies
To close the Olympic ceremonies, children will learn how to say the name of popular Olympic sports in Korean and participate in the final parade of nations.
· Science Bar
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Science is everywhere! Visit the mezzanine to uncover how Olympic athletes use science to properly nourish their bodies to perform at peak levels through a special exhibit focused on health, nutrition and the human body.
· Art Studio
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Blossoming little athletes can make their own medal out of recycled materials to take home and display.
· Build It Lab
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bobsledding is a thrilling, fast-paced event at the Winter Olympics. Children can help the Build It Lab Educator craft the Museum’s very own “bobsled” track and watch as a marble winds through the twists and turns.
For more information on the January program offerings or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS .