The carefree days of summer are slowly coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta! Children are invited to spend the last precious days of the season exploring, playing and learning. From mastering the art of bridge building to learning the foundations of physics with the Lab Coat Kids Science Show, The Children’s Museum has tons of fun ways for kids to jumpstart their brain power before the first day of school!


As part of its special summer hours, The Children’s Museum is now open on Wednesdays through August 6, 2014. Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for August 2014.


Feature Exhibit: Outside the Box:

Available through 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. The Outside the Box theme for August is “Box Masters.” Young artists and architects can create their own masterpieces using boxes! With creative activities and colorful crafts, children can design an inventive and impressive work of art. Highlighted programming during August includes:


Strong Shapes

Children can learn how bridges and buildings use strong shapes, including arches and triangles, to maintain their structure. They will then use these skills to build their own strong structure!


Color-Mixing Binoculars

Use colorful gels and cardboard tubes to mix together different colors to change the way the world looks…and solve secret codes!