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Children’s Museum of Atlanta Celebrates Black History Month, Valentine’s Day and More

Children’s Museum of Atlanta celebrates Black History Month with engaging programs designed to inspire young minds. Interactive activities encourage children to explore the accomplishments and innovations of Black Americans. Little adventurers can design space landers, make their own unique clothing designs and learn about the history of the Abolition movement while discovering the secrets of invisible ink. Guests are also invited to celebrate Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day with special themed programming or attend special presentations from the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company and children’s book illustrator and artist TeMika Grooms.

February Special Programming:

Black History Month Programming
Thursday, Feb. 1 – Thursday, Feb. 29
The Museum celebrates the impact of Black innovators and artists through its February programming. Little visionaries are called to design unique fashions, get jazzy with music from Coltrane and create collages, sculptures and planets. They can also join the Museum to hear stories about inspirational African American women and inventions that have shaped lives of people around the world.

CMA On Stage
Red Light, Green Light + “Dream Big, Little One” by Vashti Harrison + Cardboard Fashion Show + “Before John Was a Jazz Giant” by Carole Boston Weatherford
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Science Bar
Little ones are invited to learn about American hero and underground railroad conductor Harriet Tubman while making their own invisible ink.

Jane’s Innovation Station
Guests are challenged to follow in the footsteps of Michael Anderson, Yvonne Darlene Cagle, Mae C. Jemison and other incredible black astronauts by learning about stability and shock absorption to create space landers to safely deposit aliens on their home planets.

Art Studio
Budding artists will make their own collage art while learning about African American art pioneers and honing their fine motor skills and cognitive image recognition.

Building Blocks
Every day brings a new experience for little museum-goers. They are invited to learn about Edmonia Lewis, a famous sculptor, while making Play-Doh masterpieces; becoming master artists with magnets and sponges; hearing the stories of black astronauts while creating planets of their own out of yarn, and playing along with some of the Jazz greats.

Weekdays only at 10 a.m. No programming Feb. 19 – 23

Atlanta Chinese Dance Company Performance
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m.
The Museum invites people of all ages to marvel in the artistry of the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company during a special guest performance. ACDC is a Chinese classical and folk dance company that is based in Norcross and has been delighting audiences across the southeast since 1991.

CMA Mardi Gras Celebration!
Saturday, Feb. 10
Families are welcome to join the Museum for a Mardi Gras parade. Before the parades, kids will learn how fireworks are made, make their own parade floats or design masks for the festivities.

CMA On Stage
“Dinosaur Mardi Gras” by Dianne de Las Casas + Parade + “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” by Madson Webb
10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Science Bar
Guests are invited to uncover the mystery of fireworks and learn how they get their vibrant and exciting colors.

Jane’s Innovation Station
Miniature architects are welcome to create a Mardi Gras shoebox float to be included in the Museum’s annual Mardi Gras parade.

Art Studio
Little revelers are invited to create their own Mardi Gras masks to wear to the parade.

Valentine’s Day at CMA
Monday, Feb. 12 – Tuesday, Feb. 13
Littles and their loved ones are invited to celebrate the season of love with special programming for Valentine’s Day.

Art Studio
Our guests can express their creativity as they create pop up Valentine’s Day cards for their friends and family! Our young guests will utilize fine motor skills as well as creative thinking and experimenting with the artistic process.

TeMika Grooms Artist-In-Residency
Saturday, Feb. 17
TeMika Grooms joins the Museum for special programming this month. Grooms is an author-illustrator from Columbus, Georgia also known for illustrating Reverend Warnock’s book “Put Your Shoes on and Get Ready.” Families are invited to hear her speak about her experience and provide insight into the process of illustrating children’s books.

CMA On Stage
Special Presentation by Ms. Grooms
11:00 am and 1:00 pm

Continuing in February:
Outside the Box
Children and families are invited to experience Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s first featured exhibit. The exhibit, Outside the Box, aims to fuel children’s imaginations by unleashing a world of timeless fun. Simple cardboard boxes are transformed into bridges, ordinary cylinders become futuristic rockers and basic blocks create exciting obstacle courses. First opened in 2014, Outside the Box ignites the creative spark in adults and children alike, encouraging innovative thinking while uncovering the foundational elements of math, engineering, and technology. Featured programs will change monthly. Outside the Box is proudly sponsored by Georgia Power, with additional support from Pratt Industries.

About Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-8. The mission of Children’s Museum of Atlanta is to change the world by sparking every child’s imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play. With learning zones consisting of bright, creative and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. Funding has been provided by Georgia Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. For more information, please visit Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers memberships. For more information or to support Children’s Museum of Atlanta, visit or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].

Museum Admission

Online ticketing is only available at this time. Phone booking is available with ample notice and will be booked via online reservation. Members must pre-book and will be able to redeem their $5 voucher online. Babies 11 months and younger and members are admitted for free and must reserve their free ticket online prior to arriving at the Museum. All daily programs are included in the price of admission.

Museum Hours

The Museum will operate in a timed entry model where guests can visit between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Museum will be closed on Wednesdays. Please check the Museum website to confirm the hours of operation.

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