Children's Museum of Atlanta

Learn through engaging, immersive, and informal exhibits that promote role playing and self-discovery with newly-renovated play spaces! The main exhibit is Gateway to the World, where campers can literally climb to the moon and the layers of the earth! They can explore the world though a child-powered globe, and 6 interactive continent tables. Groups can conduct real science experiments and see cool demonstrations, and explore the journey of food from seed to table, plus health and well-being in the Fundamentally Food exhibit. 

Contact Info
Address: 275 Centennial Olympic Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Fulton County. Tel: 404-659-5437. Website: www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org. Hrs: Vary.

Trip Info
Grade Level: Pre-K-5th. Activity Type: Self-Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.