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Celebrate Holi: A Cultural Exploration
March 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kahaaniya for Kids’ presents: Holi – 11:00 AM & 1:00 PM
Join Kahaaniya for Kids as they present a very special puppet show incorporating a colorful narrative dance to celebrate the free spirit in all of us. Our story is set in Mumbai, India where every year Arjun enjoys playing Holi with his friends by throwing colors! This year, Arjun interviews his neighbors to find out what is special about how each of them celebrates Holi. As he talks to his neighbors, he learns the true meaning behind this colorful festival. One of Arjun’s wise neighbors tells him the story of Lord Krishna and how his free spirit was loved by everyone. Lord Krishna taught people young and old to be true to themselves and celebrate their inner child. Holi festival is celebrated with colors, music, dance, and fun!
Special Music & Movement – 2:00 PM
Join Kahaaniya for Kids in an interactive Music and Movement program! Movement is an important way to express ourselves. Hand and facial expressions, along with movements of the body, can be used in a dance form to tell a story!
Special Storytime – 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Amma, Tell Me About Holi by Bhakti Mathur
Join us as we read “Amma Tell Me about Holi”, one of a series of children’s books that introduces the major Hindu festivals and figures to young readers. Written in rhyme with vivid, captivating illustrations, this series brings Hindu mythology to its readers in a fun way.
Super Spectacular Science Show – 4:00 PM
Every afternoon, Professor Labcoat shares a fascinating science demonstration with the whole museum! Join her to see what kind of fun she and her assistants have cooked up! Questions are encouraged at the end of the show.
Science Bar – open 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Science is everywhere, but it’s especially on the mezzanine at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta! Staffed by a STEM educator with a whole menu full of fun activities and a whole head full of knowledge, the Science Bar is where questions turn into answers!
Art Studio – open 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM*
The projects in the Art Studio connect and are inspired by the traveling exhibits in the museum as well as cultural holidays. Children discover colors and explore artists from around the world. To celebrate Holi, visit the Art Studio and make your own marble paper!
*Special hours to accommodate CMA’s Sunday science workshop, Dr. Science’s Wondershop! Classes at 1:30 and 2:30 PM. Sign up for the Wondershop at the Security Desk.
Build It Lab – open 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Children will enjoy this supervised space where they have access to real tools and materials needed to spark creativity, nurture curious minds, and ignite the next wave of innovators. Woodworking and other popular maker skills encourage visitors to be curious, creative and innovative.
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