Gateway to the World
Travel the world right here at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Visit six continents, launch a rocket, and climb through the layers of the Earth in the Museum's newest and largest permanent exhibit.
Explore the layers of the earth in this climbing structure at the center of the Museum. Once children have reached the earth’s center, they may use kid-power to make the outer skin of the earth spin. The Museum’s Globe is accessible to children who use wheelchairs or are otherwise unable to climb via the mezzanine. A toddler area helps the very youngest visitors learn more about Earth.
Continent Tables +
Learn about the world’s continents, their geography, weather patterns, and animal life at the Museum’s interactive continent tables. Children can feel an earthquake on a shake table in South America, test the temperature of a glacier in North America, dig for an ancient house in Africa, and build the Great Wall of China in Asia.
Rocket Launch Pad +
All children are rocket scientists. Children will build a rocket and then launch it to the planets. Will it reach Mercury? Mars? Jupiter? Children will love redesigning their rockets to make them go further. Young astrophysicists will learn about physics and engineering with this hands-on activity.
This two-story structure helps children see the Museum from a new point of view as they build their climbing skills.