Arts/Culture

Inspired to Dance!

The Georgia Dance Alliance teaches modern dance and hip hop to children ages 4-12, who are given professional opportunities to perform at a variety of venues, from festivals and sporting events to dance competitions. The dancers at GDA have won many awards at different competitions. Founded by a former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader with almost two…

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A Bird of a Different Feather

Our Maker’s Space has everyone at the Museum thinking about crafts and do-it-yourself projects. Thanksgiving, historically, has been a great time to do fun family projects with your children. From turkeys and pilgrims to feathers and leaves, there aren’t many limits to what you can craft with your kids this time of year. We pulled…

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'Outside the box' costumes!

Halloween is approaching quickly and you might be a little bit stumped for costume ideas that are “outside the box”. The new trend is homemade costumes, which can be a challenge for those who don’t sew. So why not try one of these fun, homemade costumes that puts your kiddo inside of a box? This…

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Box Masters

Visitors to the Museum this month will learn about three masters of art while creating their own masterpieces, all the while becoming Box Masters. The works of Josef Albers, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Louise Nevelson will be used to teach color, structure, and sculpture, inspiring the creation of crafts, science, and architecture, with boxes! German-born…

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Happy Retirement Ms. Joyce!

Earlier today, the staff of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta held a celebratory potluck luncheon for one of our longest-serving employees. Joyce Matthews came on board on January 6, 2003, two months before we opened our doors to the public. Quite a few thousand of you have spoken to “Miss Joyce” on the telephone over…

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The Festival of Fast-Breaking: Eid al-Fitr

Thankfulness, joy, generosity, and gratitude are the focus of the Islamic holiday Eid al-Fitr.  The three day celebration, pronounced eed al fitter, is the Festival of Fast-Breaking.  It starts on the first day of the month of Shawwal, following Ramadan, a fasting holiday.  Eid al-Fitr is so significant that in Saudi Arabia the civil service…

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Improv: The Creativity Cultivator

“Yes! And….” This is the golden rule of improvisation. If you have been to Atlanta’s Dad’s Garage, Laughing Matters, or Whole World Theatre or if you’ve watched the popular television show “Whose Line is it Anyway,” you have seen this rule in action. No matter what situation your scene partner throws at you, the correct response…

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Atlanta Box Drop

Everyone at The Children’s Museum is thinking “Outside the Box” these day and today we launched a fun initiative that we’ve been looking forward to for months – “Atlanta Box Drop”. Beginning this morning and leading up to the exhibit’s opening on Saturday, June 14, area families are encouraged to be on the lookout for small,…

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Welcome!

To introduce our new blog, Growing Into the World, Jane Turner, executive director of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, writes about what she has learned about the benefits of play. I believe that I have always known that play is a good thing. I enjoy playing; I feel happy and alive when I play; I forge…

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