Mom’s Corner

Time for School! Traditions from Around the World

It may be hard to believe, but the first day of school is just around the corner! It’s time to pick out new lunchboxes, get one more haircut, and choose a perfect first-day of school outfit. Perhaps you treat your child to a special breakfast, place notes in her lunchbox, or take a Pinterest-worthy photo…

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This Summer… Play Has a New Location!

Well, friends, it’s just about time to close this puppy down, turn off the lights, and have a nice chorus of “We’ll Meet Again.” In just two days, we’ll have our huge farewell celebration – you ARE planning to be here Friday, we wish! – we’ll have a big parade out the building, and that’ll…

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Demolition Derby!

Are your children fascinated by the world of construction? Do they know more about backhoe loaders, wreckers, piledrivers, and bulldozers than you do? Probably! Kids love to watch demolition and construction, and with that in mind, we wondered what sort of equipment will be coming into our Museum for our renovation in early August. Our…

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New Horizons: Here and Now

On January 19th 2006, a rocket lifted the New Horizons probe from the surface of the Earth, never again to return. At the time of this writing, the early afternoon of July 14th 2015, the probe has completed its flyby of Pluto. For some NASA scientists, today is the most important day out of the…

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All the Cinderellas

For our last little peek behind the pages of the fairy tales in our current exhibit, Once Upon a Time, we’d like to celebrate one of the best-known of them: Cinderella! The beauty with the special slipper has a very, very long lineage. Stories about her, or women very much like her, have been traced…

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Red, White and Blueberry Recipes!

In honor of the Fourth of July, this week we challenged ourselves to create a full meal based on three different colors: Red, White and Blue. It turns out that the internet is chock-full of patriotic-themed recipes. Because we have a dedicated staff (who like to eat!) we whittled down the sixty-gajillion available color-themed ideas we found into…

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More Fairy Tales: Andersen and de Beaumont

Most of the fairy tales which Americans grew up reading are of European vintage, and a healthy majority of them were compiled by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, who popularized such classics as “The Little Mermaid,” “The Snow Queen,” “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and “The Steadfast…

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Professor Labcoat celebrates National Maker Week!

Hello everyone! Professor Labcoat here. It’s National Maker Week, and today I’d like to show you how to learn about electrical circuits using play dough! We use electricity to power all kinds of things every day. Electricity is what we call it when charged particles are pushed around, and we can make, or “generate”, electricity…

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The Many Tales of Anansi

Children always surprise me when they play, and when they’re in our Once Upon a Time exhibit, they are always finding new things to do that I didn’t see coming. This past Saturday, my son, who is four, spent the better part of ten minutes hiding behind the big pretend “melon,” hollering “Hey, I’m a…

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First Lady of Atlanta Helps Kick Off Mayor’s Summer Reading Club

It’s summer, and one of the great things about summer in Atlanta is the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club. We’re happy to once again be a partner, and a host for their kickoff event. The fun starts at 10am this Saturday morning, and we’ll have readings and crafts all day long! Plus, a special reading by…

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