OUR PURPOSE

Children’s Museum of Atlanta, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta. Through community outreach initiatives, educational programs, and exhibits designed for children ages 0–8, the Museum strives to spark every child’s imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play.

Exhibits

The Museum features bright, creative, hands-on exhibits designed to promote inventive problem solving, creative thinking, and artistic expression.

Programs

Our innovative programs emphasize critical, foundational skills and concepts in ways that spark imaginations.

Community Outreach

Our fun, educational programs extend beyond the walls of the Museum to promote literacy and learning to the greater Atlanta community.

OUR MISSION

To change the world by sparking every child’s imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play.

FOCUS AREAS

The Museum provides highly engaging, immersive, informal learning focused on the whole child. Through our exhibits and programs, we emphasize the following areas.

ARTS

Through music, visual arts, and performing arts children learn motor skills, increase their vocabulary, embrace and express their creativity, and are exposed to different world cultures and points of view.

CULTURE & GEOGRAPHY

Experiencing a wide variety of world cultures through food, art, music, dance, stories, and celebrations opens young minds up to the rich diversity our world has to offer.

ENGINEERING

Children are fascinated with taking things apart and rebuilding them again, so the Museum provides large scale opportunities for them to create whatever they can imagine.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Museum exhibits and programs teach children how to cook healthy meals, make positive lifestyle choices, and explore locally grown fruits and vegetables.

LITERACY

Museum exhibits and programs provide age-appropriate tools to bring reading and other literary skills to life in creative and immersive ways.

MATHEMATICS

Informal math instruction, counting, and building are found throughout the Museum, providing children of all ages with a strong foundation that sets them up for success later in life.

SCIENCE

Science is everywhere in the Museum, with interactive displays and demonstrations on everything from plant growth to the solar system.

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL

Healthy social-emotional development is the groundwork needed to form trusting relationships with others, play, face challenges, communicate clearly and manage all of their emotions.

TECHNOLOGY

Interactive kiosks throughout the Museum let children experience life on a farm, increase their early learning vocabulary, and demonstrate geographical differences on Earth, and beyond.

HISTORY

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is a nonprofit organization founded in 1988. In 2003, we opened a permanent Children’s Museum in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. Since opening, Children’s Museum of Atlanta has become the city's premier source of hands-on and exploratory learning for young children, a recognized authority on children’s informal learning, a committed advocate on behalf of children, and a signature element in Atlanta’s cultural landscape. CMA receives 200,000+ guests annually and has welcomed over 2 million visitors to date.