Ready? Set? Play! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is ready to re-open its doors to the public on Saturday, December 12 after a three-month, $8.2 million renovation project. Atlanta’s only children’s museum is excited to showcase a new 3,000 square foot mezzanine level, two additional permanent exhibits, enhanced existing galleries, and a permanent performance space for the museum’s Imaginators.

“Since announcing this renovation, our team has been overwhelmed by optimism, faith, and enthusiasm from the community,” said Jane Turner, executive director of the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, “It is because of their ongoing support that the Children’s Museum of Atlanta has been able to provide more impactful exhibits and educational programming for children, families and schools throughout the state. And now, that dedication will result in one of the most inspiring children’s museums in the entire country!”

In addition to the many renovations and additions to the museum’s space, visitors will also experience age-appropriate programming with a new focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education) to make meaningful connections between school, community, work, and global issues. These new focus areas allow the museum to serve as a catalyst for play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child.

While the Children’s Museum gets ready for its big unveiling in December, they are launching an online initiative, “Play Pledge ATL,” which focuses on the importance of early childhood education and the power of play. The museum hopes that once the Atlanta community takes the pledge, participants will share photos and videos of their active play on their social channels with #playpledgeatl. For more information about Play Pledge ATL, please visit their website or the museum’s Facebook page.

Come help the Children’s Museum celebrate its grand re-opening on December 12 with a welcome parade, ribbon-cutting ceremony, photo opportunities, and other engaging activities to make the day a festival-like celebration! For more information, visit The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s website or call (404) 659-KIDS (5437).