There’s a lot of great programs going on in February at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, as visitors can enjoy Valentine’s Day, commemorate Black History Month and celebrate National Weatherperson’s Day.
Black History Month events run all month except for Feb. 14, 25 and 26. Notable African Americans will be highlighted on stage and at the science bar, art studio and Jane’s innovation station, with kids taking part in hands-on activities to learn about Black inventors, engineers, astronomers and artists.
For instance, in the science bar, at 9:45 a.m., and 1:45 p.m., each day, children will celebrate the life of astronomer Walter McAfee by learning about his endeavors and how NASA scientists used the moon to send radio waves in deep space. In the art studio, young guests will learn about Alma Thomas’ life and replicate her visual style to create an artistic masterpiece.
For Weatherperson’s Day on Feb. 5, aspiring mini meteorologists will learn about the meteorologists in Atlanta. They will get to see the Thunder Truck, sing and dance with 11Alive’s Melissa Nord, and take photos at the museum’s weather map.
On Feb. 14, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the museum will host a story time and dance party on its stage, and kids can make heart-shaped creations in the art studio.
A special Fairy Tale Weekend will be held the weekend of Feb. 25-26, with events and readings.
The museum also has its popular Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! exhibit running all month. Based on the popular PBS KIDS animated television show, Splash and Bubbles, the exhibit encourages children to explore ocean science and marine biology.
For more information, visit www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org.