The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will commemorate Friendship Month, National Dog Day and the back-to-school season in August, with a series of events and activities throughout the month.

Among the featured activities are interactive building projects at Jane’s Innovation Station and discovering sound through a cup phone activity at the Science Bar.

Children can be part of interactive readings of “How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?” by Jane Yolen and “Should I Share My Ice Cream?” by Mo Willems throughout the month.

Families can cuddle with adoptable friends on National Dog Day on Aug. 26, n partnership with the volunteer group Canine Companions. The museum has planned a day filled with dog-themed activities, including Doggie Bingo and the storytelling of “Raising a Hero,” which follows Max, a determined puppy on his adventure to becoming a life-changing friend and helper. 

In Jane’s Innovation Studio, Friendship Month celebrations include a design challenge where kids can learn about empathy in action and use the engineering design process to build an ideal world.

Additionally, to prepare for the back-to-school season, children can practice introducing themselves to teachers and students at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta School House, while drawing self-portraits as they get to know their peers.

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Photo: Mo Willems, author of “Should I Share My Ice Cream?”