The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is starting off 2024 with a returning exhibit entitled, “Outside the Box,” which aims to empower kids’ imaginations to run wild with good, old-fashioned fun.

The innovative exhibit debuted in 2014 and was a huge hit.

In the updated exhibit, which will run January 20 to May 5, plain boxes are transformed into extravagant bridges, everyday cylinders are made into hi-tech rockets and basic blocks are used to make adventurous obstacle courses. These exhibits help encourage outside of the box thought, innovation and exploration.

Each month, new boxes are included in the exhibit, so families can return and experience something new. 

“Since it was first unveiled nearly a decade ago, we’ve been eager to bring back the amazing ‘Outside the Box’ exhibit, which was developed by the Children’s Museum of Atlanta team, to once again inspire creative thought, innovation and exploration,” said Edwin Link, the museum’s executive director. “This exhibit offers the opportunity for children and parents to actively engaging in imaginative play while learning how to collaborate to make forts, obstacle courses and more.” 

During the exhibit, the Construction Courtyard will take up the majority of the Morph Gallery, allowing guests to have access to various building materials, including cardboard boxes of all shapes and sizes as well as drafting tables where they can plan out their designs. Additionally, the museum’s Toddler Terrace will offer younger guests a specially designated building area.

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Photo: Entryway to the Children’s Museum exhibit, “Outside the Box.” Photo courtesy the Children’s Museum of Atlanta