When I walk up to an exhibition at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, I read the signs, assess how it works, consider what we can learn from it.
A kid walks up to and their hands are immediately all over it. If the balls fit here, they must go here. It’s capable of spinning? Spin, I will! There’s a button? It must be pushed.
Which is why, of course, Imagine It! is a museum for children. A new exhibition there is loaded with things to pedal, push and play with, and somewhere along the way, kids might gain some understanding of fractions, decimals and patterns.
“Cyberchase: The Chase is On!” is inspired by the PBS kiddie series, and skews a little older than many of their exhibitions – some of the learning concepts might even be better suited for 9 and 10-year-olds. Still, the activities are hands-on enough that a younger child can’t help but be entertained. Here are many more adorable photos of the exhibition.
As always, among the additional story and game times to go with the exhibition, the Imaginators theater troupe has written a short musical to go along with the exhibition, too, “Cyber Clues.”
Have you visited the new exhibition? What did you (and your kids!) think?
Want to go? “Cyberchase” continues through June 6. $12.50, free for members and children younger than 2. Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive N.W. in Atlanta. 404-659-5437, www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org.
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