Big Adventures for Kids

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s new feature exhibit, The Big Adventure, open now through September 9, is a 3-D game board that encourages children’s natural desire to explore and investigate while challenging their physical abilities with fun activities.

 

Chloe Breen 2 1/2 explores the "Tunnels of Fun" at The Big Adventure exhibit.

 

Chloe Breen, age 2-1/2, explores the “Tunnels of Fun” at The Big Adventure exhibit.

 

Children can explore Adventure Mountain and The Tunnels of Fun where they scale a six-foot rock wall, crawl through dark tunnels and climb to the Crow’s Nest for a bird’s eye view of the exhibits other adventures that include Out on a Ledge where they appear to be three stories in the air, Virtual Flyer, a kid sized airplane that requires teamwork to dodge a flying saucer, hot-air balloons, ducks, mountains and an oversized monster looking for dinner. The Big Adventure continues at River Crossing: Bridge Out!, where adventurers build their own bridge to escape hungry alligators, The Main Drag where they can explore a variety of surfaces and vehicles and Charlie’s Web where they use their imagination to create their own six-foot spider web.

 

In addition to The Big Adventure, children can also explore the Museum’s four permanent learning zones of bright, creative, hands-on exhibits for a full day of fun and learning.

 

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp and facility rentals and is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. N.W., Atlanta. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10: 00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is $12.75 plus tax for adults and children ages 2 and above, children under two are free. For more information visit their website at www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404 659-KIDS (5437).

—Dean Hesse