Thursday, April 5, 2018

Expedia's Semi-Annual Sale Coming Soon!

With the sun setting on spring break, it's now time to start thinking about summer vacations.

For travelers looking to get a head start and save, Expedia is revealing details on the first-ever Expedia Semi-Annual Sale. In addition to deep discounts on hotels, car rentals, cruises, and activities, Expedia customers will also have exclusive access to cheap flight packages from Delta Air Lines.

The sale begins April 20 at 9:00 a.m. PDT.  With hotels and packages to hundreds of destinations on sale, the Expedia Semi-Annual Sale has something for everyone and every kind of trip.

"Summer is one of the busiest travel periods, both domestic and international, and prices tend to go up as we get closer to that peak time," said John Morrey, SVP Brand Expedia.  "Getting an early start on planning and booking can make a huge difference in terms of savings and availability for your perfect trip.  To sweeten the deal, we've sourced exclusive deals and rates travelers usually have to wait until Black Friday to find."

Here's a Sneak Peek at What's Coming This Month

The Expedia Semi-Annual Sale kicks off Friday, April 20, and runs through Monday, April 23.  For four days, exclusive coupons and savings will be released and available for a limited time.

Friday:  Deals will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. PDT.  Featured deals and coupons through the weekend include:
  • 90% off select hotels with coupon — limited quantities
  • Exclusive Delta Air Lines flight + hotel packages, with hotels up to 50% off
  • Up to 50% off select hotels on
  • $750 off $1,000 package coupon — limited quantities
  • $50 off $200 standalone hotel coupon
Monday:  Last chance!  Featured deals and coupons include:
  • 25% off select hotels with coupon — limited quantities
  • 20% off select hotels with coupon — limited quantities
  • $50 off $200 standalone hotel coupon
Deals booked during the Expedia Semi-Annual Sale have a travel window of April 20, 2018 – August 31, 2018.  For more information on the Expedia Semi-Annual Sale visit  Be sure to also check out other exclusive deals on the award-winning Expedia app, which is available for download on iOS and Android devices for free in the App Store and Google Play.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Paul, Apostle of Christ - New Movie on the Life of Paul Comes to the Nation's Theaters This Week!

Let me introduce you to two men - Paul and Luke.  You probably already know them.

Paul was an Apostle of Christ.  His letters were vital to the spreading of Christianity in the years following Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection.  His writings now compose a majority of the New Testament.

Luke was a physician and disciple of Paul.  It is said he probably came to the saving knowledge of Christ through the teaching and friendship of Paul.

The new Andrew Hyatt movie, "Paul, Apostle of Christ," documents the close relationship between these two men.  The Director has based his film on Biblical accounts and Scripture.  Here is the official trailer:

Films like these are often hard watch because of the extreme suffering and abuse early Christians went through when the Church was born.  But, we must them watch in order to remember, learn, and love the world around us.

The Holy Spirit breathed great promise, wisdom, and knowledge through these two men.  Paul, Apostle of Christ focuses on Paul and Luke's sharing of Jesus' message of love, redemption, and forgiveness.  They shared it with a new church who, in turn, shared and spread it throughout the world.  We can thank these two men for the Church we so love and adore today.

Please watch the video below to see how Paul and Luke's story is still relevant to today's Church:

Paul, Apostle of Christ will open Nationwide the week before Easter on Friday, March 23.  It is rated PG-13 for violent content and disturbing images.  To purchase tickets, please visit the movie's website.

I hope you will join me this weekend to watch this very important film.  Christians are showing America that we can hold an important key to Hollywood box office sales.  No longer do we have to be recipients of violent films, horror films, or other dark, anti-Biblical material.

This past weekend's surprise box office draw of, "I Can Only Imagine" shows Hollywood that if they will produce Christian-based and family-friendly films, audiences will show up in droves.

Please help support more family-friendly and Bible-based films.  Come see a film about a man that went from becoming the most notorious persecutor of the church to its most powerful proponent!  Two men, bound together in their love for Christ.  Leaving their final message for the world - "Love is the only answer."

See you this weekend at the movies!

*Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC, Collide Media Group, and Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. for providing tickets to see the movie on its release in exchange for this promotional post.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Monday, March 12, 2018

It's Time Again! Cocktails in the Garden!

Atlanta's favorite after-hours social returns.

Cocktails in the Garden

 Atlanta's favorite after-hours social returns this spring!

Explore the city’s lush urban oasis in the cool of the evening on Thursdays from May through September as Cocktails in the Garden returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

As an after-hours social for young professionals, a romantic date night for couples, or simply a fun friends’ outing for still others, the event – dubbed “social irrigation” – offers specialty drinks from full cash bars, deejays and live entertainment, and games and other activities.  Set for 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Cocktails in the Garden also is the only opportunity for experiencing the Garden in the evening, when the cooler temperatures at twilight cast the Garden’s thousands of beautiful flowers in a whole different light while drawing out their fragrance.

In addition, guests may explore the Garden’s exhibition, Imaginary Worlds, featuring giant topiary-like sculptures made of mosaiculture, all set to a storybook theme.    

Finally, guests may round out the evening with a scrumptious dinner at the Garden’s Longleaf restaurant. Reservations are recommended.

For information, visit

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Regional audiences can prepare to seize the day with Aurora Theatre’s 2018-2019 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series, announced today. 
The second largest professional theater in Georgia will once again bring premiere performances, heartfelt dramas, and Broadway-caliber productions with extraordinary talent to the heart of downtown Lawrenceville.  This season’s diverse line-up features Disney’s NEWSIESBE HERE NOW, A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2, the world-premiere musical MEN WITH MONEY, NATIVE GARDENS, and the highly anticipated return of the celebrated holiday classic CHRISTMAS CANTEEN 2018, back by popular demand for a 23rd year.  The upcoming season is led by co-founders Anthony Rodriguez and Ann-Carol Pence and features a tremendous assortment of dramas, comedies, and musicals that will have audiences of all ages ready to seize a season subscription!
“On the heels of one of our most successful seasons ever, we are proud that we continue to attract the best artists in the nation to bring an exceptional line-up to our patrons,” said Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez.  “Whether visiting Aurora Theatre for the first time or the hundredth time, audiences will experience a variety of themes this season, from romance and friendship to perseverance and heart — sure to entertain, educate, and inspire!”
The upcoming Signature Series includes ground breaking new works as well as the best of Broadway, as Aurora continues to foster meaningful artistic partnerships through co-production collaborations with local theatrical organizations, bringing the very best to devoted donors and subscribers.  Patrons to the theater during the upcoming season will also witness the first steps of Aurora Theatre’s 2020 expansion with an additional $26 million-dollar arts complex, including a new 500-seat theater, educational facilities, and an electrifying cabaret space.
“The impact Aurora Theatre has on this community is due to our belief that cultural infrastructure is as crucial to a vibrant downtown as sidewalks, parks, and roads.  Because we laid an initial firm foundation of artistic excellence, people now drive to the suburbs of Atlanta to see theater,” said Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence.  “Our 23rd season is going to knock your socks off, and that’s a promise!”
Disney’s NEWSIES
July 19 – September 2, 2018

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

Inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this high-energy musical is set to soar with rousing dance numbers and non-stop thrills.  In New York City at the turn of the century, publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst look to take advantage of newsboys to increase profits.  Enter charismatic Jack Kelly who unwittingly leads a ragged band of teenaged "newsies" across the city to strike for what’s right.  This Tony Award-winning musical, based on the timeless Disney film, is toe-tapping fun for the entire family!
September 20 - October 14, 2018

By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Bari is in a perpetual funk, biding her time at a mind-numbing job shipping Tibetan-themed tchotchkes.  Cheerful co-workers Patty and Luanne try to see past her cynical exterior through their Prozac-colored glasses.  Will Bari ever leave her parents’ house in provincial upstate New York?  Will she finish her dissertation?  Will she go on a blind date with a dude who makes art out of garbage?  And what’s up with her headaches and the bizarre side-effects?  The answers await in this wonderfully weird comedy that will have audiences in stitches.
November 15 - December 23, 2018 

Gwinnett's longest-running theatrical holiday tradition, Christmas Canteen 2018, returns for a 23rd smash year!  This stunning musical revue makes the most wonderful time of the year even more wonderful.  Brimming with songs, comic sketches, trips down memory lane, and a sprinkle of Christmas magic, it’s the holiday show with a little something for everyone on the list!
January 10 - February 10, 2019

By Lucas Hnath
A co-production between Aurora Theatre and Actor’s Express

This 2017 Broadway smash-hit is a fresh comedy based on the characters of the Henrik Ibsen classic, considered to be a cornerstone of modern theater.  In the original story, Nora Helmer leaves her husband and family with the slam of a door.  Fifteen years later and now a successful author, Nora finds herself knocking at the same door.  Then comes that awkward moment when she needs a favor from her estranged husband Torvald – a divorce.
A New Musical
March 7 – April 7, 2019

Book and lyrics by Bill Nelson
Music and additional lyrics by Joseph Trefler

Audiences will love this show that is an old-fashioned, brand new musical!  Louis, Max and Sonny are charming, young, and eligible bachelors looking to marry their way from rags to riches.  This romantic romp with a twist is full of dreams, schemes, and lavish musical numbers set in the golden age mecca of Manhattan in the 1950s.  It’s an alternative view to the gleaming, fabulous, and mighty Big Apple that will have audiences captivated as two of the leading men embark on the search for husbands!
May 2 – June 2, 2019

By Karen Zacarías
Neighbors clash in a dazzling new comedy about a battle for the backyard.  In one yard, Frank and Virginia, a well-established D.C. couple, trim a prize-worthy pristine garden.  In the other, the ambitious attorney Pablo moves in with his very pregnant wife and doctoral candidate Tania, a woman with a penchant for native flora.  When a disagreement over the property line quickly escalates into a war, taste, class, and entitlement push them all over the hedge.
The 2018-2019 Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series lineup includes: 
Disney’s NEWSIES
July 19 - September 2, 2018
September 20 – October 14, 2018
November 15 – December 23, 2018
January 10 – February 10, 2019
March 7 – April 7, 2019
May 2 – June 2, 2019
Ticket prices for the 2018-2019 Signature Series vary by performance.  Season subscribers have the opportunity to select preferred seating starting now, whereas single-show tickets go on sale to the public starting July 1.  For more information on the series or to become a season subscriber, please visit, or call the Box Office at 678.226.6222.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Ultimate LEGO Ninjago Experience at Legoland Discovery Center!

LEGO® fans of all ages are invited to join their favorite ninjas – Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane, and Nya – during The Ultimate LEGO® Ninjago Experience, featuring two new attractions at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta.  Guests will be able to experience The Ultimate LEGO® Ninjago Experience at a special event the weekends of March 24 and March 31. 
Event weekend special programming:
Mystery mosaic build
Throughout event weekends

LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp Reaction Game Tournament
For a chance to win a LEGO® trophy and LEGO® Ninjago swag bag
Noon and 3 p.m.

LEGO® Ninjago Miniland takeover and scavenger hunt
Throughout event weekends
Little ones can compete to win an annual pass to LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Character Meet and Greets with Kai
11 p.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

LEGO® Ninjago giveaways
Throughout event weekends
An all-new LEGO® Ninjago 4D short movie is launching at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta! In LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension, the ninjas will show off their awesome LEGO® Ninjago moves in a super-cool and explosive 4D adventure.  Enter the Dojo with Master Wu and train with the ninjas to learn the teachings of the Scroll of the 4th Dimension.  Guests will experience the totally-awesome world of Ninjago as they’ve never seen, smelled, or felt it before.  LEGO® Ninjago 4D premieres March 24.  For more information, including ticket prices, visit
The LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp is making its return to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta!  Families can put their ninja skills to the test to see if they have what it takes to become a true LEGO ninja and defeat the bad guys in this fun, action-packed play-zone.  Children can test their agility in the laser maze and master their building skills at the Ninjago build table to go on a LEGO adventure that’s bigger and better than they can do at home.
About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK, Shanghai, China, and Singapore.  Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials.  Guided by the company spirit, "Only the best is good enough,” the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning.  LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at
For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit
About Merlin Entertainments
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment.  Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries, and across 4 continents.  The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and estimated 26,000 employees (peak season). Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, DreamWorks Tours SHREK’s Adventure, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging, and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.

Simon Centers Hop Into Easter!

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Mall of Georgia, Sugarloaf Mills and Town Center at Cobb celebrate spring with egg-tra special activities!

Spring into the season!
Mall of Georgia, Sugarloaf Mills, and Town Center at Cobb are welcoming the Easter Bunny with an egg-citing list of “hoppenings” and activities this February and March.  Families in the Atlanta area are invited to celebrate with photos with the Easter Bunny, breakfast with the Easter Bunny, and more:
Mall of Georgia (3333 Buford Drive / Buford / 678-482-8788 / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
Photos with the Easter Bunny:  March 9-31 in Von Maur Court
Say cheese!  There’s nothing better than springtime, and shoppers can capture the memories of the season with a photo with the Easter Bunny.  Families can also avoid the line with Bunny by Appointment by visiting
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny:  Saturday, March 10, from 8:30-10 a.m. in The Dining Pavilion
Families can soon enjoy breakfast, egg-cellent activities, and a visit from the Easter Bunny!  Reservations to attend the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event are required.  To RSVP, please email  For more information about the Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event, visit
Caring Bunny Photo Event:  Sunday, March 11, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Von Maur Court
The Caring Bunny photo program allows children with special needs and their families to have the opportunity to enjoy a photo session with the Easter Bunny.  Extra care will be taken to support the sensory, physical, and other developmental needs of children so that they can take part in this wonderful holiday tradition.  For more information and to make a reservation, please visit
Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny:  Sunday, March 25, from 6-8 p.m. in Von Maur Court
Furry friends need to get in on the Easter Bunny fun, too!  Participating families are asked to please use the mall entrance near Savvi Formalwear next to Von Maur.  Guests are asked to please refrain from bringing reptiles or exotic animals.  For more information and to make a reservation, please visit
Sugarloaf Mills (5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy / 678-847-5000 / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
Photos with the Easter Bunny:  March 16-31 in the Food Court
Those looking for the perfect Easter photo are invited to celebrate spring with Sugarloaf Mills’ Easter Bunny!  For a full schedule, please visit
Caring Bunny Photo Event:  Sunday, March 18, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Food Court
Children with special needs will have the opportunity to spend time with the Easter Bunny in a photo environment designed to support their sensory, physical, and developmental needs.  Visit for more information and to make a reservation.   
Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny:  Sunday, March 25, from 5-7 p.m. in the Food Court
Shoppers can bring their furry best friends for a special photo with the Easter Bunny!  Guests should use Entry 4 and are asked to please refrain from bringing reptiles or exotic animals.  For more information and to make a reservation, please visit
Town Center at Cobb (400 Barrett Pkwy. / Kennesaw / 770.424.9486 / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
Photos with the Easter Bunny: Now – March 31 in Center Court
It’s the season for warmer weather and Easter Bunny photos!  Families can save time and avoid the line with Bunny by Appointment by visiting  For a full schedule, please visit
Caring Bunny Event:  Sunday, March 11, and Sunday, March 18, from 10:30 a.m.-noon in Center Court
Caring Bunny is an opportunity for children with special needs and their families to enjoy a photo session with the Easter Bunny during private hours.  Extra care will be taken to support the sensory, physical, and other developmental needs of children so that they can enjoy this wonderful holiday tradition.  Visit for more information and to make a reservation.
Hop Into Spring Event:  Saturday, March 24, from 1-3 p.m. in the Upper Level JCPenney Wing
To celebrate the season, families are invited to rejoice with games, music, goody bags, giveaways, and more at this FREE event!  The Easter Bunny will even hop in for a special appearance!  For more information, please visit
Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny:  Sunday, March 25, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Center Court
It’s the furry family member’s time to shine with the Easter Bunny!  Families with pets are asked to please enter through the Food Court entrance between JCPenney and Belk.  Guests are asked to please refrain from bringing reptiles or exotic animals.  Visit for more information.  
For more information, visit

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Children's Museum of Atlanta - Black History Month

Kids can also celebrate Valentine’s Day, Winter Games, President’s Day and more!

ImageChildren’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to escape the cold and join the Imaginators for a variety of educational programs throughout February.  Little ones can look forward to learning about influential African American leaders though special story time, an original musical written by Jerry G. White, one of the Museum’s own Imaginators, and more during Black History Month.  In addition, little ones can go for the gold during the Museum’s own version of the Winter Olympics, craft personalized Valentine’s Day cards for loved ones, participate in White House-inspired lawn games in honor of President’s Day, and more!
Feature Exhibit: HealthyvilleJanuary 27-May 28
Healthyville Healthyville is a place for everybody!  This bilingual (English/Spanish), interactive exhibit teaches health and wellness lessons through play-filled activities and educational messages that foster learning by doing.  Designed primarily for children ages 5 – 12 and their parents, caregivers, and teachers, Healthyville provides visitors with hands-on opportunities to explore health topics in ways that help them understand their bodies, the importance of making healthy choices, and how to apply these concepts in everyday situations.  Healthyville features engaging content about how the body works and the effects of our positive or negative health choices.
Healthyville was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC).  Healthyville is sponsored locally by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life with additional support from Georgia Power Foundation.  Major funding for Children’s Museum of Atlanta is provided by Fulton County Board of Commissioners.  Major support provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Black History Month Programming
February 1-28
·     Music and Movement
Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sundays at 11 a.m.; Weekdays at 2 p.m.
Kids can visit the Children’s Museum of Atlanta stage to move and groove to the sounds of the roaring 1920s through song and dance made popular during the Harlem Renaissance.
·     Mini-Musical: Peach State Flyer written by Jerry G. White with music by Abe White
Weekends at noon and 2 p.m.; Weekdays at 11 a.m. and noon
All aboard!  Families are invited to board the Peach State Flyer steam train to learn about the valuable contributions of great African Americans in history through stories and songs.

·     Story Time
Weekends at 1 p.m.; Weekdays at 3 p.m.
Kids can join the Imaginators for a special reading of “Look What Brown Can Do!” by T. Marie Harris and illustrated by Neda Ivanova to celebrate the many contributions of African Americans across several fields.

Healthyville·     Eat a Georgia Rainbow
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Georgia is home to a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables!  Families are welcome to partake in a cold cooking activity and scavenger hunt utilizing food native to the state.

·     Super Spectacular Science Show
Weekends at 4 p.m.; Weekdays at 1 p.m.
Professor Labcoat and her assistants will lead a mesmerizing science demonstration for the entire Museum.  Kids are invited to see what kind of fun she and her assistants have cooked up!  Questions are encouraged at the end of the show.

·     Science Bar
Weekends from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Weekdays from 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
African American scientists have made and continue to make important contributions to science, math, and technology.  Kids can visit the Science Bar to learn more about their discoveries in chemistry, botany, space exploration, and more!

·     Art Studio
Weekends from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Weekdays from 10:30 am.-3:30 p.m.
Little ones can explore the works and art mediums of world-renowned African American artists including Carrie Mae Weems and Kara Walker.

·     Build It Lab
Weekends from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Weekdays from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
African American inventor Garrett Augustus Morgan changed the world with his invention of the traffic signal. Kids can recreate his invention using wood and paper to craft their own traffic light while learning about electric circuits as well.

Building Blocks Programs
Recommended for children one to five years old
Tiny Club Monday
10:30 a.m.
Designed for little minds, Tiny Club Monday offers FOODiE Club, SCiENCE Club, ARTiST Club, and BUiLDER Club for children ages 2-5 and caregivers to enjoy together. The 30-minute classes offer hands on activities, professional instruction, and the chance to create and learn something new!
Messy Thursday
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Little visitors and guardians are invited to get messy!  Messy Thursdays offer slime, finger painting, and more!  Let the Children’s Museum of Atlanta clean up the mess while the little ones have a blast.  New, messy activities await every week to try, offering endless opportunities.
ImageToddler Jam Fridays
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Kids are invited to rock and roll into the weekend with this high energy, music-filled class guaranteed to shake out the wiggles and foster a love of music.  Each week, little ones can enjoy new songs, instrument play, circle time activities and, of course, dance breaks.
February Special Programming
Winter Olympics Celebration
Saturday, February 10
·     Children’s Museum of Atlanta Olympics Opening Ceremonies
11 a.m.
Families are invited to kick off the Museum’s own version of the Winter Olympics with a celebratory torch relay!  Guests can continue the festivities by reciting the Olympic pledge and marching in the parade of nations.

·     Sports Around the World
Noon and 2 p.m.
Little ones can join the Imaginators for an interactive game that will explore a variety winter sports played in countries across the world.

·     Story Time
1 p.m.
Sports are full of important lessons, including honesty, fairness, hard work, and pursing dreams.  Kids can gather around the Children’s Museum of Atlanta stage for readings of Olympics-themed books such as “Snowman Paul at the Winter Olympics” written by Yossi Lapid and illustrated by Joanna Pasek, to learn more about these important lessons!

·     Super Spectacular Science Show – On Ice!
3 p.m.
Future Olympians can learn the science behind skating with Professor Labcoat as she perfects her triple axel and Lutz jump!

·     Children’s Museum of Atlanta Olympics Closing Ceremonies
4 p.m.
To close the Olympic ceremonies, children will learn how to say the name of popular Olympic sports in Korean and participate in the final parade of nations.

·     Science Bar
11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Science is everywhere!  Visit the mezzanine to uncover how Olympic athletes use science to properly nourish their bodies to perform at peak levels through a special exhibit focused on health, nutrition and the human body.

·     Art Studio
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Blossoming little athletes can make their own medal out of recycled materials to take home and display.

·     Build It Lab
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bobsledding is a thrilling, fast-paced event at the Winter Olympics Children can help the Build It Lab Educator craft the Museum’s very own “bobsled” track and watch as a marble winds through the twists and turns.

ImageValentine’s Day
Sunday, February 11

·     Sweetheart Dance
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Families are invited to grab their dancing shoes and visit the Children’s Museum of Atlanta stage to learn about special partner dances for the holiday.
·     Musical Hearts
Little ones can dance to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta Stage to participate in a heart-themed version of musical chairs.  No one can lose at this loving game, but the participant landing on the golden heart when the music stops gets to lead the group in a silly movement.

·     Storytime
1 p.m.
Kids can join the Imaginators for a special story time that celebrates the love we share with friends and family on Valentine’s Day.  In “Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool,” written by James Dean and illustrated by Kimberly Dean, Pete learns all about the special cats in his life on this holiday.

·     Eat A Georgia Rainbow
3 p.m.
Guests will engage in a scavenger hunt and cold cooking activity in this program dedicated to highlighting the variety of fruits of vegetables Georgia has to offer.

·     Art Studio
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
A symbol of care can be as simple as a giving someone a card.  Children can create their own Valentine’s Day Cards at the Art Studio to take home and share with someone special.

·     Build It Lab
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tiny Tinkerers will have the space to be curious, creative, and crafty at the Build It Lab.  In celebration of Valentine’s Day, kids will have the tools to build a Friendship Box to hold keepsakes from close friends.

Black History Month Dance
Saturday, February 17
·     3D Dance Company
Noon and 1 p.m.
Atlanta’s 3D Dance Company will take the Children’s Museum of Atlanta stage as part of the Black History Month celebrations to share traditional East African dances that pay tribute to the roots of African American culture.

President’s Day
Monday, February 19
·     Mini-Musical: Peach State Flyer written by Jerry G. White with music by Abe White
11 a.m.
Kids can learn about significant contributions of Georgia natives through song and story in this steam rolling musical.

·     Special Story Time with Music and Movement
Noon and 3 p.m.
Little ones can circle around as the Imaginators read “If I Were President” by Catherine Stier.  Afterwards, the Imaginators will lead kids in an inauguration parade.
·     White House Lawn Games
2 p.m.
Families can join the Imaginators for presidential relay games including a matching game of presidents to their pets and building a money tower while learning which president is on each coin.

·     Science Bar
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Little ones can visit the Science Bar on Presidents’ Day to engineer Abraham Lincoln’s log cabin, learn which liquids best clean a penny, and more!  Located on the mezzanine, it’s a one stop science shop!

·     Art Studio
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Children are invited to make American flags using crafts materials such as tissue paper or other Americana-themed projects.

·     Build It Lab
10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Children and their caregivers will have the tools and materials to ignite their inner innovator and craft a presidential themed project.

Tell a Fairy Tale Day
Saturday, February 24
On Saturday, February 24, the Museum is celebrating National Tell a Fairy Tale Day!  Join us for a fun-filled day of fantasy and lore, all while encouraging reading, writing, and literary creativity.  Listed programs will occur at scheduled times, and additional activity tables can be visited for more Fairy Tale fun!
Tell a Fairy Tale Day·     Fairytale Mad-libs
11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Families can help the Imaginators create a fairy tale in this interactive story-telling program. Children will learn about plots, parts of speech and more to build a creative and memorable story.

·     Tournament of Fairy Tales
2 p.m.
Who goes there?!  Kids can participate in magical fairy tale trivia and relay games to challenge the troll and cross his bridge, just like the Billy goats gruff.

Tell a Fairy Tale Day·     Cinderella’s Ball
2 p.m.
When the clock strikes 2, children can visit to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta stage for a waltz lesson before time runs out!

·     Art Studio
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
 Little ones can visit the studio to make to create their very own crown using a variety of colorful materials!

·     Build It Lab
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Little builders can make a catapult worthy of defending any castle imaginable!  For additional fun, children can join the CMA Imaginators on the Mezzanine to build the ultimate cardboard kingdom!

Ongoing Monthly Programs
Target Free Second Tuesday
Tuesday, February13 from 1-6 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites local families to visit the Museum free of charge on the second Tuesday of each month.  Registration for Target Free Second Tuesdays will be available exclusively online through the Museum’s website ( the day prior to each event to create a seamless process for guests.  Guests who do not register in advance will be admitted on a first come, first served basis pending availability.
 Patrons will be able to choose from two sessions:
·     Session 1: 1 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
·     Session 2: 3:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.                       

For more information on the January program offerings or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].