Splash into Summer with Children’s Museum of Atlanta's June Programs

Families invited to celebrate Father’s Day and experience United Nations of Play

By Children’s Museum of Atlanta June 4, 2021

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is jumping into June with blissful, festive programming! Families are encouraged to celebrate Dad with fun-filled Father’s Day activities and journey to countries across the world for a cultural experience with United Nations of Play programming. The Museum also continues to welcome guests to the experiential, science-focused traveling exhibit, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab™. Visitors are invited to experience the refreshed Step Up to Science permanent exhibit, debuting on June 26 and sponsored by Cognizant U.S. Foundation.

June Special Programming

United Nations of Play

Saturday, June 12 – Sunday, June 13

Families are invited to the Museum’s second installment of United Nations of Play – a weekend of memorable activities introducing international cultures through play, sponsored by Georgia Council for the Arts. Kids will discover toys, games and recipes from five countries around the world: Canada, Colombia, Germany, Kenya and Korea!

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Father’s Day

Sunday, June 20

Little ones will celebrate all of the astounding dads, grandpas, uncles and other father figures in their lives! The day will feature a reading of Irene Smalls’ Kevin and His Dad and a colorful Father’s Day craft.

CMA On Stage

Storytime: Kevin and His Dad by Irene Smalls

Session A: 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. / Session B: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. / Session C: 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Science Bar

Kids will make Oobleck and learn about non-Newtonian fluids.

Session A: 10:30 a.m. / Session B: 1:30 p.m. / Session C: 4:30 p.m.

Creativity Café

Children will make chromatography butterflies and a warmhearted Father’s Day craft.

Session A: 10:30 a.m. / Session B: 1:30 p.m. / Session C: 4:30 p.m.

Step Up to Science

Opens Saturday, June 26

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is launching an all-new, fully revamped version of its permanent, science-centric exhibit, Step Up to Science. Sponsored by Cognizant U.S. Foundation, the reimagined exhibit will engage kids in various elements of “Cause and Effect,” featuring interactive permanent exhibits that will allow children to discover the innovative world of STEM through captivating science experiments.

In preparation for the Step Up to Science renovation, Science Bar and Creativity Café will be temporarily closed from June 21-25.

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab™

Now Through Tuesday, September 7

Step into the Lab and be inspired by the animated series and the brilliant work of Thomas Edison! Immersing little ones in the wonders of science, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab™ offers captivating, hands-on experiences that introduce kids to the world of STEM, engages them in the scientific process and highlights some of the most inspiring, renowned scientists and innovators alongside their groundbreaking discoveries.

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Sensory Friendly Sessions

Sunday, June 6

Families with children on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorders are encouraged to join the Museum’s 2021 Sensory Friendly Sessions! On select Sundays during Session A, kids can enjoy a playful, hands-on experience with a sensory-modified setting, limited admission and sound and lighting adjustments to ensure safety and comfort. Stage programming will not be available during Sensory Friendly Sessions.

Session A: 10 a.m.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta continues to prioritize the health and wellness of its guests, providing elevated health precautions for a safe, comfortable visit.


About Children’s Museum of Atlanta:

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-8. The mission of Children's Museum of Atlanta is to change the world by sparking every child's imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play. With learning zones consisting of bright, creative and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers memberships. For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].

Museum Admission: Online ticketing only is available at this time. Phone booking is available with ample notice and will be booked via online reservation. Members must pre-book and will be able to redeem their $5 voucher online. Babies under 12 months and members are admitted for free and must reserve their free ticket online prior to arriving at the Museum. All daily programs are included in price of admission. For more information regarding ticket and membership options, visit

Museum Hours: The Museum will operate in 3 two-hour sessions with one-hour cleaning between sessions. The hours for the month of June are 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. The Museum will be closed on Wednesdays. Please check the Museum website to confirm hours of operation.

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