Holiday Programming at Childrens Museum of Atlanta

The holidays are all about family, however they are especially fun for the kids and all of the events planned around them. One of the best places in the city to take your children for kid-friendly activities is The Children's Museum of Atlanta and for this holiday season they have a host of things to do for all of the special little ones in your life. Find out more below! Tis' the season to PLAY! The Children's Museum of Atlanta invites families to experience a merry month of special events and educational programs featuring holidays around the world. Children can get into the spirit of the season with engaging exhibits and learning stations to spark their imagination through the power of play. Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for December 2013. Feature Exhibit: Moneyville Now - January 12, 2014 Money! Money! Money! Money isn't just about dollars and cents.

The ancient Aztecs used chocolate for money, and Yap Islanders used 500-lb. stones! So what is money and how does it work? Now families, adults and children can explore the history, science, math and economics behind money in Moneyville . This new, highly interactive traveling exhibition uses the familiar and fascinating subject of money to build math skills and promote economic literacy in a fun and urban environment. In the exhibit, children will enter the vibrant "city" of Moneyville and embark on an interactive, hands-on tour through a money factory, an anti-counterfeiting lab, a bank, a shopping district, a stock market and an international shipping dock. As participants engage in the multiple activities of this imaginary city, they discover economic concepts, math skills and problem-solving strategies that can help them in their real-life decision making.

Daily Programming during Moneyville: Laugh and Learn Mondays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.; Sundays at 11:00 a.m. (Through January 12); Join World Currency Walter, Bankonit, Monty and Mr. Teller and discover money from other countries. Play the game "How to Spend My Money" and a match the presidents' faces to dollar bills. Mini-Musical: "We're In the Money" Mondays at 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Take a journey to a time in history when money didn't exist, then jump forward to the present where you learn about supply and demand. Finally take a trip to the future to learn the most important lesson of all...saving money is the best thing you can do for your future.... even if you are just a kid! * Written by Laura Lee Gill, music by Dolph Amick. Craft: Allowance is Awesome Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. Create your own banking system by decorating three jars labeled Share, Save and Spend Smart. Puppet Show "Where's Penny; A Journey of Self Worth" Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (Through January 12) Join Penny as she finds her way home with a little help from her new friends. During her travels she learns how to barter and discovers her true value.

Music and Movement: Build Your Wealth Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. (Through January 12) Join the Imaginators for a fast-paced money building game! Music and Movement: The Piggy Bank Shake Sundays at 2:00 p.m. (Through January 12) Join the Imaginators for the Piggy Bank Shake. Having this much fun has never cost so little! Storytime: Moneyville Storytime Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. (Through January 12) Do you know what money is or how it is made? Join an Imaginator to find the answers in the book One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent by Bonnie Worth. Eat a Georgia Rainbow Sundays at 1:00 p.m. (Through December 15) Join the Imaginators for this seasonal program that features fruits and vegetables that are harvested in Georgia. Visitors will participate in a fun story telling program and a cooking activity.