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The Children's Museum of Atlanta announces November programming
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The Children's Museum of Atlanta announces November programming

ATLANTA -- November is here, and The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to get into the festive spirit with a full month of PLAY! From the feature Moneyville exhibit toHolidays Around the World, children can experience exciting, hands-on learning opportunities to spark their imagination through the power of play. Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for November 2013.

Feature Exhibit: Moneyville

September 28, 2013 – 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);

Tuesday, November 26 at 10:30 a.m.; Friday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m.

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.


Hands On Science: Exploration Station

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 2:20 p.m.

Science is all around us. Join Professor Labcoat scientific adventures where visitors can learn about the basics of science exploration. 



Special November Programming:


Financial Literacy Fridays for Parents and Caregivers

Fridays at 10:30 a.m. (November 1, 8, 15, 22 and January 10, 17 and 24)

During November and January, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will offer weekly financial workshops on Banking Basics and Budgeting thanks to our partnership with PNC Bank. These 30 minute workshops include ways to teach your children how to save, spend and budget their money, as well as learn about creating a spending plan and budgeting tools that can build a foundation for a strong financial future. Space is limited to 15 adults with one child per adult. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call 404-527-3693

*Childcare Available: During this 30 minute workshop, your child will engage in fun stories and arts and crafts with an Imaginator.  


Meet the Holidays: Day of the Dead

Friday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m. (Instead of Moneyville craft)

Join your Imaginators for a reading of Felipa and the Day of the Dead by Birte Mullerand then make an Altar collage remembering friends and family members who have died.


Meet the Holidays: Diwali

Saturday, November 2 at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Join your imaginators for a reading of Lights for Grita by Rachna Gilmore and then make a Rangoli – a colorful design drawn on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests.


Explore the Museum: Early Hours at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Mondays: November 18 and December 16 at 9:00 a.m.;

Saturdays: November 2 and December 14 at 9:00 a.m.

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, thanks to a grant from the Rich Foundation, is hosting five Explore the Museum: Early Hours opportunities designed for children on the autism spectrum and their families. These opportunities (which will take place one hour before the general public is admitted) allow children and families to learn about the museum at their own pace.  Social stories and visual schedules will be available to help you navigate the different learning zones and the areas you wish to explore. These innovative tools help to make the museum visit more comfortable and enjoyable and create a comprehensive welcoming structure. This exclusive series of events will enable parents to make connections with other families, and offer new tools and resources created by CMA inpartnership with its Autism Spectrum Advisory Committee. On these days, the Museum will open at 9 a.m. These Early Hours events are free to families with children on the Autism Spectrum, but Reservations are required. For reservations, please call 404-527-3693 or email reservations@childrensmuseumatlanta.org.


Cooking with Colors

Tuesday, November 5 and 12 at 10:30 a.m.

A colorful diet is a healthy diet! As a part of the Museum’s Eat a Georgia Rainbow program, local chef Damaul Mitchell will help children create colorful and healthy creations with local fruits and vegetables. Space is limited to 10 children and their adult caregivers. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call 404-527-3693.


Buckhead Girls Choir’s Kinder Choir Performs

Saturday, November 16 at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a 30-minute concert sung by girls 3-8 years of age. They will sing seasonal music from around the world performing in a variety of languages including Swahili, Hebrew, French, Spanish and English – with a little Dr. Seuss thrown in!


Meet the Holidays: Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 23 at 12:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 PM

Join your Imaginators for a special reading of The Pilgrims First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern, then use a feature quill to practice writing and drawing like the pilgrims.


Meet the Holidays: Hanukkah 

Tuesday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Join the Imaginators for the Festival of Lights celebrated by Jewish people around the world. In Ancient times, the Maccabean army entered a Temple and found one small drop of oil for the lamp. Hanukkah is celebrated because the small drop of oil miraculously kept the lamp lit for eight days! Children can listen to The Runaway Dreidel by Leslea Newman and then make their own Dreidel game. 


Moneyville Sponsors: Moneyville was made possible by the generous support of the National Science Foundation, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and The NASDAQ Stock Market Educational Foundation, Inc. The exhibit was created and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  MONEYOPOLIS is a registered trademark of Ernst & Young. The MONEYVILLE trademark is used under license.


Moneyville is presented in Atlanta by Ford Motor Company Fund and The PNC Foundation. Major funding for The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts and Culture. Printing Courtesy of Primerica and Ernst & Young.

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