Like universities, children's museums provide young people a place to study nature, an outlet to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have a real job. Procrastinate constructively with today's Groupon for membership to The Georgia Children's Museum. Choose from three options:
- For $50, you get a one-year sustaining membership (a $100 value).
- For $500, you get a lifetime membership (a $1,000 value).
- For $125, you get a one-year patron membership (a $250 value).
The Georgia Children's Museum invigorates young minds with a healthy dose of fun, interactive educational exhibits and events. Curious kids can embark on an international trip in the Passport to the World exhibit, in which younglings absorb different cultures by trying on Japanese kimonos, dropping beats on handmade African drums, and fencing with French baguettes. Wee ones learn through play at the Little Learners' Loft, which lets kids investigate a dinosaur’s world, discover the culture of Native Americans, and embrace their inner Shakespeare in a puppet show. Finally, precocious tots can take their newfound wealth of knowledge and share it with others in the WGCM Studios exhibit. Up-and-coming anchorpeople can deliver a news broadcast or forecast upcoming soda storms from cotton-candy clouds.
In addition to colorful and hands-on museum exhibits and learning tools, the museum hosts monthly and weekly programs, such as Toddler Play Date, Story Time, and Craft Time with Ms. Cathy—after which tiny hands take home high-quality creations such as construction-paper laptops and popsicle-stick bluetooth devices.
Like living above a chocolate factory and below a dentist, museum membership has its benefits, including free VIP access for family members and up to five friends, discounts at the Lost Parents Cafe and Smarty Pants Gift Shop, and reciprocal membership in the Association of Children’s Museums, which lists the children's museum in Atlanta among its members. Patron members receive four child-decorated bricks on the Sidewalk of Light, and lifetime members are revered by a permanent plaque posted on the museum’s first floor. Plaques signify the family’s enduring generosity and honorary induction into the Clean Plate Club.
- The museum allows children and their parents to become a part of learning about art, science and history – Amber Jones, Fox24