The Children's Museum of Atlanta Presents Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You

  • Ongoing: until Monday, May 27, 2013
  • Sunday: 10:00am
  • Monday: 10:00am
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Children's Museum of Atlanta
  • Cost: $12.75 buy tickets
  • Age limit: All ages

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is set to debut its first new exhibit of 2013 in February. The Museum will host Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You from February 9 – May 27, 2013.

Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You explores the physical science of the human body. The concepts of force, pressure, light, sound, mathematics and the laws of motion are all part of how our bodies interact with the world. Through a variety of exciting and engaging activities, children can understand the science of how their bodies work.

This exhibit features eighteen different components to help visitors grasp scientific body concepts. The stimulating stations include:

Balancing Act
Visitors can explore how the center of gravity and the base of an object affect stability. Each side features a doll with a set of metal rings. Children can place rings to the left and right of the outstretched arms of the doll to demonstrate varying degrees of balance.

Dizzy Tunnel
Guests walk through a rotating star field which creates the illusion of movement or spinning. The challenge for visitors is trying to maintain while trying their balance as they make their way through the tunnel.

Tunnel of Blood
Children can crawl through a giant coronary artery with realistically sculpted walls simulating the build-up of arterial plaque. They will see and hear the effects of blood flow as it is decreased by plaque build up which is demonstrated as the tunnel becomes increasingly narrow.

Sit and Reach
Children can measure their flexibility and understand how the body’s muscles react when active or inactive. They can also compare their flexibility based on others of their same age and gender.


Hang Time
Kids can measure their extended and flexed arm hang times with a timing device that tells them how long their feet are off the ground. They will have a chance to compare their hang time to others of their same age and gender. They will also be challenged to hold their hands in different locations on the bar to determine what the easiest position to hold.

The remaining learning zones include Walk the Plank, Goofy Goggles, Wacky Wall, Get a Grip, House of Color, Pressure Vessel, Go with the Flow, Calculation Station, Feel the Music, Body Challenge and Think Fast.

Daily Programming during Body Carnival:

Laugh and Learn
Mondays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.; Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
Join the Imaginators to learn about how your heart works. Children can listen to their heartbeat with a stethoscope, and they can learn about ‘go’ foods and ‘slow’ foods and how they affect their hearts.

Terry’s Terrific Adventure written by Imaginator Marc Farley, music by Abe White
Monday and Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.; Thursday and Friday at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Sundays at 12:00 p.m.
Join the adventure with Terry and his friend Professor, who accidentally shrinks them both, sending them on a wild journey through the human body. As they move through the bloodstream, the two encounter an unexpected enemy - the villainous Plaque! Terry and Professor get a lesson in taking care of the body as they are slowed down by Plaque’s evil plans. See the show to find out how they escape!

Dancin’ Body Carnival Style!
Tuesday through Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Can you name all of your bones? Join the Imaginators to learn about your bones by singing and dancing to the Body Carnival Rap!

Heart B. Smart Story-time
Tuesday through Friday at 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Join an Imaginator and listen to the heartfelt book My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall.

Big Top Hip Hop
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Did you know your heart was a muscle? Find out how it beats during a relay race, tight rope walking and hula hooping!

Fit and Clean
Mondays at 2:00 p.m.
Learn how to stay healthy and clean in a relay race to build a hygiene kit.

Super Ben Story-time
Mondays at 3:00 p.m.
Join Super Emily in a reading of Shelley Marshall’s book, Super Ben’s Dirty Hands. Even superheroes need to stay clean!


Exhibit Sponsors: Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You exhibit is made possible through generous support by Kaiser Permanente, Publix Super Market Charities, Inc. and PNC. Brochure printing courtesy of Primerica. Funding for The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts & Culture.

Museum hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is $12.75 plus tax for ages 1 - 100. The Children’s Museum is located in the Downtown Luckie Marietta District at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW.
The Children's Museum of Atlanta
The Children's Museum of Atlanta is a smart place to play and a non-profit organization offering a family-friendly space filled with interactive, educational exhibits and programming for children ages eight and under. The Museum’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. The Museum’s four permanent learning zones consist of bright, creative, hands-on exhibits that are designed to give children an opportunity to learn through play. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp, and private events.

For more information or to support The Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit their website at www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].

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This event was posted Feb. 12, 2013 and last updated Feb. 12, 2013

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