Weebles Coast to Coast Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

ImagineItThe newest exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta will take you on a 50-State adventure across the country, while never even leaving the museum. WEEBLES Coast to Coast, an educational traveling exhibit developed by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro, will be featured in Atlanta from June 8 through Sept. 8 before it departs on a five-year tour to children’s museums and science centers across the nation. “We’re excited to feature WEEBLES Coast to Coast for the next four months,” said Jane Turner, executive director at Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “The interactive exhibit is an effective educational tool that combines learning, exploring and playing to engage and entertain the whole family.” In the exhibit, visitors will travel to each of the 50 states to explore U.S. geography, history and culture. Exhibit activities feature American travel, sports and leisure pastimes, music from across the nation, and fun and important information about the well-known people, places and historical events.

Children will pretend to power a riverboat down the Mississippi, hit a home run at Fenway Park, build the Saint Louis Gateway Arch, ride a mule into the Grand Canyon, snorkel in Hawaii, enjoy winter fun in Wisconsin and so much more. Visitors can plan their “trip” with a giant U.S. map and a touch-screen kiosk featuring the country’s geographic regions, importance state facts, national landmarks and popular tourist destinations. Murals of beautiful American landscapes provide the backdrop for engaging play areas that represent U.S regions: Western, Mountain, Southwest, Midwest, Southwest and Northeast, and create memorable stops at the seaside, mountains, forest and desert. A special reading area is dedicated to U.S. geography, history, travel, and the ideas that “a book can take you anywhere!” The 2,500 sq. ft. exhibit is designed for children ages 4 – 10. Hands-on activities present opportunities for children to build cognitive and social skills, be physically active, curious and imaginative, and express themselves through music, movement and art. Educational content in the exhibit reflects developmental milestones for early learners set by National Association for the Education of Young Children, and Wisconsin and national academic standards for school-age children. Entrance to the exhibit is included in each regular admission to Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Admission is $16 for adults and $12 for children. Children under the age of 1 receive free entry, and admission for members is complimentary.