Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites Opens at Children's Museum of Atlanta!

Beloved children’s books will come alive as Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites opens at Children’s Museum of Atlanta on Saturday, January 15. Storyland provides imaginative, book-based experiences for children ages birth - 8 years old and models early literacy experiences to parents and other adult caregivers. The exhibit will continue through May 30, 2022.

Storyland transforms seven beloved and award-winning picture books – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter; “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats; “Where’s Spot?” by Eric Hill; “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff; “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault; “Abuela” by Arthur Dorros; and “Tuesday” by David Wiesner. The exhibit transforms these classic stories into three-dimensional play and bi-lingual (English and Spanish) learning environments that highlight the six pre-reading skills defined by the Public Library Association and Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association: disposition to read, print awareness, letter knowledge, sound awareness, vocabulary, and narrative skills and comprehension.

Children explore literacy skills and concepts through imaginative, interactive experiences, and dramatic play. Families can immerse themselves in the world of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, children explore Peter Rabbit’s world as they build vocabulary and narrative skills while searching for Peter’s lost belongings, harvesting vegetables and playing in Peter’s burrow.

Little ones can sharpen their narrative skills and vocabulary by delivering news from inside a TV and searching for hidden frogs in “Tuesday”, a story about a town mysteriously visited by flying frogs. Children are encouraged to reflect on their Storyland experience by creating a drawing inspired by the books and writing a caption, title or story. A digital Drawing Cam will capture the paper image and visitors can add it to an electronic gallery of other postcards for visitors to see and email it home as a souvenir of their experience.

Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites is presented by Target and Institute of Museums and Library Services, with support from Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s generous sponsors, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Fulton County Arts & Culture through the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

*Prioritizing the health and safety of the community, Children’s Museum of Atlanta is implementing COVID-19 restrictions on in-person workshops. The Museum will only offer in-person programs to schools with mask mandates. All in-person activities are dependent on the state of COVID-19.

To book a program, reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance. Virtual workshop costs start at $185 and supply box costs start at $15, with in-person pricing beginning at $220. To reserve or learn more, please visit

Annual Memberships provide the best value for guests and can be purchased online, in person and over the phone – providing families the gift of play and education through interactive, hands-on learning experiences all year long. Annual members receive unlimited, FREE timed entry for one year; discounted admission to select ticketed museum events, museum store purchases and parties and invitations to members-only exhibit sneak previews. All membership levels excluding the “Two of Us” level receive $5 admission coupons for guests.


Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-8. The mission of Children's Museum of Atlanta is to change the world by sparking every child's imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play. With learning zones consisting of bright, creative and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers memberships. For more information or to support Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].

Museum Admission: Online ticketing only is available at this time. Phone booking is available with ample notice and will be booked via online reservation. Members must pre-book and will be able to redeem their $5 voucher online. Babies under 12 months and members are admitted for free and must reserve their free ticket online prior to arriving at the Museum. All daily programs are included in price of admission. For more information regarding ticket and membership options, visit

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