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Day Trip Destination: Georgia Childrens' Museum

4:27 PM, Aug 17, 2011   |    comments
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The Georgia Childrens' Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural museum for children ages two to twelve and their families. Assistant Director, Scott Corkery says there's something for everyone.

"Our main floor is science. We have our taller play loft and we also have our basement area which holds our arts and crafts, journalism and international exhibits," says Corkery.

The museum recently renewed their $25,000 grant from the city of Macon, which allows them to offer special free admission days to Macon residents.

"We offer Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 2:30 that's free for all Macon residents. All they have to do is come in as a family, show their ID. All I'm looking for is Macon, Georgia," says Corkery.

They also offer free admission on every second Saturday and admission is free for everyone even if you don't live in the city every First Friday.

Corkery says kids can step into different time zones and stamp their pretend passports as they travel around the world.

"The kids love the houses and the tree houses downstairs we've got Japan, France, Russian, Ghana, South Korea," says Corkery.

One of the most popular destinations for school field trips is the Japan exhibit because kids can experience the Japanese culture.
"They'll come in we'll have Japanese tea ceremonies, arts and crafts where we might make a yoshino cherry blossom tree or do some Japanese calligraphy." says Corkery.

There next event will be Build a Buddy Day on August 27th from 10:30am-2:30pm.  There will be several animals and outfits to choose from.

For a list of upcoming events and to see the new additions coming to the museum in the fall visit the Georgia Childrens' Museum website at http://www.georgiachildrensmuseum.com/index.htm .

 

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