It’s a well-known fact that children will learn faster by doing something they enjoy.
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, located downtown, has gone one step further. It is featuring “Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit,” an interactive display based on the Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television show.
According to Karen Kelly, the museum’s director of exhibits and education, the exhibit, which opened June 8 and closes Sept. 8, has proven to be a hit with children 9 and under.
“The exhibit is based on the television show about a little girl who wants to be a doctor and help people,” she said.
“This exhibit recreates the little girl’s clinic and toy hospital and kids learn about the importance of caring for others and, at the same time, learning good health habits, all while having fun being involved with the different areas of the toy clinic which they had seen at home on the Disney show.”
According to a news release, the exhibit will transport kids and families from Doc’s backyard clinic to the McStuffins Toy Hospital. Officials with the museum decided to bring this exhibit from Indianapolis to Atlanta because it also helps youngsters with learning social skills and taking care of others, Kelly said.
“In addition, the exhibit has science themes as well as encouraging children to maintain healthy habits, like washing their hands,” she said.
In a news release, museum Executive Director Jane Turner said, “Doc McStuffins serves as a great role model to children and adults, encouraging them to explore the importance of taking care of their own bodies as well as caring for others. Through imaginative play, we hope our visitors will learn more about health, science and medicine and discover that children can be anything they want to be when they grow up.”
Tickets, which cost less if ordered online, vary according the day of the week and the time visitors want to come.
However, the price range for on-site tickets is from $15.95 to $18.95.
The museum is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Atlanta.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call 404-659-5437.