JRA (Jack Rouse Associates), experts in planning, designing and realizing exceptional visitor experiences for entertainment, cultural, sport and corporate clients around the world, have provided overall planning, design development and project management for the $8.9 million renovation of the Children’s Museum of Atlanta (CMA).
The renovation includes exhibits focusing on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math education) areas together with literacy; culture and geography; health and wellness; and social and emotional learning.
CMA’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play.
The new exhibits enable children to learn through play about food, travel, exploration, art, science and construction:
- Fundamentally Food: Play based learning about where our food comes from and healthy eating.
- Gateway to the World: Travel the world and launch rockets to new ones.
- Leaping Into Learning: Explore a magical forest, fish for colorful fish, climb a tree house and go under a waterfall. Meanwhile there is a bubble wall, model car and little house for babies and toddlers.
- Let Your Creativity Flow: At CMA’s new art and music studio there is a paint wall, sand tables and the CMA Stage.
- Step Up To Science: A new exhibit looking at the human body, light and robots with on demand demonstrations and experiments.
- Tools for Solutions: Hands on construction play with machines and tools and a chance to design the city of the future.
Jane Turner, Executive Director of CMA, says, “When families come to the new Children’s Museum of Atlanta, they are going to encounter a ‘wow’ experience. Especially families who have been here in the past, they will see it as a completely new museum, one of the most inspiring children’s museums in the entire country!”