The Atlanta Children's Museum (& a walk through Centennial Olympic Park!)

I was feeling really stifled. All the strange cold-warm-wet weather and the wintry hours and let's be honest, CABIN FEVER, were really getting to me. So when Stevie got home from one of his work trips, I sort of exploded (while laying on the kitchen floor) about how I need more adventure and city life and thank goodness for that sweet man, he just asked me what that meant to me. "I don't know - I want to go to more museums!" Don't laugh, guys. I love a good museum. We decided on the Atlanta Children's Museum, because even though its not a real museum, it's recently reopened and we knew Everett would love it. So we ordered tickets online at 11pm that evening and woke up early the next morning, ready to seize the day.

We parked at the CNN Center because - hello! They have free parking for electric vehicles! Nissan Leaf for the win (praise hands, praise hands). And we walked a verrrrrry bitterly cold walk from the CNN Center, through Centennial Olympic Park, to the Children's Museum. Seriously, the wind was out of control and we were NOT dressed appropriately. I keep anticipating Spring, but no. It's still winter. I should have pulled out my Boston coat.

Pictures!

 Have you been to the Atlanta Eye? This was the closest we got, but I still think it would be fun to go on at some point.

Have you been to the Atlanta Eye? This was the closest we got, but I still think it would be fun to go on at some point.

 The Atlanta Children's Museum. Such a great place for kids on a chilly day.

The Atlanta Children's Museum. Such a great place for kids on a chilly day.

 The stairs play musical notes like a piano!

The stairs play musical notes like a piano!

 With all the toys and games and activities, you know what this boy wanted to do? THROW A BALL. Well, we could have done that at home, Everett.

With all the toys and games and activities, you know what this boy wanted to do? THROW A BALL. Well, we could have done that at home, Everett.

 They had an interactive story time that was really sweet.

They had an interactive story time that was really sweet.

 He got SO wet.

He got SO wet.

 This one kills me. I said, "Boys, smile for me!" And look at what I got.

This one kills me. I said, "Boys, smile for me!" And look at what I got.

 Centennial might not be the poshest of parks, but Stevie asked me to marry him in the middle of this park at Christmastime 10 years ago, so it holds a special place in my heart.

Centennial might not be the poshest of parks, but Stevie asked me to marry him in the middle of this park at Christmastime 10 years ago, so it holds a special place in my heart.

We had such a great time! It felt really good to get out of suburbia and do something different on a Saturday. I will say that we got to the museum right when it opened, and that first hour and a half was the best because hardly anyone was there. Then people started filtering in and it got really crowded - so word to the wise - get there early! Plus everything is super clean then :) I would definitely recommend this at the perfect place to take your kiddos, especially on a cold or rainy day. We could have stayed much longer, it just got a little crowded for our taste. I thought Everett might be too young for the activities, but they offer such a wide range of things to do that it wasn't a problem. He will definitely love it even more when he gets older, but there was still plenty for him to explore as a 19-month-old.

We visited Ponce City Market after this little adventure - check back for those pics tomorrow! xox