Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces Latinx Heritage Month activities

Children's Museum in Downtown Atlanta
Katrina Merto

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta is celebrating in several ways.

The museum is encouraging the strategy of learning through play and the exploration of new possibilities. The museum is connecting its young guest with role models through hands-on activities. During Latinx Heritage Month, there will be programs inspired by Latina and Latino artists, scientists and innovators. There will be a spotlight on Latinx stories by shining a light on Hispanic history and culture.

Programs will spotlight influential figures in the culture such as Pura Belpré, who was the first Puerto Rican to work in the New York Public Library system. To celebrate Belpré's legacy, the museum will be reading “Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré” at story time through the end of September. There will also be a spotlight on Sergio Avila, a wildlife biologist and conservationist who spent 20 years studying animals like jaguars, ocelots, pygmy owls and monarch butterflies that live on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Avila’s spotlight will include learning at the Science Bar and exploring the important ecological role of pollinators like bees and butterflies.

The fun doesn’t stop there – children will also get to learn about Scarlin Hernandez, who was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in Brooklyn and is a spacecraft engineer for NASA’s signature space mission, the James Webb Space Telescope. The Innovation Station is where kids will design, test, and improve their own spacecraft. These are just a few of the activities the museum has lined up.

This may be a children’s museum but I’m excited about all the different activities they have planned. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s Latinx Heritage Month programs run through Oct. 15. Learn more about the upcoming programming by visiting

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