Creative Kids’ Club
Museum of Design Atlanta welcomes kids to the world of design
We have always had an affinity for working with children” says Laura Flusche, executive director of the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). “They see the world through fresh eyes, they love wacky ideas and they are brave enough to think that anything is possible.”
MODA has run successful summer camps, but its staff realized that the programs weren’t affordable for everyone. “We see design as a really important 21st century skill for people to use in meeting their day-to-day challenges,” Flusche says. “So an important first step was to tell Atlanta kids that they are welcome here.”
MODA’s Design Club offers kids up to age 17 free admissions to exhibitions, free admission for an accompanying adult, monthly newsletters with design challenges to try at home, and special activities.
Kid-friendly activities in the gallery that explore conductivity, or the logic of coding through making music on a Tune Table are there to introduce youngsters to the power of design. “We want to make sure that the next generation will be involved in the arts and culture,” says Flusche.
Kids can only sign up in person.
Learn more at museumofdesign.org/design-club
STORY: Laura Raines