The Secret Is Out! Children's Museum of Atlanta Launches New Exhibit

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab™ is an exhilarating, science-forward, interactive experience for families

By Kristen Wright Matthews, Editor & Publisher, Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow June 1, 2021

Children’s Museum of Atlanta launched Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab, a limited-time, immersive traveling exhibit, on May 22, 2021 and my little one and I were lucky to have the opportunity to visit during Media Week. Presented and produced by Genius Brands International and The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, the exhibit teaches children about forces, the six simple machines, chemistry and material science. My son was so engaged in every part of the exhibit. He couldn't wait to see what was next! Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab™ will be available at the Museum through September 7, 2021 so make sure to catch it before it's gone.  

Everyone knows that experience is the best teacher, which is why I strongly recommend this exhibit. With captivating STEM activities, from start to finish, kids can engage in the scientific process and learn. about some of the most inspiring, renowned scientists and innovators alongside their groundbreaking discoveries. Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab™ was developed using national developmental standards for early learners and academic standards for school-age children and is especially engaging for children ages 2-12. 

Here is some what they will do and learn: 

  • Discover invisible forces that seem more like magic than science! Experiment with electricity, magnetism, optics, sound waves, air pressure and fun physics laws.
  • Manipulate the classic six simple machines designed by Renaissance scientists to make work easier – the lever, inclined plane, pulley, screw, wedge, and wheel and axle – with interactive activities that illustrate math and physics.
  • Explore chemistry by studying a giant hands-on periodic table of elements, discovering the way raw elements are put to work.
  • Investigate materials science, discover how natural and human-made substances are used and learn more about scientific properties. A touch-screen design challenge and document findings will be available at the blogging station.

And let's not forget the Super Spectacular Science Show. My kiddo is still talking about combustion and how the fire went away and left no ashes. You'll have to see it for yourselves! If your children are anything like mine, they'll. want to keep the fun going long after the trip is over. You can find more fun activities and episodes online

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is open with limited capacity in a two-hour session format. The Museum is following enhanced health and safety measures, including requiring face coverings for all guests over 2-years-old and all staff members; deep cleaning between each session and cleaning of high touchpoints during sessions; and implementing hand-sanitizing stations throughout the Museum. A full list of health enhancements can be found on the Museum website

More information on reservations and tickets, operating hours and the Museum’s online programming guide can be found at

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