Thursday, February 27, 2014

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is a LEGO lover's dream! Once you set foot through the doors of this magical place, your little (or big) LEGO lover will be in building block heaven! 

Check out local Atlanta landmarks in the MINILAND, complete with lots area attractions made completely of LEGOs! Then, learn new building tricks in the Model Builder Academy. Take a ride on Merlin's Apprentice and Kingdom Quest! Let the kids run free in the Soft Play area, and don't forget to check out one of the four 4D movies! It's the ultimate place for LEGO fans young and old! 

Right now, RMM readers can even get a special deal! $5 off General Admission OR $50 OFF Birthday Party! Win, win! Just click HERE and print out the coupon! Come share in a world of color, creativity and family entertainment. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Listen Up! Sonic Sensation is Coming to The Children's Museum of Atlanta

Hey, Atlanta, Listen up! The newest exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to sound off on a multi-sensory adventure! Sonic Sensation, an educational traveling exhibit developed by the Sciencenter in Ithaca, New York, will be featured in Atlanta February 15 – June 1 to teach children the anatomy, measurement and science of sound.

“Families will be all ears when they hear about Sonic Sensation,” said Jane Turner, executive director of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “This highly engaging exhibit offers a fun and informative opportunity for children to experience the sonic world and sensation of being surrounded by everyday sounds. The interactive components and activities directly align with our mission to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play.”

The 1,500 sq. ft. exhibit features a variety of interactive, hands-on activities for children to see, feel and hear sound. Visitors can experiment with pitch, test their listening skills, make a movie soundtrack and much more! As children engage with multiple learning stations throughout the exhibit, they will discover key listening skills through the science of sound and hearing.

There are 14 exhibition components in Sonic Sensation:

Entry Piece

Families have the opportunity to explore the sonic world and the sensation of being surrounded by everyday sounds. Strike panels of various woods and metals to hear their different sounds!

Scream Chamber
Step into a soundproof chamber and let out a roar! A partner reads the decibel meter on the outside, and children can compare their decibels to other animal sounds on the chart. The competition gets fierce and funny!

Seeing Sound

Adjust the frequency and amplitude knobs to drive the big speakers at each end of a clear tube. Watch the contents of the tube “dance” in all kinds of interesting patterns!

Invisible Orchestra

Wave in the air and dance on a carpet to play notes! A camera mounted overhead shows them on the monitor, and guests can move their hands and feet into the motion-sensing zones on the monitor to play different sounds. Make several zones sound at once!

Critters in a Cupboard

Hide the “cat” or “cricket” in a kitchen cupboard and ask a partner to find it by listening only – no peeking!

Hearing Test

Visitors can listen to different pitches, and find out which frequencies they hear with their right and left ears. Record the results on a chart.

Measuring Sounds

Tap a xylophone to try different notes. The display tells children what frequencies they have hit!

How Do We Hear?

See all of the parts inside an ear with a large-scale ear model! Guests can launch a billiard ball to show how sound hitting the eardrums sends signals to the brain.

Ear This!

Visitors can stand behind the giant ear graphic and put their best face forward. Children can see how they look with the ears of an elephant or even a bat. Fun family photo op!

Match the Sound

Shake containers and listen to their sounds to guess what’s inside. Children are challenged to find another container with a matching sound. Flip up the doors to see if they heard correctly!

Create a Soundtrack

Have you ever wanted to create a musical background for your own movie? Guests can add sounds as a movie plays. Train whistling, ducks quacking, cows mooing – what sounds good?

Sound Words Reading Area

Take some family time and relax on a music-themed carpet and learn about sounds and hearing through books geared toward a range of ages.

High Pitch, Low Pitch

Hit the colored bells mounted on a rotating turntable and sort them into high and low pitches. Then, guests can flip up the doors to see how they did!

Protect Your Hearing

Hearing damage can be serious. Visitors see examples of different kinds of hearing protection and discover what happens if people don’t protect their hearing.

Entrance to the exhibit is included in each regular admission to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Admission for ages 1 – 100 is $12.75 (+tax). Children under 1 are free.

Museum hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Closed Wednesdays mid-August through mid-June. Open Wednesdays during peak weeks during the holidays, spring and summer. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; open until 1:00 p.m. Christmas Eve. Open New Year’s Eve. Please check the Museum website to confirm hours of operation.

For more information or to support The Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit their website at or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Save $5 Off pp at Marietta Mountasia Family Fun Center!

Who here in Atlanta is ready for Spring? I know I am! I am ready for some warmer weather and some outdoor fun! Even better if you can save a little money while your doing too, right?

If you are on the top side of the perimeter, odds are good you are familiar with Mountasia Marietta. If not, you definitely should be! Mountasia Marietta offers a ton of fun outdoor and indoor family fun activities including mini golf, go karts, and an indoor game room. With tons of pricing options and of course several awesome birthday party packages and fundraising options, they have enough fun for all of Atlanta year round!

Right now, I have an exclusive coupon just for my RMM family! For a limited time, download the coupon* Save $5 Off Per Person. That means you can enjoy the Champ pass for only $19.99 plus tax! Where else can you go for all day entertainment plus a $5 video game credit for under 20 bucks?

You have two ways to grab your coupon. You can grab it by online purchase or print out the paper coupon and take it to the counter at Mountasia Marietta to redeem it for your pass. Which ever way you choose, go ready to have a blast!

*Mobile coupons not accepted, so please print and bring with or order ahead online!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Malibu Norcross Exclusive Savings!

Malibu Grand Prix holds a lot of memories for me from when I moved to Georgia years and years ago. It was one of the first places we went to enjoy a little relaxing family fun time on the weekends. Of course that location now has I75 running through the middle of where it used to be but there is always the location in Norcross when we want to relive a little youth!

Malibu Grand Prix Norcross has everything an Atlantan could ask for to celebrate birthdays, have a party, corporate parties, events and team building, and for family gatherings. It's the perfect place for friends and families to get together and cut loose with fun, games, and great food. With Grand Prix, Go Karts, Arcade, Miniature Golf, Batting Cages, and so much more, there's every way to play at Malibu Norcross!

Right now, I have an exclusive coupon to share with you for the Malibu Grand Prix family entertainment center. For a limited time, download the coupon Save $5 Off a Champ pass per person! That means unlimited, all day fun plus a $5 video game credit for only $24.99! The Mini Golf alone is normally $9 per person so this is really an awesome deal!

You have two ways to grab your coupon. You can grab it by online purchase or print out the paper coupon* and take it to the counter at Mountasia Marietta to redeem it for your pass. Which ever way you choose, go ready to have a blast!

*Mobile coupons not accepted, so please print and bring with or order ahead online!

Mobile coupons not accepted, so please print and bring with or order ahead online!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

No Days Like Snow Days!

This week, Atlanta got hit with a rarity. An early winter ice storm that completely shut down the city. I'm talking apocalyptic in a sad and truly Southern kind of way. People stuck in their cars for hours and hours, kids had to sleep at school because the buses couldn't navigate, we were stuck where we were for literally 4 days straight while the government struggled to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. 

In the meantime though, my boys had a blast playing in the snow and staying home for an impromptu vacation! We played outside and drank hot cocoa to our hearts content. Then we napped and snuggled while watching endless rounds of Sheriff Callie (shoot me). 

Of course going back to school on Monday is going to be a struggle for all of us but it has been nice to have a break to just hang around for a bit and be silly. I have a feeling this is not the last we will see of Winter's nasty side this year. I just hope that Atlanta is better prepared for it next time!

A little bonus silliness from YouTube:


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