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Children’s Museum of Atlanta - The Pigeon Comes to Atlanta!

A Mo Willems Exhibit January 16, 2021 - May 9, 2021.

By Children’s Museum of Atlanta November 19, 2020

The Pigeon Comes to Atlanta! A Mo Willems Exhibit makes its debut on January 16, 2021, at the  Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Co-organized by the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, the exhibition is inspired by the art and characters of the beloved children’s book author and illustrator, Mo Willems.

Many familiar characters will be featured including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!  Activities will give visitors the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the rich social and emotional lives of the author’s characters. The exhibit will also feature prints of illustrations, including sketches and other preliminary materials, by Mo Willems.




In this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors can:

  • Have a hilarious conversation in the voices of Elephant Gerald and Piggie at a double-sided phone booth.
  • Make Elephant and Piggie dance with old-time animation.
  • Put on a wearable bus and take a drive around the exhibit.
  • Spin the laundromat washing machine and uncover Knuffle Bunny and other surprises!
  • Dress up Naked Mole Rat and send him down the runway for a one-of-a-kind fashion show.
  • Stack lightweight blocks to create their own terrible monster or funny friend.
  • Launch foam hot dogs at The Pigeon and play the plinko game to give the Duckling a cookie.
  • Try out art techniques that Mo uses for his own books.



Locally sponsored by Fulton County Arts Council and City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, The Pigeon Comes to Atlanta! A Mo Willems Exhibit will be on display at the  Children’s Museum of Atlanta through May 9, 2021.

 Children’s Museum of Atlanta is now open for 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 5-years-old and all staff members; deep cleaning between each session and cleaning of high touchpoints during sessions; and conducing Creativity Café projects in open-air spaces. A full list of health enhancements can be found on the Museum website.  More information on reservations and tickets, revised operating hours and the Museum’s online programming guide can be found here.  

Museum Admission: Timed-entry admission IS REQUIRED during one of 3 sessions. In between each session, the Museum will be thoroughly cleaned. Babies under 12 months and members are admitted for free. All daily programs are included in the price of admission. Group rates and military discounts are available. For more information regarding ticket and membership options, visit the Children's Museum of Atlanta 

Museum Hours
Session A

Session B

Session C
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

3:30 PM-  5:30 PM
Closed Wednesdays


Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-9. The Museum’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. With six permanent learning zones consisting of bright, creative and hands-on exhibits, the Museum supports inventive play-based exploration and experiential learning focused on the whole child. Core competencies for literacy, math and science are promoted throughout all exhibits and programming in alignment with the state and national Core Performance Standards. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp and private events. 

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW in Atlanta, GA 30313. You can reach the Children’s Museum of Atlanta at 404.659.KIDS [5437].  You can follow the Children’s Museum of Atlanta on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

PLEASE NOTE:  We want to reiterate that we respect all points of view regarding safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are providing this information for you to use, or not use, as your family sees fit. Guidelines are ever-changing, so please be sure to double-check event details with the event host if you do choose to attend.  Please evaluate your family's health carefully before attending, and please follow all mask and social distancing requirements when attending any in-person event.

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