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We are the Smithsonian
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The General Locomotive The Southern Museum

Mommy & Me Preschool Programs

Designed for preschool age children ages three to five-years-old and their caregivers, the Museum’s history, themes and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities.

Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

For more information contact the Education Department at 770.427.2117, ext 3173 or

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Mommy & Me Schedule:

June 5, 2014 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
How Does Your Garden Grow?– Discover the fascinating world of seeds and plants.

June 12, 2014 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
There's No Place Like Space!– Have a blast learning about space!

June 19, 2014 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Traveling by Rail– Imagine taking a fun trip on a passenger train!

June 26, 2014 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
A-Camping We Will Go– What will you need for a camping trip?

Cancelled: July 3, 2014

July 10, 2014 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Down by the Sea– Take an imaginary outing to the beach!

July 17, 2014 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Let's Go on a Picnic– Bring your lunch and join us for a picnic at the

July 24, 2014 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Thomas and Friends– Come learn about everyone’s favorite useful engine and his friends!

July 31, 2014 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
School Days, School Days– Pack your books, pack your crayons.  It’s time for school!


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Our Current Exhibits

The GeneralThe Great Locomotive Chase Railroads ExhibitRailroads: Lifelines of the Civil War Glover FactoryGlover Machine Works Family Fun in the Education CenterThe Jolley Education Center Special ExhibitSPECIAL: "1864" (May 3-July 20)