She turns shoeboxes into robots with retractable arms; he dreams in pixels and freeze-frames. If you haven’t already harnessed the power of your mini maker’s mindful manipulations, now’s the time to turn her or him loose in the landscape of the maker movement. From computers and coding to blocks and glue, flip through the gallery to check out our favorite spots for kids who like to make things happen!

Museum of Design – Atlanta, Ga

MODA is all about creating an understanding for and appreciation of design through exhibitions, education, and programming for visitors of all ages. Take your tots to learn how functionality and creativity partner at this cool space in the heart of Midtown. With a design club for kids ages 17 and under, and after-school design labs and weekend classes that usually tie in to one of their current exhibits, your kiddos with feel right at home with some of the city's most cutting-edge creators.

Good to know: Young designers use MODA’s littleBits—color-coded electronic circuitry kits that snap together with magnets—to engineer real world solutions through invention at many of the children's workshops.

Online: museumofdesign.org

photo: Museum of Design Atlanta

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— Shelley Massey & Melissa Hecksher