Fantastic Fridays

Select Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fantastic Fridays bring a variety of performers to The Columbus Museum. After each performance, participants can create an art project in the Galleria, go on a museum gallery exploration, and get a temporary tattoo! Seating in the Patrick Theater is available on a first come-first served basis. All activities are available until noon while supplies last. Contact: The Education Department, or 706-748-2562 for information.

Special group performances for summer day camps are available at 1:00 each Friday and are only available through pre-registration.  In addition to attending the performance, each group will receive art materials and directions for an art activity to take back to their location.  To register for a group performance contact


Fantastic Friday Dates

JUNE 15 | 10:30 AM-NOON
Performer: Bright Star Theater
Join two storytellers, Akili and Jabari, as they share stories that celebrate the vastness of the African landscape. Audience interaction abounds as these skilled performers bring to life Anansi, pourquoi, and trickster tales. Sing-alongs, stories, and humor help celebrate work, cultures, language, and oral tradition in this inventive and high energy production.

JUNE 22 | 10:30 AM-NOON
Performer: Bobbie Pell Storyteller
Bobbie Pell has shared her love of stories with audiences for over 30 years. Join her as she uses her skills to bring American folklore to life in this exciting presentation of L’il Liza Jane.

JUNE 29 | 10:30 AM-NOON
Performer: The Story Ship
While reporting live, our science kid’s reporter, Kat, gets trapped on a space ship bound for outer regions of our galaxy! Audience volunteers must quickly form Kat’s Mission Control Rescue Team and use math, logic, music, and gaming to get her back. Our kid’s Mission Control Rescue Team must solve mathematical equations to unravel celestial musical messages that give them clues about how to rescue Kat.

JULY 13 | 10:30 AM-NOON
Performer: Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness
Parent’s Choice Award-winning “Mr. Greg” encourages the audience to dance, jump, clap and laugh as they learn to count through creative, innovative sing-a-longs and audience participation.

JULY 20 | 10:30 AM-NOON
Performer: Celtic Fire
Join us for a program full of sprightly dance turns and haunting airs as we experience a bit of the history, culture and character of Ireland through song and dance. Audience participants will be able to join the band onstage as the program comes to a conclusion!

JULY 27 | 10:30 AM-NOON
Performer: Natalie Jones
Storyteller Natalie Jones returns to the Museum to regale our audience with factual stories about life in Georgia, the Trail of Tears, and Native folktales from each tribe.

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