INK - Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

INK - Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

INK - Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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JimandJudy
Buford , Ga.86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Very interesting and has much to entertain different age groups. Only negative is some of it seems a little unclean.
Written March 9, 2020
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Nicole S
107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We were staying at a nearby hotel for several days while my father visited with family, and we needed something to do with our very active 4 year old son that didn't involve driving all the way down to Atlanta. WOW! I'm so glad I found this place online! My husband and I were amazed at all the activities. Our kid had an absolute blast. He played for over 2 hours and could have stayed longer. His favorite areas were the bank (where there are working vacuum tubes to send green scarves to and from the drive thru to the teller) and the real 1920's fire truck. He also played airline pilot, farmer, shopped in the grocery store, milked the cow...and hubby and I didn't have to yell "stop that!" or "you're gonna break that!" or "oh my gosh, where did he disappear to now?!" every 5 minutes. It was a childhood fantasy place. Kudos to the staff for keeping everything in good working order, clean, and so very welcoming to children! And it was fun for mommy and daddy to play along, too. We will definitely return when we're in the area!
Written June 21, 2019
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Love that y'all played along with him. Sorry for the tears ;)
Written September 23, 2019
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Flex M
Opelika, AL64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Family
Then look in the mirror. And not one of those distorting funhouse mirrors, either. My kids were zero and a half and 4 the second to the last time they set foot in this place and they nagged me so vehemently to go back that I had to make a special trip. Yes, a lot of stuff is worn out or broken. This place operates on a shoestring compared to other kid museums. And most of the equipment was busted or outdated when it was donated a million years ago. But if that's all you're seeing, you're really missing the point.

This is a huge, colorful, totally safe place for kids to completely lose themselves in imaginative play with no distractions for hours on end. You'll note, I'm sure, what INK stands for. They say there is no "I" in "Team," but in this case the "I" is very much here and is pretty "Important."

The idea is for you and your child to interact. Share some quality time. If all you're aiming to do is perch yourself on a giant blue foam block like a fat frog and check Spacebook from your bedazzled Iphone, Li'l Sweetie ain't gonna get a whole out out of the place. Play with your kid! Lose yourself for a little while! If you do, you will love this place and so will your special snowflakes.
Written February 4, 2014
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suede2
Atlanta, GA160 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
Reading all the great reviews this place got, I am puzzled. I have both conceptual issues and look-and-feel issues about it.
First, this place is not clean- there is a dusty smell all around (old carpets probably), and each space is just unkempt. There is wear and tear, and there is neglect; This place has probably not been thoroughly clean.

Second, INK's name suggests some interactive play going on. But, I could hardly find that. Interaction, as a dialogue, back and forth of actions and reactions does not appear in any of the displays. Kids enter a certain scenario, and from then on need to take the progress of the game on themselves. This place is big, but it is mostly about pretend play. How long can kids enjoy the same kind of exercise. Ok, one time it's a dentist, and on the other it's a hair dresser, but both require role play. and then you even have a theater stage for those who didn't have enough pretending for one day.
No doubt, INK have to bring some new technology to make the displays interactive. but could even use some old school stuff. For example, in the "grocery store" room, they could hang tension scales, with calculator or just pencils and papers to sum up the weights. How hard is it to make the checkout conveyor belt really roll, or to have the barcode scanner really show the scanned item on a screen (the belt and scanner are already installed), or at least put a price tag on the items?
how hard is it to make the diner's jukebox really let the kids choose songs? Or have some noisy blender and milkshake/ice cream machines?
In the radiology room, maybe put a fake x-ray camera (let it make noises and lights), and an x-ray styled picture of the limb we try to check pops out?
in the TV studio room, there is some sort of a camera. but i couldn't figure out what to do with it. Go to Fernbank museum to see how a fake weatherman station makes great interaction.
Another word about technology. it looked like someone donated his 80's office equipment instead of throwing it to the junk yard, and INK forgot we're already in the 21st century. if i couldn't tell what some of those outdated boxes meant to do, how my kids supposed to know?

They have pottery painting room, but any other art themed room could be interactive in a different enjoyable way. Science experiments room could be amazing for kids. it's a pity the "music" room is so small, uninviting, and other than broken piano and old keyboards has some Percussion and that's it.
The carpets in this place are old, and smell old. the displays materials are old and outdated. Real life professionals these days use bright plastic structures, led lights, screens, audio systems, etc.

Lots of stuff are broken or missing. Our kids have a better doctor kit at home than the bare doctor's room we found at Ink. The airplane is nice, yet i don't know anyone who travel abroad with those antique and worn out suitcases or sat on 1980's waiting room armchairs. What about the hair salon- couldn't you make the hair dryers blow air? Dentist's equipment that doesn't make drill noises, or have some tubes?

We didn't let the kids wear any of the customs, as they all looked and felt used and dirty.
Written December 26, 2015
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mrsrobmoore
Alpharetta, GA60 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
Once we entered into INK with our little ones, there was no turning back. They of course were ecstatic, we the parents were scared! This place is dirty! The toys, equipment, the stuff, it ALL needed a good washing and/or replacing. I'm assuming there are no guidelines or visits from management or board members, etc. Once we left we washed their hands at least twice and gave them an immune system booster, just in case.

Once again, the concept is awesome, but this place needs to be inspected and put in order.
Written December 11, 2015
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klassikid
Georgia54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
The kids had a fun time playing in the different rooms. A lot of the toys are old and need to be replaced. Some of the toys for certain play areas were missing. The clothing should have been washed and replaced before they opened instead while we were there. It does not look like things are cleaned very often. Their website is in the easiest to use.
Written February 1, 2015
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karen r
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
I took my 2.5 year old because everyone I met since I moved to the area has told me to check it out. I was so disappointed. Most of the activities to do are dated and a majority of the bells and whistles of the venue have non-working equipment of some sort. My son would get so disappointed when he would push a button and nothing would happen. The venue smelled worse than my son's daycare after a day in the heat after a 100 diapers. I felt like we both needed a bath afterward because none of the staff ensured tidiness or cleanliness. With regards to the staff, none walking around to ensure a good experience, they all stayed up at the front at the desk where you pay $12 to get in. Their average age was 16 and their customer service skills were terrible. When I told them we were new, they did not roll out the red carpet to go out of their way to do....well anything. I had to ask for a map, where the bathrooms were, what was the best way to maneuver in the venue; just plain unimportant to them. With just a little enthusiasm my son's experience probably would of been three times better.

GET THE EQUIPMENT FIXED AND FILL IN HOLES IN WALLS. TRAIN THE STAFF TO REALLY GET EXCITED, THESE ARE KIDS THEY ARE DEALING WITH.
Written January 16, 2014
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MTNGIRL56
Georgia37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
The concept is nice but it needs some tlc. I gave it three stars because my 6 year old granddaughter said she loved it. So many of the toys in the toddler area didn't work and the different rooms (beauty salon, dentist office, vet) were just that--rooms. No accessories or they didn't work. How often does the staff go through with antiseptic cleaner? Should remove wigs from beauty salon...not a good idea. And then the girl in the grocery store telling kids they can only put five items in the cart. Seriously? They're 2 and 3 year olds. She was none too pleased that I let my granddaughter get more than 5. The best items were the large vehicles that the kids can sit on.....cars, fire truck, plane. Big blue blocks great too. Probably a great place to go on a rainy day with kids if you live close by but I wouldn't drive 65 miles like I did.
Written January 10, 2016
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Shari L
Oakwood, GA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013
Great place for kids ages 2-8. Always something new around the corner, it is a huge warehouse. Kids can shop, bank, go for ice cream, dress up & put on a show. They can even sit in a police car, motorcycle, and a plane, and do much more. Adults pay same price, no discount.
Written November 25, 2013
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ApA
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
I heard lots of good things about this place so we were excited to try INK out. Initially the visit was great – the staff was very accommodating to our group and super friendly. Toward the end of our time block I noticed a male patron video taping and taking pictures of another mom every time she would bend over or turn around. She tried to get away from him but he followed her and her friend and their small children all while continue taking flash photos of her. We reported this man to the staff so that the woman being stalked would be safe. We were hoping they would remove him from the facility as now most of the moms no longer felt safe with him around. Instead the staff called the police, which obviously couldn’t do much as no law had been violated. Instead of escorting this creeper who was taking photos without the mom’s permission out of the building, they locked away the mom and her party in the pottery room and allowed this predatory patron to finish his time block! They misled the women and told her he “ran away“ as soon as he saw the police, which was not what happened. The man loitered for a good 15 minutes after his time block around the bathrooms and gift shop - maybe waiting for the police to leave or to address the accuser. Who knows but not once did the staff ask him to leave. This is complete negligence on the staff’s behavior. This man can come back anytime he wants and knows nothing will happen to him. Aside from condoning deviant patrons, the building and exhibit rooms are in need of repair and in poor shape. Chipping paint, broken toys, flimsy ”exhibits” and dangerous machinery held together with zip ties (the old fire truck)… these things don’t even matter to kids and most had a great time, but I cannot get over the staff’s lack of accountability for the safety of the rest of the patrons present that day.
Written February 11, 2023
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