Published on November 15th, 2018
Are you headed to Atlanta, Georgia? Whether you are a local or just a visitor, Atlanta offers a variety of exciting attractions for families. These activities are exciting and appropriate for all ages.
1. Georgia Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is one of the highest rated attractions in Atlanta that will amaze people of all ages. It features 6 galleries with thousands of aquatic species, including whale sharks, belugas, and manta rays. It also offers swimming and diving experiences. Opening hours are from 10am-7pm on weekdays and 9am-7pm on weekends, but be aware that some exhibits, like the dolphin presentation, end an hour or two earlier. Depending on the day, general admission is around $35.00 for adults, but there are also discounted prices and special offers, such as early bird and night tickets.
2. Center for the Puppetry Arts
Do you and your kids love the Muppets? This specialty museum showcases most of Jim Henson’s Muppet collection, in addition to 200 hundred imaginative puppets from across the globe that will captivate children. The museum offers several pricing options: museum entry is $12.50, a guided tour add-on is $16.50, and an all-inclusive ticket is $19.50. All-inclusive tickets provide access to performances geared at families and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop. Hours vary by day, so be sure to check the museum website before going!
3. Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Many kids are bored by traditional museums, but they’ll be thrilled by this children’s museum! The museum provides fun, hands-on learning focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Make sure to bring older kids up to the second-floor science lab for more advanced games and activities. If you can get there on the second Tuesday of the month, admission is free from 1-6pm! Mondays are also ideal if you want to avoid the field trip crowds. Tickets are $14.95.
4. Centennial Olympic Park
On warm summer days, take the kids over to the Centennial Olympic Park, which is open from 7am-11pm. The park was built for the 1996 Olympic games in the center of downtown Atlanta. It hosts concerts in the summer and ice skating in the winter. If you just need a quick break from sightseeing, this park is a great place to wander around and let the children play in the world’s largest interactive fountain. And the best part? It’s completely free.
5. LEGOLAND Discovery Center
If the weather drives you inside after the park, head to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. One of its most popular attractions is MINILAND, an exhibit of downtown Atlanta composed entirely of LEGOs . There are also rides and a 4D cinema. Prices vary by day but usually average around $30.00. But tickets are cheaper online, so buy in advance! Opening times also vary day by day and be sure to check because the last admission is two hours before closing time.
In love yet? Get the bags packed and book your tickets but be careful. Once you bring the family to Atlanta there is a good chance they are never going to want to leave. Luckily, we have you covered for that too. Reach out to our friends at Suddath to make this trip a permanent one.
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