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Atlanta’s Best Stuff For Tweens (9-12)

January 5, 2011 11:39 AM

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Ah, the tween years – that critical age when your child is no longer a baby, but not quite a teenager. If you’re a parent, you know that at this age, it can seem impossible to please your child, no matter how hard you try. However, there are great things in Atlanta that are sure to please even the most indifferent tween around. Have no fear, a solution is here! – Danielle Jennings
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Six Flags Over Georgia

275 Riverside Parkway
Austell, GA 30168
(770) 948-9290
www.sixflags.com
This Atlanta institution is perfect for tweens because it allows them freedom to roam with friends, while they explore the park and conquer the roller coaster rides. An amusement park is a great way for tweens to become independent, because they are able to venture off from their parents when waiting in lines, ordering food and boarding rides. See website for seasonal operating hours.

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Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814-4000
www.atlantahistorycenter.com
As schoolwork gets more challenging, a visit to the Atlanta History Center is a great place for tweens to learn history and process information. Its can also help prepare them for any academic challenges that await them. Featuring award-winning exhibits and museums and historic homes and gardens, this is a great educational spot that nurtures the minds of Atlanta tweens. Museum hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5.30 p.m.

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 929-6300
www.fernbankmuseum.org
Loaded with a state-of-the-art IMAX theater, various exhibits and other fun attractions, Fernbank is great for tweens because it caters to so many senses, ensuring that they will never be bored and are constantly stimulated. Many of the attractions are tailored to specific age groups, so your tween will be entertained by things that appeal to them. If nothing else, the live performances and special films will definitely brighten your tween’s day. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens

1345 Piedmont Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 876-5859
www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org
The beautiful, lush gardens, plants and flowers at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens are an ideal place to entertain your tween. At this age, questions are rapid and they will have many inquiries regarding the gorgeous scenery around them. The best thing is that, during the summer, there are several camp programs that include activities all day to keep them busy and having fun. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (November to March); 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (April to October).

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