Best Atlanta Museums For Kids

January 12, 2011 12:22 PM

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(credit: puppet.org)

(credit: puppet.org)

We’ve all seen how excited kids can get about a TV show, a super hero, a ball player, and so on. But what happens when you want to stimulate them intellectually? That’s where these great places come in.

puppetryarts Best Atlanta Museums For Kids

(credit: puppet.org)

Center For Puppetry Arts

404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 873-3391
www.puppet.org

You’ll feel like you have the world on a string at this enclave devoted to puppets and puppetry. Explore their vast collection of puppets from around the world. Puppet Edgar Allen Poe? Check. Performances? Check. Pigs in Space and other Jim Henson creations? Check. There are more than 1,000 puppets here.

imagineit Best Atlanta Museums For Kids

(credit: childrensmuseumatlanta.org)

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum Of Atlanta

275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 659-5437
www.imagineit-cma.org

Targeted at the toddler set, there are lots of things for your curious kid to interact with here. One word of caution, though – it can get crowded. Some grouse that this isn’t a museum as much as it is a very well-disguised playground. That said, your kids can pick fake veggies, splash around in a stream, paint the walls or catch the museum’s ‘Imaginators’ as they put on a show. Chances are if your child is under six, they’ll love it. It’s also a great spot to host a party.

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The Coca-Cola Polar Bear. (credit: worldofcoca-cola.com)

World of Coca-Cola

121 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 676-5151
www.worldofcoca-cola.com

Alright, it may not be the most intellectual of the places on this list, but… . First of all, you’re surrounded by Coca-Cola – what kid doesn’t love that? Second of all, they can have their picture snapped with the Coca-Cola polar bear. Third, they can be taken into the middle of a bottling works. Fourth, they can check out the “4-D” ride/movie “In Search Of The Secret Formula.” And let’s not forget the opportunity to sample more than 60 Coca-Cola products from around the world. Some grouse this doubles as an indoctrination center, but hey, we like it. Adult tickets (age 13 and up) are $15, kids (3-12) are $10.

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