Like most families with young children, finding educational, interesting and affordable entertainment is never easy. Atlanta’s eclectic and cultured history makes it possible for families to enjoy museums. Each museum has its own theme and family-fun experience. To maximize your visits, have a family vote on what each of you wants to experience and get there. None of these museums will disappoint.
Imagine It! The Children’s Museum Of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
Imagine It! Children’s Museum of Atlanta is located in the heart of Atlanta across from Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, great restaurants and picnic spots. This museum strives to help visitors explore the various year round family-oriented exhibits, collections and events. The museum is filled with several exhibitions. Fundamentally Food is the first exhibit as you enter the building. This is an interactive exhibit that encourages kids to explore the food cycle from farm to table. For a family looking for an interesting, educational and fun experience, this is your place.
Kennesaw State University Museum Of History And Holocaust Education
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Executive Director Catherine M. Lewis, PhD. and her excellent team strive to create an interactive educational experience that focuses on learning from the past. When viewing timeless exhibits, participating in events and interactive programs, visitors will have fun.Exhibits like Parallel Journeys World War II & Holocaust Through Teens Eyes create an adolescent portal to the past. The museum provides temporary traveling exhibits for schools, libraries, and other community and educational centers free of charge. It is also home to concerts and workshops.
1280 Peachtree St., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309
The High Museum of Art is a place where both parents and kids will enjoy. Exhibitions, collections and educational programs are all over the place. The on-site restaurant creates an exclusive fashionable dining experience in a child friendly environment. Creative architecture and works from around the world accompany displays in an uncommon environment that help create an extraordinary experience for people of all ages. Exhibitions and collections vary between art, paintings, crafts or informative stories. This is great entertainment that is educational and fun at the same time.
Center For Puppetry Arts Museum
1404 Spring St., N.W. at 18th
Atlanta, GA 30309
The Center for Puppetry Art touches lives through the art of puppetry. This place provides an interactive and entertaining experience. Here you will find puppetry as you’ve never seen it before. Live performances are exceptional. The museum also provides workshops where kids of all ages can participate and enjoy. The puppetry center takes pride in enchanting visitors with their unique approach to education. This is a great place for family visits or school field trips. Previously featured in 2011 CBS Best Atlanta Museums for Kids, this museum will not disappoint.
Related: CBS Best Atlanta Museums For Kids
World Of Coca-Cola
121 Baker St., N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313
Most wouldn’t realize the World of Coca-Cola is one of the best museums in Atlanta. It’s seen as an attraction and a form of entertainment but it’s much more than that. The building encompasses history and future along with samples of hundreds of Coca-Cola beverages. It is home to the vault that houses the 125-year-old secret formula and exhibits more than a thousand artifacts from around the world. Take a photo with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear. The 4-D motion movie theater will delight visitors of all ages. With over a hundred flavors, the tasting experience will make learning about the world’s best known beverage brand educational and tasty. For a different approach to understanding history, the World of Coca-Cola is the place to go.
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