Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around Atlanta
Best Places for Kids in the Atlanta region - 2018
The best places to take kids in Atlanta, based on KidsOutAndAbout's annual reader survey. But there is LOTS more to do in Atlanta! Get great ideas here! What is listed below are far from the only opportunities for family fun and learning; they're just what was voted this year.
Tellus Science Museum
Because science matters, we engage, educate, and inspire visitors to make scientific connections through dynamic exhibits and enriching experiences.
Abernathy Greenway Park
The 6.6-acre linear park opened in 2014. Playable Art structures playground, pavillion, picnic tables, restrooms.
Children's Museum of Atlanta
Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta, presenting educational programs and exhibits designed for young children ages 0-8.
An accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zoo Atlanta inspires value and preservation of wildlife through a unique mix of education and outdoor.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
We are a private non-profit Nature Center located on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell located on a beautiful site comprised of 127 acres of native plants and gardens showcasing the beauty of Georgia. Our Discovery Center, with the southeast's only Nature Exchange, the Cowie Weiss theater and hands on exhibits that feature live non-releaseable native wildlife; plus our River Boardwalk, Woodland Trails and Wildlife Walks are home to over 50 species of wildlife.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.
Georgia Aquarium contains more than 10 million gallons of water with over 500 different species. Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Come face-to-face with the world's largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia, connect with cultures from around the globe, engage in a variety of hands-on exhibitions and more!
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
Visit the LEGOLAND Discovery Center and it's like you've just jumped into the world's biggest box of LEGO bricks!
Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center was founded on the big ideas and relentless fascination of 14 Atlantans who were emphatic about our city’s historical relevance in society. In a sense, our organization was created by Atlanta’s biggest fans, and we love that detail. In 1926, these founding members introduced the Atlanta Historical Society into the world with one mission: to help preserve Atlanta’s history. In 1990, after decades of collecting, researching, publishing and celebrating the early stories of our great Southern community, the Atlanta Historical Society and all of its holdings officially became the Atlanta History Center.
Children's indoor play center for children age up to 14. The place filled with unique, fun, safe, dynamic, interactive activities. Perfect place for children's birthday party, field trip, mom's group. Open to public 7 days. Walk-ins are always welcome.
Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure - a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained.
The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies.
There’s a world within the world of Mother Nature at Piedmont Park. Not only is Piedmont Park host to hundreds of events each year, there are over 200 acres of green space to enjoy.
Six Flags Over Georgia
Atlanta's biggest, most popular family attraction featuring dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities (Austell, GA).
High Museum of Art
Located in the heart of Atlanta, Ga., the High Museum of Art connects with audiences from across the Southeast and around the world through its distinguished collection, dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and engaging community-focused programs. Housed within facilities designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architects Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High features a collection of more than 16,000 works of art, including an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American fine and decorative arts; major holdings of photography and folk and self-taught work, especially that of artists from the American South; burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, including paintings, sculpture, new media and design; a growing collection of African art, with work dating from pre-history through the present; and significant holdings of European paintings and works on paper. The High is dedicated to reflecting the diversity of its communities and offering a variety of exhibitions and educational programs that engage visitors with the world of art, the lives of artists and the creative process. For more information about the High, visit www.high.org.
World of Coca-Cola
Experience the history of the world’s most famous beverage brand at the dynamic, multimedia home of the more than 130-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola.
Dunwoody Nature Center
Dunwoody Park is part of the Dunwoody Parks & Recreation greenspace, and is open and free to the public sunrise to sunset, everyday.
Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari
Wild Animal Safari gives you several options to tour our drive-thru animal park. You may travel the 3.5 miles of adventure in your own vehicle, take a ride on our complimentary bus tour, or rent a Zebra Van. A ride through the park in the bus tour is led by a Wild Animal Safari tour guide.
Fernbank Science Center
A science center serving DeKalb County, GA schools and the public with excellent science instruction and programs since 1966.