• Best Things to Do with Kids in Atlanta

  • Alliance Theatre

    Catch a Broadway Play Before it Hits Broadway

    Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta’s theater scene. See groundbreaking performances at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre for a perfect ending to your evening.

    Atlanta BeltLine

    Walk, Bike, Run on Atlanta BeltLine

    Explore miles of Atlanta BeltLine by foot or on two wheels. Once you work up an appetite, stop in at one of the many spots along the path to relax and refuel. With all the changing artwork, unique neighborhood shops and restaurants, the BeltLine is an easy way to stay active in Atlanta.

    Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

    Stop and Smell the Orchids

    Nestled in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden spreads its roots across more than 30 acres. Explore the lush green garden when it is lit up for special events, blooms during seasonal activities and harvests a spooky spectacle or two.

    Atlanta History Center

    Get Hype for History

    Big things await you at Atlanta History Center. This 33-acre attraction features award-winning exhibitions including the re-imagined Cyclorama exhibit, memorabilia from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the historic Swan House. Don’t forget to make a quick trip to the Margaret Mitchell House at the center’s Midtown campus.

    Atlanta Magic Theater

    Expect an Evening of Elegant Illusion

    Hilarity and magic blend together to create an outstanding evening with tons of audience involvement. Peter Morrison’s performance will delight and amaze everyone! So play your cards right and see this marvel of a show.

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

    Immerse Yourself in Award-Winning Surround Sound

    Whether they’re performing the classics or a soundtrack over a favorite film, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra always hits the right notes.

    Atlantic Station

    Treat yourself

    See a movie, concert, tennis match or a Cirque du Soleil show. Then browse major retailers and find a local boutique in this walkable, outdoor shopping mecca. Pack a spare suitcase for all the goodies you will bring back from Atlantic Station.

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Embrace the heart of Atlanta

    Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, take a selfie with the Olympic rings, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green space with Downtown views in every direction. Many of Atlanta’s world-class attractions, restaurants and venues are only steps away.

    Center For Puppetry Arts

    Pull a few strings

    Bring the kids to experience the most beloved children’s tales through award-winning puppetry shows, films and workshops at Center for Puppetry Arts. After a show, don’t miss the Worlds of Puppetry Museum featuring a huge Jim Henson collection.

    Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

    LIVE THE ULTIMATE COLLEGE FOOTBALL FAN EXPERIENCE

    Broadcast with the ESPN College GameDay crew, browse decades of memorabilia, interact with legends and learn about your favorite Hall of Fame inductees. Once you’ve tackled that, try your luck at a field goal.

    Children's Museum of Atlanta

    Get Hands-On With the Love of Learning

    Kids and grown-ups alike will love the 3,000-square-foot Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Climb through the layers of Earth, journey across the continents, deliver food from farm to table, then build or paint a masterpiece, all before storytime!

    CNN Studio Tours

    Watch the news unfold

    News junkies and aspiring journalists, unite! Take a behind-the-scenes look at CNN Studio Tours to see how this global network reports news from beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see one of your favorite HLN or CNN hosts.

    Delta Flight Museum

    Soar Through Skies

    Experience aviation history at Delta Flight Museum, where everyone can reach for the skies. Enjoy immersive exhibits, state-of-the-art simulator technology and see rare planes from past eras. Take a guided tour or glide through the massive premises at Delta’s world headquarters with friends, family or a co-pilot of your choice.

    Fernbank Museum

    Meander through the Mesozoic

    Get up close and personal with the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This museum is an adventure for all who dare and takes travelers back in time to see giant creatures of the Mesozoic – including one that measures more than 120 feet long.

    Fox Theatre

    Walk the red carpet

    Get ready to feel like a movie star when visiting Fox Theatre. Musicals, dance performances and nationally renowned acts await guests at the end of the red carpet walk. No show scheduled? You can take a tour and learn the fascinating history of this Atlanta icon.

    Georgia Aquarium

    Journey Under the Sea

    Georgia Aquarium is something you should “sea” to believe. Stare in awe at the sheer variety of marine life on display, peek at puffins and penguins or feed the dolphins after their spectacular show. Don’t miss the opportunity to check swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list.

    High Museum of Art

    Mingle with the Masters

    Find more than 17,000 works including 19th century art and a growing collection of contemporary pieces inside the leading art museum in the Southeast. Impress a date or bring the family for special exhibits and events plus the permanent collections at High Museum of Art.

    Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Elect to see the impact of a global icon

    Not every city boasts a presidential library, and we’re proud of the one our very own peanut-growing, Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Jimmy Carter built. At Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from an Oval Office replica to the gifts received during his presidency and see his impact on the world today.

    Krog Street Market

    Hang out in a hubbub-filled food hall

    If variety is the spice of life, then Krog Street Market is on fire. A bustling hub of authentic eats built into a 1920s warehouse space, this market has everything the stomach could crave. You can find tapas, burgers, Paleo fare - and don’t forget the thirst-quenching beverage selection. While food and drink may be the highlight, don’t miss flowers and gifts galore and the famous Krog Street Tunnel just down the BeltLine.

    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

    Build, Play and Discover

    In the heart of Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is an attraction that will delight both kids and their companions alike. Rides, a 4D movie experience, themed play areas and the world's biggest box of LEGO bricks offer hours of fun.

    Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Simon Malls

    Be Seen in the South's Shopping Epicenter

    Enter a shopper’s paradise with high-end boutiques and department store favorites. Lenox is the destination for an upscale shopping experience with all the brands you love. Phipps is home to Nordstrom and many luxury retailers plus one of Atlanta’s go-to movie theaters and LEGOLAND Discovery Center

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

    Walk in the footsteps of a civil rights icon

    Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and see where he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Explore his legacy at The King Center and his final resting place. Then stand in the footprints of change-makers and civil rights leaders on the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.

    Michael C. Carlos Museum

    Bond with Mummy

    Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum houses permanent collections from Egyptian artifacts to one of the earliest bathtubs in existence! World-renowned traveling exhibits mesmerize your inner history buff.

    Municipal Market Company

    Sweeten your visit with a savory snack

    This urban farmer’s market offers everything from seafood, farm fresh meat and produce to unique eateries serving arepa, BBQ and burritos. Pro Tip: Don’t stop after the bookstore, bakery and killer burger. While you are there, see if the market is having a culinary tour, storytelling, cooking classes or community event.

    National Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present

    Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

    Piedmont Park

    Play hooky in Piedmont Park

    Truly experience the “city in a forest” with a walk or bike ride through Piedmont Park, home to Atlanta Botanical Garden and Lake Clara Meer. Whether you are going to a festival, taking a sunset stroll or walking your pooch to the dog park, this is the place to be on a beautiful day.

    Plaza Theatre

    CATCH A CULT CLASSIC

    Ease on down Ponce De Leon Avenue to catch a flick at Atlanta’s oldest operating cinema. This theater specializes in special screenings of obscure fan favorites and mini-themed movie runs. You’ll find indie movies and blockbusters depending on the week. Check for movie times and don’t forget the popcorn!

    Ponce City Market

    Savor the flavor of Atlanta

    Take the trail to Ponce City Market, home to a number of famous chef-owned restaurants, quick service fare and a mixture of both national and local retail options. Head up to The Roof at Ponce City Market, one of the best rooftops and most romantic views in Atlanta, for classic carnival amusements, miniature golf and a giant slide at Skyline Park. If you need provisions while you’re up there, fill ‘er up at Nine Mile Station and RFD social.

    Six Flags Over Georgia

    Channel your inner daredevil

    Scream and shout through all the roller coasters you can handle or relax waterside at Hurricane Harbor. Six Flags Over Georgia has heart-pounding rides, excellent live entertainment and is undeniably fun for the whole family.

    Skyview Atlanta

    Get a skyhigh view of the City

    Ride a SkyView Atlanta gondola to experience the city from 20 stories up. It’s a thrilling view during the day and a breathtaking sight at night. You’ll see everything from Stone Mountain Park to Midtown’s Georgia Tech campus.

    State Farm Arena

    Get into the action at State Farm Arena

    State Farm Arena is home to the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and some of the city’s hottest concerts year-round. The arena is also packed with notable eateries from B’s Cracklin BBQ to the always-lively Zac Brown’s Social Club. It truly has everything you need for a modern fan experience including Killer Mike’s SWAG Shop.

    Stone Mountain Park

    Enjoy mountains of fun

    Trek through the treetops on SkyHike, hike up the mountain for a beautiful view or take a relaxing trip to the top with Summit Skyride. While you are there, ride around Stone Mountain by train and enjoy the longest-running laser show in the world.

    Tiny Doors

    KNOCK KNOCK, Y'ALL

    Want to discover Atlanta's best hangouts with a scavenger hunt? Keep an eye out for Tiny Doors ATL, the itty-bitty art installations beloved by locals. These six inch doors guide you through ATL's neighborhoods and attractions and reflect the city's creative vibes. TIP: Start at the Visitor Center in Centennial Olympic Park, where three of artist Karen Anderson Singer's imaginative doors fit within an augmented reality mural made by local Atlanta artists, Lotus Eaters Club.

    World of Coca-Cola

    Search for the Secret Formula

    Experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Walk through fascinating exhibits at World of Coca-Cola, get nostalgic looking at classic ads and see a replica of the bottling process. Get a peek at the vault containing the secret formula and tempt your taste buds with a sample of more than 100 beverages from around the globe in the tasting room.

    Zoo Atlanta

    Haven't you herd?

    Join the migration as you travel into true-to-life habitats for elephants, giraffes, zebras, Southern white rhinos and more. You’ll also see the only giant panda twins in the U.S., Ya Lun and Xi Lun, plus many more animal friends and other exciting exhibits. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits.

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