7 Things to Do with Tweens and Teens in Atlanta this Summer

If you're an older kid in Atlanta, this list of summer fun is for you.
  • Atlanta's chock-full of attractions that teens and tweens will love. (High Museum of Art)
    Atlanta's chock-full of attractions that teens and tweens will love. (High Museum of Art)

Looking for fun things to do with older kids in Atlanta this summer? We’ve got you covered with this list of things to do in Atlanta for teens and tweens.

Celebrate Your Favorite Team at Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

For sporty kids and those already following college football, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame features super cool, interactive exhibits for the entire family. Participants choose their favorite college team during check-in and the exhibits are customized for their team. 

Insider’s Tip: Take a turn at scoring a field goal and running through the touchstone tunnel at the awesome indoor playing field.

Explore your Inner Picasso at the High Museum of Art

Art Lovers will love the Summer Art Camps offered at The High. Camps are based on age and explore a variety of themes, materials and artwork. Sign up for a week or all summer. 

Insider’s Tip: For teens who love tech, download the new app before your visit at https://heartmatch.orgRead about it here.

Catch a Flick at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is showing free movies and TV shows in the Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater this summer. Tweens and teens will love bunking down and watching the likes of "Black Panther" and episodes of "Stranger Things." Movie buffs will also want to catch the exhibit ”Georgia on my Screen,” exploring the rise of the film industry in Atlanta. It's free from those 16 years old and younger.

Insider’s Tip: For teens who love the 'gram, be sure to check out the Carter Library Instagram feed before your visit. 

Discover your Inner Activist at National Center for Civil and Human Rights

This spot is great for tweens and teens to explore and learn about the rich history of the civil rights movement in Atlanta. There are a variety of interactive displays that teach about civil rights, human rights and Martin Luther King Jr.

Insider’s Tip: Older kids will love visiting the Oral History Booth and sharing their own stories. 

Promote Peace at The King Center and MLK National Historic Park

Exposing older kids to the teachings of MLK Jr. is a great way to promote peace, inclusion and equal rights. A visit includes such attractions as Dr. and Mrs. King’s crypts, Dr. King’s birth home, Freedom Hall and the Eternal Flame among others. These exhibits are sure to enthrall the history buffs in your family.

Insider’s Tip: Teens and tweens can't help but be moved as they sit in a pew at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King preached, and listen to recordings of his sermons. 

Make News at CNN Studio Tour

You can pack a lot of exciting and interesting learning in with this 55-minute tour of the CNN World Headquarters. Kids and tweens will get a kick out of seeing how the news is produced by viewing the newsroom, control room and seeing part of a live broadcast.

Insider’s Tip: Visitors will love riding the world’s largest freestanding escalator to the tour. Measuring 196-feet long and rising 8 stories, the ride is sure to memorable.

Get Active at Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is a winner for kids of all ages, but tweens and teens will love the opportunity to show their stuff on the SkyHike Adventure Course or to climb the mountain. Amazing photo ops are sure to be found at the top.

Insider’s Tip: Visit Stone Mountain regularly? Check out the memberships which cost less than the cost for two visits and include tons of extras for 12 whole months.


Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen

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