7 Things to Do with Kids in Atlanta
When you’re looking for a new home, the kids are often a priority. Schools are usually researched, but enrichment can come from other activities, too! Full of history, museums, and entertainment, Atlanta is a great place to grow and inspire your family. In this list, we’ll review the top 7 things to do with your kids in Atlanta.
Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center for Puppetry Arts is something rather unique to Atlanta. It is a combination of museum and theater, with family-friendly shows and an exhibit of some of Jim Henson’s best creations, including characters from Sesame Street and the newly-revived Dark Crystal. All-inclusive tickets are available which include the Family Friendly Series production, museum entry, and a Create-Your-Own-Puppet Workshop.
Atlanta History Center
This spot boasts a 33-acre campus, featuring one of the nation’s largest history museums, the Kenan Research Center, three historic houses and the Goizueta Gardens -- all included in the price of admission. The unique attraction is the Smith Family Farm, where there are demonstrations of farm life in 19th century Georgia. Be sure to check out the blacksmith and the sheep shearing!
LEGOland Discovery Center Atlanta
If your kid is crazy for LEGO building blocks, this might be the place to take them. Learn how LEGOs are made, play some LEGO-themed games, and practice your block building skills. There is also a gift shop brimming with different LEGO build sets. Encourage your young engineer with this adventure.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
This museum is geared toward hands-on learning and play for younger children. Learn about where food comes from in the Farm to Table area, where you can practice milking a cow, collecting eggs from chickens, and playing in the grocery store and kitchen areas. In addition, older kids (5-9) can participate in the Art Studio and Build It Lab, where tools and materials are provided for arts and crafts or building and engineering.
The Atlanta Botanical Gardens feels miles away from the bustle of the city, even though it’s located in the heart of midtown. The garden features sculpture exhibits every season with different installations, lights, and topiaries. Take the kids to the Children’s Garden, where they can get hands on with nature. They can even help with watering, planting and harvesting on select weekday mornings.
This is the place to go if your kids are wild about animals! Zoo Atlanta teaches children and adults alike about the importance of wildlife conservation through their animal ambassadors. Learn about the different species through keeper talks, follow one of the interactive mystery hunts, or engage hands-on with animals in the Wild Encounters.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
This museum just about has it all. Explore outdoors in the WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, or learn about aerodynamics, tectonic plates and more in the new STEM exhibit. There are also a couple of permanent anthropological exhibits on communicating through personal adornment, and another on clay works of Native Americans. And let’s not forget the dinosaurs: in the large rotunda is the skeleton of Argentinosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs ever known to walk the Earth. This museum isn’t just fun for the kids, either. They started an After Dark program just for the adults!
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Contributed to Your Home blog by Elliott Rozwen
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