Summer time means school is out! Although kids look forward to summer all school year, parents don’t always feel the same. Kids get antsy and it can be hard to keep them entertained. That’s why we have put together this list of activities to do with your kids in Atlanta.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Loads of trails and themed gardens are a big draw at this 127-acre center, but kids will also love the hands-on exhibits that tell the story of the river. Bonus: bring a picnic and let the older kids hike out all their energy.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
Encourage your child’s inner architect by taking them to this indoor LEGO paradise. Exhibits include two different rides, a LEGO Racers build and test zone, a Duplo village for the little ones, and a 4D cinema. Keep the kids entertained for hours!
The BeltLine is a former railway corridor around the core of Atlanta, Georgia, under development in stages as a multi-use trail. Some portions are already complete, while others are still in a rough state but hikeable. Fun, free activity that will get the kids outdoors!
The Georgia Aquarium has a marine world with over 120,000 animals, home to more animals than any other aquarium. This is always a great place for the whole family, even if you have been multiple times before.
Stone Mountain Park
Georgia’s most-visited attraction is spread throughout 3,200 acres, and even children as young as four (or younger) can make the one-mile hike up to the top of Stone Mountain. Kids will also love the Summit Skyride, a high-speed Swiss cable car, and a slew of other rides and adventures that includes a snowy hill for sledding in winter.
Museum of Design Atlanta
Devoted to the study and celebration of all things design, the Museum of Design Atlanta offers ever-changing exhibits so you can visit again and again on those hot summer days.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Whatever the season, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a top-notch choice to get some fresh air. Younger kids will love the two-acre Children’s Garden, where they can dig up dinosaurs, walk behind a waterfall, and slide down from a treehouse.
Atlanta’s most beloved park, which has walking trails, green space, dog parks, two playgrounds, a splash pad, and rollicking nut family friendly pool. Don’t miss the brightly colored Noguchi Playscape near the 12th Street Gate; this playground was designed by world-renowned artist and sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Dinosaur-loving children, this one’s for you. Atlanta’s natural history museum boasts one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered, plenty of interactive science exhibits, an IMAX theater, and new outdoor play zones that feature paths and elevated treehouse platforms.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Kiddos eight years old and younger will have a blast at this interactive. Don’t miss playing inside a magical castle, launching rockets, and painting in the enticing art studio.
The famous twin Giant Pandas are a huge draw at Zoo Atlanta, one of the oldest zoos in the country, but kids will also enjoy seeing the other 1,300 animals in residence. Don’t miss the train ride, feeding the giraffes, and the large collection of gorillas.
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