Things To Do in Atlanta, Georgia With Kids

While many people from around the country think of Atlanta as the “business capital” of the South, there’s actually quite a lot to do with the kids both inside and outside the city. Here’s a look at some of the most popular things to do in Atlanta, Georgia with kids.

Visit the Georgia Aquarium

Who doesn’t love sharks, penguins and dolphins? You can see all of these – and much more – when you spend a day at the Georgia Aquarium. This huge, sprawling destination is one of the best aquariums in the South, and a great chance for your kids to get better acquainted with their favorite underwater friends. Best of all, the Georgia Aquarium sponsors special “Imagination Nights” for the whole family, when it’s possible to save 30% on the cost of admission after 4pm.

Take in an Atlanta Falcons football game or Atlanta Braves baseball game

Despite their heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots in the 2017 Super Bowl, the Atlanta Falcons remain one of the most exciting teams in the NFL. So buy your young ones a Julio Jones or Matt Ryan football jersey and head over to the brand-new, billion-dollar Mercedes-Benz Stadium to see the Atlanta Falcons in action. Also - if you’re coming to Atlanta during the spring or summer instead of the fall or winter, you’ll want to check out the new home of the Atlanta Braves: SunTrust Park. You’ll have fun teaching your kids the Braves’ famous “Tomahawk Chop.”

Spend a day at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Yes, you could take your kids to an art museum or a history museum, but why not take them to a museum that they’ll actually enjoy? Going to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta is like taking your kids on an epic play date with thousands of other kids at the same time. Your kids will have a chance to take part in so many fun hands-on activities, such as learning about geology by crawling or climbing through the various layers of the Earth’s surface.

Experience the “Hunger Games” at Atlanta’s Swan House

The Atlanta History Center, set on a sprawling 33 acres, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. And the one place your kids might enjoy the most – at least, if they’re fans of the “Hunger Games” movies – is a visit to Swan House. In the movies, this is the residence of President Coriolanus Snow (played by Donald Sutherland). There are so many great scenes filmed here that Swan House is now offering a special Hunger Games tour. You’ll see the actual places where teen heartthrobs like Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence filmed some of their scenes.


Of course, there are many other exciting places to take your kids in Atlanta. If they enjoy airplanes and learning more about the history of flight, you might want to take them to the Delta Flight Museum. If they dream of becoming a professional TV news anchor, you might take them to the CNN Center for a live studio tour. And, if they’re still bursting with energy, you can always spend a half-day or more at Atlanta’s famous Piedmont Park. Wherever you decide to go in Atlanta, you’re sure to delight your kids!

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