Atlanta is our favorite family destination. There are so many activities for kids in Atlanta, and they are great for adults. My son and I are avid travelers who have traveled all over the globe. It’s a plus if there are large parks or a kid-friendly museum so our son can burn off energy.
Things to Do in Atlanta with Kids
“I wish we could go more often, but having the kids makes it difficult,” I hear this from my friends and family daily. It’s possible to travel with children if you put in the effort. Although it may require some planning, traveling with your family will create memories you’ll cherish for many years. You’ll be able to plan your family trip to Atlanta once you have seen how easy it is.
College Football Hall of Fame
The College Football Hall of Fame, which recently relocated from South Bend, Indiana, in 2014, was the best place to have fun in Atlanta. The Hall of Fame was on the second floor and provided insight into the careers of each inductee. However, the Hall of Fame was amazing, as was the fan experience.
The display begins with a spectacular display – the helmet Wall – which features a helmet from every college team in America. After you have selected your favorite team from the computer, your helmet will illuminate.
Atlanta Interactive Activities for Kids
The whole experience was interactive. Your badge can be used to customize exhibits for your school. Talk about a 21st-century museum! It wasn’t just touch screens and trophy displays that caught my attention. It was the interactive Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone that caught my attention. This personal playground is unlike anything my son (or I) have ever seen.
This football field measures 45 yards and has a goal post with a regulation-sized goal zone. There are a variety of skills tests for all ages. This was the ultimate football fan’s paradise. It offered everything from throwing accuracy to running speed and diving catches to field goal attempts. My little boy and I spent over an hour running along the sidelines, tagging each other. My 50% (2/4) conversion rate for PAT impressed me.
Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center for Puppetry Arts is a great place for kids to visit. The interactive Museum allows everyone to experience Jim Henson’s world. Your favorite Jim Henson puppets will bring back memories of your childhood. I had to use a rhyme. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy. This self-guided tour takes you through the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. You’ll see replicas of Jim Henson’s studio and office and learn about puppetry’s history.
World of Coco-Cola
Next was the World of Coca-Cola. You start by getting a free Coca-Cola bottle, and then you can explore an interactive museum that relives some of Coke’s rich history. In an upstairs theatre, they go through many of their famous ads (polar bears included). They explain the history of the company and the bottling processes.
The original top-secret recipe was also moved to the headquarters recently. It had been kept in a safety deposit box at a nearby bank. Visitors can gaze at the massive steel vault, but they are advised not to get too close.
Families of all ages will enjoy the World of Coca-Cola with its many statues, sounds and bright colors. Even if they don’t yet drink the product, it is still fun to take a tour.
Coca-Cola Tasting Room
The tasting room was my favorite part of the entire experience. Visitors could sample some of Coca-Cola’s most well-known drinks, some tastier than others. *Hint*: The sodas from Peru and Djibouti were far from our favorite.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
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High Museum of Art
Many activities are available at the Atlanta Museum of High Art for children and teens. Atlanta Museum of High Art offers toddler Thursdays to anyone visiting Atlanta on a Thursday. Teen Art Afternoon is a Saturday program that offers free admission to teens between 2 and 4 years old. They have art classes and tours. The second Sunday of every month is also free and offers family-friendly programs.