The Greater Atlanta area is FULL of amazing things to do with your kids that are both affordable and educational. From the Georgia Aquarium to Medeival Times, there's something for every interest! Get your kids out of the house this summer and learning (without them realizing they're learning because it's so fun!).
The 4th largest aquarium in the world, Georgia Aquarium boasts 10 million gallons of water that houses everything from whale sharks to jellyfish. With multiple interactive presentations, including dolphins and sea lions, this is sure to be a family favorite! Anyone with a love of marine life or ocean conservation will enjoy their day exploring.
History comes to life at Medeival Times! Attendees sit and enjoy a "traditional" meal while watching an extraordinary display of jousting, swordsmanship, horsemanship and falconry as part of a story set in Medeival Spain. You'll be broken into colored groups and given a specific knight to cheer on throughout the show. This immersive experience will have the whole family interested in learning more about this fascinating history!
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Travel around the world and back in time as you discover dinosaurs, live animals, amazing places, ancient fossils, prehistoric cultures and new science discoveries. Throughout the year, new exhibits and experiences offer more to explore.
Another full day of animal experiences is the Zoo Atlanta. With 13 different habitats: African savanna, cloud forests, deserts, dry forest, forest, grasslands, mountains, rainforests, rivers, scrublands, urban areas, wetlands and woodlands- families can explore the wonderful world of wildlife . Zoo Atlanta also offers additional activities such as interactive animal encouters, a tree-top trail and rides.
Tellus Science Museum
Located in Cartersville, GA, the Tellus Museum has a number of permanent exhibits as well as exhibits that rotate every three months. Families get face-to-face with dinosaurs and follow up a tour of this gallery with a visit to our fossil dig. For an enhanced learning experience, download and print your own Fossil Hunting License and bring it with you to identify your finds. Another favorite at Tellus is the Bentley Planetarium. Lean back as the digital projector takes you through our solar system to the edge of our galaxy and beyond.
Legoland Discovery Center
The ultimate indoor Lego playground is right in your backyard! Kids gets to meet som eof their favorite Lego characters and can even become a master builder! Definitely plan to spend most of the day here as there's so much to do and each activity takes time. Legoland Discovery is fun for the whole family and offers activities for kids of all ages!