Why leave your kids behind when heading for a fun-packed trip? Instead, take them along and urge them to embrace the mind-blowing adventures of a foreign land. Just don’t be hesitant while inspiring them to take this life-changing step! If the lovely southeastern US state of Georgia – that flaunts visually stunning mountains, beaches and farmland – is your travel destination, then participate in the family-centric activities mentioned below, that ensure you have a delightful time with the youngsters. They are amazing, educational, and interactive!
Tease Your Brain at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Established in 1988 as a ‘Museum Without Walls’ and made accessible to the public in 2003, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents educational programs and exhibits suitable for young kids aged between 0 to 8 years. The museum’s primary focus lies on inventive problem solving, creative thinking, and artistic expression. Timings: 10 AM to 4 PM daily, except on Wednesdays
Say ‘Hello’ to aquatic animals at the Georgia Aquarium
Georgia Aquarium, the planet’s second biggest aquarium, is home to over a hundred thousand animals comprising 700 species of fishes and other sea creatures. Living freely in 10 million gallons of salt and fresh water, they can be viewed from seven galleries. The largest gallery is the ‘Ocean Voyager’ flaunting whale sharks and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System.
Timings: 10 AM to 9 PM (Monday-Friday), 9 AM to 9 PM (Saturday and Sunday)
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Been to a Puppet Museum Before? Get to the Center for Puppetry Arts, Now!
Founded in 1978, the Center for Puppetry Arts has a fantastic museum dedicated to puppets from different time periods and nations. Some of them are from The Lion King, Wayland Flowers’ Madame, and Jim Henson’s Ernie. Children can indulge in a hands-on educational experience as well! Excellent performances are conducted for everyone. Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM (Tuesday- Friday, Sunday), 10 AM to 5 PM (Saturday), Monday – Closed.
Indulge in Outdoorsy Fun at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden has been created and developed with the purposes of ‘display, education, conservation, research, and enjoyment’ of flora. Step into the Lou Glenn Children’s Garden featuring a tree house, climbing nets, slides, a water painting wall, and marvellous performances. Children under the age of three years are granted free entry.
Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM (Tuesday – Sunday), Monday – Closed.
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Battle A Hot Summer Day at the Six Flags White Water
Opened in 1984, the Six Flag White Water is a popular water park featuring an activity pool, and thrilling rides like the Bahama Bob Slide, Bermuda Triangle, Dragon’s Tail, and more. There are fabulous rides exclusively for kids too, like the Lillypad Crossing and Little Hooch River. Tantalise your taste-buds at interesting the dining venues offering delicious American and Italian fares. Timings: 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM daily
Get Real Close to Animals at the Wild Animal Safari
The Wild Animal Safari, a thrilling drive-thru safari park, turns out to be exceptionally awesome! By the ‘drive-thru’ experience you get unbelievably close to the wild animals. If you are lucky (and mostly you are here), you can even spot zebras, camels, giraffes, and American bisons. There are 75 species of animals, 550 of them in totality, at this incredible tourist attraction.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday-Friday), 10 AM to 6:30 PM (Saturday – Sunday)
Enjoy Foot-Tapping Music at the Woodbine Opry School
The Woodbine Opry School is probably the best place for introducing your children to the enticing world of music. Conducted on a weekly basis for three hours on Friday and Saturday nights, the Woodbine Opry is a great musical event showcasing the bluegrass/gospel program and old-country program for individuals of all age groups. Furthermore, there’s an on-site gift shop and snack room for those interested.
Timings: 7 PM to 10 PM (Friday, Saturday)