1. Imagine it Children’s Museum: Every second Tuesday of the month, admission is free. It’s Target’s second free Tuesday. This is a great interactive museum for kids, where your little ones will keep busy, one activity after another. The range of activities includes, painting on the paint wall, loading balls into a child-sized crane and moving it through a ball machine, building sculptures on a child-sized crane, putting on a raincoat and wearing small fishing rods to “catch” the ducks. , filling boxes with products on a conveyor belt to send them for delivery, etc.
2. Atlanta Botanical Garden – If you are a Bank of America (BOA) customer and have a BOA ATM, debit or credit card, you can get free tickets here the first weekend of each month. There’s even a 2-acre children’s garden with a number of interactive activities, a tree house, a dinosaur garden, a vegetable garden, a sunflower fountain, and more. Kids will love running anywhere in the open space!
3. Atlanta Fern Bank Museum – This venue also offers the same free admission program for BOA clients the first weekend of each month. As soon as you enter the museum, in its main room, children will be amazed to see the display of the Mesozoic Giants. This exhibit recreates the setting of when the largest dinosaurs lived and how they obtained their prey. At the time of writing, The Ends of Earth: Polar Bear to Penguins exhibit is in progress. For toddlers and preschoolers there is a Children’s Discovery Room, where they can learn the basics of nature through playful activities. For children ages 6 to 9, the A Walk Through Time in Georgia exhibit allows them to discover the different geographies of Georgia, from the Jekyll Island Pier to the wildlife in the mountains.
4. Atlanta History Center: It’s also free the first weekend of each month with the BOA card. Don’t be fooled by the name! Even if the kids aren’t too into history, there is plenty to do. Kids can enjoy the interactive museum, tour 2 houses including the Swan House, visit the Victorian Playhouse, walk the nature trail, and visit the gardens.
5. Stone Mountain Park – This is one of the most popular and visited places in Atlanta. You can pay for an all-day pass: $ 34 for all ages, except $ 19 for children ages 3-11. However, you can still have a lot of fun without spending money on the pass. All you need to pay is an $ 8 parking permit fee per vehicle and pack a picnic bag and you’ll find a host of things to enjoy for free. You can climb Stone Mountain, sit by the picnic area overlooking the mountain carving or many other picnic areas, play in the playground, walk through The Crossroads where you can see 1870 southern city life , visit Stone Mountain Museum, go to one of its beaches or just walk anywhere on its 15 miles of nature trails. During the summer, you can enjoy a free laser show in the evenings.
6. City Pass: For $ 69 (value: $ 118.93) for adults and $ 49 (value: $ 85.53), you can visit any of the following 6 Atlanta attractions in a 9-day period.
– Coca Cola
– Georgia Aquarium
– Atlanta Botanical Garden or Fern Bank Museum
– Atlanta History Center or The High Museum of Art
– Zoo Atlanta
– Inside CNN Tour
7. Centennial Olympic Park – This park is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, and is close to other popular attractions such as Coca Cola, Georgia Aquarium, CNN, etc. This is where many festivities and concerts were held during the 1996 Olympics. No matter what the season is, there is always something kids can enjoy for free!
– Music at noon: every Tuesday and Thursday from April to October from noon to 1 in the afternoon you can enjoy the local musicians who play R&B, Jazz, Pop, etc.
– Every Wednesday from April to September, there are free concerts from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
– Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days: Every fourth Saturday from April to September, from noon to 4:00 p.m. M., There is a free family fun movie. Children can also enjoy other interactive activities.
– Fountain of the Rings: this fountain in the middle of the park is the largest interactive fountain in the world, symbolizing the 5 rings of the Olympic Games. There is a spectacular show with light and music, every day of the year, at 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9:00 pm
– Ice Skating: This is the only outdoor skating rink in Atlanta.
8. Chattahoochee Nature Preserve – Located about 15 miles north of Atlanta. Tickets are $ 5 adults, $ 2 children, and children under the age of 2 are free. All activities with the general admission ticket are free. This nature preserve allows children to learn about the ecology of the Chattahoochee area and its habitat. These are some of the things that children can enjoy
– Star Lab: this is a portable planetarium, where children can contemplate the galaxy and the solar system. They can also see what the sky looked like, through the eyes of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Native Americans, etc.
– Encounter with animals: every Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m.
– Guided Walks: Every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. there are guided walks through the trails of the nature center.
9. Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel / Hard rock Cafe: It is a hotel in the heart of downtown, a cylindrical glass tower. You can go to the observation deck on the 72nd floor and see the entire city. Going up and down in the glass-enclosed elevator is part of the fun. Tickets are $ 5 for adults and $ 3 for children 12 and under. After having a good view of the city, you can walk to the Hard rock Cafe restaurant. From 11 am to 2 pm you can enjoy lunch at the Hard Rock Café for $ 8.99, children’s meals are $ 7.50 with a drink, which is a steal for downtown. The 4-page kids menu, Lil ‘Rocker Menu, teaches them how to rock, reuse and recycle, and it even comes with a packet of tree seeds.
10. Story Time: In and around Atlanta, nearly all Barnes and Noble libraries and bookstores have 30-minute to 1-hour story times for different age groups of children, 1-2 times a week. This is a great activity for the kids and some free time for you, free. In addition to stories, activities can include singing, dancing, crafts, etc.
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Which of these or any other kid-friendly places in Atlanta is your kid’s favorite to visit?