Top Field Trips for Schools and Families in Atlanta and Beyond
Field trips can be a fun resource for learning outside of the classroom. Plan a fun trip at school or at home with this list of must-do activities in Atlanta. Look through our planner for field trips at a variety of destinations, including museums, farms, historical sites, nature centers and more.
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Human anatomy is seen in a new way with over 200 dissected and preserved bodies for the ultimate learning experience.
At the Center for Civil and Human Rights, students will be inspired to live the legacy of activists of the past and embrace their roles as future leaders. Students will be immersed in interactive exhibitions that tell the story of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Spend the day in play with engaging STEAM exhibits geared toward kids through age 8. Learn about food production, travel the world and more.
In addition to discovering the traditions and enthusiasm of the sport, student groups take away valuable lessons about the importance of leadership, hard work, and how aspects of sports connect to STEAM.
Fernbank Science Center provides science instruction, exhibits, experiences and much more to local school districts, the community and beyond. The mission is to provide education beyond what can be learned in the classroom.
Visit Reinhardt University to view the life and history of Native Americans during the Trail of Tears. An Appalachian Settlement shows visitors how pioneer families lived.
Kids can make their own arts and crafts projects, experience story-time, draw in the galleries, explore the High’s collection and more.
Interactive exhibits in this children’s museum spark the imagination of kids ages 2-12. Kids can explore an airplane, play a doctor or dentists, be a banker, and much more.
Learn about what happens to water before and after we use it during a tour of this 43-acre campus adjacent to the Chattahoochee River.
Explore an 800-square-foot solar house and learn about the technology, see science in motion with displays of cars, planes, and space capsules. Visit dinosaurs in the Fossil Gallery and gaze at the stars in the Tellus Planetarium all in one day.
A 1,500-acre agritourism destination founded by the late S. Truett Cathy of Chick-Fil-A. Kids get a taste of life on the farm and a working cattle ranch with hands-on activities.
Learn about the civil war and the Great Locomotive Chase, explore the history of railroads and Georgia’s early industrialization. A must-see for train enthusiasts.
Bring your students to Zoo Atlanta for a WILD field trip experience! Zoo Atlanta education programs align with the new Georgia Standards of Excellence in science, help to cultivate essential STEM skills, and allow you to utilize the Zoo’s living laboratory as your classroom.
Adventure Field Trips in Metro Atlanta
Atlanta Motor Speedway. Hampton.
Malibu Grand Prix. Go-Karts, state-of-the-art game room, golf and more will make your field trip fun for everyone. Norcross.
Monster Mini Golf. Monster Mini Golf is 18 holes of indoor, monster themed, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf. Experience cool special effects, great music, arcade, redemption tickets and two private party rooms. 2505 Chastain Meadow Parkway. Marietta.
Mountasia Family Fun Center. State-of-the-art game room, golf and more will make your field trip fun for everyone. Marietta.
Six Flags Theme Park. Austell.
Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain.
Treetop Quest. Buford.
Animals and Farms in Metro Atlanta
The Art Barn At Morning Glory Farm. Canton.
Cagle’s Dairy Farm. Canton.
Georgia Aquarium. Visit the world’s largest aquarium with more than 100,000 animals from 500 species. Atlanta.
Pettit Creek Farms. Cartersville.
The Pumpkin Patch at Yule Forest. Farm Fun Opens Oct. 1. School Tours, Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Fun Zone, Puppet Shows, Science Center, Bee House. On Hwy 155, Stockbridge.
Tanglewood Farm. Canton.
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. 770-772-6223, uncleshucks.com
Have family fun getting lost. Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch offers hayrides, maze trails, bonfires, fresh food. Open weekends Sept, Nov, and every day in October. Dawsonville.
Yellow River Game Ranch. Lilburn.
Zoo Atlanta. Atlanta. Roam the globe with over 800 animals from around the world. Don’t miss the Zoo train, carousel, splash pad, and new treetop trail. Keeper talks, interactive shows, special events, camps and education programs run year-round.
Historic Sites and Houses in Metro Atlanta
Bulloch Hall. Roswell.
Funk Heritage Museum. View the life and history of Native Americans during the Trail of Tears. An Appalachian Settlement shows visitors how pioneer families lived.
Governor’s Mansion. Atlanta.
The Herndon Home. Atlanta.
Historic Mable House. Mableton.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site. Atlanta.
Oakland Cemetery. Atlanta.
Root House Museum. Marietta.
Smith Plantation. Roswell.
The Wren’s Nest. Atlanta.
Museums in Metro Atlanta
Atlanta History Center. Atlanta. On 33 acres in historic Buckhead, the history center houses the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Smith Family Farm, six historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center.
Atlanta Preservation Center. Atlanta.
APEX Museum. Atlanta.
Bartow History Center. Cartersville.
Bodies The Exhibition. The Exhibition showcases real human bodies, dissected and preserved through a revolutionary process allowing visitors to see themselves in a fascinating way like never before. Atlanta.
Booth Western Art Museum. Cartersville.
Braves Suntrust Park Tours. The museum offers specialized tours tailored to elementary, middle and high school students. Tours take visitors to many areas off limits during games, including the press box, broadcast booth, clubhouse and dugout. Smyrna.
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Play and learn about art, science, creative problem-solving, reading, nutrition and culture.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History. See dinosaurs, children’s discovery rooms and Georgia history. Enjoy monthly activities and see IMAX films. Atlanta.
Fernbank Science Center. Atlanta.
High Museum of Art. Atlanta.
Georgia Capitol Museum. Atlanta.
Hudgens Center for the Arts and Children’s Art Museum. Duluth.
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Inc. Gainesville.
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. Atlanta.
LEGOLAND. Atlanta. Jump inside the world’s biggest box of LEGO bricks ever. Buckhead Atlanta.
Margaret Mitchell House. Atlanta.
Michael C. Carlos Museum. Atlanta.
Museum of Design. Atlanta.
Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. Explore the global history and science of papermaking at the paper museum. Perfect for families. Tours and workshops available for groups of 10 or more. Georgia Tech.
Southeastern Railway Museum. Duluth.
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw. 770-427-2117, southernmuseum.org
Teaching Museum North. Roswell. And Teaching Museum South. Hapeville.
Telephone Museum. Atlanta.
Tellus Science Museum. Cartersville.
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. Atlanta.
World of Coca-Cola. Atlanta. Educate and inspire your class with a visit to World of Coca-Cola. Our Teacher Toolkit gives you the tools to ensure field trips are educational as well as entertaining. 121 Baker St. NW.
Nature and Science in Metro Atlanta
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Atlanta.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Johns Creek.
Big Trees Urban Forest Preserve. Atlanta.
Chattahoochee Nature Center. Roswell.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Atlanta.
Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. Lithonia.
Dunwoody Nature Center. Dunwoody.
Elachee Nature Science Center. Gainesville.
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. Buford.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Kennesaw.
McDaniel Farm Park. Duluth.
Panola Mountain State Park. Stockbridge.
Reynolds Nature Preserve. Morrow.
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture. Youths explore the farm to learn how food grows and how they can be good Earth stewards. Atlanta.
Alliance Theatre. Atlanta.
Center for Puppetry Arts. Atlanta. Since 1978, the center has introduced visitors to the art of puppetry with performances, workshops and puppetry museum.
Medieval Times. Lawrenceville.
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center. A 22-log-cabin village that showcases early Appalachian life with exhibits and artifacts and a gift shop full of handmade pottery, crafts and books. Mountain City.
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Bryson City, N.C. Hop aboard for a fun family ride all year long. Bryson City, N.C.
North Georgia Zoo. Cleveland.
The Rock Ranch. A 1500-acre ranch dedicated to history, farm, nature and guided field trips. The Rock.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Chattanooga, Tenn. 423-894-8028, tvrail.com
Sit back, relax and let our trains take you away for an hour or a day. Perfect for families.Chattanooga, TN..