Georgia Governor’s Mansion

Bring your family to see where Georgia’s governor and first lady reside! Public tours of the Governor’s Mansion are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 10 and 11:30 a.m., throughout the year. The tour is self-guided, meaning you go from room to room at your own pace. Docents are stationed in each room to teach you about the collections there. It is recommended you arrive by at least
11 a.m. so you have time to complete the tour before the mansion closes to the public for the day. 391 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-261-1776.


Center for Puppetry Arts

Have your kids seen the center’s museum exhibits? Visit the museum for free on Thursdays between 1-3 p.m. Don’t miss the  Jim Henson exhibits so you can learn about the famous Muppet creator and puppeteer. 404 Spring St. NW at 18th St., Atlanta. 404-873-3089.


Booth Western Art Museum

Less than an hour’s drive from Atlanta, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your Thursday afternoon at Booth Western Art Museum. Your little cowboys will enjoy checking out all the cool paintings and sculptures. They’ll have even more fun in the “Sagebrush Ranch” – the designated children’s area of the museum in the basement. It is much more interactive than the main exhibits, complete with a rocking stagecoach, life-sized horses, video games, cowboy dress-up clothes and more! The first Thursday of every month from 4-8 p.m. means free admission for everyone! 501 Museum Dr., Cartersville. 770-387-1300.

– Alexi Wilbourn

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