High Museum of Art

School’s out for the week! Not sure how to entertain the kids? Here are our ideas for activities and places guaranteed to please the whole family.

All About Art

Head to the High Museum of Art to view art exhibitions and indulge in creative play.

Visit Aurora Theatre for a Spring Break Magic Show from Arthur Atsma.

View current exhibits at Michael C. Carlos Museum and see their permanent displays of art from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Egypt and more.

Go on a guided tour or see “Stellaluna” at Center for Puppetry Arts.

Go on seven different free self-guided street art walking tours in East Atlanta, Cabbagetown and more with Atlanta Street Art Map.

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Museum Hopping

See the story of Atlanta at Atlanta History Center and walk through the 33-accre Goizueta Gardens with woodlands and trails.

Learn about spiders, travel through time, explore scientific discoveries and walk through 75 acres of forest with outdoor exhibits, trails, a canopy walk and more at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Tellus Science Museum has galleries with gems, jeweled objects, vintage motorcycles, a fighter jet cockpit, simple machines, puzzles, germs and more, along with several special exhibits.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights connects the history of civil rights to human rights challenges today.

Explore the childhood, life and legacy of the civil rights icon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. Tours of the Birth Home are currently unavailable.

Zoo Atlanta

Fun with Animals

There’s always something wild happening at Zoo Atlanta! Your kids will use up plenty of energy walking around to see the more than 1,000 animals that call Zoo Atlanta home. Plus, they’ll love playing, climbing and sliding in the KIDZone. View and learn about elephants, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, giant pandas, reptiles and so much more. See from the perspective of animal tree-dwellers with the Treetop Trail, cool off with the Splash Fountain, take a ride on one of the Endangered Species Carousel’s carved wooden animals and more.

View aquatic creatures at Georgia Aquarium with “The Sharks! Predators of the Deep,” manta rays, whales, sea lions, penguins, dolphins and more.

At Georgia Frontiers, go horseback riding through beautiful horse trails to view nature, with different levels for novice to experienced riders. Minimum age is 9.

Stone Mountain Park

Only in Atlanta

Spring FUN Break at Stone Mountain Park includes favorite attractions along with special activities, including the Puppy Pals Comedic Stunt Dog Show, a hilarious dog show, and a high-energy magic show with Magic with Matt. Spend the day exploring nature from different vantage points at this natural wonderland. Summit Sky Ride and Sky Hike are ideal for adventurers who love soaring views. If ground level is more your speed, enjoy the great outdoors with the Scenic Railroad, Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, Camp Highland Outpost and more.

Explore the history of this iconic beverage with artifacts, film and an engaging walk, take photos with the Coco-Cola Polar Bear and more at World of Coca-Cola.

Treetop Quest

For the Daredevil

Enjoy extreme thrills with exciting rollercoasters, like BATMAN: The Ride, Dare Devil Dive, Goliath and more at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Take on a zip line adventure with Treetop Quest at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody and at Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center, challenging visitors with four difficulty levels.

LEGO Discovery Center

The Power of Imagination

Head to Children’s Museum of Atlanta to encourage out-of-the-box thinking with “Outside the Box.” Permanent exhibits include exploring food, the world, nature, colors, sounds, the human body, science and the six simple machines.

The LEGO playground at LEGO Discovery Center includes rides, an immersive 4D adventure, the interactive DUPLO Park for ages 5 and younger, building spaceships and more for hands-on fun.Design and build a spaceship with Spaceship Build & Scan, play with LEGO bricks in Build Adventures, and DUPLO Park, and build your own Minifigure.  Look for special hours and pricing during their spring break event.

Immerse yourself in sensory play and slime at Sloomoo Institute with dozens of slime vats, a DIY bar, Sloomoo Falls and more.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Natural Beauty

See thousands of beautiful orchids with Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Orchid Daze, and during the spring months, you’ll also see tulips, daffodils, crocuses and hyacinths. Other highlights include the Children’s Garden, Water Painting Wall, sculptures, water features and more. From April 5-9, enjoy special family activities, including art, storytimes, scavenger hunts and more. Atlanta.

At Chattahoochee Nature Center, EcoTinker Science Stations explore the connection between STEM and nature. While there, enjoy a guided hike along the River Boardwalk trail, and also on location, the Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure has two courses for different ages and experience levels.

Go on a Day Trip:
Gibbs Gardens. Ball Ground.
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Gainesville.
Callaway Resort & Gardens. Pine Mountain.
State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Athens.

College Football Hall of Fame

A Score for Sports

At the College Football Hall of Fame, celebrate the great American sport with a three-story Helmet Wall, augmented reality displays and more. Test your own skills by kicking a field goal, throwing like a quarterback and taking on the obstacle course.

Try the sport of disc golf at one of these local spots.

Go putt-putt-golfing! Enjoy a game of mini golf at one of these indoor and outdoor courses.

Tiny Doors ATL

Free Fun

Go on a family scavenger hunt to find the beautifully crafted TinyDoors ATL in Downtown, Midtown and East Atlanta.

Learn what it’s like to be a firefighter at Marietta’s Fire Museum, where you can view fire apparatus, tools and gear from 1854 to the present.

Check out these nature spots: Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, Dunwoody Nature Center, Blue Heron Nature Preserve and Canongate Nature Park.

Great Wolf Lodge

Water and Waves

Bethesda Park Aquatic Center is an indoor leisure pool with a giant waterslide, a river channel, water play structures, a vortex and more. More local spots include Bogan Park Aquatic Center and South Cobb Aquatic Center.

Travel to LaGrange’s Great Wolf Lodge for an indoor water park adventure.

More water parks: SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville and Wild Bear Falls Water Park in Gatlinburg.

Fort Yargo State Park


Treat your family to a luxurious stay at Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown, which is in walking distance to several of our favorite attractions.

Go camping at Fort Yargo State Park, where you can stay in one of the cottages, cabins or yurts.

Spend the night in a treehouse at Historic Banning Mills before daring the zipline adventures.

Gold Museum

Out of Town

Spend the day in Chattanooga to visit the Tennessee River Gorge, the Tennessee Aquarium and the Creative Discovery Museum.

Head to Dahlonega to see gold and rare coins at the Gold Museum and for a hike in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

For gorgeous views, head to Rock City atop Lookout Mountain featuring ancient rock formations, gardens, Fairyland Caverns, Mother Goose Village and more.

Saddle Up!

Local Spot:
At Georgia Frontiers, go horseback riding through beautiful horse trails to view the nature, with different levels for novice to experienced riders. Minimum age is 9. Canton.

Go on a Day Trip:
See the rolling countryside of Serenbe on a horse at Serenbe Trail Riding. You can also book a package with a picnic lunch by the waterfall. Minimum age is 12. Chattahoochee Hills.

Other horse riding spots:
Sunburst Stables.
Barnsley Resort. Adairsville.
Southern Cross Guest Ranch. Madison.
Gold City Corral & Carriage Company. Dahlonega.
FDR State Park. Pine Mountain.

-Emily Webb

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