Late spring is a great time of year for a family vacation in Atlanta. The hot, humid weather is still a month or two away, but temperatures are still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors in just a tee shirt and shorts. Add a whole lot of family friendly venues and things to do, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for a fun time for mom, dad and the kids.
Here are a few of our favorite family destinations that offer something for everyone — from toddlers to teens.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Geared towards younger children, the Children’s Museum offers a wealth of fun, interactive exhibitis, games and activities for kids ages 6 months to 8 years. Some of our favorites are Gateway to the World (6 months to 8 years), Step Up to Science (2 to 8 years), and Let Your Creativity Flow (6 months to 8 years).
Tickets for adults and children over 1 year of age are $12.95 if purchased in advance online. Prices are higher at the door. Admission for children under 1 year is free.
Coming up this month:
Under the Big Top, an interactive circus-themed program that invites kids to dress up as circus animals, go to clown school, or learn how to juggle or twirl a hula hoop — May 29 through June 8
Summer Bash, celebrates the end of the school year and the “official” beginning of summer with a Beach Ball, Boogie Board Bonanza relay and Limbo Luau game — May 26
Chattahoochee Nature Center
For a quiet afternoon communing with nature, nothing beats the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Located on the banks of the Chatahoochee River, this 127-acre nature preserve offers wildlife programs, walking trails, guided canoe trips, educational programs and more.
General admission to the nature center is $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and teens between the ages of 13 and 17 and $6 for kids ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 years old are free.
Coming up this month
Memorial Day Canoe Trip, a guided morning canoe trip along the Chatahoochee River – Ages 6 and up, $35. Register online by May 25, 2018.
19th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, two days of family fun celebrating Atlanta’s monarch butterfiles and honey bees. Live butterfly encounters, a kid’s butterfly costume parade and plant and honey sales are just a few highlights of the event. Admission is $12.
Ready for a little exercise? Take the kids to Sky Zone, the Atlanta Metro area’s first indoor trampoline park, featuring 32,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines. Play 3-D Dodgeball, Skyslam basketball, or try out the Foam Zone. Tickets start at $9 for 30 minutes of play.
Skyzone is currently open in three Atlanta locations:
560 Old Peachtree Rd NW
Suwanee, GA 30024
678 745 9900
1425 Market Blvd
Roswell, GA 30076
678 745 9900
1650 Airport Rd NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
678 426 4400
Stone Mountain Park
Often cited as Georgia’s No. 1 attraction, Stone Mountain Park is a 3,300 park surrounding the world’s largest granite monolith. An all-day adventure, the park features an aerial tram, a railroad, golf courses, miniature golf, a 4-D theater, a campground and a spectacular laser show every Saturday night.
An all-attractions pass to the park, which includes access to featured attractions, entertainment and more, is $31.95 online or at the door for adults ages 12 and up and $29.95 for children ages 3 to 11. Children 2 and under are free.
See the Stone Mountain website for additional pricing information or to buy tickets online.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Not your grandma’s museum, the Fernback Museum of Natural Hisory is a world of adventure filled with live animals, dinosaurs, cultural artifacts and 75 acres of outdoor adventure in the musuems latest additions, WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Adults and children alike will have a great time exploring the nature trails, hands-on exhbitis and wonderful greenery.
Admission to the museum includes access to both WildWoods and the Fernbank Forest. Ticket prices are $20 for adults ages 13-64; $19 for seniors over 65; $18 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free.
Naturally, these are only a handful of the family friendly venues in the Atlanta Metro area. But even if you visit just a few, you’re sure to have a great vacation that you and your kids will remember for a long time to come.
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