There’s no shortage of show-stopping entertainment and incredible things to do with kids here in the ATL! From the best in art and culture to family attractions and beyond, family-fun is continuously popping up around A-Town. We’re here to break it down for y’all, so keep on scrolling for some inspiration if you’ve got kids and are looking for something fun to do in the city!
Have you ever thought about taking a selfie with a baby Raptor, encountering a Brachiosaurus, or learning the ins and outs of a genetic creation lab? These are some of the colossally thrilling experiences you and your kids can try at the Jurassic World exhibition in Atlanta. Inspired by the action-packed film, the exhibition immerses visitors fully in scenes from the movie. You’ll be boarding a ferry to Isla Nublar, walking across the iconic Jurassic World gates, and keeping your wits about you when you come face-to-face with the ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex. You can read more about the experience right here.
This famous LEGO® exhibit has stunned over 10 million fans worldwide, and lucky for us, the ‘Art of the Brick Immersive Experience’ has made its world premiere in Atlanta with a brand-new immersive element.
Kids and adults will love seeing Sawaya’s traditional sculptures at this exhibit like the massive T-Rex, which has immersive rooms to experience these iconic masterpieces with video mapping, 360-degree projections, and moving installations. One part of the exhibition you can’t miss is the PERNICIEM room, which showcases endangered species like snow-capped polar bears, a trio of elephants, a Malayan tiger on the prowl, humpback whales, lowland gorillas, beautiful flamingos, and so much more!Grab tickets to this exhibit, as it’s only in Atlanta until Labor Day!
3. Starlight Drive-In
Give new meaning to movie night and surprise your kids with a screening at Starlight Drive-In. After more than 70 years in business, this classic theater knows how to provide the full drive-in movie experience. Your kids will be delighted by the nostalgic novelty of watching a blockbuster from the comfort of their family car. They’ll be even more impressed by the snack bar selling candies and typical drive-in movie delights! Discover our guide to movie-related activities in Atlanta for more cinematic experiences with your loved ones.
If you don’t already have a Georgia Library Card, today is the day to sign up for one! Aside from gaining access to over 300 public libraries across the state, you will also have free access to museums, countless discounts on popular attractions, and more. With this magic card you can visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center, benefit from free parking at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, catch a show at the Alliance Theatre, and receive discounts for the Georgia Aquarium.
5. Zoo Atlanta
Go absolutely wild with the whole family at Zoo Atlanta. There’s a plethora of wildlife to witness at the Grant Park attraction, including giant pandas, zebras, monkeys, and more. Our beloved zoo also plays host to spectacular attractions, seasonal events, and educational experiences year-round. Click the link below for more information on, and tickets for Zoo Atlanta!
6. Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta is home to the largest aquarium in the United States, and third largest in the world! The Georgia Aquarium will take you on a nautical journey to remember, with breathtaking exhibits and displays that provide unbeatable insight on marine life. Expect sharks, beluga whales, unique fish and sea creatures, plus so much more.
This museum and center of family-fun is completely devoted to the art form of puppetry. Featuring the U.S.’s most impressive Jim Henson collection, meet Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie, and more! There’s even puppet performance, workshops, and seasonal events on their exciting line-up throughout the year.
8. Lego Discovery Center
Gift your kids with a day out at Lego Discovery Center—a Lego paradise. What’s inside? A family-sized chariot, 4D cinema, a mini land of Lego made from more than 1.5 million bricks, Pirate Adventure Land, and the opportunity to build your own Lego companion. At Lego Discovery Center, your family is guaranteed hours of endless fun and adventure.
Our looping trail of the city is a great place to take the kids. From spectacular street art to the best family-friendly restaurants, you could spend the whole day exploring the trail and all its top-notch offerings. Check out our recent round-up of unmissable things to do on the BeltLine.
For a truly sweet treat, head to Atlanta’s beloved World of Coca-Cola. As the official home to the iconic Americana soda, you can explore the drink’s fascinating history, thriving present, and promising future. You can even sample unique drinks from the extended Coca-Cola company, from several countries and continents across the globe. Don’t miss out, y’all!
11. The High Museum of Art
Sprinkle some culture onto your family days out at the High Museum of Art. There’s Toddler Tuesdays for children aged fifteen months to three years, which inspires creativity through different themes and activities. You can also access the High Museum of Art for free on the Second Sunday of each month. Check out our round-up of awesome ways to experience art for free in A-Town.
Escape rooms have not only become a beloved pastime, but a global phenomenon. Atlanta is home to this awesome escape room at The Battery Atlanta that offers one-of-a-kind premium escape experiences for all ages. Click the link below to get your tickets.
13. The Atlanta Botanical Garden
There’s always something going on at the adored Piedmont Park attraction The Atlanta Botanical Garden. From temporary exhibitions such as enormous folklore-inspired sculptures made from reclaimed materials and storybook time every Wednesday to the Garden Grooves events featuring singing and dancing, it’s a great day out in Atlanta for the whole family!