Our Atlanta kids museum guide collects all of the best family museums around the city and suburbs, along with parent reviews.
Discover the children's museums Atlanta families love, plus all-ages picks with interactive exhibits and hands-on experiences that make them especially kid-friendly.
Share your tips for visiting any of these Atlanta museums and help fellow parents looking for a new favorite!
Waffle House Museum
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Take your kids on a trip back in time to 1955 at the Waffle House Museum, the site of the very first Waffle House restaurant. You can see memorabilia from the past 60 years in addition to weekly tours and dining at the full-service restaurant.
Fernbank Science Center
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: The Fernbank Science Center features interactive science exhibits, learning and experiment opportunities, live animals, photography showcases, special themed events, concerts and more. They also feature a Planetarium with exciting laser technologies to take guests on a tour of the universe through various space programs.
Atlanta History Center
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Discover the rich history of the South at the Atlanta History Center where your all-inclusive admission includes educational and interactive exhibitions, historic houses including the Margaret Mitchell House, Goizueta gardens, trails and woodlands and hands-on activities.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: The Museum of the Jimmy Carter Library showcases American and presidential history through educational exhibits including a life-size replica of the Oval Office, "Day in the Life of the President" presentation, a walk-through of Camp David, Interactive Map Table to monitor elections and more including videos, photos, Head of State Gifts and documents.
High Museum of Art
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: The High Museum of Art brings art and family together for educational and beautiful family fun. Take a walk through and see their exhibitions and explore their many collections in diverse categories. Your family will love their hands-on and interactive family events boasting art, music, tours, scavenger hunts, story time, crafts and much more. Tip: The Second Sunday of each month is Free Admission with special family programming.
Center For Puppetry Arts
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Your family can take a self-guided tour of the Center For Puppetry Arts Museum and see Jim Henson's famous characters such as Kermit the Frog, Miss. Piggy and Sesame Street pals like Bert, Ernie and Elmo as well as puppets from around the world. You can also upgrade your tickets to attend their Family Series of puppet shows, behind the scenes tours and unique Toddler Theme days featuring music, crafts, movement and puppet-led programming.
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Discover and appreciate Black History at the African-American Panoramic Experience (Apex) Museum. They feature exhibits highlighting women in STEM, famous Georgia residents, the history of Africa and much more.
Children's Museum of Atlanta
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: The Children's Museum of Atlanta is your place to go with little ones. They feature hands-on and interactive exhibits that focus on science, art, the world, building, food and more. They are designed for kids to learn, grow, have fun and play with their peers.
World of Coca-Cola
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: Explore the World of Coca-Cola Museum and learn the history of the famous soft drink by walking through their exciting exhibit galleries, taking in a 4-D movie experience for the Search of the Secret Formula, checking out the Pop Culture Gallery and much more. Your kids can also get their photo taken with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, see the bottling process and taste over 100 beverages from around the world.
College Football Hall of Fame
Amanda Banta: When you first enter the Quad at the College Football Hall of Fame you can personalize your experience by picking your favorite team from the nearly 800 represented. The chosen team's helmet will light up from its spot on the enormous display and from there on your team and its achievements will be highlighted as your explore the history and memorabilia of college football.
Kids will love the hands-on playing field where they can throw and kick footballs and challenge themselves on the obstacle course.
Delta Flight Museum
Sue Krawitz Tandoc: For kids who love aviation, check out the Delta Flight Museum to see historic aircraft from as far back as the 1920s. Kids can explore interactive exhibits such as The Spirit of Delta, their Boeing 767 and see original artifacts. Kids will also love the first Boeing 747 where they have the opportunity to walk on the wing! Unique Tours are available and included in the cost of admission.
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