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Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Line Tickets

1. Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Line Tickets

Skip the purchase lines at the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and spend the day enjoying the aquarium's seven different areas and interactive 4D theater. The Aquarium features a variety of places to eat and drink, and parking is made easy in the connected parking garage. Learn about whale sharks, manta rays, giant groupers, and stingrays as you watch them from a huge window or walk through the clear underwater tunnel running through the giant tank. Discover the exciting energy of dolphins and their behavior from experienced trainers. Explore the world's coldest oceans with wildlife like the weedy seadragon, beluga whale, giant Pacific octopus, and Japanese spider crab. Introduce yourself to the charismatic nature of California sea lions before checking out one of the largest living reef exhibits of any aquarium in the world.

Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

2. Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

Connect with wildlife and visit over 1,500 animals with this ticket to Zoo Atlanta. Discover why Zoo Atlanta is one of the best zoological operations in the US. Enjoy a day with the whole family as you see the pandas, visit the the African Savanna, and interact with the animals at the petting zoo. Upon arrival, enter through the Advance Ticket entry line. Visit the twins, Ya Lun and Xi Lun, at the giant panda habitat. Then, head to one of Zoo Atlanta's largest expansions, the African Savanna.  The new elephant habitat is designed with elephant well-being in mind. Plains zebra, giraffes, and ostriches live together in a mixed-species setting. See an upgraded habitat for warthogs and meerkats. Enjoy Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience. Explore a new amphibian and reptile complex featuring over 70 species and 100 individual animals. See over 65 animal habitats, including a windswept desert, Australian billabong, mangrove swamp, Georgia tidal creek, and more. Join a range of educational conversations with animal experts, many of which include an opportunity to watch animals during their feeding times. During the Wildlife Presentations, watch animals' natural behaviors in dynamic wildlife presentations. See mammals, birds, reptiles, and other animals.  Make sure to visit the KIDZone and Naked Mole Rat Playgrounds with your children, with plenty of opportunities to play, climb, and explore. In the summer, cool down at the Splash Fountain. The Petting Zoo, or also Treetop Trail for an additional fee, are both great options for more fun.

World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

3. World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

Welcome to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta! Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the history of the iconic brand, and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world. With artifacts from yesterday and today, experience the real stories behind the world’s most famous beverage brand. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the bottling process in Bottle Works. Don't forget to take your selfie with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear before leaving! Enter the new exhibit, Scent Discovery, and use your nose to guess the origin of a variety of scents led by your small group docent. At World of Coca-Cola, inspiration is around every corner - from the vault where the secret formula is secured to world-class art and memorabilia. Located near beautiful Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola is right in the heart of downtown Atlanta’s bustling entertainment district and a must-see while in Atlanta. Advance ticket purchases will allow you to proceed directly to the main entry line.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta

4. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta

Discover the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. Save the princess on an interactive journey aboard a royal chariot during a Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™: A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where families control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Take on the challenge at the Earthquake Tables and test the strength of a brick tower when the tables start to shake. Explore MINILAND, an Atlanta cityscape made entirely of 1.5 million LEGO Bricks. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit too. LEGO Ninjago Training Camp puts families' ninja skills to the test to become a true LEGO ninja and defeat the bad guys in this action-packed play-zone. Then create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time.

Atlanta: Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum

5. Atlanta: Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum

Discover the history of puppetry in The Global Collection. The collection celebrates puppetry traditions in major cultures from around the world. Highlighting the history of puppetry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, learn how puppets have been used as a teaching and communication tool. See puppets organized by continent, and find artifacts displayed with rich, contextual backdrops, and hands-on interactives that encourage patrons to immerse themselves in puppetry traditions from around the world.  Explore the interactive Jim Henson Collection, displaying the work of the creator of The Muppets. Follows Henson’s prolific imagination chronologically, and explore environments that typified the master puppeteer’s world, such as Jim’s Office and the Television Studio. In addition to learning how Henson’s characters came to life and are still performed, see iconic puppets such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

Georgia Aquarium: Ocean Voyager Virtual Tour

6. Georgia Aquarium: Ocean Voyager Virtual Tour

Discover the on-demand virtual experience of the Ocean Voyager. Be awed as your expert guide takes you through a world beneath the waves. Dive into the vast open oceans and encounter whale sharks, manta rays, a green sea turtle, and over 90 species of sea life. Relax in the comfort of your home as you encounter dozens of species of all shapes and sizes. Encounter brightly colored fish like porkfish, grunts, and cleaner wrasse. Take comfort in knowing your virtual tour will help maintain the exceptional animal care which the Aquarium provides. After you complete your purchase, you will receive a voucher containing a link for the tour.

Atlanta: College Football Hall of Fame All-Access Pass

7. Atlanta: College Football Hall of Fame All-Access Pass

Visit the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall Fame and enjoy an immersive and interactive experience. Use your special all-access pass to see all the museum has to offer. Explore the museum’s 95,000-square-foot space, which boasts a 45-yard indoor football field, and over 50 interactive exhibits. Learn about the greatest college gridiron players, teams, and coaches. Head through the tunnel and enter the quad. Find your team’s helmet from the massive three-story Helmet Wall, which displays helmets from 770 schools. Choose your team, and watch their helmet light up on the wall. Hit the indoor playing field and test your skill at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone. Kick a field goal, throw like a quarterback, and run the obstacle course. The College Football Hall of Fame is one of the only museums you can work up a sweat in. Win bragging rights and snap photos for your social media. Die-hard and casual fans alike will feel the love of the game when they visit the College Football Hall of Fame.

Atlanta: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

8. Atlanta: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

See if you have what it takes to escape the room at The Escape Room Atlanta. Choose between 6 immersive escape rooms and work as a team to complete a mission. Break out of prison, find hidden gold, save the day, and more.  Once you arrive, learn the rules of your adventure with the help of a game guide. With 6 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a spy sent to recover a stolen painting or a falsely accused prisoner determined to break out of jail.  Work together with your team to find clues and solve puzzles within a series of elaborately-designed rooms. After emerging victorious, celebrate with a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants of The Battery. Choose from 6 themed escape rooms: • Prison Break• Gold Rush• Special Ops: Mysterious Market• The Heist• Playground• The Depths 

Atlanta: Martin Luther King Life & Legacy Exploration Game

9. Atlanta: Martin Luther King Life & Legacy Exploration Game

Explore Atlanta with a self-guided exploration game and learn more about the life of civil rights campaigner, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Solve puzzles and clues on the app to experience a uniquely crafted account of his life, curated by expert writers and researchers. Start the game at 501 Auburn Avenue and explore at your own pace. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. See the International Civil Rights Hall of Fame, the Memorial Mural, the Tomb of Dr. and Mrs. King, as well as many other local landmarks within the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Pause the game at any time to explore points of interest further on a fully self-guided adventure. Resume your tour from any location where you paused it. Finally, finish up at the “Behold” statue by Patrick Morelli, located in front of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King was co-pastor until his assassination in 1968.

Georgia Aquarium at Home: Cold Water Quest Virtual Tour

10. Georgia Aquarium at Home: Cold Water Quest Virtual Tour

Enjoy the Georgia Aquarium at home on your own schedule. From penguins to sea otters to beluga whales, the animals of Cold-Water Quest invite you to explore the coldest reaches of our planet. Join your expert guide on a Cold Water Quest. In this gallery, see animals living from the most northern areas of the earth, to some of the most southern. Receive a voucher containing a link after you complete your purchase, to register for the "Cold Water Quest" tour on-demand.

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Family-friendly activities: Things to do in Atlanta with kids


Going to Atlanta with the whole family and wondering how to organize your time? Don’t fret – there are lots of fun things to do in Atlanta with kids! Starry-eyed fans can visit shooting locations for the Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Venom, and the Avengers. Take young foodies on a tour of Downtown, Grant Park, and other neighborhoods for the best fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, and fried pimento cheese. Then work all that off with some kayaking or rowing along the Chattahoochee River. Or have some old-fashioned family fun at Skyline Park’s arcade and mini golf above the city.

Visit the Fernbank Natural History Museum 


Natural history is more than just fossils. However, not much beats being greeted by a family of dinosaurs. Inside, the kids will see lots of dinosaurs, including a Giganotosaurus that is unsurprisingly huge. Young scientists can learn about how the dinosaurs died off and turned into Okefenokee Swamp. They can continue exploring the cultures that influenced the region or go outside and traipse through nature in real life. The Fernbank Forest is 65 acres of old-growth forestry. Your whole family can go on a stroll along the trails and take a moment to enjoy the birds and the towering trees. For extra family fun things to do, check the schedule for storytelling, live experiments, and animal encounters.


Keep in mind that strollers may be difficult to maneuver in some of the outdoor areas, but you can take them inside the museum. You can store things inside the available lockers and use the baby changing facilities. Food and drink are only allowed at the café and restaurant.

Visit the World of Coca-Cola 


Visit the vault with the secret formula worth millions. Discover the different flavors of Coca-Cola around the world. Young cola connoisseurs can try their hand at making their own refreshing beverage. Maybe their formula will be the next new Coke! They can learn how the bottle took shape and where the brand’s signature polar bear came from (he may be older than you think!). Everyone in the family may be amazed at how influential a single soft drink has been. Especially when it comes to Santa.


Strollers are welcome, and there is no storage area or coat check available. If needed, baby changing facilities are at your disposal.

Visit the Center for Puppetry Arts

 
Meet your favorite Muppet or Sesame Street character. Then introduce them to your kids. The center has an extensive museum of puppets from around the world. Show the kids that puppets are enjoyed by young and old everywhere, from Indonesia to England and even your home country. Then join in on a tour of Jim Henson’s Gallery or a special workshop with an artist-in-residence. Check the schedule for what’s on – you may catch a behind-the-scenes tour or get to create your own puppet.

 You can’t use strollers in the theater, but staff will help store them.

 
Visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
 

Rain or shine, you can get your garden fix. The gardens are open all year round, although you may want to check the weather before you go. Don’t miss the artwork sculpted out of the greenery, starting with the Earth Goddess created from over 10,000 different plants. Take the family past the calm water feature to the children’s garden, where the fun begins. Here, kids paint with water, make wooden drums, and plant vegetables. For a look into the weird and wonderful, they can check out the Venus flytraps and pitcher plants that eat bugs. Or they can see bees busy at work behind safety glass. Then check the schedule to catch garden playtime, storytelling, and frog feeding times.


Strollers are allowed. Children of all ages are welcome, but there are restrictions on running and picking flowers and plants outside the children’s garden. You can’t bring in outside food and drinks, but the restaurant, café, and snack bar offer children’s menus. There are plenty of water fountains throughout the park, as well as baby changing facilities.

Visit the Delta Flight Museum


Planes amaze children and adults alike. How do these huge machines fly and stay in the air? How do they land? These questions may just be answered at the Delta Flight Museum. More than just a tour through the history of aviation, there’s a scavenger hunt, complete with a pre-flight checklist to keep everyone focused. After soaking it all in, you might want to try your hand at the flight simulator or explore the first 747 ever built.


You can’t bring food or drink into the museum, and there are no food services available. Strollers are welcome, although they may have trouble accessing certain areas. Staff is available to escort visitors to the mother’s area.



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What people are saying about Atlanta

World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry was an excellent tour. The GetYourGuide.com was very helpful and I really liked that they allowed you to print the ticket. Instead of having to have a cell phone. They give you options and are concerned about their customers. You will learn a lot at the Coca-Cola Museum. Also, enjoy the tasting.

My family had the best time there this Saturday! All the exhibits were wonderful and we got to attend the dolphin show which was fabulous! Thank you for a wonderful family day!

Experience was great! Awesome place to visit with the family. Getting the tickets through Get your guide was beneficial and helped getting through entrance faster.

Spent 5 hours but could have spent 8. In the afternoon it started to get very crowded. Recommend on the weekends that you go early! Loved the dolphin show.

My family and I took our annual family trip to the aquarium this year and I must say we absolutely enjoyed it. Especially the dolphin show!!!