Atlanta Area Museums and Exhibitions

The Atlanta area has a whole host of family-fun experiences including many museums and exhibitions. Each one offers something different for visitors to enjoy. Not only are they varied in experiences, but visitors can also see things from different perspectives, and find educational value in their visits.

Atlanta Area Museums and ExhibitionsCheck our guide to Atlanta area museums and exhibitions below!

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30313

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights believes in justice and dignity for all – and the power of people to make this real. We inspire visitors and our other audiences with immersive exhibitions, dynamic events and conversations, and engagement and education/training programs.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, which opened in 2014, is a museum and human rights organization in Atlanta that inspires people to tap their own power to change the world around them. The Center’s iconic exhibitions feature the papers and artifacts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the history of the US civil rights movement; and stories from the struggle for human rights around the world today.

For ticket information click here.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

441 John Lewis Freedom Parkway, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307-1498
(404) 865-7100

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum houses U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s papers and other material relating to the Carter Administration and the Carter family’s life.

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library is part of the presidential libraries system administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, a federal agency.

For ticket information click here.

World of Coca-Cola

121 Baker St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30131
(404) 676-5151

Journey through the storied history of the iconic beverage brand, interact with a variety of exhibits, and sample beverages from around the world. Oh, and chill with the world’s bubbliest polar bear.

World of Coca-Cola has a variety of ticket options to choose from. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit. General Admission ticket prices increase by $1 per ticket when purchased at the gate and are subject to availability. A typical visit lasts approximately two hours, though visit time will vary.

Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814.4000

The Atlanta Historical Society was founded in 1926 to preserve and study Atlanta history. In 1990, after decades of collecting, researching, and publishing information about Atlanta and the surrounding area, the organization officially became Atlanta History Center.

What began as a small, archival-focused historical society grew over the decades to encompass 33 acres of curated Goizueta Gardens, four historic houses, varied programming, and a range of signature and temporary exhibitions housed in the Atlanta History Museum.

For ticket information click here.

Center for Puppetry Arts

1404 Spring St. NW at 18th
Atlanta, GA 30309-2820
(404) 873-3391

The Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure — a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum, as well as Digital Learning and Outreach Programs.

For ticket information click here.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 659-5437

Children’s Museum of Atlanta, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), is the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta. Through community outreach initiatives, educational programs, and exhibits designed for children ages 0–8, the Museum strives to spark every child’s imagination, sense of discovery, and learning through the power of play.

The Museum features bright, creative, hands-on exhibits designed to promote inventive problem solving, creative thinking, and artistic expression. Our innovative programs emphasize critical, foundational skills and concepts in ways that spark the imagination. Our fun, educational programs extend beyond the walls of the Museum to promote literacy and learning in the greater Atlanta community.

For ticket information click here.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 929-6300

Fernbank, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is one of the most popular and iconic cultural attractions in Atlanta. Fernbank is home to the world’s largest dinosaurs, Atlanta’s biggest movie screen, and one of the largest assemblages of urban Piedmont forest in the United States. It brings science to life through immersive programming and unmatched experiences that encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants.

Travel around the world and back in time as you discover dinosaurs, live animals, amazing places, ancient fossils, prehistoric cultures, and new scientific discoveries. Throughout the year, new exhibits and experiences offer more to explore.

For ticket information click here.

High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 733-4400

The High Museum of Art is designed to meet audiences at the intersection of culture and community. We invite you to use the museum as a place to find inspiration, discover new ideas, meet old friends, and make new ones.

Through our renowned collection of historical and contemporary art, touring special exhibitions, and thoughtful programming, our mission is to make this rich cultural resource available to educate, excite and expand the hearts and minds of the many people who walk through the doors each day.

Every visit is as unique as every visitor. The High Museum belongs to you, and we hope that you find a way to make it yours.

College Football Hall of Fame

250 Marietta St., N.W
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 880-4800

The College Football Hall of Fame was established in 1951 to immortalize the greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations. With 95,000 square feet, a 45-yard indoor football field, more than 50 engaging and interactive exhibits, and a shrine to the greatest to ever play or coach the game, all in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Only 0.02% of college football players and coaches can claim the honor of being named into the Hall of Fame. Meet the elite few who made the cut during your visit. These “0.02%-ers” have endured the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to go from college greats to legendary sportsmen.

For ticket information click here.


550 Somerset Terrace NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 341-1000

Embark on an African safari. Explore the depths of space. Sip cocktails in a Tokyo night market. From exhilarating natural wonders to enriching cultural moments and beyond, you’ll be immersed in the world’s most extraordinary experiences.

Through the combination of state-of-the-art technology such as 4K interactive projection, 360° audio, in-floor vibrations, and scent systems, Illuminarium is an attraction that allows you to experience cinematic immersion like never before.

For ticket information click here.

In addition to the museums and exhibitions above we also recommend these places to explore and learn:

Be sure to check out some of the membership options that several of these places offer if you think you and your family may want to go back more than once!

If you are still looking for more to explore or are looking to educate yourself on Atlanta’s history, there are several walking, trolley, and bus tours offered throughout the city. Check out all the options here.



Atlanta Area Museums and Exhibitions

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Annie is the backbone of keeping our content moving and the grammar on point. An Oklahoma native, Annie moved to Atlanta 14 years ago and she can’t imagine life anywhere else! Annie is a mommy to Harrison, born in September 2016, and Graham, born in October 2019. She lives outside of the city in Lawrenceville with her husband, Ryan, their fur child Luna. A higher education professional by trade, she loves to run, read, and watch all kinds of sports, but especially college football. Always cheering loudest for her Alma mater, the Oklahoma State Cowboys!