Atlanta Hot Spots: Top Family-Friendly Activities

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As a proud member of the Atlanta community for over 20 years, SCANA Energy has been a part of it all: from hiking alongside the Chattahoochee River to breaking records at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In fact, you could say we know a thing or two about the best activities in Atlanta (even if we’re partial to those days just grilling at home!).

So whether you’re planning an outdoor day of adventure for the youngsters or beating the heat inside with your teens, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite indoor and outdoor activities in Atlanta that are sure to provide a full day of fun for the whole family.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Chattahoochee-Nature-Center_380x275Enjoy our City in a Forest by taking a trip to the great outdoors. From hiking alongside the 2.5 miles of trails to visiting the Discovery Center, the Chattahoochee Nature Center has plenty of options for all ages. Not afraid to brave the wild? Try ziplining through the trees, learning with the Wildlife Department or canoeing down the river.

Hot Tip: Children two and under get in for free. Plus, keep an eye on the website for year-round events and seasonal festivities.

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High Museum of Art


As the Southeast’s leading art museum, the High Museum of Art is full of pieces and collections from artists around the globe. From historical and contemporary art to special exhibitions and events, the High Museum of Art always has something new to explore. Plus, be sure to check out weekly family tours and Toddler Thursdays for additional activities!

Hot Tip: Children under the age of six get in for free.

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Fernbank Museum


Take a blast through the past and discover nature through a “World of Wow” at Fernbank Museum. Kids and adults alike will love learning the history of dinosaurs and exploring the wild side of science through family-friendly programming and presentations. Special exhibits change periodically – be sure to mark your calendar so you don’t miss out!

Hot Tip: Children two and under get in for free. Watch for special events, including sensory-friendly programs and 3D movies in the Giant Screen Theater.

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National Center for Civil and Human Rights


Spend an afternoon learning about our nation’s history at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. In this unique setting, visitors will use interactive technology to learn about human rights around the world through the lens of the American Civil Rights Movement. Plus, visitors will dive into the lives of the most famous human rights advocates in American history – some of whom are from right here in Atlanta!

Hot Tip: Children six and under get in for free. Rainy day? No problem! The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a great Atlanta indoor activity to turn any stormy day into an adventure through history.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden


From Concerts in the Garden to hands-on fun in the Children's Garden, this ever-evolving destination allows imaginations to soar as families explore nature-inspired displays and exhibitions. The Garden blends art and culture with nature to provide guests of all ages with unique experiences – ones that are sure to inspire the green thumb in everyone.

Hot Tip: Children two and under get in for free. Want to learn how to garden, become an artist or even cook your favorite dish? Atlanta Botanical Garden offers classes and camps for both adults and children.

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World of Coca-Cola

World-of-Coca-Cola_760x550There’s something for everyone at the World of Coca-Cola, where a highlight is always sampling over 100 Coca-Cola beverages from around the world in the Taste It! beverage lounge. Plus, visitors will love seeing the Pop Culture Gallery or striking a pose with the iconic Coca-Cola Polar Bear. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll take home a piece of Atlanta history with your own Coke bottle – but, of course, you won’t get access to the elusive Coca-Cola secret formula.

Hot Tip: Children two and under get in for free (and be sure to take them to the unique 4D movie experience!)

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The next time you’re looking for things to do in Atlanta, keep these SCANA Energy-approved, family-friendly activities in mind. And remember: have fun!

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