15+ Fascinating Atlanta Museums Your Family Will Adore

Most of my local friends know this list of Atlanta museums well, but if you are new to town or here on vacation, we welcome you! We hope this list helps you navigate our city with your family, enjoying our unique and educational attractions that will bring a smile to your kids’ faces! Oh – and they’re can’t-miss for adults, too! Hey locals – did we miss your favorite? Let us know!

best atlanta museums for families



Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center is a history museum and research center located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. The Museum was founded in 1926, and currently consists of 6 permanent, and several temporary, exhibitions. Address: West Paces Ferry Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States




Booth Western Art Museum

This 120,000 square foot Museum houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country. Galleries feature contemporary Western American art, historic Western art, Civil War art, Presidential portraits and letters, Western movie posters, and Western illustration. Sagebrush Ranch is an interactive gallery where children of all ages can learn about art and Western America. The Museum’s Special and Temporary Exhibit Galleries hosts six to ten temporary exhibits per year. Address: 501 Museum Drive , Cartersville, GA



Center for Puppetry Arts

The Center for Puppetry Arts, located in Atlanta, is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to the art form of puppetry. The Center focuses on three areas: performance, education and museum. It is one of the few puppet museums in the world. Address: Spring Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States




Children’s Museum of Atlanta

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is a children’s museum located in Atlanta, Georgia, founded in 1988 as a “Museum Without Walls” and opened to the public in 2003. The Museum is located Downtown, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park.Related Posts:Marietta Fire MuseumMuseum of AviationMay is Archaeology Month at Fernbank Museum – Atlanta,Candler Field Museum. Address: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW, Atlanta, GA, United States 30313



College Football Hall of Fame

The College Football Hall of Fame is a hall of fame and museum devoted to college football. In August 2014, the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience opened in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Address: 250 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313




Fernbank Museum of Natural History

It’s a dinosaur museum, a place to explore Georgia’s history, a home to several DeSoto artifacts, a great place for a date (Martini’s and IMAX,) a hands-on science museum, and so much more. Address: 767 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA




Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is a public aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It houses thousands of animals, representing several thousand species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons.  Address: 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA, United States 30310



High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art, located in Atlanta, is the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. Located on Peachtree Street in Midtown, the city’s arts district, the High is a division of the Woodruff Arts Center. Eric Carle at High Museum Address: Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA, United States





Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site consists of several buildings including King’s boyhood home and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where King was baptized and both his children. Address: 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312





Michael C. Carlos Museum

The Michael C. Carlos Museum is an art museum located in Atlanta on the historic quadrangle of Emory University’s main campus.  Address: South Kilgo Circle Northeast, Atlanta, GA, United States





Museum of Design Atlanta

The Museum of Design Atlanta is a design museum located at 1315 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. Address: 1315 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309




Museum of History and Holocaust Education

Museum of History and Holocaust Education

Explore the lives and experiences of World War II and the Holocaust through interactive galleries, personal stories, and a theater playing movies focused on this compelling era. Admission, parking, and all programs are FREE and open to the public. Permanent exhibitions at the MHHE include “Parallel Journeys: World War II and the Holocaust through the Eyes of Teens,” focusing on the various experiences of 40 young adults and teenagers during the war, “The Butterfly Project,” a creative memorial to the 1.5 million Jewish children killed during the Holocaust and more. Address: Kennesaw State University, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw GA


National Center for Civil and Human Rights

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum dedicated to the achievements of both the civil rights movement in the United States and the broader worldwide human rights movement. Address: 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, United States



Southeastern Railway Museum

Southeastern Railway Museum

If you ask us, it’s one of the BEST places in the Southeast for train lovers. You’ll see over 90 pieces of equipment, many of which you can climb on and enjoy. There is also a short train ride for a nominal fee. Address: 3595 Buford Hwy Duluth, Georgia





Tellus Science Museum

It’s a space museum, a mineral museum and a dinosaur museum – all in one! There is also a children’s science exhibit, a gem mining area, and a dino dig for kids. Don’t miss the planetarium and regular exciting events. Address: 100 Tellus Dr, Cartersville, GA



The Southern Museum

The Southern Museum

Experience the dramatic history of railroads and the War Between the States. A prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations member, the Museum provides visitors with a unique perspective into the strategic and economic use of railroads during and after the Civil War. It’s home to the General locomotive, made famous during the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, an impressive Civil War collection, and the Glover Machine Works, a restored early 20th century belt-driven locomotive assembly line. The Jolley Education Center offers numerous hands-on and interactive exhibits that are fun for the entire family, and the Cobb Energy Gallery features traveling exhibits from […] Address: 2829 Cherokee Street Kennesaw, GA


William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum

William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum

The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum is a museum in Atlanta dedicated to Jewish history, with special emphasis on Georgia and the Holocaust. Address: 1440 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309



World of Coca Cola

World of Coca Cola

The World of Coca-Cola is a museum showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company that contains a host of entertainment areas and attractions, and is located in Atlanta, Georgia at Pemberton Place. Address: World of Coca-Cola, Baker Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA, United States


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