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Atlanta: The “All About Learning” Family Getaway

We asked Lesli from This Crazy Home School Life and an Atlanta resident, what her favorite adventures in Atlanta are as a family. She put together 3 great itineraries that cover three different types of adventures.  Check out her itinerary for Things to Do for the Outdoor and Adventure Family and Atlanta’s Top Attractions for families.

Day 1 –

The Atlanta History Center or The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site and the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Dig deep into the past at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta’s Buckhead area, or take your child deep into the Civil Rights struggle of the South. Start the day at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site and then visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights to explore the idea of fundamental rights for all humans.


The children’s bedroom in the Swan house at the Atlanta History Center.

Day 2 –

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History  and the Fernbank Science Center

Explore natural history inside and out at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.  You can catch a giant screen movie, see the T-Rex display, play, and hike the nature trails around the museum.  The Museum is close to the Fernbank Science Center, where you can round out your day with a visit to the planetarium or observatory!

Day 3 –

The Georgia Capitol and Centennial Olympic Park 

Start your day by seeing the Georgia government at work with a self-guided tour of the Georgia Capitol. You’ll be able to see the rotunda, portraits of national heroes and famous Georgia residents, the House and Senate Chambers, and much more.

After visiting the capitol, take some time to experience a small slice of Olympic history in Centennial Olympic Park, and then spend the afternoon and evening in the wonderful Georgia Aquarium.


Green sea turtle at the Georgia Aquarium.

Day 4 –

The High Museum of Art and the LEGOLand Discovery Center 

Start the day with a visit to the High Museum of Art and a visit to the Greene Family Learning Gallery.  You’ll see art in many different forms, and have a chance to interact with the exhibits in the family gallery.  Once you’ve enjoyed the art and had lunch, make your way to the Buckhead area for an afternoon of interactive play at the LEGOLand Discovery center where you can do everything from a behind-the-scenes factory tour to testing your structure building acumen with the earthquake table!

Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, Georgia.

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