Looking for ideas on family activities in the Atlanta area? Here are 10 fun family outings and best of all they are free!
1. Centennial Olympic Park
220 International Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30313
Built for the Olympic Games hosted in Atlanta, the 20-acre park features many free events the whole family will enjoy. The Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days offer a variety of family-oriented entertainment and activities such as music, contests, plays and much more.
A schedule of events and more information about the park can be found here:
2. Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site
John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30313
The National Park Service offers free year-round tours of the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site which features visitors centers' exhibits, Dr. King's childhood home and the Civil Rights Walk of Fame. Parking is also free!
Information can be found at the National
Park Service website here:
3. Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive N.E. Atlanta, GA 30307
The Fernbank Science Center is a fun way for families to spend learning about science. Every first Thursday of the month the center offers free 2-hour tours for families. Singles tours are also available lasting an hour, and are also free of charge. For more information
please visit their website here:
4. The Lasershow Spectacular at Stone Mountain Park
PO Box 778 Stone Mountain Park, GA 30086
One of Atlanta's most popular free family events is the Lasershow Spectacular staged at Stone Mountain Park. Set to a variety of music types, the lasers light up the Georgia nightime sky. Sure to thrill even the youngest family members and adults alike, the admission is free.
For showtimes and schedules the park's
website is located here:
note: $10 parking per vehicle to enter the Park
5. The Atlanta Jazz Festival
Piedmont Park, Atlanta
Every May Piedmont Park in Atlanta hosts free jazz festivals that last the entire month. The whole family will enjoy the sights and sounds of the best jazz performers in the country. There is a film festival, games and displays for the kids and plenty of food.
Find out more at the festival's website:
6. Fulton County High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309
On the first Saturday of every month the Fulton County High Museum of Art offers free admission to Fulton residents. Adults and children alike can enjoy the latest touring exhibits and the permanant collections on display.
Find out more about the museum and the free tours here:
7. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta: Imagine It!
275 Centennial Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30313
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month Target stores sponsor a special free admission day to the children oriented Imagine It! Children’s Museum. Basically a big indoor out-door playground with media and interactive fun for the kids. Painting, sculpting, and storytelling are among the free activities on hand.
For details visit the Museum's website here:
8. Piedmont Park
1320 Monroe Dr., Atlanta, GA 30306
Piedmont Park is a huge park that attracts families from the Atlanta area all year long. Bicycling, rollerblading, fishing and hiking trails are among the fun-filled family activities the free park offers. Baseball, soccer, tennis and a dog-park bring families together on almost any weekend.
Find out more about the park here:
9. The Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 3030
The Center for Puppetry Arts is a museum that features permanent puppet related exhibits and special showcases including a tribute to Jim Henson and his Muppets. Kids and adults alike enjoy these and other activities at the museum. Admission is free every Thursday from 1-3pm.
For schedules and more check out their website here:
10. Grant Park Pool
Berne St and Boulevard, Atlanta, GA
Another huge Atlanta park, Grant Park, also offers free swimming Monday-Friday from 1 to 4pm. A fun-filled way for the whole family to enjoy a hot Atlanta afternoon!
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