MUSEUMS and ZOOS in Atlanta, Georgia
We've compiled a listing of children's museums, zoos, planetariums and other attractions of interest in twenty major cities across the country. Also included are the quirky and unusual, like the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, the Dog Museum in St. Louis, and the Nashville Toy Museum! Be sure and call to confirm hours and exhibits before you go--these things change frequently, particularly at smaller museums. And go in the morning to avoid the crowds. But most of all, enjoy an enlightening experience with your kids! Here's the rundown for Atlanta:
Credit cards listed are: MC (Mastercard), VI (VISA), AE (American Express), DI (Diners Club), DS (Discover), CB (Carte Blanch)
- - -
Atlanta Heritage Row, Allow 1 hour minimum. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1- 5; closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 24-25. AE, DS, MC, VI. Discount. phone (404) 584-7879.
Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, N.W. Open Monday-Saturday 10-5:30, Sunday and holidays noon-5;30. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed January 1, Thanksgiving and Dec. 24-25. Phone (404) 814-4000.
CNN Studio Tour, downtown at One CNN Center, Marietta Street and Techwood Dr. (RR: Omni Station), Allow 1 hour minimum. Reservations are suggested; tours are limited to 35 people. A limited number of same-day tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis daily starting at 8:30am. (Monday at 9am). Tours are offered every 15 minutes daily 9-5; closed holidays. Admission $$ MC, VI. Phone (404) 827-2300.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E. (RR: North Avenue Station to Marta bus #2), Allow 1 hour minimum. Mon-Saturday 9-6, Sunday noon-6; closed Thanksgiving and December 25. Museum or IMAX theater, Admission $$. MC, VI. Phone (404) 378-0127.
Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, just east off I285 via US 78. Park open daily 6 a.m. - midnight. Lazershow is presented each evening June - August, 1 hour after dark. Admission $. AE, MC, VI. Phone (770) 498-5690
Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. S.E. (RR: Five Points Rail to Marta bus #97) Allow 4 hours minimum. Monday-Friday 10-4:30, Closed January 1, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$ Phone (404) 624-5678.
Scitrek, The Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta, 395 Piedmont Ave. N.W. Allow 2 hours minimium. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5; Sunday noon-5; Closed January 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$. AE, MC, VI. Phone (404) 522-5500.
The World of Coca-Cola, 55 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and the corner of Central Avenue (RR: Five Points Station). Allow 1 hour minimum. Monday-Saturday 10-8:30, Sunday noon-5. Closed January 1, second Monday in January, Easter, Thanksgiving, December 24-25 and 31. Admission $. AE, MC, VI. Phone (404) 676-5151.|
Bed and Breakfast Inns