A note from Marchet: Melinda Continues her top ten kid and family friendly activities in the Atlanta area. If you missed Part 1, find it here!
It's summertime and I know those kids are itching to get out and do something fun. Here is part 2 of my Top 10 Atlanta Family Activities.
Tellus Science Museum: My family absolutely loves Tellus. The science museum features planetarium shows, dinosaurs, gems, scientific play area for kids, and (included in admission price) gem mining and fossil digging. Tip: Think seriously about getting a membership here. The activities during the year are outstanding and we loved the “Lunch and Learn” lectures they have once a month—amazing topics and kids are welcome.
Atlanta Botanical Garden: This is an amazing place to visit. Plan to spend at least half a day here. So many amazing flowers to look at—absolutely beautiful. I will admit that the Children’s area is my favorite part of the Gardens—fun for the kids and beautiful to look at. Tip: From May to October of 2014, there is a special exhibit of giant animals made from plants. The pictures of this exhibit are amazing!
Beaches at Lake Lanier: It isn’t like going to visit the ocean, but the beaches at Lake Lanier are a great place to visit when you want a day at the beach without the long drive! There are so many beaches to visit; it isn’t hard to find one that has all the amenities that you are looking for. Tip: Be sure to bring a few dollar bills with you. Some places require a small day parking fee.
INK: INK is such a fun children’s museum! My kids love it because it has so many different stations for pretend play: an airplane, a dentist's office, a cow you can milk, a court room, even a '50s burger shop. There are plenty of props for each station and lots of benches for parents to sit at while you wait. There is also a large area where you are welcome to eat your picnic lunch. My favorite part of the museum is that there is only one way in and one way out. If I sit near the entrance, I can be sure that no one is leaving the play area. That means I can relax while still letting the kids play and explore on their own.
Have questions about other fun family activities in the area? Comment below!