Home of popular Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta and amazing of things to do in Atlanta on Memorial Day. We've compiled some of the best activities to do in Atlanta on this Memorial Day holiday.
The country's largest aquarium provides an underwater vantage point for all visitors who are curious about beluga whales, big-bellied seahorses, sea otters, and thousands of other creatures who call this massive attraction home. Vast offerings including birthday parties, camp programs, and volunteer opportunities have made quite a splash amongst locals and visitors alike. Don't miss the expansive, mesmerizing shark gallery during Memorial Day.
On Memorial Day after visitors quench their thirst, they’re invited to an interactive experience that gives a behind-the-scenes peek at everyone’s favorite soft drink. Equal parts refreshing and entertaining, the World of Coca-Cola allows museum-goers to taste over 100 different beverages from around the world before embarking on a trip to the interactive vault (and inching closer to Coca-Cola’s secret formula). Snap a selfie with the iconic Polar Bear mascot and see art dedicated to important Coca-Cola milestones (like the cans used for the summer 1996 Olympics).
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Zoo Atlanta is home to a variety of species and even more learning opportunities for those visiting the grounds on Memorial Day weekend. While the zoo’s furry creatures are sure to keep any kid entertained, Zoo Atlanta takes the experience up a notch: families can feed giraffes, meet giant pandas, chill with toucans, and take part in interactive educational games.
During Memorial Day visit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden will do the trick. Prepare for dazzling displays that'll put you in touch with nature without leaving the city. If you're hesitant to bring the little ones, don't be discouraged: The Lou Glenn Children's Garden, chock-full of climbing nets, a water painting wall and a super-cool treehouse, will keep kids occupied all afternoon long.
Visit during Memorial Day weekend to get a taste of puppetry around the world without leaving the USA. Check out “The Jim Henson Collection,” an interactive exhibition that features scenes from Jim Henson’s career—you’ll see his office and T.V. studio, as well as iconic puppets like Kermit and Miss Piggy.
Think of this institution like Atlanta’s answer to NYC’s Museum of Natural History—but with an opportunity to take learning outdoors. A combination of intriguing exhibits and nature exploration, the Ferbank Museum is the ideal place for kids to explore the world around them. Loop around Dinosaur Plaza (much to little paleontologists’ delights) or spend an afternoon in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, where little visitors won’t be able to resist the interactive adventure during Memorial Day in Atlanta.
Georgia's littlest museum-goers will be captivated by this venue's interactive features that range in topics from science and nutrition to creativity and engineering. Particularly catered to those eight and under, the Children's Museum of Atlanta lets curious tykes explore "Gateway to the World,” an exhibit that doesn't even require a passport during Memorial Day weekend.