The Fernbank Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the country. Surrounded by 140 acres (56 hectares) of forests, it is located a short distance from downtown and is a must on itineraries to Atlanta. Natural history buffs can marvel at intriguing exhibitions in the Great Hall. A landmark in itself, this splendid building features a 123 feet (37 meters) tall skeletal structure of the largest dinosaur ever classified in the world. Interactive programs at the planetarium promise an entertaining astronomy lesson, while a one of its kind Giant Screen Theater showcases brilliant films for visitors. Moreover, the museum organizes outdoor exploration programs and science demonstrations for the youth on every second Friday of the month.
The King Center was built to commemorate the contributions of the civil rights activist and leader Martin Luther King Jr. The memorabilia and artifacts displayed here give visitors a sneak peak into the life of this eminent personality and his ideologies. The center contains his crypt which was moved from the South- View Cemetery. There is an Eternal Flame symbolizing the hope of Dr. King that lives on. The Freedom Hall contains major exhibits and a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Frequented by eager tourists and students, this place provides an interesting and educating experience.
Located in the downtown Atlanta area, The Center for Civil and Human Rights aims to spark a conversation on global human rights while actively paying homage to past movements. Thought-provoking to say the least, this center features futuristic architecture that symbolizes the joining of two hands. With over 43,000 square feet of space, the museum hosts a variety of exhibits that explores the footsteps of American Civil Rights activists and movements. Learn more about the famous, Martin Luther King Jr, or walk through the gallery that spotlight human rights cases of those that would otherwise go unnoticed.
College Football Hall of Fame is located in the vicinity of other downtown landmarks like the Centennial Olympic Park and the CNN Center. It commemorates the outstanding achievements of American college football league players and coaches. Some of the renowned names recorded here include the likes of Steve Bartkowski, Art Shell, Tommy Kramer and Charles Alexander. Spread over 94,256 square feet (8.76 square meters), this museum features myriad displays and interactive exhibits. Visitors can peruse football memorabilia and relics, engage in multimedia activities, or catch indoor sporting action at their state-of-the-art arena. This establishment also features a theater and a couple of hi-tech galleries.
Two of the oldest functioning hangars in Hapeville, is where the Delta Flight Museum is based. The Historic Hangar 1 holds up archives including an extensive collection of images, airline uniforms, films, and a library. There are a number of restored aircrafts parked here too. The Historic Hangar 2 also holds many aircrafts including some really impressive ones like the Boeing 767 Delta Ship 102. The outdoor collection at this facility showcases a number of aircrafts as well. All in all, visitors at this museum are assured to have an experience they’ll cherish for a lifetime.
This unique museum is located within the Center for Puppetry Arts, the largest institute dedicated to the art of puppetry in the United States. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the history, creation, and craft of puppetry, and witness featured exhibits from all over the world. Performances and workshops are regularly scheduled, so also special exhibitions are held at this place. Stop by for a tour today, or call for a schedule of performances at the adjacent theaters.
Spread over a splendid 3,400 square feet (315.87 square meter) on Marietta Street, in Downtown Atlanta, Gallery 72 is home to many a prestigious art exhibitions and events. The gallery focuses on current trends in contemporary art - be it paintings, sculptures and even digital art. The splendid space designed by Stanley Beaman, was established in 2012. The facility, operated by The Office of Cultural Affairs of Atlanta, promotes budding talent and features several interesting events throughout the year. Check the website for information on latest events and exhibitions.
The fun you and your family can have at this children's museum is unimaginable. Children's Museum of Atlanta is located just steps away from the Centennial Olympic Park and the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta's downtown cultural district. While the museum was designed for children up to eight years of age, visitors of all age groups love to get in on the interactive action. Exhibits explore the concepts of nature, food, engineering, artistic expression, science, and more. Traveling exhibits happen throughout the year along with several educational programs and special events.