Kids Activities in Grant Park


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  • Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum
    The centerpiece of this museum is the 42-foot-tall oil painting Cyclorama. The world’s largest oil painting, it depicts the Civil War Battle of Atlanta, and features an awe-inspiring foreground enhanced with three dimensional objects and figures. Impressive as the painting is, young visitors may get more excited about another Civil War-era artifact: the steam locomotive Texas.
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    800 Cherokee Avenue Southeast
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Zoo Atlanta
    Mei Lun and Mei Huan were born in 2013 to much excitement—the cubs are the only the second pair of twin giant pandas born in the U.S. The zoo also boasts the largest collection of gorillas and orangutans, though kids will likely be more impressed by the giraffe exhibit, where they can help feed the long-necked mammals their leafy lunch.
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    800 Cherokee Ave SE
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Grant Park Pavilions
    Founded in 2002, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival celebrates music, culture, and coming together to enjoy the outdoors over one weekend. The fest kicks off with a 5K run on Saturday morning, before moving into the fun stuff, such as special events like the Taquerias & Tequila tasting event, which invites ticket holders to sample tequilas, beers, and snacks. Kids can join the festivities at the Kids Zone where they can make crafts and listen to storytellers. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, live music acts performing on two stages provide a soundtrack to outdoor festivities and impromptu dance offs.
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    840 Cherokee Ave.
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Grant Park
    Since banding together in 1979, the historians at Atlanta Preservation Center have helped ward off packs of angry bulldozers from more than 175 endangered buildings. Working alongside local government, businesses, and community leaders, the preservation team has saved elaborate structures including the Peters House and Winecoff Hotel. In addition, its headquarters—the 1856 Grant Mansion in Grant Park—is one of just three antebellum houses left in Atlanta and the team is currently working to restore the building to its architecturally accurate origins. When it isn’t keeping delicate treasures from crumbling, the Atlanta Preservation Center leads walking tours of historic areas and tells embarrassing stories from the days when the city’s buildings were just a bunch of baby bricks.
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    327 St. Paul Ave.
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Founded by the city in 1850, Historic Oakland Cemetery is a reflective park with lush greenery and architectural monuments for its 70,000 burial sites. Knowledgeable tour guides share tidbits of Atlanta?s history during tours, paying visits to the gravesite of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta?s first African American mayor. Architecture in a variety of styles rises across the grounds, including mausoleums with Tiffany Studios stained-glass windows and gigantic bronze urns. The stone-hewn Lion of Atlanta marks the burial ground of 3,000 unknown Confederate soldiers. The hanging bows of oak, magnolia, and dogwood trees shade visitors, surrounded by the colorful, fragrant camellias.
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    248 Oakland Ave. SE
    Atlanta, GA US
  • The Music Class - Intown Atlanta
    Informed by an ever-growing body of developmental research, classes at The Music Class introduce tots to tunes and concepts that boost creativity and listening skills. In Music Pups (a $72 value) courses, children under 4 years of age gleefully sing, dance, and bang away on rudimentary instruments such as the drums or theremin. Four and 5-year-olds learn concepts of tone and rhythm in the Music Cats course (a $77 value), which lets kids experiment with keyboards before defending their dissertations on the narrative redundancies of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Each 45-minute course meets four times in one month-long segment, and includes CDs for parents to play at home to follow up on in-class tutelage. This Groupon may also be used toward The Music Class' ten-week music courses.
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    924 Garrett Street
    Atlanta, GA US
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