Museums in Johns Creek

Up to 51% Off Visits to the High Museum of Art Atlanta

High Museum of Art Atlanta

Midtown

$39 $19

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Thousands of art pieces in a light-filled gallery offer something for everyone, including a gallery of imaginative mid-century car designs

Museum of Design Atlanta – Up to 48% Off Visits

Museum of Design Atlanta

Midtown

$20 $11

The museum focuses on design by architects, graphic artists, and industrial designers through rotating exhibits and guest lectures

Michael C. Carlos Museum – Up to 50% Off

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

Emory University

$20 $12

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Discover the stories of civilizations through more than 17,000 works of art from ancient Egypt and the Americas to Africa and Asia

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The APEX Museum

Downtown

$12 $6.50

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African-American history museum with a focus on America's black community and their contributions to the nation and the world

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia – Up to 67% Off

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Buckhead

$35 $17

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Unlimited admission to exhibits from local and international artists, plus discounts on workshops, programs, and other events

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National Museum of Commercial Aviation

Forest Park-Morrow

$30 $15

6,000 sq. ft. facility houses more than 35,000 commercial aviation artifacts, including uniforms, full cockpits, and flight simulators

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Chieftains Museum

Rome

$10 $6

Major Ridge's home in Georgia is now a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel – Up to 55% Off Museum Visit

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

West Whitfield

$20 $11

Guests traipse through historic railroad tunnel built in 1848 and view rotating exhibits inside museum

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Explorations in Antiquity Center

LaGrange

$30 $15

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Kids aged 4–15 learn about Biblical cultures via hands-on activities such as bread-making, crafts, and archeological digs

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Museum Center at 5ive Points

Cleveland

$10 $6

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Learn about the history of the Ocoee region through permanent exhibits, or temporary exhibits about the Civil War or dirt track racing

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The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

Macon

$32 $15

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Massive Tudor-style house where band members lived, played, and partied exhibits guitars, contracts, and restored rooms

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Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Downtown Chattanooga

$14 $7

Museum and performance hall named for blues legend Bessie Smith hosts educational exhibits and artistic events

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Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

Lookout Valley - Lookout Mountain

$20 $12

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Visitors explore 317 acres of forests and fields that are home to more than 50 native animal species, including endangered red wolves

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The curators of the Marietta Museum of History honor the heritage of Marietta and Cobb Counties with educational events, rotating exhibits, and four specialized galleries that focus on different facets of Marietta tradition: home life, general history, the military, and the Civil War Union Raiders. Since 2000, museum staffers have hosted more than 90,000 visitors, guiding groups past Native American artifacts and antiquated industrial machinery in the General History gallery and navigating a 15.5-acre aviation park filled with civilian and military aircraft manufactured in Marietta. Guns, shells, and uniforms line the cases in the Military gallery, which elucidates the stories of the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and Vietnam, among others. The museum’s special exhibits rotate several times a year, with themes such as Y’All Come Eat: Exploration of Southern Food Ways, which features the nation’s largest display of antebellum macaroni costumes. Visitors can drop by Monday–Saturday, or pick up a membership to receive a newsletter and special invitations.

1 Depot St NE
Marietta,
GA
US

Tiberius, Rome's second emperor, stares at each visitor who enters the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University. His eyes are steady, his expression one of quiet contemplation, and his head—thanks to the Museum's in-house conservation team—a vision of white Parian marble. The Museum, located on Emory University's campus, exhibits more than 17,000 artifacts like this one. Through diverse displays, they transport visitors back to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Tiberius is certainly one of the Museum's more prominent pieces, but it is by no means the oldest. The Greek and Roman collection encompasses Neolithic works that stretch back to 4,000 BC. Egyptian exhibits travel back even further into civilization's earliest prehistory. Many of the coffins and mummies come from one of Emory's own, Professor William Shelton. He traveled to Egypt in 1920, and among other things, brought back the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Americas, the Old Kingdom Mummy.

Other galleries contain 2,300 objects from the ancient Americas. More still travel deep into South Asia, allowing visitors to view one of the Museum's more significant pieces: a rare sculpture of the 18-armed cosmic Vishnu above his numerous attendants—a reflection of the stunning artistry of India's medieval period.

Such a sprawling and eclectic collection would perhaps be overwhelming if not for the Museum's educational programs. History and art experts lead tours and teach classes for both adults and children, including a regularly occurring session on Saturdays known as "Artful Stories at the Museum." During these free events, kids hear stories of ancient civilizations, before creating their own works of art based on the day's teachings.

571 S Kilgo Cir NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

Visiting The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia isn't just about seeing works that have already been deemed important. It's also about discovering what the future of art may look like. That's because the museum showcases the visual works of not only established artists, but also emerging talent throughout the state. By investing so heavily in Georgia's artistic community and making the museum's collections available to the general public, MOCA GA strives to preserve these artists' legacies for the viewing pleasure of present and future generations. The permanent collection currently features over 920 works by more than 250 different artists, including paintings, sculptures, photography, prints, and digital works from the mid 1940s to the present day.

MOCA GA's staff displays many of the pieces from the permanent collection alongside works by artists from around the world, demonstrating how Georgia's artistic community fits into a larger global context. The museum hosts rotating exhibitions throughout the year, and it encourages community engagement by regularly holding artist talks and other public programs.

1447 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

If you’re looking to pull the kids away from the television screen this weekend but can’t stand the thought of visiting the same dull museums, consider a stop into the Wren’s Nest House Museum. One of Atlanta’s oldest museums, the former home of Joel Chandler Harris educates tykes on the life of the author of the famous Brer Rabbit stories. Every Saturday afternoon, one of several local readers thrills children by re-enacting one of Harris’s popular tales. The walls of the small home are lined with mementos from the author’s life, and the rich, green brocade and period furniture give a welcoming atmosphere that your children will warm to quickly. You may find yourself enchanted by the stories as well, and you’re guaranteed to come away with a new appreciation for the classic stories of Joel Chandler Harris.

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta,
GA
US

Conveniently located in the Selig Center, across the street from the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum focuses on educating its visitors on Jewish history, and promoting universal themes like diversity and human dignity. The museum itself is tiny, but comes packed with interesting artifacts and tidbits about Jewish history in Atlanta and beyond. With such interesting pieces on display in the permanent collection, plus a continually flowing stream of exhibits, it’ll likely take several visits to really let the experience sink in. All the more reason to visit the gift shop, which stocks all manner of Jewish literature, holiday gifts and trinkets.

1440 Spring St NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

One of the leading art museums in the southeastern U.S., the High Museum of Art boasts a vast permanent collection of over 14,000 rotating pieces from cultures around the globe, housed within architecturally stunning buildings designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Meier. The Museum’s permanent collection includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art as well as European paintings and decorative pieces; a growing collection of African American art, and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk art, and African art. The High Museum is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by southern artists.

1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta,
GA
US