Georgia Aquarium of Atlanta is the largest aquarium in the United States with more than 10 million gallons of water. Aquarium exhibits features seven galleries: Aquanaut Adventure, Cold Water Quest, Dolphin Coast, Ocean Voyager Built by The Home Depot, Southern Company River Scout, Truist Pier 225, and Tropical Diver. The aquarium has hundreds of fresh and saltwater species including whale sharks, manta rays, beluga whales, California sea lions, African penguins, common bottlenose dolphins, and american alligator.
Located adjacent to Piedmont Park, 30 acres Atlanta Botanical Garden is known for its spectacular displays, plant collections, and exhibitions. It includes number of smaller themed gardens with each having unique landscapes and variety of plants. Popular gardens include Children's Garden, Skyline Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, Trustees Garden, and Fragrance Garden. The garden is popular for winter holiday light show featuring more than 1 million lights. Atlanta Botanical Garden also offers rental spaces for private events.
Located in downtown, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum and human rights organization. The center is is dedicated to civil rights movement in the United States and human rights movement worldwide. The first floor of The Center features the papers and artifacts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The museum collection also includes human rights stories around the world.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park includes several historic buildings in Atlanta including Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birth Home, The King Center, Visitor Center, BEHOLD Monument, Fire Station No. 6, and "I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden. The park is a popular attraction for national and international visitors. Designated as a national historic landmark district, the area covers Irwin, Randolph, Edgewood, Jackson, and Auburn avenues.
Located in downtown, Centennial Olympic Park is a popular 22 acre public park. The park is known for hosting events and concert such as summer popular music concert series, Independence Day concert and fireworks display. The park has many near by landmarks and attractions. Park main attraction is Fountain of Rings that shoots up to 35 feet in the air. The water display runs four times a day at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.
The Fox Theatre is a popular performing arts venue located in Midtown Atlanta. The venue is part of Fox Theatre Historic District. The historic building of the theater is inspired from Islamic architecture and Egyptian architecture. It includes 4,665-seat auditorium, perfect for movies and live performances. The theatre hosts concerts by popular artists throughout year. It is known for variety of cultural and artistic events such as the Atlanta Ballet, a summer film series, and performances by national touring companies of Broadway shows. The Fox Theatre also offers guides tours of the building's interior.
The World of Coca-Cola museum is showcasing the history of the Coca-Cola Company. The museum exhibits features The Loft, Coca-Cola Theater, The Vault, Milestones of Refreshment, Bottle Works, Coca-Cola Polar Bear, 3-D Theater, Coca-Cola Portrait Wall, and Pop Culture Gallery. The Theater features six-minute film about life's most memorable moments experienced by people around the world. The Vault features secret formula for Coca-Cola. Bottle Works allows to see behind the scenes view of the bottling process. The 3-D Theater movie is about scientist "in search of the Secret Formula".
Atlanta History Center is a 33 acres of campus that features history museum, historic houses, and gardens exhibitions. The center features Atlanta History Museum, McElreath Hall, Kenan Research Center, and Goizueta Gardens. It also includes historic houses Swan House, Smith Farm, and Wood Cabin. Margaret Mitchell House and Museum is located in Midtown Campus. The center collections includes Civil War artifacts. Permanent exhibitions include Atlanta '96 Shaping an Olympic and Paralympic City, Cyclorama: The Big Picture, Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta, Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta, Turning Point: The American Civil War, Native Lands, Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South, Mandarin Shutze: A Chinese Export Life, and Fair Play: The Bobby Jones Story. It also includes few online only exhibitions.
Piedmont Park is a city park located northeast of Downtown, Atlanta. The park is popular in local communities for walking, running, biking, skating and picnicking. Piedmont Park also features softball fields, soccer fields, swimming center, and beach volleyball courts. The lake in the park with Clara Meer Dock is often used for wedding ceremonies. The park is home to annual celebrations and events such as Atlanta Pride Festival, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Music Midtown, Atlanta Black Pride, and Festival Peachtree Latino.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a science and natural history museum. The museum has outdoor 75 acres WildWoods and Fernbank Forest that features walking trails, canopy walk, native wildlife, and playgrounds. Indoor permanent exhibits includes Fantastic Forces, NatureQuest, Giants of the Mesozoic, A Walk Through Time in Georgia, Reflections of Culture, Conveyed in Clay: Stories from St. Catherines Island, Curator's Corner, and World of Shells.