Atlanta with Kids: Fifteen Indoor Activities for the Whole Family

Things to do in Atlanta
Fernbank’s NatureQuest is a nature lovers indoor playground

By Sue Rodman
During the cold winter months and the hot summer months, everyone heads indoors. For families looking for things to do in Atlanta with kids indoors, there are lots of options for every age. Here’s a list of fifteen great indoor activities for everyone in your family from toddlers to teens. Even the adults will have fun. Make sure to call before you go for current times and prices. What are your favorites?

1. SkyZone Indoor Trampoline Park: This is the latest attraction for families in the Atlanta area and a great place for tweens and teens.

2. Indoor Water Parks in Atlanta: Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t go swimming. These indoor water parks offer water slides, lazy rivers and play structures. NOTE: This link is to a post I did last year. Check current times and prices with the location before visiting.

3. Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Nature Quest: I love this nature themed indoor playground for the under 8 set. There are so many things to explore, it will take your little one several visits.

4. Indoor Rock Climbing Gyms in Atlanta: We’ve visited Stone Summit Climbing Gym, and Atlanta Rocks, which are both great for kids.

5. National Infantry Museum: This fantastic museum is in Columbus Georgia, but it’s worth the drive, especially if you have tween and teens. You can even shoot on the rifle range.

Booth Western Art Museum Sagebrush Ranch Stagecoach
Sagebrush Ranch is the indoor playground at the Booth Western Museum

6. Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta: This indoor museum is a great place for kids to play and parents can feel good about knowing their children are learning at the same time. Check out their When I Am cards to find out exactly what they are learning. The video on this link gives you a great overview of the museum’s permanent exhibits.

7. High Museum of Art: I love the High Museum for Kids. Be sure to check out a Discovery Backpack and the Green Family Gallery. Toddler Thursdays are a great way to introduce your little ones to art.

8. Home Depot WorkshopNo matter what time of year, my boys love donning an apron and hammering some nails.

12 Indoor Activities in Atlanta with Kids9. Lowe’s Workshop: Lowe’s does a similar program to Home Depot, however, Lowe’s asked families to register to guarantee a kit. 

10. LEGO Mini-Builds: This free activity can get crowded, but for the LEGO fan, it’s worth it.

11. Booth Western Museum: This Cartersville museum has become one of my favorites for kids. They have lots of hands-on activities.

12. Tellus: Another Cartersville museum, this one will keep them busy for hours.

13. Bowling: Bowling is a great way to get kids of any age to stay active, even indoors. It’s also a great activity if you have to manage children of multiple ages. During the summer months, you can even register for the KidsBowlFree program or what could be an even better deal summer bowling discount programs.

14. LEGOLAND Discovery Center: If your child likes LEGOS (and what kid doesn’t), they’ll love the LEGOLAND Discovery Center located in the Phipps Plaza Mall. It’s like a mini-theme park. Although this attraction is really for the 12 and under set, if you have a real LEGO fan, no matter the age, they’ll enjoy visiting.

15. Catch Air: Catch Air is a great place for smaller children to run around, bounce, dance and just have a great time. They have multiple locations around Atlanta, so there is sure to be one near you.



6 Comments on Atlanta with Kids: Fifteen Indoor Activities for the Whole Family

  1. My family really enjoyed visiting Tellus. I had hoped to have visited the Booth Western Museum, but we ran out of time.

    We visited the High Museum of Art when they had the Terra Cotta soldiers. If we lived in the area, I’d visit the museum all the time.

  2. Thanks for the ideas! We are moving down there, but my toddler and I are going alone for a few days while my husband drives down with the Uhaul! I don’t want to be stuck in the hotel all day. 🙂

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