Learn about African American history at the Apex Museum. The museum will journey you through African American culture and experiences like slave trade and slavery, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement and lots more. The Apex also features exhibitions dedicated to the many achievements of African Americans.
Get a closer look at the region's history at the Atlanta History Center. Through exhibits like Turning Point: The American Civil War, Metropolitan Frontiers, Native Lands: Indians and Georgia, and Voices Across the Color Line: The Atlanta Student Movement; you will get an in-depth retelling of the most significant time periods and events in the city's history.
Take the kids to explore science, art, nature and more at the Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta. The museum features plenty of educational exhibits and attractions that engage and entertain children, all while teaching a valuable lesson. There's no shortage of fun at this museum!
From the development of the planet to the life and extinction of dinosaurs, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History feature exhibits that showcase it all. Explore exhibits like Fernbank NatureQuest, Giants of the Mesozoic, Reflections of Culture, and A Walk Through Time in Georgia. On your visit to Fernbank, be sure to check out a presentation like Hubble at the on-site IMAX theatre.
If you're an appreciator of the arts, explore the arts on display at the High Museum of Art, the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States. You'll see modern and contemporary arts, 19th and 20th century American and European arts, photography, sculpture and more; featuring works by artists like Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Camille Pissarro, and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. In the past, traveling exhibitions have brought the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Annie Leibovitz, and Salvador Dali.
Explore some presidential history at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. The museum features information, official documents and artifacts from the presidency of Jimmy Carter, America's 39th president. The museum has special features like a full-scale replica of the Oval Office, a copy of the Resolute Desk, and occasional appearances by President Carter's Nobel Peace Prize.
Fans of literature and classic film will enjoy a visit to the Margaret Mitchell House. Mitchell was the writer of one of the most cherished stories of her time, Gone With the Wind, which was later adapted to film starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Exhibits at the house museum include Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character and The Making of a Film Legend: Gone With the Wind.
Take time to pay tribute to one of the main leaders of the Civil Rights Movement by visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. The 35-acre site features a number of buildings and memorial sites, including Dr. King's childhood home, the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, Fire Station No. 6, the "I Have a Dream" International World Peace Rose Garden, the "International Civil Rights Walk of Fame," and a memorial to Mohandas K. Gandhi. While you're visiting the site, be sure to walk through the visitor center for a detailed chronology of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Celebrate design at the Museum of Design Atlanta. The museum features over 6,500 square feet of exhibits that showcase architecture, industrial design, interior and furniture design, graphic design, fashion design and others. Most of the presentations at MODA reflect the importance of design in our everyday lives.
Take in the eerie beauty of Georgia's oldest burial grounds, the Oakland Cemetery. The cemetery was founded in 1850 and there are an estimated 70,000 people laid to rest in its 48-acre expanse. Sections of the cemetery include the New Jewish section, the Black section, the Confederate section, and the cemetery's Original Six Acres; each section represents a different time in history. Some of Atlanta's most important and influential figures are interred here.
The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum features exhibits that detail the horrors of Nazi forces in Europe before and during WWII. The museum takes special care to honor the six million lives lost during the Holocaust through display of photographs, artifacts and personal accounts of the devastating events.
Take a tour of one of Atlanta's historic homes at The Wren's Nest house Museum. The Queen Anne Victorian house is a perfect example of upper middle class living in the 20th century, and was home to Joel Chandler Harris from 1881 to 1908. The National Historic Landmark was named 120 years ago when wrens made a nest in the mailbox - and that is just one of the stories surrounding the legacy of this Atlanta landmark.