The Center for Puppetry Arts is hands-down one of my favorite places in all of Atlanta. The shows, particularly the ones produced by Jon Ludwig, are exceptional—always top caliber-like something you’d see on Broadway. The Center’s motto is to bring to life the magic of puppetry and they really do that. You can tell the puppeteers have tremendous passion for their craft and it shows in their high quality performances. They also explain the magic at the end of every show. It’s unbelievable how complicated so many of the puppets and sets are. My kids love learning how each of the puppets work. Tickets also include the Create-A-Puppet Workshops where you can make your own puppet inspired by the performance. And don’t forget the Muppet museum (part of the Worlds of Puppetry Museum-also included in your ticket) featuring beloved Muppets donated by the Jim Henson Foundation. See Big Bird, Sesame Street characters, Muppets and Fragels all in one place. It’s a treat for the whole family.
We had an awesome time at the newly-renovated Children's Museum of Atlanta. There's a huge multi-story playground in the middle of the museum, with additional playhouses scattered about different exhibits. Interactive demonstrations include science experiments, arts and crafts, a painting station, and actors doing skits. Thanks to Waffle House, there's a fake diner and play food. Publix provided a "grocery store" complete with a delivery truck/playhouse. From a play perspective, there are plenty of blocks, toys, a "fishing hole", sand tables, train sets, costumes, and dozens of ways for the kids to have fun. If you have friends with kids ages 10 and under, they're going to love this place. From a logistics perspective, there's a pay parking lot just a block down from the museum on the left. You can also bring in your own food and drinks because the second story of the museum has an area with picnic tables so kids can snack then go back to playing.
Love the new location and updated exhibits. Great way to spend a couple of hours before a Trashers game. The exhibits are informative and offer an interesting perspective on the Coca-Cola brand and the company's influence in Atlanta and around the world. Of course the best part is the tasting room at the end where you can try sodas from all over the world and sample classic Coke, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero side-by-side, so don't come with a full stomach or don't plan to eat immediately after your visit. It's worth checking out at least once. My only compliant is the ticket price. Seems alittle silly to pay $15 to experience a 2 hour+ Coca-Cola commercial. You can get discounted tickets if you by one of the multipasses that they offer with other attractions in the area or if you cash in some My Coke Rewards.
Every Sunday, from 1-4pm, the Woodruff Arts Center offers free family programming as part of their CREATE series with the Woodruff Arts Center. Now is a great time to go because many of the activities are centered around the art work of children’s author, Eric Carle, in celebration of the Eric Carle exhibit. The family activities are a lot of fun and really creative. At a recent event, my daughter’s made light-up fireflies, caterpillar headbands, and flowerpots-all in the theme of Eric Carle characters. It’s a great way to bring the exhibits to life for kids.
The high museum is a good place for traditional, "safe" art exhibits, and good for tourists and a place you would bring your family. Don't expect to see much contemporary art or avant-garde here, though the new addition has more space for that. Still they seem to limit their high-profile exhibits to impressionism, or highlights from the louvre museum, when some might prefer to see more local art, work by artists of color, folk art, or progressive pieces. But if you want traditional art, it's good; and the architecture is nice as well.
Starting from the entrance, you get excited. There is so much memorabilia that it takes you back to when you were much smaller and you 1st heard the sound of a coca cola opening. Ahhh. The best part is the 4d movie that has not changed in the past couple of years, but always want to see it more than once. You can sample yourself sick with all of the various countries types of Coca Cola products. A+ rating.
I just wanted to let everyone know that has not visited this museum that they are missing a part of history that is so well described and exhibited at the APEX MUSEUM. I am 44yrs old and thought I knew my black history, NOT!!! I am looking forward to taking my nieces and nephews to the museum soon. What a wonderful way to share our black heritage. THANK YOU APEX MUSEUM FOR TELLING/SHOWING OUR HISTORY!!!
Nice place to visit, if you are interested in knowing the history of coca cola. I really enjoyed tasting all of the flavors from around the world.You get a complimentary glass bottle of coke when you leave! I will never open my complimentary bottle of Coke. Don't forget the picture on the sofa with the polar bear. Highly recommended to check it out! Everyone will have fun!!!
One of the most fun attractions in the city! Have your pic taken with the polar bear, enjoy a fun 4-D movie, sit on the original American Idol couch and hold an Olympic torch! Kids can design digital coke bottles and the most fun of all...taste coke products from around the world! Plus you get a free bottle of freshly made Coke as you leave!
I find the permanent collection in the old wing a bit stale but the rotating exhibits can be quite impressive. The organization does a great job of bringing a great variety of exhibitions so that you'll find something to suit your taste. And the architecture is worth seeing on its own.