When school’s out, it’s the perfect time to bond with your school-aged kiddos. Check out these fun staycation ideas that are available right here in your own backyard.
The Tellus Science Museum
If your children love to explore, there’s nothing better than the Tellus Science Museum, located straight up 75 in Cartersville. Children will get the opportunity to explore everything from model trains to space flight. They’ll even get to stand under a massive T-Rex and dig for their very own fossils. You can even make a special trip out of this world by entering the planetarium. Visit tellusmuseum.org to plan your adventure.
The Georgia Aquarium
If you’ve got beach fever but can’t really squeeze in a trip to the ocean, plan a visit to The Georgia Aquarium which houses beautiful aquatic life in an educational and fun format. You’ll especially want to check out the high-flying dolphin experience that gives you an in-depth look at the elegance and speed of these beloved mammals. Your kiddos might even get a little wet! Visit georgiaaquarium.org to plan your undersea journey.
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Trek over to Douglasville for a day hike or spend the weekend living in a yurt! From geocaching to biking to fishing, this state park has it all including different trails depending on your adventure level. You can check out Friday night’s Stargazer’s Hike or Saturday’s History Hike with a real ranger. No matter what your kid’s interest, there’s something to do for the whole family. Visit gastateparks.org/SweetwaterCreek to book your escape into nature.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Brimming with history, dinosaurs and science adventures, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History combines everything your children love into one educational and exciting package. Learn about the power of nature by venturing through the 75-acre outdoor adventure, listen to an incredible and harrowing tale at storytelling time or experience outer space at the planetarium. Visit fernbankmuseum.org to make your winter break out of this world.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Spending time pretending can help your child develop socially and academically. A visit to the Children’s Museum in Atlanta will open your child’s mind up to a million different possibilities. Spend time in the restaurant while your child serves you up a delicious meal, watch them climb into a towering tree house of adventure or help them uncover the power to move things with their mind. Visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org to unlock the power of the imagination.