Things to Do in Atlanta

Atlanta Photos © Gene Phillips. Exterior image of the Georgia Aquarium ©2007 Kevin C. Rose
All Photos Courtesy of ACVB &

Our location at the Georgia World Congress Center puts us smack dab in the middle of some of Atlanta's most beloved attractions. Here are just a few things you and your family can do for fun in our host city!

Centennial Olympic Park

Located adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park not only serves as a legacy of the 1996 Olympic Games, but is the center of a thriving tourist district with neighbors that include the College Football Hall of Fame, the Center for Civil & Human Rights, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center and Imagine It! The Children’s Museum.

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30313
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, 12pm-5pm
Hours may vary; please check website for current schedule, extended hours or early closings.
Last entry at 4pm.
(678) 999-8990

$18.25 + Tax for Adults 18-64
$16.25 + Tax for Seniors (65+), Military and Students
$14.25 + Tax for Children 4-12
Infants up to Age 3 are free

Children's Museum of Atlanta

Children's Museum of Atlanta is the only children's museum in Atlanta and the largest children's museum in the state of Georgia. Young (and young at heart) visitors will experience the power of play through six permanent hands-on interactive learning zones and feature exhibits throughout the year. Children can also enjoy special programming and live performances by the Imaginators, the Museum's professional actor-educators, and shop at the ONLY child-specific toy store in downtown Atlanta (paid admission not required to shop).

275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313

Tickets $14.95 per person. Babies one and under are free.

CNN Studio Tours

Take the Inside CNN Studio Tour to see exactly how this globally recognized brand and Cable News pioneer makes news, beginning to end.

190 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Open daily, 9am-5pm
50-minute tours depart every 10 minutes; last tour at 5pm.

(877) 4CNN-TOUR
(877) 426-6868
(404) 827-2300

A variety of tours are offered at various price points. Visit their tour site for more information.

College Football Hall of Fame

Every team is the home team at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, where interactive installments keep you in the game. Sprint down memory lane with decades of memorabilia and learn about Hall of Fame inductees.

250 Marietta Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30313

Sun-Fri, 10am-5pm
Sat, 9am-6pm
Visit the website for up-to-date information on opening and closing times.

(404) 880-4800
Children 13 and younger $19.59
13 and older – $23.95

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

A visit to this Atlanta natural history museum brings a unique opportunity to explore cultural treasures, experience the thrill of a film in the IMAX® Theatre, enjoy science interactives and marvel at the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.

767 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, noon-5pm
(404) 929-6300

Adult (ages 13-64) –  $33
Senior (age 65+) – $30
Child (ages 3-12) –  $27

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium is an entertaining, intriguing and educational experience for guests of all ages. While promoting a fun and enjoyable learning experience, the Aquarium instills in its guests a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity. One of the Georgia Aquarium’s major goals is to be the leading facility for aquatic animal conservation and research.

225 Baker Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
Open 365 days a year. Hours vary; visit website for current hours.
(404) 581-4000

General Admission

Monday – Friday*
Save 20% off walk-up pricing when you purchase tickets online and select an arrival time between 11am – 4pm.
Adult (ages 13-64): $31.95 + tax
Child (ages 3-12): $27.95 + tax
Senior (age 65+): $29.95 + tax

Saturday – Sunday*
Save 10% off walk-up pricing when you purchase tickets online and select an arrival time between 11am – 4pm.
Adult (ages 13-64): $35.95 + tax
Child (ages 3-12): $29.95 + tax
Senior (age 65+): $32.95 + tax

General Admission Onsite Rate (No Discount):
Tickets purchased onsite at Georgia Aquarium on the day of your visit.
Adult: $39.95 + tax
Child: $33.95 + tax
Senior: $36.95 + tax

Zoo Atlanta

The only giant panda twins in the U.S., Mei Lun and Mei Huan, are twice as adorable and fluffy as you might expect. Come see them and the rest of the Zoo Atlanta family in the historic Grant Park neighborhood. A fun-filled exploration of the animal kingdom awaits, including the Scaly Slimy Spectacular for reptiles and amphibians.

800 Cherokee Ave., SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Open daily, 9:30am-5:30pm
Ticket booths close at 4:30pm.
(404) 624-WILD (9453)

Adult (12+) – $22.99 ($25.99 at gate)
Child (3-11) –  $16.99 ($17.99 at gate)
Senior (65+) – $18.99 ($21.99 at gate)
Child 2 & Under – FREE
College Student (only at gate)* – $21.99
Military – FREE**

* Valid college ID required for purchase.

** All active-duty, reserves, veterans, and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces will receive free admission to Zoo Atlanta; valid military ID required at Zoo Admissions. Regular admission rates will apply to family members and other guests.

Save with CityPASS

Take advantage of City Pass Atlanta to save 40% on admission to the top five Atlanta attractions — Prices for a pass are $75 + Tax for adults and $59 + Tax for children ages 3-12.*

Passes give the bearer admission to the top Atlanta attractions, including:

CityPASS Admission Includes:

  • GEORGIA AQUARIUM – CityPASS includes Expedited Entry with Anytime Pass, including one-time entry to all galleries, AT&T Dolphin Celebration, Sea Lions: Under the Boardwalk, and The 4D Funbelievable Theater. Presentations and exhibitions based on first-come, first-served availability.
  • CNN STUDIO TOURS – CityPASS includes one timed-entry studio tour to journey to the heart of CNN’s global headquarters.
  • ZOO ATLANTA – CityPASS includes general admission to see 1000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world.
  • CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS – CityPASS includes general Admission to all exhibitions at this engaging cultural attraction.
  • FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – CityPASS includes general admission and access to all special exhibits.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME – CityPASS includes an All-Access Pass to three levels of multiple interactive exhibits, the indoor playing field and an ultra-high-definition 4K film.

For more information about CityPASS and purchase, visit Prices listed are as of April 2017. Be sure to check closer to the Conference for the latest prices.

Pricing provided for informational purposes only. As always, check the website(s) of the attractions you wish to visit, closer to your arrival date, for current pricing and specials.

Atlanta Photos © Gene Phillips. Exterior image of the Georgia Aquarium ©2007 Kevin C. Rose
All Photos Courtesy of ACVB &
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