During the dog days of summer and early autumn, it is hot, but fortunately there are a lot of indoor activities to amuse children and keep them cool — of course, except when they’re swimming in a Hilton hotel pool!

Here are some of our favorite indoor activities:


Atlanta have a variety of museums that children will love, starting with the Children’s Museum of Atlanta with interactive exhibits focused on food, science, creativity, the world and tools.

Photo Credit: Childrens Museum of Atlanta

Take the kids to the Center for Puppetry Arts and see a show and then tour the interactive Jim Henson Collection. Youngsters may also enjoy the Create-A-Puppet workshop. The Michael Carlos Museum at Emory University has a variety of collections that adults would like, but the youngsters will love looking at the Egyptian mummies. Close by is Fernbank Museum of Natural History that has several exhibits to please children but the awe-inspiring one is the big dinosaur in the middle of the museum.

Don’t blame us for the sugar high, but the World of Coca-Colais always on every youngster’s to-do list.


Fun Activities

Head over to Phipps Plaza and let the youngsters go wild at LEGOLAND Discovery Center that has two rides, Pirate Adventure ISLAND, KINGDOM QUEST LASER RIDE, 10 LEGO build and play zones and a 4D cinema.

With locations in Marietta and Roswell, children (and adults) will love Andretti Indoor Karting & Games with 12 lanes of bowling, two-story laser tag arena, high speed gas superkarts, state-of-the-art arcade and ropes course — and lots more.

Photo Credit: Andretti Karting

Let kids really cool off by ice skating. There are two rinks, in Center Ice Arena in Sandy Springs and the Ice Forum in Duluth, that provide great exercise and for those new to skating, there are lessons throughout the year.

You’ll have kids jumping (literally) for joy at several trampoline parks in the metro area. Among the best are Adventure Air Sports in Kennesaw, Jumpstreet Trampoline Park in Lawrenceville and XDrenaline in Marietta. Families will enjoy spending the day at Tiny Towne, a family-oriented, high-tech “edu-tainment” center that gives kids, ages three and up, driving experience. The cars and tracks are designed to accommodate kids of all ages in a safe and controlled environment.

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