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Often referred to as "The Capital of The South," this destination provides numerous hands-on educational opportunities for science, history, and culture. A great fit for 5th and 8th graders!

Popular Attractions 

Georgia Aquarium

Take a self-guided tour or participate in an instructor-led program at the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere.

World of Coca Cola

A visit to this dynamic attraction will be educational, entertaining and inspiring for the whole class. Your group will enjoy interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the storied history of the iconic beverage brand and sampling beverages from around the world.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Atlanta's top tourist destination! The historic site consists of several buildings, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s boyhood home and the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where King was baptized and both his father Martin Luther King Sr. and he were pastors.

Georgia Tech (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Enjoy a walking/driving tour where you will see everything from Gothic residence halls designed by Georgia Tech professors in the 1920s to the modern Manufacturing Research Center designed by Georgia Tech alumnus. A lunch or dinner meal may be arranged in the dining hall.

Georgia State Capitol Building

For over 120 years the Georgia Capitol has inspired Georgia’s citizens. Built to symbolize Georgia’s reemergence after the Civil War, the Capitol continues to be one of the most impressive buildings in the state.

CNN Studios

Take a guided group tour of the world headquarters of CNN. The main newsrooms and studios for several of CNN's news channels are located in the building.

Zoo Atlanta

Self-guided tours and instructor-led programs are available. 

National Center for Human and Civil Rights 

This interactive center is a must see on any Atlanta trip! The facility highlights Atlanta's  and its people's  roll in the civil rights movement like no other. Here you will see the original drafts of MLK's most famous speeches, along with letters and notes written to friends and colleagues. The Center does an incredible job of raising awareness about relevant human rights topics to students. 

Atlanta History Center 

Invites you to explore Georgia's past through award-winning exhibitions; two historic houses including 1928 Swan House and 1860's Smith Family Farm; Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Goizuetta Gardens; and the Kenan Research Center. 

The Fountain of Rings at Olympic Park 

Cyclorama

This is a new multimedia experience that allows visitors see history through exhibitions, rare artifacts, historic images, immersive technology, digital resources, videos, and a museum theatre. It shows a new perspective on Civil War imagery and considers how images and entertainment can shape how we see history.

Stone Mountain 

Offers several GSE aligned educational programs and special events that are interactive, hands-on and fun for classes from kindergarten through high school. Many teachers effectively use the trip as a culminating activity based on a unit of Georgia History, the Civil War, WWII or the natural sciences.

Historical Atlanta Driving Tour

Two and a half hour guided driving tour of Downtown Atlanta.

The Rock Ranch

Offers a wide variety of hands-on and interactive programs specific to your grade level curriculum. Fall programs include: Pilgrim to Pioneer Days, Georgia History Corn Maze, Georgia Gems and Geology, and Taste the World. Spring programs include: Springtime on the Farm, Pond Life Eco-Adventure.