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Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Line Tickets

1. Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium Skip-the-Line Tickets

Skip the purchase lines at the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and spend the day enjoying the aquarium's seven different areas and interactive 4D theater. The Aquarium features a variety of places to eat and drink, and parking is made easy in the connected parking garage. Learn about whale sharks, manta rays, giant groupers, and stingrays as you watch them from a huge window or walk through the clear underwater tunnel running through the giant tank. Discover the exciting energy of dolphins and their behavior from experienced trainers. Explore the world's coldest oceans with wildlife like the weedy seadragon, beluga whale, giant Pacific octopus, and Japanese spider crab. Introduce yourself to the charismatic nature of California sea lions before checking out one of the largest living reef exhibits of any aquarium in the world.

Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

2. Atlanta: Zoo Atlanta General Admission Ticket

Connect with wildlife and visit over 1,500 animals with this ticket to Zoo Atlanta. Discover why Zoo Atlanta is one of the best zoological operations in the US. Enjoy a day with the whole family as you see the pandas, visit the the African Savanna, and interact with the animals at the petting zoo. Upon arrival, enter through the Advance Ticket entry line. Visit the twins, Ya Lun and Xi Lun, at the giant panda habitat. Then, head to one of Zoo Atlanta's largest expansions, the African Savanna.  The new elephant habitat is designed with elephant well-being in mind. Plains zebra, giraffes, and ostriches live together in a mixed-species setting. See an upgraded habitat for warthogs and meerkats. Enjoy Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience. Explore a new amphibian and reptile complex featuring over 70 species and 100 individual animals. See over 65 animal habitats, including a windswept desert, Australian billabong, mangrove swamp, Georgia tidal creek, and more. Join a range of educational conversations with animal experts, many of which include an opportunity to watch animals during their feeding times. During the Wildlife Presentations, watch animals' natural behaviors in dynamic wildlife presentations. See mammals, birds, reptiles, and other animals.  Make sure to visit the KIDZone and Naked Mole Rat Playgrounds with your children, with plenty of opportunities to play, climb, and explore. In the summer, cool down at the Splash Fountain. The Petting Zoo, or also Treetop Trail for an additional fee, are both great options for more fun.

World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

3. World of Coca-Cola: Skip-the-Ticket-Line Entry

Welcome to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta! Spend the day interacting with multiple exhibits, learning about the history of the iconic brand, and sampling more than 100 different beverages from around the world. With artifacts from yesterday and today, experience the real stories behind the world’s most famous beverage brand. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the bottling process in Bottle Works. Don't forget to take your selfie with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear before leaving! Enter the new exhibit, Scent Discovery, and use your nose to guess the origin of a variety of scents led by your small group docent. At World of Coca-Cola, inspiration is around every corner - from the vault where the secret formula is secured to world-class art and memorabilia. Located near beautiful Centennial Olympic Park, the World of Coca-Cola is right in the heart of downtown Atlanta’s bustling entertainment district and a must-see while in Atlanta. Advance ticket purchases will allow you to proceed directly to the main entry line.

Atlanta: Fun Spot America Single Day Unlimited Pass

4. Atlanta: Fun Spot America Single Day Unlimited Pass

Fun Spot America Atlanta offers theme park fun and thrills for all ages. The Sampson Go-Kart track is the ONLY massive monster multi-level go-kart track in the state of Georgia standing over 40 feet tall and 1,800 feet long. New this year are Batting Cages for fans of all ages. Along with three additional go-kart tracks, over two dozen family attractions, thrill rides, a beautiful Ferris wheel, and three mini-golf courses, there is something here for the whole family. Located only 8 miles south of the Atlanta airport, this up and coming family-owned theme park is quickly growing. Indoors you will find a large arcade as well as laser tag, Bumper Kars, and a Play Maze for little ones. Grab a bite to eat at the full-service diner when you’re hungry, or taste one of the delicious funnel cakes. So, seize the day, save room for dessert, and rule number one: have FUN!

Atlanta: Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum

5. Atlanta: Center for Puppetry Arts, Worlds of Puppetry Museum

Discover the history of puppetry in The Global Collection. The collection celebrates puppetry traditions in major cultures from around the world. Highlighting the history of puppetry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, learn how puppets have been used as a teaching and communication tool. See puppets organized by continent, and find artifacts displayed with rich, contextual backdrops, and hands-on interactives that encourage patrons to immerse themselves in puppetry traditions from around the world.  Explore the interactive Jim Henson Collection, displaying the work of the creator of The Muppets. Follows Henson’s prolific imagination chronologically, and explore environments that typified the master puppeteer’s world, such as Jim’s Office and the Television Studio. In addition to learning how Henson’s characters came to life and are still performed, see iconic puppets such as Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.

Georgia Aquarium: Ocean Voyager Virtual Tour

6. Georgia Aquarium: Ocean Voyager Virtual Tour

Discover the on-demand virtual experience of the Ocean Voyager. Be awed as your expert guide takes you through a world beneath the waves. Dive into the vast open oceans and encounter whale sharks, manta rays, a green sea turtle, and over 90 species of sea life. Relax in the comfort of your home as you encounter dozens of species of all shapes and sizes. Encounter brightly colored fish like porkfish, grunts, and cleaner wrasse. Take comfort in knowing your virtual tour will help maintain the exceptional animal care which the Aquarium provides. After you complete your purchase, you will receive a voucher containing a link for the tour.

Atlanta: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

7. Atlanta: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

See if you have what it takes to escape the room at The Escape Room Atlanta. Choose between 6 immersive escape rooms and work as a team to complete a mission. Break out of prison, find hidden gold, save the day, and more.  Once you arrive, learn the rules of your adventure with the help of a game guide. With 6 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a spy sent to recover a stolen painting or a falsely accused prisoner determined to break out of jail.  Work together with your team to find clues and solve puzzles within a series of elaborately-designed rooms. After emerging victorious, celebrate with a bite to eat at one of the nearby restaurants of The Battery. Choose from 6 themed escape rooms: • Prison Break• Gold Rush• Special Ops: Mysterious Market• The Heist• Playground• The Depths 

Atlanta: College Football Hall of Fame All-Access Pass

8. Atlanta: College Football Hall of Fame All-Access Pass

Visit the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall Fame and enjoy an immersive and interactive experience. Use your special all-access pass to see all the museum has to offer. Explore the museum’s 95,000-square-foot space, which boasts a 45-yard indoor football field, and over 50 interactive exhibits. Learn about the greatest college gridiron players, teams, and coaches. Head through the tunnel and enter the quad. Find your team’s helmet from the massive three-story Helmet Wall, which displays helmets from 770 schools. Choose your team, and watch their helmet light up on the wall. Hit the indoor playing field and test your skill at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Skill Zone. Kick a field goal, throw like a quarterback, and run the obstacle course. The College Football Hall of Fame is one of the only museums you can work up a sweat in. Win bragging rights and snap photos for your social media. Die-hard and casual fans alike will feel the love of the game when they visit the College Football Hall of Fame.

Atlanta: Martin Luther King Life & Legacy Exploration Game

9. Atlanta: Martin Luther King Life & Legacy Exploration Game

Explore Atlanta with a self-guided exploration game and learn more about the life of civil rights campaigner, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Solve puzzles and clues on the app to experience a uniquely crafted account of his life, curated by expert writers and researchers. Start the game at 501 Auburn Avenue and explore at your own pace. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. See the International Civil Rights Hall of Fame, the Memorial Mural, the Tomb of Dr. and Mrs. King, as well as many other local landmarks within the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. Pause the game at any time to explore points of interest further on a fully self-guided adventure. Resume your tour from any location where you paused it. Finally, finish up at the “Behold” statue by Patrick Morelli, located in front of the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. King was co-pastor until his assassination in 1968.

Illuminarium Atlanta: Waking Wonderland Morning Family Show

10. Illuminarium Atlanta: Waking Wonderland Morning Family Show

Bring the whole family along to the immersive Waking Wonderland experience, a 40-minute adventure that follows a storyline, and includes interactive components both on the floor and on the walls. Join Alice’s granddaughter, Anna, on an adventure to a magical forest full of colorful characters, as you tumble down the rabbit hole. Journey through the multiple immersive environments that are all part of Waking Wonderland. Encounter surreal settings and colorful characters. During your adventure, greet the Cheshire Cat and chase it through the magical forest. Help the Mad Hatter in his chaotic tea factory. Even tiptoe into the throne room to awaken the Queen of Hearts as you brave the hero’s quest to breathe life back into a dormant Wonderland. Illuminarium Atlanta allows you to be transported to this all-encompassing magical world using 4K laser projection. Combined with state-of-the-art audio, in-floor haptics, and even scents, your whole family can experience a fully immersive and shared entertainment journey. Visit the onsite retail shop and indoor/outdoor cafe featuring food, drinks, and artisanal gifts to cap off your experience.

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What people are saying about Atlanta

Easy admission, clear sections, various performances after registration on site, approx. 4 hour stay

Easy booking. No long lines. More time to enjoy the Aquarium with the kids

Going to the aquarium wad an amazing experience, I really enjoyed myself.

Go during the day. Don’t go at the 5pm time slot. You miss a lot!!

Excellent experience. Enjoyed every show and exhibit.