Ongoing Events

(Listed in Alphabetical Order)

Albany Museum of Art - Albany

311 Meadowlark Drive, Albany 31707
229-439-8400

The AMA has assembled an impressive, growing permanent collection comprised of African, American and European art. The Museum houses one of the largest collections of sub-Saharan African art in the southeast, including masks, sculpture, pottery, baskets, textiles, jewelry and gold weights. The American and European collections include paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture. A hands-on gallery for children, Amazing Space, draws from the Museum's extensive permanent collection and provides children the opportunity to play and interact with art.


Hours:   Tuesday - Saturday  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
              Closed Sunday and Monday

Self-guided tours.

1 adult for every 5 children, regardless of age.

 

Anne Frank in the World: 1922-1945

Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945
Parkside Shopping Center
5920 Roswell Rd., Suite A209,
Sandy Springs, 30328
770-206-1558

The exhibition tells the story of Anne Frank and her family, following them from freedom in 1920's Germany, to exile in the Netherlands, to hiding in a secret annex above her father's business in Amsterdam, and finally, to death in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The Exhibit includes a 28-minute film on "The Short Life of Anne Frank", a virtual tour of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, a student artwork exhibit and an exhibit on the life of a soldier from an all black unit who witnessed the liberation of a concentration camp.


ADVISORY:  This is emotionally challenging material and best experienced by patrons able to comprehend difficult subject matter.

**Minimum age: 12 yrs.**

Hours:  Allow 2 hours for visit
For self-guided tours: Tuesday - Thursday  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
                                    Friday       10:00 am - 2:00 pm
                                    Saturday   12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
                                    Sunday      12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
                                    Closed Mondays
 
LIMIT 15
One chaperone is required for every 10 students.
This venue requires at LEAST a TWO (2) WEEK NOTICE to schedule your groups.

 

Archibald Smith Plantation Home

935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell
770-641-3978

Step back in time - see the 1840's Archibald Smith Plantation Home in Historic Roswell with furnishings collected by the family from 1840 - 1940.  There are 12 outbuildings including barn, corncrib, kitchen, carriage house and well. The site represents three generations of the Smith family who lived on the property.

Hours:  Monday - Friday  tours  10:30 am, 11:30 am or 2:30 pm

Maximum of 20 people and no additional tickets available.

Only the first floor is accessible to wheelchair users.
This is a walking tour; seats are not provided.
Covered pavilion available for picnics.

Please arrive 15 minutes early.

 

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Piedmont at The Prado, Atlanta
404-876-5859

An oasis of beauty in Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens has three major components.  The Gardens showcase demonstration includes Japanese, rose, herb, rock, vegetable, fragrance and perennial gardens.  The Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory, A $5.5 million glass facility, is a haven for thousands of tropical, desert, Mediterranean and endangered plants.  Storza Woods is a 15-acre hardwood forest, one of only five remaining in Atlanta, and is crossed with winding walking trails.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD ALLOWED

"Holiday Lights" is NOT Available through the Community Events Program.

Hours:   Tuesday - Sunday   9:00 am - 5:00 pm (9:00 am - 7:00 pm April - September)


             Closed on Mondays

            **Groups of 20 or more MUST request after 12:00.

             March, April and May:   TUESDAY - FRIDAY ONLY, also 1:00 pm is earliest reservation time available.

 AT LEAST ONE CHAPERONE per 8 CHILDREN

50 people maximum Beyond 50 MUST pay regular admission rates of $13.95/child and $18.95/adult.

Minimum two weeks notice.


 


Atlanta Botanical Gardens-Gainesville location

http://atlantabg.org/visit/gainesville

1911 Sweetbay Drive, Gainesville, Georgia 30501
404-888-4761


The Gainesville location is a new destination for connecting with beauty and the natural world. Complete with a visitor center, outdoor gardens, a model train garden and an amphitheater, it is a cultural center for the community hosting exciting exhibitions, events, and educational programs.

The nationally recognized collections expand the horticultural palette of Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Garden has already developed a sophisticated horticultural operation and the largest conservation nursery in the Southeast on the property. Endangered plants are propagated on the site for the conservation program.

NO OUTSIDE FOOD ALLOWED - You may bring in and carry a bottle of water or beverage

Hours:   Tuesday - Sunday   9:00 am - 6:00 pm
                                          (10:00 am - 4:00 pm November-March)


             Closed on Mondays
             


            **Groups of 20 or more MUST request after 12:00.

             March, April and May:   TUESDAY - FRIDAY ONLY, also 1:00 pm is earliest reservation time available.

 AT LEAST ONE CHAPERONE per 8 CHILDREN

50 people maximum Beyond 50 MUST pay FULL ADULT regular admission of $8.00/adult.

Minimum two weeks notice.

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

535 Means Street, Atlanta
404-688-1970

 Atlanta Contemporary Art Center presents six major exhibitions as well as special projects throughout the year that examine current ideas, attitudes and directions in the visual arts.  Works presented are culturally diverse, represent all mediums and present a wide range of local, national and international artists.  The Contemporary presents six major exhibitions as well as special projects throughout the year that examine current ideas, attitudes and directions in the visual arts.  Works presented are culturally diverse, represent all mediums and present a wide range of local, national and international artists.


This venue especially wants letters after your visit telling them about your experiences.

Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 am-5:00 pm  
             Closed Sundays and Mondays.

* Special Note: This venue closes between exhibits.
ALWAYS check their website PRIOR to making a request
to ensure that they will be open when you want to visit.


 (Note: This is NOT Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia)

Atlanta History Center

3101 Andrews Drive, Atlanta 404-814-4000

The Atlanta History Center features special exhibits and events through out the year relating to Atlanta and Southern History with permanent exhibit as well.  For information about the current exhibit, see their website.


Guided tours are not available.

The Tullie Smith House and Swan House are not included.

Hours:   
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
              Sunday 12:00-5:30 pm

Barrington Hall

535 Barrington Drive, Roswell,  30075
770-640-3855

Barrington King, co-founder of Roswell, built Barrington Hall on the highest point in Roswell.  Built in the Greek Revival style and listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, it was completed in 1842 and has been restored as close to its original form as possible.  Craftsmen skilled in the lost art of plastering restored the horsehair plaster walls throughout the house, cracked and severely damaged by fire and water.  The original heart pine floors and walnut doors have been refinished and many of the faux painted doors have also been restored.

Hours:  Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

             Sunday 1:00-3:00

             Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Maximum of 20 people with no additional tickets available.

Accessible to wheelchair users on main floor only.
This is a walking tour, no seating available.

Minimum two weeks notice with advance cancellation an absolute must.

Bartow History Museum

4 East Church Street Cartersville, GA 30120
770-382-3818
  
This museum is located in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, and documents the history of northwest Georgia’s Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area’s primary residents.  Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past. The museum also provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults, children, families, and school groups.

Hours:  Monday –Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  
Limit:  20, including at least 1 chaperone for each 5 children.
 

BellSouth Telephone Museum

This Venue is CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
675 W. Peachtree Street, Plaza Level, BellSouth Center, Atlanta
404-529-0971
The Telephone museum uses interesting and nostalgic exhibits, photographs, tapes and slides to commemorate the first century of telecommunications in the United States.  Between 1900 and 1910 the number of rural telephones increased over 500%.  Exhibits show working step-by-step switch equipment, switchboards, electronic switching systems; lifesize replica of a telephone installer; various transmission systems including cable, microwave; satellite technology; optic fiber technology and digital technology.  Guided tours.
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Minimum age is 6 years.
12 people maximum.
This Museum is open only when there is a tour so you MUST be on time and MUST cancel 24 hours in advance.

 


Booth Western Art Museum

501 Museum Drive, Cartersville  30120
770-387-1300

Explore the West without leaving the South!  Start your visit with the 15-minute orientation film. Then explore the many permanent galleries: American West, representing many of the finest Western artists; Mythic West, portraits of Western movie stars, covers of books & magazines; Reel West, Western movie memorabilia; Cowboy Gallery, showing the cowboy at work, rest and play; War is Hell Gallery, depicting the Civil War; Presidents Gallery with a signed letter from every President; and Sagebrush Ranch, where 2-12 year olds can take a ride in a stagecoach, sit on a life-size horse or learn to brand a cow in the interactive children's gallery.  The Museum hosts traveling exhibits as well.

Self-guided tours during all open hours.
 
Cafe in building.

Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday   10:00 am - 5:00 pm

             Thursday open till 8:00 pm
             Sunday  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
             Closed Monday

LIMIT:  15,  must have 1 adult per every 5 children

 

The Breman

140 Spring Street NW at 18th Street, Atlanta
678-222-3700

The Breman interprets the universal themes of tolerance, respect, responsible citizenship, human dignity and community-building through the Jewish experience.  Permanent exhibits tell the story of the history of Jews in Atlanta; the Holocaust; Holocaust survivors who have made their homes in Atlanta; and an imaginative hands-on Discovery Area.  Also special exhibits throughout the year.

Docent-led tours usually available on Mondays & Thursdays at 2:00.
5 weeks notice required for all Guided Tours.

Hours:  Monday - Thursday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm

             Friday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
             Sunday 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
             Closed Saturday, most Jewish holidays and many secular holidays.

During the school year:  MUST GIVE AT LEAST A ONE MONTH NOTICE
 

Bulloch Hall

180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell
770-992-1731

Bulloch Hall is the 1840 childhood home of Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, mother of our 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt.  The impressive Greek Revival house is one of the most significant houses in Georgia and on the National Register of Historic Places.  Lovely gardens surround the house.
This is a walking tour.

Hours:  Tuesdays only, 10:00 am-3:00 pm


Tours on the hour with last tour at 3:00.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Maximum of 20 people with no additional tickets available.

Accessible to wheelchair users on main floor only.

Minimum two weeks notice with advance cancellation an absolute must. 
No shows will not be rescheduled.

 


Carter Center Presidential Library and Museum

441 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta
404-420-5100

Highlights of the Carter Center Presidential Library and Museum include a 30-minute film about the presidency, children's exhibits, a life-size replica of the Oval office, Jimmy Carter's presidential documents, memorabilia, and touch-sensory video screens with questions visitors can ask the former president.  Special exhibits available as well.


ALL TOURS ARE SELF-GUIDED.

Hours:  Monday-Saturday   9:00 am - 4:00 pm
             Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Maximum of 50.
 

Douglasville Cultural Arts Center

8652 Campbellton Street, Douglasville
770-949-2787

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the graceful two-story Greek Revival home was built by a U.S. Senator in 1901 and has housed three mayors since then.  With its air of neoclassical architecture, the low sweeping line of a grand front porch, and an entrance of stained glass doors, it is a lovely setting for traveling exhibits of all types.

Hours:   Tuesdays   9:00 am - 5:00 pm

              Wednesdays   9:00 am - 2:00 pm
              Thursdays   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
              Not available on Sunday, Monday and Friday

 Self Guided Tours ONLY!


Limit: 30 people with 1 chaperone required for each 8 children.
 

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

THIS VENUE IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
767 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Only at Fernbank Museum can you come face-to-face with the world’s largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia, connect with cultures from around the globe, engage in a variety of hands-on exhibitions and more!

Hours:  Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday Noon to 5 pm

**IMAX is NOT Available**

Small groups only, limit 6 per group: two adults per group required.
 

Fernbank Science Center and Planetarium Show
 

156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta
678-874-7102



Home to an exhibit hall, forest, planetarium and observatory.  The center focuses on a wide range of scientific topics.

IMAX is not at this venue.


Hours:
  Exhibit Hall:
      Monday - Saturday  NOON - 5:00 pm

  Planetarium Show:  
      Thursdays       8:00 pm
       Fridays            3:00 pm &  8:00 pm
       Saturdays        11:00 am, 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm

      JUNE & JULY  Monday - Friday  11:00 am, 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm


There is no late admission to planetarium shows and the doors close 15 minutes before the shows start.

Please check  website carefully to see what is showing at the time you wish to go as their schedule changes throughout the school year.  We schedule the TIME you request.  It is your responsibility to make sure what you want to see is at the time you request.


Children under the age of five not admitted to Planetarium shows except for shows listed as "family" or "children".  Saturdays, 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM (only).

Note: This is NOT Fernbank Museum of Natural History with the dinosaurs and IMAX Theater.

Limit 50

Georgia Capitol Building

Capitol Avenue, Atlanta
404-656-2844

Tours include a film depicting the history of the capitol as well as a discussion of the legislative process, history of the state and famous Georgians.
A self-guided natural history museum occupies the fourth floor.

Hours:  Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm,  for self-guided tours
            CLOSED WEEKENDS

Guided tours available  9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
MUST be stated on request.

Maximum of 30 people
1 chaperone for every 5 children.

YOU MUST BE ON TIME FOR THIS VENUE.

Georgia Museum of Art- Athens

University of Georgia, Athens
706-542-1776

The Georgia Museum of Art has a permanent collection of American Impressionists and early modern works, plus traveling exhibits of regional, national and international visual arts.  Guided tours are available with two weeks notice, subject to availability.

Hours:  Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  

             Closed Mondays

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

301 Cherry Street, Macon
1-478-752-1585

With over 7,000 sports artifacts, the history of Georgia sports is represented on two floors.  Downstairs is the Hall of Fame corridor that pays tribute to the 304 inductees.  Upstairs are High School, Collegiate, Olympic, Paralympic and Professional Sports and Great Moments In Georgia Sports History. There are two full-sized cars, Bill Elliott's #94 McDonalds Chevrolet and the Riverside Ford NASCAR simulator.

Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
             CLOSED on Mondays

Limit 25

Self-guided tours

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art- Augusta

506 Telfair Street, Augusta  30901
706-722-5495

Founded in 1937 and housed in Ware's Folly, the Gertrude Herbert serves as a showcase for local and regional artists, hosting at least six major exhibits of contemporary art in its Main Gallery each year. Built in 1818 for the exorbitant sum of $40,000, Ware's Folly was an architectural first for Augusta. This grand Federal-style house was  built under the strict direction of Nicholas Ware, mayor of Augusta and U.S. Senator. The home's fluted pilasters, three-story elliptical staircase, and elegant bay windows served as tourist attractions then, and still enthrall visitors today.

Hours:  Tuesday - Friday  10:00 - 5:00

             Closed Sundays & Mondays

Ages 5 and up.

For guided tours:  minimum of 8 people, maximum of 20 people.  


Maximum 20 for self-guided tours.

Second floor (where Main Gallery is located) is accessible only by stairs.

Governor's Mansion



391 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
404-261-1776

Tours cover the highlights of the Governor's Mansion.  Hostesses in each room describe furnishings, history and answer questions for guests.

Will need to know number and types of vehicles due to parking restrictions.  Also, you MUST include Make, Model, Color, Year and Tag number to all vehicles entering this property.

Tours:  Tuesday, Wednesday &Thursday only 10:00 and 10:30 am

             Closed Monday and Friday.

PARKING RESTICTIONS:   You MUST include on your request - Make, Model, Color, Year and Tag number to all vehicles entering this property.  Any vehicle that doesn't match original information will NOT be allowed on premises!

Hammonds House Museum

Staffing problems - Unavailable until further notice

503 Peeples Street, SW , Atlanta
404-612-0481

Hammonds House Galleries and Resource Center of African American Art is a fine arts museum in the historic West End which houses a permanent collection by nationally acclaimed and local artists, works by Romare Bearden and Haitian Collections, as well as changing exhibitions.  The collections are housed in the former residence of the late Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, a prominent Atlanta physician and arts patron.

First floor accessible via lift at back entrance.

Hours:  Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  For guided tours you must request and arrive at 10:30 am
             Saturday & Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. 
             Closed Mondays.



 

Hapeville Depot Museum

620 Central Avenue, Hapeville
404-669-2175

Exhibits can be seen of early Atlanta air and rail transportation, an operating and model railroad, and Granny's Kitchen, featuring kitchen utensils and equipment used before 1930.  An ongoing exhibit of World War II memorabilia is the newest collection.  Ages 12 and up, please.

Hours:  Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 pm

               CLOSED - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Wheelchair access is limited.
30 maximum per visit.

High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta  30309
404-733-4444

The High Museum has both temporary and permanent exhibits, including a permanent African art collection, and one of the largest decorative arts collections in the nation.  It also features a junior gallery with exhibits of special interest to young art lovers.

Hours:  Tuesday - Friday  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

             Saturday - Sunday  10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
             Closed Mondays

Maximum of 30 people week days
Maximum of 25 people weekends

One chaperone needed for every 7 children regardless of age.  Must specify number of children, their age range, and number of adults.


Permanent Exhibits are ALL that is included with the free admission
to High Museum of Art.

Never are Special Exhibits included in VSA arts of Georgia free admissions.
 

Hudgens Center for the Arts

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Bldg. 300 (at Robot), Duluth  30097
770-623-6002 ext 102

Exhibitions are presented in several galleries and feature local, national and international  artists representing all media. The permanent collection includes Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Wassily Kandinsky and Robert Rauschenberg.  The Children's Gallery hosts exciting and educational exhibits for youth.

All tours of the main galleries and Children's Gallery are self-guided.


Hours:  Tuesday-Thursday    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
             Friday - Saturday    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
             Closed Sunday & Monday

Children's Museum

275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, Atlanta  30313
404-659-5437

In Atlanta's children's museum, exhibits are out-of-the-ordinary and larger-than-life, but all the action is kid-level. At Imagine It The Children's Museum of Atlanta, a child's wildest imagination can run free.  This is a place where children eight and under can learn and explore with other children and with grown ups in a fun and hands-on environment.  There's so much to explore!  At Imagine It! kids can move balls through a giant machine powered by teamwork, slide down a giant banana, paint a masterpiece right on the wall, shop in a miniature grocery store, operate a crane or load a pretend delivery truck.


NOT suited for children over the age of ten.

Days and Times you can request: 
Groups less than 10 persons:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Groups of 10 or more persons:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 2:00 pm only!

NO Wednesday visits!

 
Limit 20,  MUST include at least 1 chaperone for each 5 children

Madison Morgan Cultural Center- Madison

434 South Main Street, Madison
706-342-4743

Located in the picturesque and historic community of Madison, the center sits in the heart of one of the oldest and largest National Register Historic Districts in Georgia.  The center features a turn-of-the-century classroom, a history museum, and four visual arts galleries.
About 80 miles east of Atlanta.


Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
                             Sunday     2:00 pm -  5:00 pm
                             Closed Mondays

20 Minimum

 

Marietta Cobb Museum of Art

Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art  
30 Atlanta Street, Marietta
770-528-1444

The museum, built in 1909, presents several exhibitions throughout the year and is the only museum in the metro Atlanta area with primary emphasis on American works.  Groups must schedule after 2:00 during the school year.  Museum is closed between exhibits; please check the museum schedule before making a request.

Hours:   Tuesday - Saturday  11:00 am -  5:00 pm

              Closed Sunday and Monday.

Self-guided tours.

Two weeks notice.

Michael C. Carlos Museum

Emory University, Atlanta
404-727-4282

The exhibit features ancient Egyptian antiquities, Greek, Roman, and Pre-Columbian and Near-Eastern cultures.  A variety of temporary exhibits are presented as well.

Hours:  Tuesday - Friday      10:00 am - 4:00 pm

             Saturday - Sunday    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Guided tours are available with 30 days advance notice, subject to availability.

Two chaperones for every 10 children for self-guided tours.

 

Monetary Museum Federal Reserve Bank

1000 Peachtree Street at Tenth, Atlanta  30309

The museum tells the story of money from Yap stones to the electronic transfer of funds.  Other highlights include rare $100,000 gold certificates and coins from ancient Greece.  Interactive computer screens show how money works and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank.  Also view the bank's vault and cash processing facilities and check  processing facilities.
There is VERY strict security here.

Hours:  Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm   (not available between 1:00 - 1:30 pm)
            Closed 2nd Thursday of every month

Self-guided tours ONLY!

Maximum of 10 - no exceptions


DO NOT CALL THE MUSEUM TO CANCEL
ALL CANCELLATIONS TO VSA arts of GA

 

Morris Museum of Art -Augusta

1 Tenth Street, Augusta
1-706-724-7501

The first museum in the country dedicated to celebrating and exploring the art and artists of the South, the Morris Museum of Art has a permanent collection of some 2,500 paintings and works on paper. Nearly 1,900 of these works make up the Southern Collection, a broad-based survey collection, encompassing a history of painting in the South and ranging from delicate watercolors by eighteenth century nature artists, to vibrant works by some of today's best-known Southern artists.

Hours:   Tuesday - Saturday  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

              Sunday  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  
              Closed Monday

Guided tours for groups of 10 or more; self-guided tours for fewer than 10.

Minimum two weeks notice.

Museum of Arts and Sciences- Macon

4182 Forsyth Road, Macon  31210
478-477-3232

The Museum presents an extensive schedule of changing exhibits and stays open between special exhibits.  Discovery House features three floors of interactive exhibits exploring art, science and humanities. The Back Yard contains forest, aquatic and desert habitats for the Museum's live collections.  Live animal shows daily at 3:00 with an additional show on Saturday at 1:00 (reservations required specifically for a show).  The Mark Smith Planetarium presents five new shows annually as well as programs on the current night sky.

Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

             Sunday  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
             CLOSED on Mondays

Two weeks notice.

Limit 30

Museum of Aviation Flight and Technology Center

Russell Parkway & GA Hwy. 247, Warner Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins
478-926-5558

The Museum of Aviation is now the second largest museum in the United States Air Force, displaying 93 aircraft and hundreds of exhibits.  The Eagle building shaped like the U.S. Forces "Stars and Bar" insignia, houses exhibits, aircraft, archives and offices. The Century of Flight Hangar contains an interactive theater and exhibit hall, as well as several restored aircraft. Hangar One features beautifully restored aircraft (including helicopters and trainers), missiles and engines.  Also visit the Heritage Building which features "Windows To A Distant Past," Georgia's most unique sight-and-sound Native American history exhibit, exploring the culture of Georgia's first inhabitants, complete with realistic figures, preserved animals and centuries-old artifacts found during archaeological diggings on Robins Air Force Base. 


Tours are self-guided

Hours:  Monday - Sunday   9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Closed:  Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

75 Bennet Street, Atlanta, 30309
404-367-8700

The Museum is a collecting museum that documents and archives significant works of contemporary visual art by the artists of the State of Georgia.  Its exhibitions and educational programs promote the visual arts through creating an active interchange between the public and the artists of Georgia.  Closed between exhibits.

Hours:  Tuesday - Saturday  11:00 am - 5:00 pm

            Closed Sunday and Monday

Closed between exhibits, please check their website by clicking on link above.
 

Museum of Design Atlanta

1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta
across from High Museum of Art
404-979-6455

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Design Atlanta is a center for learning and discovery dedicated to the study of design and its impact on our daily lives.  Exhibits explore the uses, structures, effects and meanings of design and the influence of design as a force for communication and change in the world.

Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
             Thursday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

             Closed Monday and ALL holidays


Also closed between exhibits, please check their website by clicking on name above

Minimum age:  12 years


One chaperone needed for every 7 children, regardless of age.

Maximum of 25

Noah's Ark

712 LG-Griffin Road, Locust Grove
770-957-0888

Noah's Ark is a 250 acre rehabilitation center for animals. They provide a loving home for abused, unwanted, and orphaned animals. Noah’s Ark is not a zoo or humane society but a place dedicated to the care and treatment of wildlife, domestic livestock, exotic animals and birds. Exotic animals, such as tigers, primates, etc., having no “home” in North America, receive permanent residence at Noah’s Ark. Presently, Noah’s Ark has about 1,000 permanent “residents” . Walk along the 40 acre, wheelchair accessible, Nature Trails, have a picnic in their open grounds or take a self-guided tour to see the exotic animals.

Hours:   Tuesday- Saturday,
              Grounds open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm,  (Wonderful area to picnic)
              Animal Habitat open 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (weather permitting)

              CLOSED Sunday and Monday

Self-guided tours only

Not a petting zoo situation.  There is absolutely NO feeding or petting of animals.

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum

U.S. 27 & Veterans Memorial Hwy at Berry College, Rome
706-291-1883

Tour begins at the Martha Berry Museum with a 25-minute film and the permanent exhibit that maps the growth of the Berry Schools into Berry College.  The second floor houses the art collection of Miss Berry's sister Eugenia, wife of Prince Enrico of Italy, paintings by Italian and American artists spanning nearly 1,000 year.  Guided tours of Oak Hill, Greek revival home of Martha Berry, and three outbuildings are included.  Tours of the gardens are self-guided.  The estate and gardens were home to Union troops during the Civil War.  Also on the grounds is the home of "Aunt Martha" Freeman, a former slave who cared for Berry as a young child and lived with the educator for all her life.
Must have transportation on site.

Hours:  Monday - Saturday   10:00 am - 3:30  pm (Last tour starts at 3:00  pm)

             Closed Sunday
                 
               NOT available in April and September


Limit: 15 people

Allow 1 to 1.5 hours

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art

4484 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta
404-634-8555

Oglethorpe Museum presents artwork which is international, representational, often figurative and spiritual in nature.  On the 3rd floor of the Philip Weltner Library towards the back of the Oglethorpe University campus.  Museum is closed between exhibits; please check the museum schedule before making a request.  Guided tours are available on Sunday at 2:00 or by special arrangement with at least 3 weeks notice.  Please include alternate date.



Hours:  Tuesday - Sunday   12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
             Closed Monday & University holidays
 

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
 

500 Tenth Street (at Hemphill St.), Atlanta 30332
404-894-7840

Trace the history of paper from 4,000 B.C. to today.  The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum is an international resource on the history of paper and paper technology. It features a collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, artifacts, machines, and manuscripts as well as over 10,000 books on paper and hand papermaking.


Hours:   Monday - Friday,  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
              Closed Saturday and Sunday

Tours are self-guided

Limit 10,  minimum age is 8

 

 


Rose Lawn 

224 W. Cherokee Avenue, Cartersville  30120
770-387-5162

Built in the 1860s, Rose Lawn was bought by Sam Jones, the "Billy Graham" of the late 1800s.  His preaching flourished as he traveled the state raising money for the Methodist Orphanage in Decatur.  Preaching in Nashville in 1885, he converted Tom Ryman who built the Union Gospel Tabernacle, later known as Ryman Auditorium.  Caring little for theological doctrine, Jones emphasized the simplicity of living a good life with a message as simple as "Quit your meanness."  
Several outbuildings are also on the tour.

Hours:  Tuesday - Thursday  10:00  am - 3:00 pm (Closed from 12:00 - 1:00 daily)
             Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays


Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

Maximum of 20 people with no additional tickets available

Minimum two weeks notice with advance cancellation required

Minimum age:  12 years

 

Sidney Lanier Cottage - Macon

935 High Street, Macon  31208
478-743-3851

Historic cottage dating c.1840 and birthplace of the great Southern poet, Sidney Lanier.  Lanier was a poet, musician, and scholar, nationally known and particularly beloved in the South. He served in the Confederate Army until captured aboard a blockade runner and was confined at Fort Lookout, Maryland.

Hours:   Monday - Saturday  10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
              Closed Sundays and major holidays.
              Guided tours; last tour starts at 3:30 p.m.

Bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.

Limit 10

Groups arriving any time other than their reservation time will be charged the regular admission fee.

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

(Formerly Kennesaw Civil War Museum)
2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw
770-427-2117

Formerly a cotton mill gin, this museum is now home to three permanent collections as well as being a new Smithsonian Affiliate, hosting traveling Smithsonian exhibits.  Permanent exhibits are "The General", a fully restored Civil War locomotive that was the object of the infamous Andrew's Raid of 1862; the Civil War Era Collection of photographs and artifacts that show the use and importance of railroads; and the Glover Steam Locomotive Collection and Machine Works that played a significant role in industrializing the South after the Civil War.


Tours are self-guided

Hours:   Monday - Saturday   9:30 am - 5:00 pm

              Sunday   12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

During the school year, weekday admission available 12:00 - 5:00 only.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Two weeks notice

LIMIT 30

 

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

2450 S. Milledge Avenue, University of Georgia, Athens
706-542-1244

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, a unit of the University of Georgia, is a 313-acre facility featuring various theme gardens, plant collections, a conservatory and over 5 miles of nature trails.

Hours:  Monday - Saturday   9:00 am - 4:30 pm
             Sunday 11:30 am-4:30 pm

 

Waffle House Museum

2719 East College Avenue, Decatur

Come see where the first Waffle House waffle was made in 1955! The first of over 1,500 locations has reopened into a museum.  The 13-stool diner and a next-door storefront have been restored with vintage equipment, displays of old uniforms, exhibits of memorabilia and place settings with plastic eggs and shellacked waffles. The jukebox is stocked with oldies and a selection of homespun Waffle House songs.

 HOURS:  Wednesdays ONLY  11:00 am or 1:00 pm

    REQUIRES a MINIMUM of 2 MONTHS NOTICE
 
Limit 20,  with a Minimum of 10 persons

This is a 30 minute guided tour.

Wheelchair accessible

Bus Parking at the side of the Building

 

Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home

419 Seventh Street at Telfair, Augusta
706-724-0436

Tommy Wilson lived in this Presbyterian Manse from 1860 - 1870, spending the formative years of his childhood in Augusta.  Here Wilson experienced the hardships of the Civil War and Reconstruction, began his education, tasted leadership as president of the Lightfoot Baseball Club and grounded his deep Presbyterian Faith.  He went on to become the 28th President, presided during World War I and was one of the most notable presidents in U.S. history.

Hours:  Tuesdays - Saturday  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Guided tours.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early


Maximum of 10 people, 3rd grade and older

1 chaperone for each 5 children.

Accessible to wheelchair users on 1st floor only.

 

Wren's Nest House Museum

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW, Atlanta
404-753-7735

The 1881 National Historic Landmark home of Joel Chandler Harris, creator of Uncle Remus and chronicler of stories about Br'er Rabbit.  Original Harris family furnishings, books, photographs and memorabilia.  Guided tours and video.

 Hours:   Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
               Closed Sunday and Monday.

Maximum of 30 people per day and you must specify age range, number of children and number of adults.

Minimum age:  5 years.

You MUST be on time for this venue

Zoo Atlanta


Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta
404-624-5936


March, April and May:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY.

NO REQUESTS ACCEPTED for the following Mondays:
            Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day


NO REQUESTS ACCEPTED during the following Spring Break week:
                  APRIL 2 through APRIL 6, 2018
                     

More than 1,000 animals are exhibited in natural habitats.  Some features are Gorillas in the Ford African Rain Forest, elephant shows and special exhibits throughout the year.  Many indoor attractions are available during cold weather.  All new Indoor Reptile House. . .it's amazing!

CHAPERONE REQUIREMENTS:
      1 Adult per every   8 Children (under the age 6)
    1 Adult per every 10 Children (OVER the age 6)

Hours:  Monday - Friday   9:30 am - 3:00 pm

 
*Zoo admission is not available to VSA arts of Georgia on the weekends - no exceptions.

The ticket limit is 50 per day per agency.  


If you wish to take more than 50, you must have money ready to pay for additional tickets (adult rate)  or make a reservation for extra tickets (that you will be paying for) per instructions from VSA arts of GA office when ticket request is confirmed.