Georgia Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
We strive to inspire the citizens of Atlanta and Georgia and all visitors to the Zoo to value wildlife on Earth and to help safeguard existing species through conservation.
We do this by:
• Providing an informative, educational, and engaging experience,
• Being respectful and responsible stewards of the animals and the physical and financial assets entrusted to us, and
• Engaging in related conservation activities and research.
Address: 800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone: (404) 624-5600
Stone Mountain Park
Located on 3,300 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of fun family activities and things to do in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Amazing adventures await as you discover interactive children's attractions. Plus you'll not want to miss such fun annual events as the Yellow Daisy Festival or the Indian Pow Wow.
Address: U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: (770) 498-5690
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Chattahoochee Nature Center is a pristine refuge located along the Chattahoochee River. The center is a place where hawks swoop, turtles sunbathe on submerged logs, and cattails sway along the quiet riverbank. Here, nature sets the pace for your learning expedition.
Address: 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: (770) 992-2055
Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta
The mission of Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta is to create
environments and activities where young children experience the power of
imagination and the pure delight of learning with each other and with
Address: 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1827
Phone: (404) 659-5437
Morris Museum of Art
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. Here is a list of these works with basic, descriptive information. Masterworks from the permanent collection are showcased in a series of galleries devoted to various time periods, themes, or art movements. The tour begins with antebellum portraits displayed in an elegant setting and continues through Civil War art, the African American image in Southern painting, the Southern still life, Southern impressionism, twentieth-century painting, Southern landscapes, and contemporary art.
Address: 1 Tenth, St. August, GA 30901
Phone: (706) 724-7501
Museum of Arts and Sciences
Serving a regional audience of all ages and many interests, the Museum of Arts and Sciences is a community resource for life-long learning and enrichment. As Georgia's largest museum devoted to the arts and sciences, the Museum seeks to engage visitors, evoke wonder, stimulate curiosity, and open minds to new worlds of discovery. Open seven days a week, the Museum serves 85,000 visitors annually, including 25,000 school children. In 2006, the Museum is celebrating 50 years of service to Middle Georgia and beyond.
Address: 4182 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210
Phone: (478) 477-3232
Fax: (478) 477-3251
Coca-Cola Space Science Center
Mission of the Coca Cola Space Science Center To make science, mathematics, and technology accessible to ALL students, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, or gender while improving teaching and student assessment in these areas.
Address: 701 Front Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
Phone: (706) 649-1470
Fax: (706) 649-1478
Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center
Visit the original Confederate warships in the collection, some of the rarest and most significant Civil War artifacts in the nation, and reconstructed ships in which the visitor can feel how it must have been to live and work.
Address: 1002 Victory Drive, P.O. Box 1022, Columbus GA 31902
Phone: (706) 327-9798
Dauset Trails Nature Center
See the Animals. Walk the AnimalTrail and find hawks, owls, raccoons, bison, bobcats and more! Visit the "Wonder Room" - where you will find alligators, turtles, sssnakes and more behind the visitor's center. See farm animals at barnyard exhibit. Feed big bream, catfish, turtles, ducks and seasonal Canada geese from a bridge. Picnic on tables overlooking a scenic lake and woods. Hike and Bike 17+ miles of multi-skill level trails through rocky, hilly woods, terraces, bottomlands and creeks. Great for bird-watching!
Address: 360 Mt. Vernon Rd., Jackson, GA 30233
Phone: (770) 775-6798
National Science Center's Fort Discovery
Fort Discovery, The National Science Center's incredible, interactive environment on Augusta's scenic Riverwalk, invites you to grasp, to learn, and to experience the technologies involved with communications, electronics, automation, and computers. Immerse yourself in the wonders of science through live demonstrations, virtual realities, and hands-on exhibits.
Address: One 7th Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: (800) 325-5445
Year after year, Swamp Gravy, the Official Folk Life Play of Georgia, produces plays that delight audiences of all ages and all backgrounds. While definitely steeped in Southern tradition, Swamp Gravy presents stories of universal appeal... stories about life and death, about family, about community. Each performance is a crowd-pleasing blend of comedy, drama, and music with a cast and crew of over 100 people who transform southern life into unforgettable theatre.
Address: P.O. Box 567, Colquitt, GA 39837
Phone: (229) 758-5450