Arts & Culture
Things to Do

Find inspiration with Atlanta’s arts scene

When it comes to art and cultural things to do in Atlanta, you’ll find quite a diverse scene. The city hosts a variety of performances including hit Broadway shows, can’t-miss concerts and much more. Whether it’s an avant-garde performance at the Alliance Theatre, Grammy-winning talent at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a public art installation or a stunning exhibition at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta’s cultural activities offer something for everyone.

Category
Neighborhood
By DBE Category

No things to do available. Try clearing filters and searching again.

Emory | Decatur | Stone…

Fernbank Museum

Open with changes to operations

Meander Through the Mesozoic
Get up close and personal with the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This museum is an adventure for all who dare and takes travelers back in time to see giant creatures of the Mesozoic – including one that measures more than 120 feet long.

View Website

Downtown

Georgia Aquarium

Open with changes to operations

Journey Under the Sea
Georgia Aquarium is something you should “sea” to believe. Stare in awe at the sheer variety of marine life on display, peek at puffins and penguins or feed the dolphins after their spectacular show. Don’t miss the opportunity to check swimming with whale sharks off your bucket list.

View Website

Midtown

Alliance Theatre

Catch a Broadway Play Before It Hits Broadway
Musicals, dramas and classical favorites light up Atlanta’s theater scene. See groundbreaking performances at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre for a perfect ending to your evening.

View Website

Midtown

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Open with changes to operations

Stop and Smell the Orchids
Nestled in the northern corner of Piedmont Park, Atlanta Botanical Garden spreads its roots across more than 30 acres. Explore the lush green garden when it is lit up for special events, blooms during seasonal activities and harvests a spooky spectacle or two.

View Website

Buckhead

Atlanta History Center

Open with changes to operations

Get Hype for History
Big things await you at Atlanta History Center. This 33-acre attraction features award-winning exhibitions including the re-imagined Cyclorama exhibit, memorabilia from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the historic Swan House. Don’t forget to make a quick trip to the Margaret Mitchell House at the center’s Midtown campus.

View Website

Downtown

Atlanta Magic Theater

Expect an Evening of Elegant Illusion
Hilarity and magic blend together to create an outstanding evening with tons of audience involvement. Peter Morrison’s performance delights and amazes everyone, so play your cards right and see this marvel of a show.

View Website

Midtown

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Immerse Yourself in Award-winning Surround Sound
Whether they’re performing the classics or a soundtrack over a favorite film, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra always hits the right notes.

View Website

Midtown

Center For Puppetry Arts

Open with changes to operations

Pull a Few Strings
Bring the kids to experience the most beloved children’s tales through award-winning puppetry shows, films and workshops at Center for Puppetry Arts. After a show, don’t miss the Worlds of Puppetry Museum featuring a huge Jim Henson collection.

View Website

Downtown

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Open with changes to operations

Get Hands-On With the Love of Learning
Kids and grown-ups alike will love the 3,000-square-foot Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Climb through the layers of Earth, journey across the continents, deliver food from farm to table, then build or paint a masterpiece, all before storytime!

View Website

Midtown

Fox Theatre

Open with changes to operations

Walk the Red Carpet
Get ready to feel like a movie star when visiting Fox Theatre. Musicals, dance performances and nationally renowned acts await guests at the end of the red carpet walk. No show scheduled? You can take a tour and learn the fascinating history of this Atlanta icon.

View Website

Midtown

High Museum of Art

Open with changes to operations

Mingle With the Masters
Find more than 17,000 works including 19th century art and a growing collection of contemporary pieces inside the leading art museum in the Southeast. Impress a date or bring the family for special exhibits and events plus the permanent collections at High Museum of Art.

View Website

Eastside

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

Elect to See the Impact of a Global Icon
Not every city boasts a presidential library, and we’re proud of the one our very own peanut-growing, Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Jimmy Carter built. At Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from an Oval Office replica to the gifts received during his presidency and see his impact on the world today.

View Website

Midtown

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Black-Owned

Hear the Resounding Voice of Storytellers
Celebrate with bold artists of all cultures as they continue the rich tradition of black storytelling on stage. The shows here will leave you with a powerful message that educates, entertains and delights.

View Website

Emory | Decatur | Stone…

Michael C. Carlos Museum

Bond with Mummy
Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum houses permanent collections ranging from Egyptian artifacts to one of the earliest bathtubs in existence. World-renowned traveling exhibits mesmerize your inner history buff.

View Website

 

Murals & Public Art

Marvel at Magnificent Murals
The city’s vibrant street art is on full display. Many murals come to life during annual collaborative community art events like Forward Warrior, ELEVATE and Living Walls. Artists are drawn to Atlanta to create these must-see canvases throughout the city.

View Website

Midtown

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

Delight in the Celebration of All Things Design
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) creates engaging exhibits of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion and more. See the impact of design on your everyday life with MODA’s range of programs and lectures for all ages.

View Website

Downtown

Tabernacle

Open with changes to operations

All Together Now
Come let your full-on fandom fly at one of Atlanta’s most unique music venues. Tabernacle, a concert hall which began life as a church over a century ago, is chock-full of character and regularly features internationally known acts, all within walking distance of the rest of downtown Atlanta.

View Website

 

Tiny Doors

Knock Knock, Y’all
Want to discover Atlanta’s best hangouts with a scavenger hunt? Keep an eye out for Tiny Doors ATL, the itty-bitty art installations beloved by locals. These six-inch doors guide you through ATL’s neighborhoods and attractions and reflect the city’s creative vibes. TIP: Start at the Visitor Center in Centennial Olympic Park, where three of artist Karen Anderson Singer’s imaginative doors fit within an augmented reality mural made by local Atlanta artists, Lotus Eaters Club.

View Website

Downtown

World of Coca-Cola

Open with changes to operations

Search for the Secret Formula
Experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Walk through fascinating exhibits at World of Coca-Cola, get nostalgic looking at classic ads and see a replica of the bottling process. Get a peek at the vault containing the secret formula and tempt your taste buds with a sample of different Coca-Cola beverages from around the globe in the tasting room.

View Website

Discover More

Get to know Atlanta, and discover the best things to do around the city.

Events

Events define Atlanta like nothing else, warmly welcoming visitors to the city year-round. Discover events in Atlanta.