Museums: You won't find any other museums in town quite like the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Founded in 1919 and located at Emory University, the Carlos is Atlanta's oldest art museum. Its permanent collection features everything from Egyptian art to Bronze Age artifacts, and the gallery's Greek and Roman art section includes an exceptional portrait of Emperor Tiberius. The museum often hosts specially themed and traveling exhibitions, as well. Don't miss opportunities to engage the kids. Michael C. Carlos hosts monthly story times for children 3-5 years old and workshops for older kiddos. Adults will appreciate the regular film screenings and Doctoral discussions.
Local Expert Lesli Peterson Says:
Museums: "When you purchase a child's ticket it comes with scavenger hunt cards, perfect for navigating young ones through the ancient artifacts."
Best for Museums Because: From mummies to paper works, nearly 17,000 artifacts from around the world offer visitors a glimpse into the art and history of multiple cultures.