As Georgia welcomes cooler temperatures and weekends ripe for making memories, iconic destinations within Downtown Atlanta’s Centennial Park District are offering exciting new programs, exhibits, and experiences for all interests. Attractions have modified their operations with health and safety at the forefront of the visitor experience. Advanced ticket registration, masks/face coverings, and the observance of social distancing are required at all locations.
World of Coca-Cola
World of Coca-Cola has officially announced the opening of Scent Discovery, the attraction’s first new permanent exhibit since 2011. The experience gives guests a deep dive into the anatomy of smell — from reception to perception — and challenges visitors to identify a variety of sweet, fruity and spicy scents. Inside the exhibit, guests learn about the science behind humans’ sense of smell and how it works with the brain to identify foods and recall memories. Georgia residents can take advantage of the special resident ticket offer to visit the new exhibit for just $12.50 on weekdays (Mondays through Thursdays) in October.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Throughout October, Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is proud to sponsor free admission to the recently reopened National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Temporary and permanent exhibits allow visitors to learn about the American Civil Rights Movement and its significance for the progress of human rights across the world. Additionally, NCCHR’s Campaign for Equal Dignity offers action items, online content, and virtual programs to galvanize people who believe in human rights to demand equal dignity for all.
Opening October 23, Georgia Aquarium’s newest gallery, Sharks! Predators of the Deep, is one of the largest and most dynamic shark exhibits in North America. Georgia Aquarium’s focus is to provide a fresh perspective on the vital role sharks play in the health of the ocean. With its state-of-the-art, floor-to-ceiling acrylic viewing windows, this gallery offers excellent visual access to the mysterious underwater world of sharks.
Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
Every Saturday during the football season, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame will host GameDay Tailgate, Built by The Home Depot, featuring up to 4 games live on the attraction’s 36-ft high def video board. Guests can enjoy 95,000 square feet of inspiration and entertainment and celebrate the best day of the week with tailgate games, a live DJ, trivia, prizes and much more. On October 31st, come see the spooky sights and sounds of Haunted Hall of Fame!
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Kicking off on October 19, Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s new Virtual Building Blocks program is a weekly series of 30-minute classes geared for preschoolers (ages 3-5) to enjoy with the assistance of a grown-up. A variety of topics – from literacy, arts and STEM to emotional wellbeing, geography and heathy eating – will be covered. During October, in-person museum visitors can learn about Hispanic Heritage Month, discover fun ways to incorporate fruits and veggies into their meals through a partnership with Georgia Organics, and join in the Halloween-themed celebrations from October 24-31.