Macon-Bibb County CVB, 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Macon, GA 31201
Children’s Activities Page
Georgia Music Hall of Fame's The Music Factory
Dance to your favorite videos, compose your own music, explore Georgia geography and learn how instruments are made locally and world wide, slide down the giant fiddle, make music with your feet on the giant floor piano keyboard and much more! Located 200 Martin Luther King Blvd, (478) 751-3334.Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Under 4 yrs. old Free, Children ages 4-16 $ 3.50, Seniors (60 & up) & College Students w/ ID $ 6, Adults (ages 17 & up) $8.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
Shoot baskets and kick a field goal, learn Georgia geography, mathematics, science and history on sports themed computer programs, watch a video or touch screen kiosks and learn about the Georgia sports hall of famers! Located 301 Cherry Street, (478) 752-1585.Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $8, Seniors & Students w/ ID $6, Children ages 6-16 $ 3.50, Under 5 years Free.
Ocmulgee National Monument
Climb ancient Indian mounds, visit inside a ceremonial earth-lodge, hike along nature trails and study archaeological remains dating back as far as 10,000 years! Located 1207 Emery Hwy, (478) 752-8257.Hours: Open Daily 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Museum of Arts & Sciences
The whimsical, three story Discovery House offers interactive exhibits teaching children that art, science and humanities can be fun to learn. After making your new discoveries, stroll over to the Back Yard and look for the live animals living among the limbs of the banyan tree or check out the swimming turtles in the mini-swamp. Located 4182 Forsyth Road, (478) 477-3232.Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $8 for non-Bibb County Residents & $5 for Bibb County Residents, Senior Citizens $5 (ages 62 and older), Students ages 12 and up $5 , Children ages 2-11 $4.
Sanctuary Skate Park
Roller skating . . . Great family fun and always a favorite past-time! Located in Carolyn Crayton Park in downtown Macon. For more information, (478) 742-7124.Hours: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday & Friday 5p.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.,
Georgia The Children’s Museum & Performing Arts Center
Discover the secrets of the human body, create your own film, produce a weather report, write a play or a news story, build a house, explore different cultures, be mayor for a day, make ice cream, complete a science project and more! Located 382 Cherry Street, (478) 755-9539.
Take a dip in the cool water or bask in the sun on one of three white sandy beaches. Families can enjoy fishing, camping, boating, picnicking, tennis or swimming. Located 6600 Mosely Dixon Road, (478) 474-8770.
Enjoy an ice cold coke and chili dog at the nation’s oldest hot dog stand! Now 83 years old, this popular "weiner joint" will make you want to go a long way for a Nu-Way too! Located in historic downtown Macon at 430 Cotton Avenue, (478) 743-1368.Hours: Monday- Saturday, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Museum of Aviation
Visit the fourth largest aviation museum in the United States. This museum offers educational programs including the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center, MissionQuest Flight simulation center, Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame, the Flying Tigers exhibit, Smithsonian films, and Hanger One which houses presidential and combat helicopters, missiles and engine displays. Located Hwy 247 and Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, (478) 926-6870.Hours: Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site
Home of one of the largest and most complete collections of original family artifacts dating between 1847 and 1945. Among the 20 buildings, machines and tools once used by the Jarrell family are a three-story barn-house, a cane press, steam powered cotton gin, syrup mill & saw mill. During seasonal programs, spinning, weaving, wood-stove cooking, blacksmithing and other skills are demonstrated. Located Jarrell Plantation Road, Juliette, Ga., (478) 986-5172.Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 2-5:30 p.m. Admission: $3.50 Adults, $2 Children ages 6-18, Free to children under age 5. Group rates available.
Dauset Trails Nature Center
Take the animal trail and visit injured or orphaned native Georgia mammals and birds of prey, enter the Wonder Room and look at all the different types of snakes and reptiles, hand feed wild ducks, geese, fish and turtles, or enjoy a family picnic next to the wooded hills alongside a babbling creek. Located 360 Mt. Vernon Road, Jackson, Ga, (770)775-6789.Hours: Monday- Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, 12- 5 p.m.
Admission: Free admission, donations accepted.
Georgia State Fair—April Annually
From amusement rides to agricultural exhibits, this annual state fair held at Macon's Carolyn Crayton Park, has entertained visitors for more than 150 years, making it the longest running fair in the Southeast. For more information, visit www.georgiastatefair.org or call (478) 746-7184