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The Atlanta Experience

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Discover the Atlanta Experience


Grab your sunscreen and walking shoes because we’re heading down to Hotlanta for our next educational destination spotlight!


Often known as the Gateway to the South and just as equally the entertainment capital of the South, the metropolis of Atlanta is one happening place. From world class museums and art galleries to fabulous restaurants and one of a kind attractions, the city of Atlanta offers numerous fun and exciting activities for every student tour. With a thriving cultural landscape and diverse history, Atlanta allows visitors the chance to explore the state capitol’s history through places such as the Atlanta History Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Places like the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and CNN Studio Tour, showcase just a few of the city’s most popular attractions. With so much to see and do, you’ll never have a dull moment on an educational student tour to Atlanta. To kick things off, why not grab a can of everyone’s favorite soda!

Atlanta is where it all began for the world’s most famous fizzy beverage. Home to the birthplace of Coca-Cola, students and their teachers will discover the history and just what makes this wildly popular drink so enticing. When you tour the World of Coca-Cola, you’ll experience a museum like no other. Not only will visitors learn the origins and fascinating history of how Coca-Cola came to be, but they’ll also get to sample some of the numerous variations of Coke from around the world! Are your taste buds up to the task? Other fun parts of the experience include getting a behind the scenes look at the bottling process, visit the vault where the legendary secret formula is housed, learn about the partnership with that adorable polar bear, and treating yourself to a souvenir from the excellent museum store. I have no doubt that a visit here on an Atlanta student tour will have everyone running on a sugar high. Better put that energy to use and visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Relatively new, having only opened in 2014, this popular downtown attraction is a must on any Atlanta educational tour. Serving as a place that not only educates but celebrates the American Civil Rights Movement and in turn the global Human Right Movement, this incredibly important museum was constructed to bring about a way for students, educators, and the general public to remember our shared history of the past while to continually strive for a better world for all human beings. Here, visitors will walk through exhibits on the beginnings of American Civil Rights in the 1950s, the impact of the Jim Crow laws, and racism in America. It provides a unique space for student tours to realize that the fight for equal justice is not over, not only here in America but the world as well. Visitors will walk away with an understanding that while the world may not always be fair, it’s in everyone’s best interest to strive for equality. Another top attraction that should be included on your next educational tour is a visit to the Georgia Aquarium!

Always a hit with our travelers, the Georgia Aquarium is a living and breathing museum. It is the largest indoor aquarium in the Western Hemisphere with more than 10 million gallons of salt and fresh water flowing through the massive tanks. Home to more than 100,000 swimming creatures and 100 uniquely tailored wildlife habitats, the Georgia Aquarium offers visitors a wonderful chance to learn and see first-hand the species that call our planet home. From whale sharks to sea lions to manta rays and everything in between, students and their teachers are sure to have a good time exploring the underwater world. There’s also a wonderful teaching hospital for aspiring marine biologists and vets. Do you know someone who wants to learn more about these wonderful creatures? If so, invite them to experience it with you on an EA student tour. When you’re ready for a little more history, the Atlanta History Center is waiting to welcome you.

Founded originally in 1926, the Atlanta History Center was established to preserve this great city’s history for future generations. Consistently voted as one of the best museums, the Atlanta History Center has a plethora of exhibits for students to experience that tell all about the city’s cultural and political history. Take in the unsurprisingly impressive Civil War collection of art and artifacts, the enlightening history of the Native Americans who lived in Georgia, and the enchanting Swan House which was home to one of the wealthiest families in all of Georgia. What will you search out first?

While I’ve only provided a small sampling of the educational offers that Atlanta provides, I hope I’ve peaked your interest in booking a student tour right away. There are still so many other fantastic museums and natural escapes to see. From Centennial Olympic Park to trying out the chili dog at the Varsity, Atlanta is a city where the options are truly endless! It’s an urban oasis that is constantly evolving. With the world’s busiest international airport, Atlanta will continue to be a rich cultural hub in an ever changing landscape. It’s a charming city that is ready to welcome you for a visit. Stay a while why don’t ya?