Atlanta's premier art museum features paintings by artists that range from Claude Monet to Howard Finster. The Richard Meier-designed museum recently was expanded with a stunning addition by another famous architect, Renzo Piano. Upcoming exhibitions include Salvador Dali's later works, European design since 1985, and a Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective.
Georgia Aquarium World's largest aquarium includes more aquatic life than any other aquarium from 500 species, including whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea. Visitors can go to the "touch tank" for the chance to interact with horseshoe crabs, sea stars, stingrays and shrimp. "Behind the Scenes" tours are available for $50. $18-$24.
The spectacularly designed museum is a classic rainy-day destination for legions of children and their parents. It features an IMAX theater, traveling shows, interactive science exhibitions and an array of educational opportunities. Free-$17.50.
Atlanta's most fragrant attraction blooms with more than 3,000 ornamental plants spread over 30 acres adjacent to Piedmont Park, including a rare 15-acre urban forest.