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Michael C. Carlos Museum - Atlanta

Michael C. Carlos Museum Michael C. Carlos Museum Photo: Daniel Mayer via Wikimedia

If you are visiting Atlanta on vacation or are just looking for something fun to do for a day trip than the Michael C. Carlos Museum located at Emory University’s main campus is a perfect place to go. This museum has tons of exciting, interesting, and educational pieces to look at that will take your breath away. The collection includes pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Africa, the ancient Americas, and the near East, all of which are awe inspiring.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum not only has permanent exhibits but it also has temporary exhibitions that are great for educational purposes. There are also lectures, symposiums, workshops, performances, and various festivals. This museum makes learning fun and interesting for everyone no matter how young or old. The Michael C. Carlos Museum has exciting exhibits that cover all areas of ancient history and include exciting exhibits like images of ancient Rome that include maps, books, and drawing of what ancient Rome looked like in the 1500s-1700s. They also have several exhibitions that focus on mythology and archaeological work that has been done and is still going on. They have everything from early photographs to exhibits about mummies.

When you are in Atlanta there will be plenty of things to do but one thing to really consider if you are a history buff and love artwork is to visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. It has something for everyone and there are plenty of amazing exhibits to keep everyone in your family happy and occupied. It is not only a great place to visit if you are on vacation but if you are a local and are just looking for a fun way to spend your day than this is it. With its ever changing exhibits there is always something new to see and new wonders to explore. They also have great educational programs for individuals of all ages that make learning and artwork fun and exciting. It is a great way to get your family interested in artwork and history. The Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta is great for anyone that loves artwork and history and for individuals that are looking to introduce their kids or students to the classical and prehistoric worlds.


Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon - 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and university holidays)
Address/Map:  571 South Kilgo Cir NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone: (404) 727-4282
Website: Plan your visit to Michael C. Carlos Museum
Adults: $8 | Students, Seniors, and Children (ages 6-17): $6
Free for children 5 & under and Emory University Students, Faculty, and Staff