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15 Indoor Activities for Kids in Athens, GA

By Jessica Sweeney, Publisher Macaroni KID Athens April 9, 2024

The rain and cold weather can put a damper on your outdoor play. But, don't worry! There's still plenty of indoor activities in and around Athens, GA to help keep your kids entertained, and yourself sane 😉

Please note: businesses hours and prices are subject to change. Check their website before you head out!

Did I miss one? Let me know!
jessicasweeney@macaronikid.com

Active Play

🧗‍♂️ Active Climbing
Enjoy the challenge of indoor climbing with a single-day pass or membership. All skill levels are welcome for ages 2 and up.
665 Barber Street Athens, GA 30601
(706) 354-0038


Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm  
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am - 2:00pm (Members only)
Saturday: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Cost:
Single Day Pass - $18
Kids - $16
Gear Rental - $5


🎶 Fun Galaxy Athens
Family-fun and family-owned indoor skating rink that also offers plenty to eat!
3030 Cherokee Road Athens, GA 30605
(706) 546-5951


Mondays and Wednesdays: Closed
Tuesday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday Day: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday Night: 6:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm-7:00pm

View more schedule info and pricing here.


🤸‍♂️ RUSH Trampoline Park
Rush is an indoor trampoline park with pits, obstacles, and basketball hoops. Fun for all ages!
10 Huntington Road, Unit B, Athens GA 30606
(706) 548-4470

Monday-Thursday: 3:00pm-8:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am-10:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm-8:00pm

Toddler Time
Saturdays 9:30am-11:00am
Designed for ages 6 years and younger
Children 2 and under are free!

Rush After Dark
Saturdays 8:00pm-10:00pm
12+ years

Cost: 

  • 1-hour jump time $14.81
  • 1.5-hour jump time $19.44
  • 2-hour jump time $25
  • Rush socks $4

🎳 Showtime Bowling Center
Come bowl! Bumpers are available for little ones.
555 Macon Highway Athens, GA 30606
(706) 548-1028


Sunday - Friday: 9:00am-11:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-Midnight

Currently offering a Wednesday night special:
$2.75 per game/per person and one time shoe rental for $5.25


View more pricing and additional info here.

Creative Fun

🖌️ Frog Stomp Art Studio 
A drop-in kid's art studio offering open studio hours and party packages. All skill levels welcome!
160 Tracey Street, Unit 1A, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 286-8449


Open Studio Hours:
No registration required!
Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am - 12:00pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Book a party or private event

Cost: $15 (optional canvas +$5)


🎨 Twisted Moon
Local art studio offering classes, workshops, and open studio for all ages 6 days a week!
2971 Monroe Highway Bogart, GA 30622
(678) 661-0126

Join a Workshop or Class OR come create at Open Studio.

Open Studio Hours:

Mon: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Tue: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Thu: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Fri: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Sat: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm-6:00pm
No registration required!

Open Studio Cost: Pick-your-project from $8 and up


👩‍🎨 Treehouse Kid and Craft
Offering creative art programming and a quality retail selection for children, along with open crafts and storytimes throughout the week.
585 Barber Street, Studio G, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 850-8226


Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm

Museums and Learning Centers

🖼️ GA Museum of Art
Learn about art together as a family! Enjoy art collections and exhibitions; all ages are welcome.
90 Carlton Street Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-4662


Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Closed Monday

Admission: Free!
Get a ticket and reserve your time here.


🍃 Sandy Creek Nature Center
An interactive and educational experience about all things nature! See live snakes, bees, turtles, and other critters!
205 Old Commerce Road Athens, GA 30607
(706) 613-3615


Tuesday-Saturday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Admission: Free!

Play Spaces

🤸 Chuck-E-Cheese
3654-I Atlanta Highway Athens, GA 30606
(706) 353-6715


Sunday-Friday: 11:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-10:00pm

NEW: Sensory Sensitive Sundays.
We are open 2 hours early on the first Sunday of every month, specifically for children with autism and other special needs.
Learn more here.


🌼 Athens Parent Wellbeing  (ReBlossom)
Athens-based parent resource and quality retail shop for children that offers weekly fun playgroups.
625 Barber Street, Suite 160, Athens, GA 30601
(706) 549-8900


Monday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm

  • New Parents, Infants, and Crawlers Play Group: Tuesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Ages 1-4 Afternoon Play Group: Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Ages 1-5 Play Group: Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • All are free!


View their full calendar here, and learn more about all of the services they offer local parents here.

Library Storytime and Reading Corners

📚 Barnes and Noble 
Browse their children's section, there's lots to see!
3650 Atlanta Highway Athens, GA 30606
(706) 354-1195


Monday-Saturday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm


📖 Avid Bookshop
An independently-owned, local bookshop with a cozy kid's corner.
1662 S. Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30606
(706) 850-2843


Sunday-Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-7:00pm


📗 Recurring Local Storytimes


Check out Mac KID Athens' list of Recurring Storytimes at our Athens-local libraries (and beyond) by clicking here.
Be sure to double-check the library websites for holiday hours!!

Other Family Fun

📽️ B&B Theatre Athens 12
Relax and watch a movie! With a snack or two, of course.
1570 Lexington Road Athens, GA 30605
(762) 216-5051


View website for hours and showtimes.

Did you know BandB Theatre has sensory-friendly showtimes? Learn more here.


♟️ The Rook and Pawn
Athens' board game cafe! Choose from over 800 tabletop board and card games to play while you eat and drink!
194 W Washington Street, Suite 300
Athens, GA 30601
(706) 543-5040

Sunday-Thursday: 11am to 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am to 1am

To view a list of games available to choose from, click here.


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