LIST: Here’s when and how Georgia attractions are starting to reopen

ATLANTA — With restrictions lifting across the state, popular attractions in Georgia have announced their plans to reopen.

Many had been shut down since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic to protect guests and employees.

Here is a running list of reopening dates and information on how guests will be protected. This will be updated as we receive them. Don’t see an attraction on the list but it needs to be added? Email us at newstip@wsbtv.com.

Atlanta Botanical Garden: The popular Midtown attraction opened its doors to members May 18 and the general public on May 23. The garden is operating with a timed ticket policy to limit the number of guests.

Atlanta History Center: Indoor exhibitions and historic houses remain closed but the 33 acres of Goizueta Gardens are open to the public as of June 15.

Center for Puppetry Arts: Center for Puppetry Arts recently announced that it would be reopening its doors on July 10, according to a post on their Facebook page

Children’s Museum of Atlanta:

College Football Hall of Fame:

Fernbank Museum: The museum reopened to members on June 1 and to the general public on June 4. The Fernbank has a timed ticket policy for 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with evening hours suspended until June 10. Read more about their safety guidelines here.

Georgia Aquarium: Members will be granted access starting June 13 with the aquarium opening to the general public on June 15. Masks are not required for guests but strongly encouraged. Here is a look at the new policies, including timed tickets.

Georgia Sea Turtles: Visitors to Jekyll Island can visit the sea turtle center once again - but only in a limited capacity. Only 50 people will be allowed at a time. Tickets can be purchased online.

High Museum: The museum will begin reopening galleries on July 7 to members only. The general public will have access on July 18.

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park: All park trails and several parking lots opened on May 11. Bathrooms and the visitor’s center at Kennesaw Mountain will remain closed.

Marietta Museum of History: The museum located in the Marietta Square will reopen Tuesday June 16 with modified hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum will not allow more than 20 people in galleries at a time. Find more information here.

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands: The water park is opening back up in phases. The beach, marina and restaurants reopened in Phase 1. Phase 2 starts June 12 with the pool and water slides. Learn more about the phases here.

Movie theaters: NCG Cinemas will reopen June 19 and Regal Cinemas plans to reopen July 10. Plaza Atlanta is currently operating drive-in movies.

Six Flags Over Georgia and White Water: Six Flags says it will reopen on June 15, and White Water on June 29, but at a reduced capacity. All guests will be required to wear masks. Here is a closer look at the new safety rules.

SkyView Atlanta: Skyview is posting updates of its hours daily on its website and Facebook page. Here are the safety measures the staff are taking.

Stone Mountain Park: The attractions remain closed but the park’s nature areas reopened to visitors.

Wild Animal Safari: The Pine Mountain attraction reopened on May 1 and allows for guests to tour in their own vehicles. Tour buses and rental vehicles will have a maximum of 10 people. Wild Animal Safari fills up quickly on the weekends, so they suggest visiting Monday through Thursday.

Zoo Atlanta: The zoo reopened on May 16 as part of its Phase 1. Among the changes visitors will see during the first phase: timed ticketing, a one-way route through the zoo and the closure of indoor venues.


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