LEGOLAND Atlanta: 11+ Ways LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta Is Awesome for Kids

If you have a LEGO fanatic — and doesn’t everyone have at least one in the family? — LEGOLAND Atlanta on the 3rd Floor of Phipps Plaza in Buckhead is the place to go.

LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta recently went through a re-fresh and now has even more family learning-through-play activities. With special events throughout the year, plenty of building opportunities, rides, a 4D theater, and even a special area for preschoolers — there is so much to do at this Georgia location.

LEGOLAND Atlanta: 11+ Ways LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta Is Awesome for Kids
Photo courtesy of Legoland Discovery Center.


LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta reopened in the Spring of 2023 after going through a $5 million transformation. You’ll find a new look along with new indoor play experiences, a ride, a 4D cinema, lots of building opportunities, meet and greets with Master Builders and LEGO characters, and more.

At 35,000 square feet, and with 10 different zones, there is a lot to explore here. Although most guest visits are around 2 hours, I had to drag my children out of there after almost 3 hours! (Once inside, there is no time limit for how much time you spend there.)

Tickets are timed and they only allow a limited number of people in each hour to help avoid overcrowding. You’ll want to order online beforehand to guarantee the time you want, but you can also buy tickets there. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults aren’t allowed without a child. Children under 2 are FREE.


When you enter LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta, the first thing you’ll do is make your Minifigure!

You can customize your Minifig with a torso, head, legs, and hat, and then carry them with you throughout your time at the Discovery Center. You’ll even be able to take some pics of your Minifigure in different interactive zones.



Kingdom Quest is a fun interactive ride that will make you think you’re at a theme park! This ride is similar to Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at Walt Disney World, in that you shoot laser guns at targets to garner points. If you’ve visited LEGOLAND in Florida, it’s kind of a mix between the Lost Kingdom Adventure and Ninjago rides.

In Kingdom Quest, you’ve joined the Good King’s Army and you’re riding off to battle against evil skeletons and giant trolls to rescue the captured Princess. You’ll find targets on real displays, but also on the screens throughout the ride too. When you hit a target you’ll know it, because your laser gun will vibrate (and you’ll get points)!

This ride is super fun for kids and adults of all ages. The best part? This ride is included with your ticket, and you can ride it as many times as you want! My kids absolutely loved this ride, and we ended up riding it four different times. It’s a blast!

Insider tip: Photos are taken on this ride, so get ready to smile! Digital downloads of your pics can be purchased, and some ticket options include digital photos.


The Great LEGO Race Virtual Reality Experience lets you feel like you’re flying into lava caves and soaring through the air! During this short VR experience, you’ll sit in an egg-shaped chair (that moves), put on your VR goggles, and begin your adventure. The surround sound makes you really feel like you’re in another place. It’s quick, fun, and exciting for sure.

Note that this experience is an extra charge, and can be purchased as part of your ticket.


Explore and interact with Atlanta icons at MiniLand, where you’ll find miniature LEGO® replicas of the city’s most loved landmarks built from over 1.5 million LEGO bricks!

Take a stroll through Centennial Park to see the Georgia Aquarium, visit the World of Coca-Cola, or stand in awe at Fox Theatre marquee – there is so much to discover! We especially loved Zoo Atlanta, Dr. Martin Luther King’s home, and seeing the Atlanta Falcons on the field. (And I laughed at the road construction scenes!)

Kids enjoy this area, but adults will love it, and could spend quite a bit of time taking in all the details of Atlanta’s landmarks. There are cute interactive elements too, and kids will have a great time pushing all the buttons!


DUPLO Park is a fun play area for little visitors — specifically, those ages 2-5. This play area is filled with activities and interactive areas that little ones will love.

You’ll find DUPLO duck fishing, a fun “challenge wheel” that tells the kids what simple project they can try to build there, a fun playground slide, large DUPLO bricks for building, and even a small dinosaur carousel.

This toddler-friendly area is fun and is sure to be hit, and a great place to burn some energy!


Build Adventures is a fun play area for kids that gives lots of opportunities for building with LEGO. In this area, kids can create their own LEGO car and launch it off their different and super fun ramps. Make sure to challenge your family or friends to a race!

This is a great space, and you’re sure to spend quite a bit of time here.


The Spaceship Build and Scan is a fun area where kids (and adults!) can build a spaceship, put it in the “oven” to scan, and then use their video screen to “launch” it, and watch it soar through space on a big screen. It’s really, really cool!

Kids will get to see their creation within seconds, and then use their joystick to control it and move it all around — like in a video game. It’s so neat!


At the 4-D Cinema, you’ll enjoy a short film in 3D, plus some extra fun — like rain, wind, or even snow!

The Cinema shows three different movies: LEGO City 4D Officer in Pursuit, Ninjago, and The LEGO Movie, and they rotate showings throughout the day. The movies here play pretty continuously, and they’re announced over the speaker system so you can catch one when it works out for you. You can attend as many of the movies as you want, so you have a chance to see all three!


Pirate Adventure Island is an indoor playspace that’s full of LEGO, slides, a climbing structure, and lots of kids having fun. (It’s kind of like a LEGO-themed CatchAir!) Kids need to be between 3 and 5 feet to play in this area.

The LEGO-themed pirate ship will make you feel like you’re visiting the LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel!


The Master Builder Academy is where the kids can participate in a workshop with a LEGO Master Builder! The Master Builder will take the kids through the steps of making a LEGO build. (They don’t get to keep the builds, though.)

Questions are encouraged, and it’s fun to get to talk with the Master Builders and ask them everything you’ve ever wanted to know about LEGO…because they know it all!

The workshops are offered at the top of each hour, and announcements will be made so you can head over when you’re ready.


LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta holds several special events throughout the year, which are worth checking out!

  • Holiday Bricktacular. During the holiday season, you can enjoy seasonal LEGO build activities, holiday theming throughout the Center and much more. This event is included with your regular admission ticket.
  • Adult Nights. Embrace your inner child and head out to one of the Adult Only Nights at LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta. You’ll find fun builds, Kingdom Quest challenges, and more.
  • Noon Year’s Eve. Celebrate the new year a little early at LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta! They’ll have a ball drop and a dance party.
  • Birthdays. Birthday party packages are available for kids and their friends! Parties can accommodate up to 30 guests (including adults and children).


Tickets to LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta range from a basic 1-day ticket, to tickets that include extras (seen below), to annual passes. Ordering tickets online in advance is a great way to guarantee your spot and get the lowest price! Tickets are timed in order to space out crowds.

  • Activity Pack. LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta activity packs are $6 and let your kids collect stamps located around the Discovery Center and solve puzzles along the way. It comes with a lanyard and limited edition badge. We did this with our kids before the remodel, and they liked it for sure — it’s a fairly inexpensive souvenir, but something we’d only do once.
  • MiniBuild. For an extra $7, you can pick up a LEGO MiniBuild to take home.
  • MiniFigure. For an extra $6, you can get a LEGO Discovery Minifig. Pick up the figure when you arrive and take it home with you or trade it with any Playmaker.
  • The Great LEGO Race VR Experience. As mentioned above, this Virtual Reality experience is an extra charge, and it can be added to your ticket.


  • Purchase tickets online before arriving. This provides you with an entry time which will guarantee entry for you and your family.
  • Once you’re at LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta, spend all the time you want there. You can see all the movies in the 4D theater, ride Kingdom Quest numerous times, and race as many car builds as you want. Most guests spend between 2-3 hours.
  • There is no food or drink allowed inside the center. However, they do have the LEGO Café where you can purchase food and drink. They have everything from snacks to lunch items like hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken fingers. You’re sure to find something even the pickiest eaters will like.
  • All adults must be accompanied by a child under 17 to enter LEGO Discovery Center. If you want to come as an adult, check out their website for adults-only events. All kids must have an adult.
  • There’s an awesome LEGO Gift Shop that you’re forced to go through to exit the Discovery Center. BE PREPARED!



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LEGOLAND Atlanta: 11+ Ways LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta Is Awesome for Kids