Fernbank Science Center
The Fernbank Science Center is a museum and woodland complex located in Atlanta. It is owned and operated by the DeKalb County School System, which announced in May 2012 it was considering closing the facility to cut its annual budget quickly shelved the plan after public outcry; the nearby Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a private non-profit organization, separate from the Science Center. The Fernbank Science Center opened in December 1967, is an educational facility and an integral part of the DeKalb County School System, it provides programs for the science education of local students, pre-K-12. Both its planetarium and observatory are open for public shows on specific occasions; the mission of the Science Center is to provide and promote an understanding of science and technology and to communicate to its visitors the harmony and order of the natural world. Fernbank contains many materials for instruction, including dinosaur skeletons and minerals, a collection of tektites, an Aeronautics Education Laboratory and an electron microscope lab.
The center has an authentic Apollo spacecraft from the unmanned Apollo 6 Saturn V test flight, is home to a planetarium with a 70-foot -diameter projection dome. The Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium is a 500-seat celestial theater in the round, equipped with a 70-foot, a Mark V Zeiss star projector, over 100 special effects projectors; the planetarium, built in the 1960s is the largest planetarium within the state of Georgia and one of the largest in the U. S, it was the first planetarium to be owned and operated by a public school system in the United States of America. In 2012 Fernbank Science Center was the recipient of a grant from Lockheed Martin, used to refurbish the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium, give the theater a technological upgrade bringing it into the 21st century and the digital age. A major component of technological upgrade is the fulldome/immersive projection system, produced by e-Planetarium of Houston; the fulldome system is intended to complement the planetarium's iconic Zeiss star projector not replace it.
Prior to the 2012 upgrade, Fernbank staff had been using standard projectors for the video portions of the shows, which put an image on only a small segment of the dome. Since the upgrade, a digital immersive projection system throws extraordinarily bright light onto a spherical mirror tuned to the exact shape of the planetarium dome so video and other images cover the entire dome. Before the upgrade, science center staff had the capability to project images like a slide show. Since the 2012 upgrade, animated images can move across the entire surface. Fernbank LINKS was established in 2002. Since the robotics team has participated in two robotics competitions, while winning many awards. All of their members pursue a college degree. In the fall, Fernbank LINKS hosts the free Georgia BEST Robotics Competition. During their original tenure from 2004-2014, LINKS had been one of the more successful BEST Teams in Georgia qualifying for the South's BEST Regional Championship at Auburn University. However, in 2015, they forfeited their chance to compete.
Under their leadership, 12 BEST teams competed, with 2 qualifying for the South's BEST Regional Championship. In 2016, LINKS plans to expand the Georgia BEST hub to 24 teams, thus allowing more teams to experience the fun of STEM. In the spring, Fernbank LINKS competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Like the BEST Robotics Competition, teams are challenged to build a robot in 6 weeks. Following the main build season, teams prepare for and compete in competitions to advance to the FIRST Championship. In 2016, Fernbank LINKS became the first team in Georgia to win a district qualifier, they became the first team from DeKalb County to win the Engineering Inspiration Award at the Peachtree District State Championship, qualifying them for the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis as part of the Tesla Division. At the FIRST Championship, they were ranked #16 out of 75 teams, but were eliminated in quarterfinal play. During the Fall and Winter, LINKS has been involved with FIRST Lego League; every Fall, LINKS hosts 6 free trainings for FLL teams in DeKalb County.
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Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a multi-purpose retractable-roof stadium located in Atlanta, United States. The home of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League and Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer, it replaced the now-demolished Georgia Dome, the Falcons' home stadium from 1992 until 2016. Mercedes-Benz Stadium holds the record for the world's largest video board at 62,350 square feet, is one of five stadiums in the NFL with a retractable roof; the stadium is owned by the state of Georgia through the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, operated by AMB Group, the parent organization of the Falcons and Atlanta United. The total cost was estimated at US$1.6 billion, as of June 2016. The stadium opened on August 26, 2017 with a Falcons preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, despite the retractable roof system being incomplete at the time. Work on the retractable roof was completed on July 14, 2018. In May 2010, it was reported by multiple news outlets that the Atlanta Falcons were interested in replacing the Georgia Dome with a newly constructed open-air stadium, although at the time it was planned to retain the Georgia Dome to continue hosting non-NFL events.
The team was pursuing a new stadium because of the team's desire to play outdoors, as well as Falcons team owner Arthur Blank's interest in hosting another Super Bowl. The stadium was pursued as a possible bid for a venue of an upcoming FIFA World Cup. Kansas City-based architectural firm Populous released comprehensive plans for the proposed stadium in February 2011. Populous' early cost estimate for the project was US$700 million. According to the master plan, the stadium would have a maximum capacity of 71,000, but can expand to 75,000 for special events such as the Super Bowl, it will feature multiple club levels and exhibition area. In April 2012, Populous released a new price estimate of US$947.7 million, higher than the previous proposal of US$700 million. In April 2012, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that if a deal is reached, the new stadium's construction would be expected to begin in 2014, with the Falcons to begin regular-season play in 2017; the proposed location of the new stadium is a large parking lot in Atlanta's Vine City neighborhood, less than a mile north of the Georgia Dome's current location.
Once construction is complete, the Georgia Dome would subsequently be demolished. On August 24, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that an official deal could be reached on the construction of a new stadium by the end of 2012, they reported on September 10 that Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said site improvements could bump the total cost to US$1.2 billion. On December 10, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, in a unanimous decision, approved the blueprint and most of the agreement terms for the new stadium plans. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, the term sheet is non-binding and changes could be made at any time as regards stadium construction. Stadium location, however, is yet to be worked out; the project made national headlines for the first time in 2012 on December 15, with team owner Arthur Blank stating in The New York Times that he would rather have a new stadium be constructed than a "remodeling job" of the Georgia Dome. During a January 10, 2013 press conference, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed expressed his optimism and confidence in the construction of the new stadium.
On March 7, 2013, the Atlanta Falcons and the city of Atlanta agreed to build the new downtown stadium. The maximum public contribution for the project is US$200 million, coming from the hotel-motel tax in Atlanta and unincorporated Fulton County; the Atlanta City Council approved the stadium on March 19, 2013. The council voted, 11–4, in favor of the use of city hotel-motel taxes to pay US$200 million toward construction costs and several times that toward costs of financing and operating the stadium through 2050. On May 21, 2013, the NFL approved a US$200 million loan to the Falcons organization for the purpose of building the stadium. On June 18, 2013, it was announced that the Falcons have completed a full conceptual design of the proposed new stadium, that they have secured the initial approval to proceed with the schematic design phase. According to Doug Farrar's Shutdown Corner, "The stadium will seat 70,000 people, with 180 luxury suites and 7,500 club seats." The main agency involved will be 360 Architecture, partnered with three other architectural firms.
Arthur Blank indicated the groundbreaking of the stadium would be conducted the last week of March 2014. Just after Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive was closed permanently, the Mount Vernon Baptist Church held its last Sunday service on March 9 before the historic church was demolished. Due to legal issues surrounding the issuing of bonds, the stadium did not break ground in March 2014. Instead the ground was broken in a ceremony led by Mayor Kasim Reed on May 19, 2014. In a live broadcast on August 24, 2015, owner Arthur Blank announced that the new title of the stadium would be Mercedes-Benz Stadium; as the New Orleans Saints, the Falcons' archrivals in the NFC South, play in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, this gave the division two stadiums that were sponsored by the same company. A new logo was introduced. Steve C
Georgia World Congress Center
The Georgia World Congress Center is a convention center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Enclosing some 3.9 million ft2 in exhibition space and hosting more than a million visitors each year, the GWCC is the third-largest convention center in the United States. Opened in 1976, the GWCC was the first state-owned convention center established in the United States; the center is operated on behalf of the state by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, chartered in 1971 by Georgia General Assembly to develop an international trade and exhibition center in Atlanta. The authority developed the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which replaced the Georgia Dome. In 2017, the Georgia Dome was closed on March 5 and demolished by implosion on November 20 while Mercedes-Benz Stadium opened on August 26. While the GWCCA owns Mercedes-Benz Stadium, AMB Group, the parent organization for the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer's Atlanta United FC, is responsible for the stadium's operations.
In addition to convention and trade shows, the GWCC coordinated with the Georgia Dome to host activities in conjunction with major events being held at the dome. Every year, the center hosts SEC Football Fanfare, a two-day fan festival for the thousands of Southeastern Conference football fans in the city for the SEC Championship Game; the center played host to a similar event in tandem with WrestleMania Axxess. Family Feud started taping at Georgia World Congress Center in 2015 and stayed there until 2018, when it moved back to Los Angeles; the GWCC is located in downtown Atlanta at 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW, adjacent to CNN Center and State Farm Arena. Public transportation is serviced by the Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center MARTA station. Delta Air Lines had a ticket office in the lobby of the complex. Though named, the Georgia International Convention Center is a smaller unrelated facility located near Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport; the GWCC is made up of three adjacent buildings, Buildings A, B, C.
In total these buildings have twelve exhibit halls, 105 meeting rooms, two ballrooms. Building A has three exhibit halls and the Sidney Marcus auditorium seating 1,740. Building B, the largest, contains five exhibit halls and the 33,000 square-foot Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom; the newest building, Building C, has the 25,700 square-foot Georgia Ballroom. Other amenities include a FedEx Kinko's office, coffee shops, a gift shop, internet access, telephone service, full IT management provided by CCLD, a concierge desk, a food court plus another restaurant. Freight rail tracks run under the parking decks; the complex incorporates pedestrian bridges to connect exhibit halls on opposite sides of the tracks. See article: 2008 Atlanta tornado outbreak. Designed by Atlanta-based architects tvsdesign, the GWCC opened in 1976 with 350,000 square feet of exhibit space. Additional phases opened in 1985, 1992, 2002. During the 1996 Summer Olympics, the GWCC hosted handball, judo, table tennis, weightlifting and the fencing and shooting portions of the modern pentathlon.
The International Broadcast Centre for the worldwide media was set up inside the GWCC. On November 8, 2001, President George W. Bush made a speech at the GWCC in which he exhorted the crowd of police and politicians, "My fellow Americans, Let's roll!", He was invoking the last words of Todd Beamer, a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93, one of the participants in an attempt to storm the cockpit and wrest control of the airplane from the hijackers. He would use the words again in the 2002 State of the Union address: "For too long our culture has said,'If it feels good, do it.' Now America is embracing a new ethic and a new creed:'Let's roll.'"The center hosted the 2009 Soul Train Music Awards, the first held outside of the Los Angeles area. On March 14, 2008, a tornado struck Atlanta, including the downtown area; the Georgia World Congress Center was damaged by the storm, including roof and water damage. In addition to rain pouring in from the holes in the roof, there was water damage from the sprinkler system and broken water pipes.
The extent of the damage led to the cancellation of immediate events. After the disaster, a letter was posted on the GWCC's website detailing the closure of the GWCC. However, the facility along with the nearby Georgia Dome was able to be repaired enough to host the FIRST Robotics World Championship during the dates of April 18–20; the Georgia Dome and the Congress Center were ready in time for the International Career Development Conference run by DECA, an association of marketing students from around the country. FBLA-PBL, a student business organization, held its opening and closing sessions for the National Leadership Conference in 2008 there; the tornado was the first to hit the downtown area. FBLA-PBL once again held their FBLA National Leadership Conference in the Congress Center in 2016 for Opening and Closing Session, with over 12,000 attendees. DECA once again held their DECA International Career Development Conference in 2018 in the facility, with over 19,000 attendees. Georgia World Congress Center website
Grant Park, Atlanta
Grant Park refers to the oldest city park in Atlanta, United States, as well as the Victorian neighborhood surrounding it. Grant Park is a 131-acre green space and recreational area and is the fourth-largest park in the city, behind Chastain Park, Freedom Park and Piedmont Park. Zoo Atlanta, established in 1889 and known as the Grant Park Zoo, is located in the park and attracts more than 1 million visitors annually. Grant Park was established in 1883 when Lemuel P. Grant, a successful engineer and businessman, gave the city of Atlanta 100 acres in the newly developed "suburb" where he lived. In 1890, the city acquired another 44 acres for the park and appointed its first park commissioner, Sidney Root. In 1903, the Olmsted Brothers were hired to create a plan for the park; the original park included a lake, named to handle storm-water runoff. A failed circus gave birth to the eventual Zoo Atlanta when local lumber merchant George Gress purchased animals from the circus and donated them to the city in 1889.
The city decided Grant Park was the best location for the zoo and carved space out for the attraction. Zoo expansions and parking requirements caused the removal of a portion of the lake. In 1892, the circular painting of the Battle of Atlanta was exhibited in the park; the cyclorama would gain its own dedicated building in the park in 1921. In 1996, after years of neglect and abuse, the City of Atlanta Parks Bureau commissioned a new master plan for the park; the consultants working on the plan met with a citizen advisory group that would become the Grant Park Conservancy. The Conservancy works to raise funds to enhance and protect the park for the enjoyment of all its visitors. Grant Park, the intown neighborhood surrounding the park, is one of Atlanta's oldest and most important historic districts, listed on the NRHP, it is bordered by the Cabbagetown neighborhood on the north, Ormewood Park on the east, Boulevard Heights on the southeast, Chosewood Park on the south, Summerhill and Peoplestown on the west.
It includes the park, 48 acres or 35 hectares of Oakland Cemetery, where Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, 25 former mayors of Atlanta, six former governors of Georgia, many Civil War dead are buried. It includes the Atlanta Stockade; the mansion is the second-oldest house still standing on its original location in Atlanta. The Grant Park Neighborhood Association represents local residents. Together with Inman Park, Grant Park contains the largest remaining area of Victorian architecture in Atlanta. Most buildings were built between the neighborhood's founding in 1882 and the first decades of the 20th century. Large two-story mansions face the park, more modest two-story, modified Queen Anne houses were built on surrounding streets, one-story Victorian era cottages and Craftsman bungalows were built to the east of the park; the neighborhood is home to St. Paul United Methodist Church, which for a time in the early 1900s had the largest Methodist congregation in the Southeast, which continues to be a thriving congregation.
St. Paul is well known for its beautiful stained glass windows and an organ, acquired in 1887; each December, St. Paul, the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool, the Grant Park Parent Network host the Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes and Artist Market. There is a Tour of Homes in the autumn sponsored by the Grant Park Neighborhood Association. Grant Park Neighborhood Association Grant Park Conservancy Historic Oakland Foundation Zoo Atlanta Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, in Atlanta, is a museum that presents exhibitions and programming about natural history. Fernbank Museum has a number of permanent exhibitions and hosts temporary exhibitions in its expansive facility, designed by Graham Gund Architects. Giants of the Mesozoic, on display in the atrium of Fernbank Museum, features a 123-foot long Argentinosaurus, the largest dinosaur classified; the permanent exhibition, A Walk Through Time in Georgia, tells the twofold story of Georgia's natural history and the development of the planet. Fernbank Museum has won several national and international awards for one of its newest permanent exhibitions, Fernbank NatureQuest, an immersive, interactive exhibition for children, designed and produced by Thinkwell Group; the awards NatureQuest has won include the 2012 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for a Museum Exhibit and the 2011 Bronze Award for Best Museum Environment from Event Design. The nearby Fernbank Science Center is a separate organization operated by the DeKalb County Board of Education and is not affiliated with Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
In the late 1800s, a nature-lover named Emily Harrison grew up in an area east of Atlanta which she called "Fernbank". Along with others, Harrison created a charter for Fernbank in 1938 and purchased the 70 acres of woodland on which Fernbank Museum now stands. In 1964, the Fernbank trustees and the DeKalb County School System created Fernbank Science Center, which led to a desire to share Fernbank's resources with the general public. Following master planning and designs by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based architectural firm, Graham Gund Architects, ground was broken in 1989, on October 5, 1992, Fernbank Museum of Natural History opened to the public; the new building is located behind a row of historic houses, features a glass-enclosed atrium overlooking Fernbank Forest. Fernbank Museum now stands on 65 acres of the largest old-growth urban Piedmont forest in the country. Fernbank Museum offers a variety of exhibits exploring many different natural history topics. Exhibits include: Fernbank NatureQuest Dinosaur Plaza Giants of the Mesozoic A Walk Through Time in Georgia Reflections of Culture Conveyed in Clay: Stories from St. Catherines Island Sensing Nature Curator's Corner World of ShellsThe museum has an area where special exhibitions are cycled through.
These exhibits tend to stay open to the public for 2-4 months each. In 2016 the museum opened WildWoods, an accessible 10-acre area located directly behind the museum with trails and interactive exhibits. In 2016 Fernbank opened access to the newly restored, 65-acre Fernbank Forest. Fernbank is home to Sr.. Giant Screen Theater. An IMAX theater, upgrades were completed in February 2017 including a digital 4K 3D laser-illuminated projection system. Fernbank puts on special activities for adults and children including summer camps, workshops, interactive conversations, family activity days, storytelling. One of Fernbank’s most popular events, Fernbank After Dark runs the second Friday of each month, January through November, features movies in the giant screen theater, drinks and live music. Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers a year-round volunteer program for children aged 13-17. F. U. N. Volunteers interact with museum guests while working on educational carts throughout the museum, exploring a wide range of natural history topics, including Archaeology, Paleontology and more.
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Delta Flight Museum
The Delta Flight Museum is an aviation and corporate museum located in Atlanta, United States, near the airline's main hub at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The museum is housed in two 1940s-era Delta Air Lines maintenance hangars, which were used until the 1960s when the Delta Technical Operations Center known as the Jet Base, was completed; the museum is a nonprofit organization and relies on volunteers, special event rentals and Museum Store sales. The Delta Museum is considered an ongoing project and it collects various items year round; the museum opened to the general public in June 2014. Prior to that, Delta employee ID or prior arrangement was required to access the campus in which the museum is located; the idea for a museum about Delta Air Lines originated with group of retirees who started a campaign in 1990 to find one of Delta's original five purchased-new Douglas DC-3's from the early 1940s. After some searching, the employees struck gold when they found Delta Ship 41, Delta's second DC-3 to carry passengers, in Puerto Rico performing cargo services.
The group bought the plane from the cargo airline and the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum was started. From 1995 to October 8, 1999, the plane was painstakingly restored to its exact original configuration & appearance when it was first delivered to Delta back in 1940 by active and retired Delta mechanics. Delta Ship 41 is by far one of the most faithfully restored passenger transport DC-3's in the world, evidenced by the fact that in 2001, it was the first aircraft to be presented with an award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Delta Ship 41 is the only remaining Delta passenger Douglas DC-3 left in existence. Delta Air Lines is the only major air carrier known to still possess its first new passenger carrying DC-3. On May 23, 1995, the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum was incorporated under Georgia law as an independent nonprofit corporation, organized for public charitable uses and purposes and qualified under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. In Hangar One is the Monroe Cafe, a full-scale replica of Delta's former Monroe, Louisiana headquarters.
It served as Delta's headquarters from 1934 to 1941. The "hub" of Hangar One is the Delta Archives, it houses more than 200,000 images, 1,000 films, one of the world's largest airline uniform collections, as well as an aviation reference library. Hangar 1 houses several of the museum's restored aircraft, which include: Delta Ship 41, one of Delta's first passenger DC-3s and the museum's most prized piece. A 1931 Travel Air 6000. A Huff-Daland Duster biplane replica, representing the first aircraft operated by Delta's predecessor. A 1936 Stinson Reliant SE. Nicknamed the "Gull Wing," this unique aircraft served as an instrument trainer for Northeast Airlines pilots in 1941–1942. Hangar 2 houses The Spirit of Delta. Acquired in 1982, it was the company's first Boeing 767-200, it was paid for "by voluntary contributions from employees and Delta's community partners." The effort, called Project 767, was spearheaded by three Delta flight attendants to show the employees' appreciation to Delta for "solid management and strong leadership during the first years following airline deregulation."
The aircraft was repainted in a commemorative paint scheme and toured the country to celebrate the airline's 75th anniversary in 2004. The airplane remained the flagship of the Delta fleet until March 2006; the aircraft arrived at the museum on March 2006 after a farewell tour around the United States. Additional exhibit items in Hangar 2 include the forward fuselage of the prototype Lockheed L-1011, the cockpit section of a Convair 880, the tail section of a Douglas DC-9, a Boeing 737 flight simulator, in which brief rides are sold to the public during some special events; the museum's collection includes three other aircraft which are parked outdoors around the edges of the museum parking lot: a Boeing 757-200 registered N608DA, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-50 registered N675MC, first produced Boeing 747-400 registered N661US. The most significant aircraft in the outdoor collection is Delta Ship 6301, the first production Boeing 747-400. Used for flight testing by Boeing as N401PW, N661US was delivered to Northwest Airlines on January 26, 1989.
On October 9, 2002, N661US operating as Northwest Flight 85 had to make an emergency landing in Anchorage while on its way to Tokyo from Detroit due to a rudder malfunction. When Northwest merged with Delta in 2009, N661US became Delta Ship 6301 and continued passenger operations for Delta until it was retired on September 9, 2015, having logged more than 61 million miles of flight over its lifetime. Ship 6301's significance, both as an individual aircraft and to Delta meant that it was acquired by the museum after it was retired; the following April, the jumbo jet was moved across two streets from a parking spot on the tarmac at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to its permanent home in the museum parking lot. Delta employees conducted a funding campaign called "The Airloom Project" with the aim of converting Ship 6301 and the parking lot surrounding it into an outdoor exhibit similar to The Spirit of Delta inside. Much like in the Spirit of Delta, museum visitors enter the 747-400 via stairs and an elevator, proceed through the intact first class cabin through the economy section, part of, converted into an exhibition space, where the aft pressure bulkhead i
World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola is a museum, located in Atlanta, showcasing the history of The Coca-Cola Company. The 20-acre complex opened to the public on May 24, 2007, relocating from and replacing the original exhibit, founded in 1990 in Underground Atlanta. There are various similar World of Coca-Cola stores in locations such as Las Vegas and Disney Springs; the original World of Coca-Cola was located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia at 55 Martin Luther King Jr Drive, between the Georgia State Capitol and the Underground Atlanta shopping and entertainment district. The museum opened in 1990, would remain open until 2007; the original World of Coca-Cola saw around nine million visitors during its years of operation, becoming Atlanta's most visited indoor attraction until it was surpassed by the Georgia Aquarium in 2009. The museum was inspired to serve as a continuation of Coca-Cola history dating back to 1886. During this time, Dr. John S. Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, created a unique soft drink with a specific flavour syrup, popular.
Frank M. Robinson, his partner and bookkeeper is responsible for the name of Coca-Cola as well as the well-known design of the script; the museum was located in a three-story pavilion, its entrance had a huge neon Coca-Cola sign. This sign was built by Metals Manufacturing in Utah; the tour started on the top floor and worked downwards, featuring 1,000 Coca-Cola artifacts presented in chronological order, interactive exhibits such as a replica 1930s soda fountain, video presentations of Coca-Cola advertising over the years, a 10-minute film about Coke around the world. The tour featured the'Spectacular Fountain,' where visitors were allowed to sample various Coke products. At the'Tastes of the States' area in the same room, guests were able to try 22 different soft drink brands, some available only regionally. The'Tastes of the World' exhibit was located in the International Lounge. There was a gift shop; the Georgia state government acquired the former World of Coca-Cola building for $1.1 million after Coca-Cola vacated the facility in 2007, state legislators had proposed to install a state history museum in the building, but no action has been taken due to the cost of refurbishing the old World of Coca-Cola building as well as the lack of funding to do so.
The Atlanta museum was relocated to 121 Baker Street in Atlanta, just blocks away from where John Pemberton created the original Coca-Cola formula. The 92,000-square-foot building was constructed at a cost of $97 million and opened in 2007, it is located in Georgia at Pemberton Place. The 20-acre complex is located across Baker Street from Centennial Olympic Park and is home to the Georgia Aquarium and the Center for Civil & Human Rights, it opened to the public on May 2007, relocating from and replacing the original exhibit. The museum features exhibits about the secret formula of Coca-Cola, a 4D movie where an intrepid scientist and his assistant set out to find the secret for themselves, allows visitors to taste 60 different flavors from around the world, it houses a functional bottling line that produced 8-ounce bottles of Coca-Cola for distribution to its guests. However, citing operation costs, since 2013, the plant runs in simulation as such practice was discontinued. There are other World of Coca-Cola locations beyond Atlanta as well.
Club Cool Ice Station Cool, is located in Walt Disney World Epcot park. The facade was themed to resemble a polar expedition with props such as a snowmobile. Like other Coca-Cola exhibits, it included an area where guests could taste Coca-Cola beverages from around the world. In 2016, the World of Coca-Cola opened in Disney Springs, modeled like the Atlanta attraction, it features a sampling of Coca-Cola products from around the world. World of Coca-Cola Las Vegas, built in 1997, was located in the Showcase Mall on the Las Vegas Strip, it closed in 2000. World of Coca-Cola Tokyo was located on the 6th floor of Mediage in Daiba, it closed on January 15, 2007. There is a Coca-Cola Museum in Taoyuan City, Taiwan as of 2007. Old Atlanta, Georgia location Current Atlanta, Georgia location Coca-Cola Museum List of food and beverage museums List of Coca-Cola buildings and structures List of Coca-Cola slogans Tourism in Atlanta World of Coca-Cola Atlanta website World of Coca-Cola from Roadside Georgia