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Michael C. Carlos Museum

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Address: 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone Number: +1 404-727-4282
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums...
The Carlos Museum is one of the Southeast's premier ancient art museums with major collections of art objects from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, ancient Americas, Africa, and Asia, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.
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Exceptional Gem Hidden Among Emory's Campus

I love this museum! Well-curated and includes a large selection of ancient artifacts from numerous areas of the world. My child is obsessed with the Egyptian wing of the museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Had a great time. Only downfall was all the construction there, so you have to park a good ways off and walk there. No signs showing you where to go. But once there, the fee is reasonable and negotiable. They offered the Roman, Egyptian, native and a few other displays. Hands on boxes for field trips and kids. Last us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love this museum! Well-curated and includes a large selection of ancient artifacts from numerous areas of the world. My child is obsessed with the Egyptian wing of the museum and still talks about our visit almost two years later. If your child has any interest in ancient cultures, this museum is an exceptional little gem in Atlanta. Note -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved the audio self guided tour aspect. First time I took my daughter to a museum. Couldn't decide between Egyptian or Greek/Roman exhibit was best...my daughter really enjoyed it.

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Elkins, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Carlos Museum is awesome if you like Egyptian/Greek etc. history. I recommend the recorded tour - you can listen to just the main sections relating to the exhibits or listen to all of the little extra sections as well. Very well done - probably not for small children.

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Marietta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Nice little museum on Emory's campus. Meh, unless they are having a special exhibition of something that you and your family are specifically interested in.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We visited the museum on a Sunday & it was perfect. It's situated on the beautiful Emory University campus & offers a unique view into ancient civilizations. The collections there come from all over the world & include a collection of mummies & other artifacts from ancient Egypt. It's hard not to leave with a sense of awe for the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are the least bit interested in ancient history, the Carlos Museum is a must (and a bargain). Egyptian, Greek, Roman, African, Pre-Columbian artifacts are in full display!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Michael C. Carlos museum of Emory University was founded in 1919 and since then has grown tremendously. It possesses thousands of artifacts, from ancient times to the present. The museum preserves and exhibits arts from ancient Egypt, Asia, Africa, the Middle-East, as well as from Europe and the United States. It is currently a premier museum in the South-Eastern... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I remember going here when I was a kid and I can't wait to take my kids to the museum when they get old enough to appreciate it. Who needs to go to Egypt: you've got mummies right here!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a great little gem in town. Take the guided tour, it's really relaxing & educational. My 8 year old daughter loves this place & my son toured the whole collection while doing a Lost Wax Casting Summer Camp there. Way cool!

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