EXPERIENCE A REFRESHING TASTE OF EDUCATION

04/23/2015
EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

Plan your Georgia field trip around a visit to The World of Coca-Cola. Experience the fascinating story of the world’s best-known beverage brand in a dynamic, multimedia attraction that is educational as well as entertaining.

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To ensure a productive educational experience, the World of Coca-Cola enlisted the help of a curriculum expert to develop the Teacher Toolkit. This online resource provides links between the Georgia Performance Standards and what a class will experience in their tour of the attraction. Information is provided by grade and by subject — for Social Studies and English/Language Arts. To address STEM,there is a Green Guide highlighting many of the facets of the attraction’s design, construction and operation— which led to its distinction as a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. The toolkit also provides lesson plans; pre- and post-visit activities and photo cues to look for during a class trip to ensure all materials are covered.

For art education, your group will have the opportunity to see rare pieces of art such as two Norman Rockwell original paintings, and pop culture art like the red leather sofa from American Idol season four when Carrie Underwood won the competition. Almost everything is accessible. Very few of the over 1200 artifacts and archives chronicling The Coca-Cola Company’s history are behind glass. One of the most distinctive archival elements is found in the Coca-Cola Loft. The actual letters that spelled out the company’s name and hung outside its headquarters from 1919 to 1979 are now mounted atop a wall filled with posters and colorful Coca-Cola advertisements from around the world.

The Milestones of Refreshment area is arranged in chapters or vignettes that allow classes to walk through the history of The Coca-Cola Company. This area is rich in its application of Social Studies for students of all ages, as shown in the Teacher Toolkit. These galleries showcase unique items sure to prompt discussion of history, geography, transportation and global expansion of business in an engaging and unexpected setting. Be sure to discover the document selling the rights to bottle Coca-Cola to two gentlemen from Chattanooga, Tennessee for one dollar. Another item sure to generate excitement from your group is a yellow 1939 Chevy Panel Van from Buenos Aires, Argentina that was installed prior to the facility’s walls being erected. It’s World of Coca-Cola’s very own ship in a bottle!

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Coca-Cola bottling process. Bottle Works showcases some of the same equipment and processes that are found in a full size bottling plant. The bottling line runs much slower than those at an average plant to make it easier to see the process. Bottle Works is one of only a handful of locations in the United States that is capable of bottling Coca-Cola in traditional glass bottles.

You will be able to pick up your own complimentary commemorative eight-ounce glass bottle of Coca-Cola as you leave the Taste It! beverage lounge on the second floor. The souvenir bottle is available exclusively for you as a guest of the World of Coca-Cola.

Visit the vault where the legendary secret formula for Coca-Cola is secured. Regarded as the most closely guarded and best-kept secret, the secret formula for Coca-Cola represents over 125 years of history, special moments, memories and the timeless appeal associated with Coca-Cola. Now guests can get closer to thefamous secret formulathan ever before!

Travel through the exhibit on an immersive multimedia journey toward the Chamber of the Secret Formula. Along the way, learn about theorigins of the secret formula, how competitors tried to copy the success of Coca-Cola, how the owners of Coca-Cola kept the formula secret throughout the years and how the secrecy spawned a trove of myths and legends.

“In Search of the Secret Formula”takes guests on a wild trip around the world to explore what makes Coca-Cola so special. This thrilling 4-D theater experience puts the audience directly into the action with 3-D glasses and motion-based seats accompanied by wind and water effects. Be prepared for a bumpy and exciting ride! For those wishing to experience the 3-D film in a stationary seat, an entire row is set aside to allow them to still enjoy the show.

One of the most popular areas in the 93,000 square foot attraction is Taste It, a sampling area where guests may try over 100 beverages produced around the world by The Coca-Cola Company. The drinks are arranged by continent, allowing educators the chance to discuss not only geography, but also flavor preferences determined by the foods people enjoy around the world.

Purchasing Field Trip Tickets

The average length of a school field trip visit is estimated to last one and a half to two hours. Discounted pricingfor students and complimentary admission for up to five chaperones, one per 10 students, offered with advance reservations.

Secure advance reservations by calling the Group Sales line at 404-676-6074 or contact via email [email protected] to complete the school reservation request form prior to arriving for your visit.
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