Spring Break 2018 is fast approaching and there are many things to do right here without having to leave Atlanta! AlpharettaMoms.Org will fill you with ideas to make it easy for you to find things to do!
Visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center and enjoy activities during Spring Break.
Spring Cleaning Sale in the Nature Exchange (NEX): Daily. If you have NEX points burning a hole in your pocket, come spend them on items during our clearance sale! Don’t forget to bring in some cool objects from your spring break travels to earn points. Specific items will be discounted during our sale. See NEX for more information.
Nature Exchange STEM Activities and Scavenger Hunts, Daily
Eco Tinker Interactive Exhibits, Daily through May 31
Head outdoors this spring for our nature-inspired tech and tinker stations – 5 stations where you can experiment and explore. Our exhibit stations focus on the science of water – how it moves, how it is used. There’s plenty to play with while you learn at our STEM stations. Expand your creative mind and your vocabulary when you visit ECO TINKER!
Film Showing: Daily at 11am. A new fun nature film each day. Films appropriate for all ages and last approx 1 hour.
What Plants Talk About – a PBS film, starring plants!, Daily at 3pm
What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought! Join us for a daily film showing of “What Plants Talk About” in conjunction with the Roswell Azalea Festival. Film is appropriate for all ages and is about one hour long.
Artists in the Wild, Tuesday at 10am
CNC partners up with the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance to present local painters creating plein air art focused on our spring blooms. Come visit with the painters and observe them at work.
Wildlife Feeding Time, Tuesday at 4pm
Creature Feature, Thursday and Friday at 2pm
Andretti’s Indoor Karting & Games
For families interested in a mini staycation, Georgia’s state parks have a variety of lodging for every budget. Pitch a tent under the stars for around $25 per night, rent a cozy cabin with fully equipped kitchens starting at just $85 per night, or try out a yurt for about $70 per night. Finally, those who prefer hotel-style accommodations can find lodges with restaurants at Amicalola Falls, George T. Bagby, Little Ocmulgee and Unicoi state parks starting at $69 per night.
Break away from the “wild life” of crowded attractions and destinations and migrate toward the wildlife at a Georgia State Parks. From learning to become a Junior Ranger and hiking through canyons, to geocaching and golfing, Georgia State Parks offer family-friendly activities and affordable accommodations for any type of traveler.
Learn Outdoor Skills: Become a Junior Ranger
Children ages 6–12 will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward becoming a Junior Ranger. By following the guidelines in the Junior Ranger Activity Book they will experience nature first-hand, explore Georgia’s fascinating history and enjoy outdoor recreational activities. Activities include identifying poisonous plants and tree species, observing wildlife, investigating the park’s history by visiting museums and historic sites, and participating in outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, biking, camping and more.
Complete the Challenge: Canyon Climbers Club
With just four state parks and hiking trails to conquer in the Canyon Climbers Club, completing the challenge can be done during Spring Break. Scale to the top of Amicalola Falls, explore the depths of Providence Canyon, brave the swinging bridge in Tallulah Gorge and master the staircase in Cloudland Canyon to accomplish the feats of the Canyon Climbers Club.
Tee Off in Nature: Golf at State Parks
Eight Georgia State Park Golf Courses offer affordable rates and relaxed environments that welcome families and first-time golfers. Youth ages 18 and under pay as little as $7 for 18 holes, and lessons are available.
Spend the Night Under the Stars: Camping & Glamping
While pitching a tent at one of the Georgia State Parks is a popular activity, the parks still harbor secret camping and glamping spots known only to those willing to travel off the beaten path. Choose from 2,700 campsites for tent camping, or six state parks that offer yurts — canvas and wood huts that provide heaters and furniture inside. As night falls, listen to the ribbits and croaks of frogs, a sure sign that spring is here. All campsites and yurts offer fire pits to build a campfire, and park visitor centers often sell all the makings of s’mores. Newbie campers can spend two nights in the First Time Camper’s Program, where rangers will assist with setting up tents and prepping the family for a night of camping.
Or Spend the Night Behind Closed Doors: Rent a Cabin
If you’d rather sleep in the comfort of a bed with a private bathroom, 30 of Georgia’s State Parks offer one-, two- or three-bedroom cabins. Save money by using fully-equipped kitchens to make meals for the family. During the day, rent aquacycles or kayaks and paddle park lakes and rivers. As night falls, participate in a moonlight hike, twilight paddle, or stargaze, and make a short trek back to the cabin for bedtime.
Check out Georgia State Park events HERE!
Junior Knight Training at Medieval Times over Spring Break!!
Kids between the ages of 4-12 will have the opportunity to get down in the sand before the show and train with the knights. At the end of the training, they will all be knighted by the king!
Kids and students are just $30.95 and adults are $38.95. Offer code SB18 when purchasing tickets online!
Spring FUN Break at Stone Mountain Park features attractions and live entertainment for the whole family! Trek through the treetops on SkyHike® adventure ropes course, soar to the top of Stone Mountain for unprecedented views of Atlanta on Summit Skyride, tour the park by land & lake on Ride The Ducks™, experience Lost World in 4-D where a desert island vacation takes an unexpected turn when prehistoric dinosaurs appear, and so much more!Plus, only available during Spring FUN Break (March 31 – April 8) enjoy some extra fun and entertainment including:All –Star Stunt Dogs
As seen on TV’s “America’s Got Talent,” “The Tonight Show” and others, this action packed Canine Thrill Show showcases amazing rescue dogs performing in an exciting head-to-head competition! You’re sure to tap, clap, and cheer for your favorite team in this upbeat spectacle! Make sure you catch this show before it’s gone!Selfies!
Get those much needed photos with the Easter Bunny or Rocky the Dog during one of our special character meet ‘n greets.Karaoke
Love Karaoke? Ready to be a star? Bring your energy and sing some tunes on the Azalea Stage!Laser Tag
Are you looking for some fun activities to do with your friends or family? Why not compete in our Jurassic themed Laser Tag and see who has the best skills. Find a good hiding spot and see if you can get on the leaderboard.
Dinos, Dinos & Dinos – Oh My!
Train to be a Dino ranger in the Dinotorium. It’s a four story, indoor, interactive play area where kids of all ages can have fun and learn about Dinosaurs.
The Museum will be open seven days the week of April 1-7 for public school Spring Break That’s a whole extra day to explore, discover, create, and play! Avoid the lines and save money by purchasing your online tickets in advance. Remember that prices are always more at the door and your online ticket is the best way to guarantee entrance.
Feature Exhibit: Healthyville
Through May 28
Healthyville is a place for everybody! This bilingual (English/Spanish), interactive exhibit teaches health and wellness lessons through play-filled activities and educational messages that foster learning by doing. Designed primarily for children ages 5 – 12 and their parents, caregivers and teachers, Healthyville provides visitors with hands-on opportunities to explore health topics in ways that help them understand their bodies, the importance of making healthy choices and how to apply these concepts in everyday situations. Healthyville features engaging content about how the body works and the effects of our positive or negative health choices.
Healthyville was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). Healthyville is sponsored locally by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life with additional support from Georgia Power Foundation. Major funding for Children’s Museum of Atlanta is provided by Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Major support provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
Six Flags Over Georgia is open daily March 31 through April 8 for Spring Break. For information on Season Passes, Memberships, daily tickets and the All Season Dining Pass, visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
For a limited time, Guests can experience the massive drops, twists and unsuspecting turns of The Great American Scream Machine — Backward. When the historic wooden roller coaster debuted in 1973, it was the longest, fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster in the world. This season, the coaster celebrates its 45thanniversary and will feature:
- A suspenseful 105-foot climb while staring straight down at the ground—backward;
- The exhilarating drop down nearly 10 stories—backward;
- Speeds of 57 miles per hour around tight curves—backward; and
- More than 3,800 feet of track racing along the banks of the Chattahoochee River—all while facing backward.