From A-Z, AlpharettaMoms.Org keeps you updated weekly on fun family things to do! Bunches of information in one place to make our lives a little easier! There are many venues below to make fun family memories from the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Garden to Chattahoochee Nature Center, Lanier Islands, Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta, Stone Mountain and more!
Find Alpharetta and Avalon happenings here in our Fall Activity Guide! Fall events, Festivals and more!
Big Apple Circus Verizon Amphitheatre January 26-February 25
BigTop Works, the new producers of BIG APPLE CIRCUS, have announced Alpharetta’s Verizon Amphitheatre as the opening stop on the National Tour during its historic and critically acclaimed 40th anniversary season. The full lineup of global artists and acts including 10-time world record-holding high wire artist Nik Wallenda, and fan favorite Grandma the Clown will dazzle and entertain circus goers through February 25 for a total of 48 shows over the almost five-week run. Alpharetta is the only stop in the southeast currently scheduled on this National Tour.
World renowned for its one-ring, intimate & artistic style, where no seat is more than 50 feet from the performers, BIG APPLE CIRCUS is passionate about revitalizing the circus for modern-day audiences with unique and astounding human feats, innovative design and technology. The 40th anniversary season program features the famous seven-person pyramid on the high wire with Nik Wallenda and The Fabulous Wallendas and the daring quadruple somersault attempted on the trapeze by The Flying Tunizianis – the first time in circus history that both legendary feats are performed under the same big top. The record-setting acts are joined by BIG APPLE fan favorite Grandma the Clown and her comedic sidekick Joel Jeske, as well as Dandino & Luciana, a dynamic duo who combine speed, acrobatics and daredevil grace on roller skates; award-winning contortionist Elayne Kramer; master juggler Gamal Garcia; Jan Damm on the Rola Bola; acclaimed Risley acrobats The Anastasini Brothers (who broke the World Record for Most Flips on November 9, 2017); Ringmaster Ty McFarlan; and circus trainer & presenter Jenny Vidbel, who performs in the ring with 16 horses and ponies, as well as six rescue dogs.
We want to encourage you to buy tickets in advance and make plans to spend the weekend in Alpharetta. With five unique shopping districts, more than 200 restaurants and one-of-a-kind attractions, it is easy to hit the high rope with a weekendgetaway to the Big Apple Circus. To create a complete weekend experience, visit www.awesomealpharetta.com. Book your rooms directly through our website, with many Alpharetta hotels offering special rates for events. Photos provided by BigTop Works.
Tickets for the Alpharetta performances are now on-sale at www.BigAppleCircus.com and range in price from $25 Individual tickets – $109 VIP Ringside tickets.
- Performances run through Sunday, February 25, 2018
- Verizon Amphitheatre, Parking Lot A located at: 1775 Founders Parkway – Alpharetta, GA 30009
- For tickets online visit BigAppleCircus.com or Ticketmaster.com
- For tickets via phone call (800) 745-3000 (Ticketmaster
- For Groups of 10 or More – (212) 257-2330, email@example.com
- THE CIRCUS IS HELD IN Lot A, located at 1775 Founders Parkway, Alpharetta, GA
Alpharetta Restaurant Week
February 24 – March 3
Alpharetta Restaurant Week invites people to dine out for a deal. Participating restaurants will offer a special three-course dinner menu for $25-35, and many also offer three-course lunches for $15-$20 (beverage, tax and gratuity not included).
Alpharetta Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to visit restaurants you’ve always wanted to try and to rediscover old favorites. It’s a celebration of the cuisine that makes our area a culinary hot spot. This event is produced by Flavors Magazine, call 770-698-9292 for more information.
Sunday, February 25
Experience everything you need to make your party a success! Meet vendors in every category allowing you to get connected face-to-face. This free event for parents and their kids allows you to see and experience everything your party can be. Come see a multitude of vendors on-site to help you plan your son or daughter’s big day! Explore a wide variety of party goods and services – including all the newest ideas – all for you! Entertainment, Venues, Photographers, Videographers, Green Screens, Caterers, Décor and so much more!
- Sample Free Food and Drinks
- Door Prize drawings every half hour
- Interactive activities for your tweens
We’re cooking up an adventure in Awesome Alpharetta and we’ve got all the ingredients to make your weekend or week-long getaway a winning recipe. Four unique cooking experiences, including the only Publix Apron’s Cooking School in the state of Georgia and one of five in the country, bring culinary tourism to life with classes ranging from basic knife skills to celebrity chef demonstrations.
For more information and a full list of events, visit our awesomealpharetta.com
Calendar of Events. Please note that event dates, times and locations are subject to change.Planning an event in Alpharetta?
The Alpharetta Convention & Visitors Bureau staff prides itself on the ability to work professionally and efficiently with you to achieve our mutual goal – a successful event. We not only have the resources, we also have the know-how to help groups of all sizes make their events successful and stress-free.
Choose what type of event you are planning:
- Meeting Planning
- Sports Events Planning
- Faith Based Meetings
- Reunions, Retreats & Gatherings
Coming soon to Alpharetta
It’s an exciting time in Alpharetta as we have many new restaurants, retailers, hotels and businesses that will be opening in the coming months. View the Alpharetta CVB’s “Coming Soon to Alpharetta” listing here.
MONDAY MAYHEM Monday Nights 10pm – 2am (18 & up only) 21 & up FREE • 18 – 20 $10 Cover Roswell: Enjoy HALF OFF Racing, Simulators and Dark Ride Motion Theater PLUS Free Arcade Games, Drink Specials, Dancing, Bar Games, Giveaways and More! **Please note Groupons, SweetJack, Living Social and Half Off Depot vouchers are not valid during Monday Mayhem.**
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
Andretti Karting is saluting those that serve and protect us every day with a 20% discount for all active MILITARY, POLICE, FIRE and EMS personnel. Simply show your military or work ID when purchasing at our facility to receive discount.*Discount not valid in the Grill when paying with a Gift or Game Card.
TEACHER APPRECIATION FRIDAY NIGHTS
Show your school ID and receive a free Three-hour Time Play Video Game Card & 20% off Karting, Attractions and Meals in our Andretti Grill! *Time Play Card does not accrue tickets for redemption and is not valid on prize games.
KIDS EAT FREE Every Tuesday, kids eat free with the purchase of each entree of $8.49 or more. Kids meals for children 12 or younger, beverages not included and are valid for items ordered off our Kid’s Menu only.
EXTREME HAPPY HOUR
Get off the roads and onto the right track to after work fun! Andretti Roswell has some great weekday deals to make your evening commute much better. Monday-Friday, 4pm-7pm, enjoy these great specials PLUS all <strong>attractions are 50% OFF with your same-day Happy Hour receipt from the Andretti Grill.* $3 Well Drinks, Domestic Drafts & Margaritas $5 Select Appetizers *Half off attractions excludes karting.
During the flower show, visitors also may explore the Garden’s winter landscape as well as its annual Orchid Daze exhibition inside the Fuqua Orchid Center. The 2018 show will honor Pat Hartrampf for her unparalleled devotion to flower shows in the city of Atlanta. Ingénue begins February 22 with a Preview Party in Longleaf Restaurant chaired by Margaret Chambers and Greer Pope.
The Atlanta History Center’s cornerstone exhibition Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta remains open. Through artifacts, ephemera, interactive media, recording booths, immersive experiences, and Meet the Past museum theatre performances, this 7,700-square-foot exhibition shares the stories of individuals of many different backgrounds and perspectives who helped create the Atlanta we know today.
Conveniently located off of I-75, the Atlanta History Center is a unique 33 acre oasis nestled among one of Atlanta’s most historic neighborhoods. Award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, interactive experiences, and a variety of year-round adult and family programs truly offer something for everyone looking to explore our region’s past. Admission tickets are all-inclusive of all History Center attractions, and guests enjoy free parking.
Ontario Was Here, from February 10 – March 4, 2018. This world premiere, by award-winning playwright Darren Canady, weaves an insightful look at the lives of social workers who serve disadvantaged children, unveiling the strife that these workers bear as a result of trying to help others while navigating the emotional balance between their clients’ lives and their own.
The story unfolds around Nathan and Penni, co-workers on the front lines of Kansas City’s Department of Children and Families. Both Nathan and Penni share a passion for helping others, but when the matters of nine-year-old Ontario are transferred from Nathan’s jurisdiction to Penni’s, tempers flare, and the two find themselves at odds over Ontario’s best interests. As tensions escalate between the pair and their varied perspectives, the stakes regarding Ontario’s case become a matter of life and death.
Mamma Mia! Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is set to run from March 8 – April 22, 2018. Mamma Mia! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway – grossing over $2 billion and bringing smiles to over 54 million worldwide.
Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s hit songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” Mamma Mia!combines timeless tunes with a sunny, funny tale that unfolds on a small Greek island. Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding where her father walks her down the aisle, but she is faced with one problem: the identity of her father is unknown! On a quest to discover his identity, she secretly invites the three possible candidates to her wedding, bringing them back into her mother’s life for the first time in 20 years. Mamma Mia! is an absolute must-see, filled with ABBA hits, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers.
Regular tickets range from $40-$75 and may be purchased online at tickets.auroratheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit auroratheatre.com.
For true super fans, Aurora Theatre will also host three special sing-a-long nights during the 8 p.m. shows on March 27, April 3 and April 10. Audiences of these shows can sing out loud to all the ABBA hits, from “Honey, Honey” to “Take a Chance on Me,” and live the show fully from their seats!
Regular show times are as follows:
- Tuesday–Saturday: 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 p.m.
*Evening performances on March 10, 13 and 20 and April 4 and 11 are sold out, as well as matinees on March 10, 11, 20 and April 10
Check out their Children’s Classes and Workshops, Cooking and Crafts, After School Explorer and more!
Preserve Hours: Mon-Sun, 8a-Dusk
Visitor Center Hours: Tue-Sat, 10a-4p, Sun, 12p-4p & Mon closed
Preschool Adventure Tuesdays
This season of Preschool Adventures features class topics that all relate to On the Farm. Join Autrey Mill Nature Preserve for an exciting program about the natural and historical environment at Autrey Mill. The Preschool Adventure series is based on a nationally recognized curriculum in life and physical sciences. Each adventure is different and has a theme chosen to spark a preschooler’s imagination. Included is a brief nature hike and a hands-on activity or craft.
Start Date Themes/Topics
2/27/2018 Dirt Dissection
* 3/6/2018 Counting on the Farm *
3/16/2018 Mill It
3/27/2018 Hay is for Horses
* 4/10/2018 Farm Bingo*
4/20/2018 What Does the Duck Say
4/24/2018 Farm Fresh
* 5/1/2018 Stick in the Mud *
5/15/2018 Sleepy Sheepy
- 10:00am – 11:30am
- Programs with an * are from 1:00pm – 2:00 pm
- Selected Tuesdays, and Fridays
- Ages 3-6 (A parent or guardian must accompany their child)
- Programs are rain or shine – other activities will replace the hike in case of inclement weather.
- $7 for members, $10 for non-members.
- Parents are free but are required to stay for the program. No charge for non-participating siblings.
Cooking and Crafts
Start Date Theme/Topics
3/8/2018 Carrot Cake
4/12/2018 Rock Candy
5/10/2018 Georgia Peach
Each class stands on its own, so attend one, all, or several.
- 4:30pm – 6:00pm
- Ages 6-11, Grades 1-5
- $7 for members, $10 for non-members. Your Family Discount will be applied automatically in the cart.
January 23-March 4 Rainforest Adventures Families are invited to step inside the rainforest and get hands-on with a variety of fun activities . All special events are included at no extra charge with paid show admission.
On Saturday, February 24, educators from the Chattahoochee Nature Center will be at the Center for a presentation and paper snake bracelet activity. Finally, on the last weekend, Saturday, March 3, Zoo Atlanta’s Zoomobile will be on-site with animals native to the rainforest to celebrate World Wildlife Day!
Rainforest Adventures is recommended for ages 4 and up. All-inclusive tickets to all shows include entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, where guests can make, decorate and perform with their own Pink River Dolphin Marionette, as well as admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. All special events are from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and are included at no extra charge with paid admission. Tickets can be purchased online at www.puppet.org or by calling 404.873.3391.
March 26, 2018, Dr. Kathy Foley and Karen Smith, the curators of Indian Puppets: The Great Stories and Dancing Dolls, will visit the Center for an in-depth lecture about the puppetry of India, part of the Explore Puppetry Workshop Series from 7-9 p.m.
**The Center for Puppetry Arts’ award-winning Distance Learning department and the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia(HHCGA) are teaming up in a strategic partnership to develop a new interactive program to educate and empower Hispanic and Latino communities in Georgia with the knowledge and tools they need to prevent chronic diseases and to live longer, healthier lives.
Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation’s Building Community Network, the Healthy Choices Puppetry Program for Hispanic Youth will leverage the artistic talents, technical resources and digital reach of the Center for Puppetry Arts’ Distance Learning programming with the cultural knowledge and expertise of the HHCGA to improve the well-being of the Hispanic/Latino community of Georgia.
Using the art of puppetry, the Center skillfully uses performances and workshops to educate and enlighten people about serious issues of health and lifestyle in ways that are fun and accessible. The partnership with HHCGA will ensure that the content for Healthy Choices Puppetry Program for Hispanic Youth will be culturally relevant and targeted for maximum impact. The goal is to help Hispanic Youth living in the metro Atlanta area become more comfortable with healthy habits such as practicing hygiene, choosing healthy meals, and exercising.
Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat March 20-May 13 Audiences of all ages can chase away the rainy day blues this spring with the Center for Puppetry Arts’ production of Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. Sally, Nick and their pet fish will take audiences on an unexpected adventure with the famous cat in the tall red and white striped hat and his mischievous companions – Thing 1 and Thing 2. This puppet-filled adventure explores curiosity, literacy and creativity and includes a gentle reminder about the challenge of responsibility. With plenty of rhymes, tricks and wit, the faithful adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s classic tale will transport audiences from the page to the stage, as the performance brings the iconic illustrations from the book to life.
This show features rod puppetry and is presented in the Mainstage Theater, featuring puppets created in-house by the Center’s team of puppet builders. Originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, the play was adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell. The Center’s production is directed by Jon Ludwig.
Recommended for ages four and up, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat is playing March 20 – May 13, with reduced-price previews on March 20 and 21 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
The Center for Puppetry Arts will continue its dedication to programming for patrons with ASD on Sunday, April 8 with sensory-friendly modifications to the performance as well as in the Museum and in the Create-A-Puppet Workshops™. The Center will also provide a quiet room, social stories, noise-reducing headphones and fidget toys for guests who need those resources. For details, visit puppet.org/asd.
All-inclusive tickets are 12.50 (Members) and $25 (nonmembers) and include entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, where guests can make, decorate and perform with their own Cat in the Hat Shadow Puppet, as well as admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, featuring the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets in the world. Tickets can be purchased online at puppet.org or by calling 404.873.3391.
Enchanted Woodland Trail through February 28
Back by popular demand, our fairies and gnomes have been busy building whimsical houses along our Kingfisher Pond Trail this winter. More than a dozen miniature abodes line our trails – slow down as you search for the houses made from tiny natural objects. Bundle up and head out to the trail with us this winter and perhaps create your own house in our Free Play Area while you are here!
Target Free Second Tuesday March 13
is a special opportunity for the community to bring their children to experience the Museum for FREE, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Registration for Target Free Second Tuesdays will be available exclusively online through the Museum’s website (childrensmuseumatlanta.org) the day prior to each event to create a seamless process for guests. Families will be limited to six tickets per registration.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta honors Black History Month with special programming
Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to escape the cold and join the Imaginators for a variety of educational programs throughout February. Little ones can look forward to learning about influential African American leaders though special story time, an original musical written by Jerry G. White, one of the Museum’s own Imaginators, and more during Black History Month. In addition, little ones can go for the gold during the Museum’s own version of the Winter Olympics, craft personalized Valentine’s Day cards for loved ones, participate in White House-inspired lawn games in honor of President’s Day and more!
Feature Exhibit: Healthyville
January 27-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.
Black History Month Programming
- Music and Movement
Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Sundays at 11 a.m.; Weekdays at 2 p.m.
Kids can visit the Children’s Museum of Atlanta stage to move and groove to the sounds of the roaring 1920s through song and dance made popular during the Harlem Renaissance.
- Mini-Musical: Peach State Flyerwritten by Jerry G. White with music by Abe White
Weekends at noon and 2 p.m.; Weekdays at 11 a.m. and noon
All aboard! Families are invited to board the Peach State Flyer steam train to learn about the valuable contributions of great African Americans in history through stories and songs.
- Story Time
Weekends at 1 p.m.; Weekdays at 3 p.m.
Kids can join the Imaginators for a special reading of “Look What Brown Can Do!” by T. Marie Harris and illustrated by Neda Ivanova to celebrate the many contributions of African Americans across several fields.
- Eat a Georgia Rainbow
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Georgia is home to a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables! Families are welcome to partake in a cold cooking activity and scavenger hunt utilizing food native to the state.
- Super Spectacular Science Show
Weekends at 4 p.m.; Weekdays at 1 p.m.
Professor Labcoat and her assistants will lead a mesmerizing science demonstration for the entire Museum. Kids are invited to see what kind of fun she and her assistants have cooked up! Questions are encouraged at the end of the show.
- Science Bar
Weekends from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Weekdays from 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
African American scientists have made and continue to make important contributions to science, math and technology. Kids can visit the Science Bar to learn more about their discoveries in chemistry, botany, space exploration and more!
- Art Studio
Weekends from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Weekdays from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Little ones can explore the works and art mediums of world-renowned African American artists including Carrie Mae Weems and Kara Walker.
- Build It Lab
Weekends from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Weekdays from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
African American inventor Garrett Augustus Morgan changed the world with his invention of the traffic signal. Kids can recreate his invention using wood and paper to craft their own traffic light while learning about electric circuits as well.
Tell a Fairy Tale DaySaturday, February 24
On Saturday, February 24, the Museum is celebrating National Tell a Fairy Tale Day! Join us for a fun-filled day of fantasy and lore, all while encouraging reading, writing, and literary creativity. Listed programs will occur at scheduled times, and additional activity tables can be visited for more Fairy Tale fun!
Come and play at Dave & Buster’s newest location in Alpharetta ~ the one and only place you can enjoy great food and play hundreds of awesome arcade games! Conveniently located across from North Point Mall, Dave & Buster’s offers fun for the whole family! The restaurant’s mouth-watering, chef-crafted menu and beverage items, combined with the latest games and attractions provide the perfect setting for kids parties, corporate and group events. Guests can play more than 150 of the latest games including the Walking Dead, Tailgate Toss and Justice League!
Hours and Location:
6500 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Sun – Thur 11:00 a.m. – Midnight
Fri – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
View our article HERE on Dave & Busters weekly specials to save $$!!
Fernbank After Dark: Adult Only Series
DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY TOUR March 24
The high-energy “Disney Junior Dance Party Tour” will bring its national tour to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m. Inspired by favorite Disney Junior series, the interactive concert tour includes songs from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Doc McStuffins, The Lion Guard, as well as newest hit series Vampirina and Puppy Dog Pals. The live concert will also include a brand-new interactive experience featuring Disney Junior’s highly-anticipated series, Muppet Babies, launching in early 2018.
Tickets range from $32.50-$52.50, plus applicable fees, and will be available at FoxTheatre.org, by calling (855) 285-8499 or at the Fox Theatre Box Office.
Disney Visa Cardmember presale tickets, as well as VIP meet-and-greet packages, will be available starting Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 12 p.m. EST, with Disney Junior Facebook pre-sales starting Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. EST. Parents can go to disney.com/disneyjuniortour to get more information.
VIP package offers include an after-party and meet-and-greets following each performance. Kids and families will also have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with characters including Mickey, Sofia and Doc on weekend show days. Performances during the week will include a special VIP offering, an afternoon tea featuring appearances by Princess Elena, Princess Sofia and Minnie Mouse.
Join hosts, Dee and Jay, and the DJ Dance squad as they welcome Mickey, Minnie and other Disney Junior characters on-stage to perform popular songs including “Hot Dog Dance” from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, “Time For Your Check Up” from Doc McStuffins, “Zuka Zama” from The Lion Guard and “Happy Helpers” from Mickey and the Roadster Racers. It’s going to be a dance party you won’t want to miss”
“The ‘Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour’ is going to be the premiere family concert event of the year and for many years to come. The production is absolutely stunning and working alongside Disney and Amy Tinkham to create this show has been an incredible experience and an honor,” says executive tour producer Jonathan Shank. “Parents and children are going to truly love this show. There are new songs, greatest hits and some mashups, which are really fun!”
Ways to Save
After 4pm – Imagination Nights: Enjoy Georgia Aquarium by night at a special ticket price! Visit the Aquarium after 4pm every day of the week to save over 30% off full priced admission. You’ll enjoy full access to the entire Aquarium! Restrictions apply. Click here for details and to purchase tickets.
Coral Carnival: Georgia Aquarium invites you to join our Coral Carnival and celebrate one of the most beautiful animals living under our seas – coral! Join the fun February 24, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and experience Caribbean culture through our Carnival-inspired interactive and educational coral activities.
Show your appreciation for the foundation of many marine ecosystems and learn how you can help protect our ocean reefs! All activities are complimentary with General Admission or Annual Membership.
Toddler Time: 10-11:30 a.m. on select dates
Event Fee: Each adult and child must have a paid ticket to attend. Cost does not include Aquarium Admission.
$16 ($8 per person) – Member
$20 ($10 per person) – Non-Member
- March 5, 2018 – Frog Hop
- April 2, 2018 – Party for the Planet
- May 7, 2018 – All About Mom
- September 10, 2018 – Beluga Palooza
- October 1, 2018 – Jelly Jam
- November 5, 2018 – Give Thanks
- December 3, 2018 – Happy Holidays
- A paid adult must accompany child(ren).
- Advance registration required. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
- All adults and all children must have a paid ticket to this event to attend.
- Intended for children ages 0-3 years.
- Cost does not include Aquarium Admission.
- Access to Toddler Time via Oceans Ballroom Entrance on first floor of the parking garage ONLY.
**Refunds are not available for Toddler Time. A date may be changed free of charge if the change is made more than 10 days in advance of the original date of your visit. If the change is made less than 10 days prior to the original date of your visit, a $5 change fee per ticket will be charged. Cancellations and no-shows will not be refunded or rescheduled. To change your reservation, please contact the Georgia Aquarium Call Center at 404.581.4000.
Contact: GET.org | 770.641.1260 Location: Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest Street Roswell, GA 30075
See Holiday Activity Guide! Click HERE for AMO’s article on local library events that are FREE. Events range from infant to teenagers and adult!
Free Kids Clinics offered 1-2x per month on Saturdays year round from 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m..
See AMO’s post here with more detail on this fun entertainment for the family.
SRM has about 90 different cars, including Pullman cars, classic steam locomotives, and antique diesel-electric trains. Ride in restored cabooses and learn about the famous trains that made history! Special admission price of $7 and free train rides for home-schooled kids and their families! Learn about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad through arts and crafts, special exhibits, and scavenger hunts. 3595 Buford Hwy Duluth
Southern Museum offers a Mommy & ME preschool program every Thursday 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 am. Designed for preschool age children ages three to five-years-old and their caregivers, the Museum’s history, themes and exhibits provide a fun and exciting starting point for educational activities. Free with museum admission. No reservations required.
Challenge yourself on SkyHike®, the nation’s largest family adventure course, cool off and play in the spray on Geyser Towers® or soar to the top of the mountain on the Summit Skyride…the adventures are endless!
Be sure to check out the extended fireworks finale, and the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® with all-new breathtaking fire effects. Three flame cannons add a punch to the show by sending a trio of flames nearly one-hundred feet into the air. Plus, special new fireworks spray multi-colored bursts and dance on the water at the base of the mountain.
Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain through February 25
Welcome to Atlanta’s official winter wonderland, just minutes from downtown. Here you’ll find a snow-packed mountainside and action-packed excitement. Snow Mountain adapted technology used at many of the top ski resorts in Europe and Japan to make fresh snow. The technology is temperature-independent, allowing snow production in any climate. Snow Mountain provides family fun responsibly. The attraction uses a closed loop system that borrows water from Stone Mountain Lake and does not use city water. Water goes through a treatment process that brings it to a potable standard suitable for people, similar to swimming pool water. Melted snow returns to the lake via storm line drainage.
For single tubes, guests must be 42 inches or taller. For the family tube ride, guests must be 36 inches or taller. The maximum height for Fort Snow is 53 inches. Space is limited, advanced reservations are strongly recommended. Snow Mountain tickets include a two-hour tubing session and an all-day snow play access
Are you looking for something adventurous AND nature-oriented? Treetop Quest is an aerial adventure park which means ziplines and obstcles in the trees! 2 locations in Gwinnett and Dunwoody. Great family fun for ages 4 and up! Come swing in our trees with us!
Treetop Quest is a self-guided activity comprised of treetop obstacles and zip-lines. Our courses range in difficulty from easy to very challenging, so the entire family will have a blast! Once you are equipped, we will teach you how to operate your equipment and you will be good to swing through each course as many times as you want, for 2.5 hours (according to age limit as indicated below).
Amicalola Falls at Amicalola Falls State Park which is Cherokee for “tumbling waters,” boasts seven cascades at Amicalola Falls State Park. At 729 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in the state. Located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains north of Dawsonville, the park and falls are a perfect family destination for the adventure set. Plan to spend the day hiking the trails near the waterfalls, ranging from short journeys to an eight-mile approach trail that will lead you to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the Appalachian Trail. When you’re ready to rest, options range from camping, to a more hotel-style mountain-top lodge, to the Len Foote Hike Inn, Georgia’s only backcountry lodge, reachable by a 5-mile hike.
Tallulah Falls in Tallulah Gorge State Park is a series of six falls cascading through the 1,000-foot-deep Tallulah Gorge. Snap a photo of your view from the suspension bridge swaying 80 feet above the gorge floor. An easily accessible pathway leads to Toccoa Falls, a 186-foot, free-falling waterfall on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Anna Ruby Falls, formed by Curtis and York creeks, are local favorites in Helen. Hike the easy-to-moderate half-mile trail from the parking lot to the foot of the falls, and you just might agree.
Angel Falls Trail in Rabun offers two waterfall gems. Hike about a half-mile to view Panther Creek Falls and then continue on, passing by rhododendron, mountain laurel and American holly, to Angel Falls. Holcomb Creek Falls in Clayton is yet another hike that rewards your effort with double waterfalls. First, find the 120-foot drop of Holcomb Creek Falls and then continue to the viewing deck at the foot of Ammons Falls. To see Raven Cliff Falls, near Helen, is about a five-mile round-trip hike. Savor the beautiful views of Dodd Creek as you make your way to the 90-foot drop of the main attraction.
The 100-foot, stair-stepping falls of Minnehaha Falls in Tallulah Falls inspire many a photo op, particularly in spring when the surrounding forest puts on a display of blooms. DeSoto Falls, near Cleveland, is named after the Spanish explorer Hernando Desoto, who traveled through the region in the 16th century. It’s located in the Chattahoochee National Forest. If you’re visiting Vogel State Park, make a pit stop at Helton Creek Falls, to see these family-friendly falls. In the summer, wear your swimsuits and splash around in the pool at the bottom of the falls.
Also, the Vickery Creek Trail (also known as Big Creek) in Roswell is a pretty 2 mile hike with a beautiful waterfall. The hike starts just off Riverside Road in Roswell, climbs over a series of short ridges and then descends to a man-made waterfall that was once the site of an old mill. The Vickery Creek Trail explores the historic Roswell Mill and the surrounding rolling forest on the banks of Big Creek, also known as Vickery Creek, near Roswell, Georgia. It’s one of the best hikes in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area parks near Atlanta, though its trails don’t follow the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Instead, this hike explores the historic remains of Roswell Mill and visits the mill’s spillway dam waterfall on a Chattahoochee River tributary. The 5+ mile Vickery Creek trail network hikes through beautiful, rolling forest and catches views of the rushing dam waterfall from a steep rock bluff. The hike crosses a wood bridge at 2.5 miles, the sound of falling water echoing through the forest. The hike visits the southern bank of the Roswell Mill waterfall from a tall bluff alongside its rushing, tumbling waters. The hike reaches a covered bridge at 3 miles. The view from the bridge upstream is beautiful, as Vickery Creek cascades over a rock creek bed. Reaching the end of the covered bridge, the hike hangs a right, following the trail eastbound and passing a historic brick machine shop. The trail reaches the ruins of the old Roswell Mill, looping around the mill, the old rusted mill chase, and catching an up-close view of the dam waterfall and spillway waterfall from Vickery Creek’s northern bank.
Yellow River Game Ranch is a popular destination to encounter, feed and pet animals. Located 2 1/2 miles east of Stone Mtn on Hwy 78, it offers a chance to meet wildlife on a close and personal basis. Stroll along a mile-long trail on 24 wooded acres and encounter white-tailed deer, bunnies, buffalo, sheep, kid goats, black bears and more!
Experience the fascinating history of the world’s best known beverage brand in a dynamic multimedia attraction. This attraction is fun for all ages! The kids especially enjoy the 4D movie and tasting room!
Visit World of Coca-Cola starting this Saturday Feb. 24 through March 9 and try their Friends and Family 4 Pack!! Guests can purchase up to four general admission tickets, in any combination, for $50 plus tax.
For four adult tickets, that’s a savings of $18. Whether an Atlantan planning an entertaining staycation or an out-of-towner looking for a fun getaway, it’s the perfect opportunity to gather a group of friends or family members and take advantage of this special offer before it ends.
**Special Offer Details:
To take advantage of the 4 for $50 offer, World of Coca-Cola guests should present a printed copy of the “Friends and Family Four-Pack” coupon found on World of Coca-Cola’s website.
This offer can be redeemed at walk-up ticketing windows only and cannot be redeemed online.
There is a limit of 2 offers or “four-packs” per transaction, for a maximum of 8 promo-priced tickets per transaction.
Promotional pricing does not apply to single tickets. Regular general admission pricing applies to tickets purchased in addition to “four-packs.”
This offer is valid for visits Feb. 24 through March 9, 2018 only.
This offer is not valid with any other offers or discounts.
Other fun things to do at the World of Coca-Cola:
- Learn about the legend of the secret formula for Coca‑Cola and see the vault where the formula is secured in their Vault of the Secret Formula.
- Taste over 100 flavors from around the globe in the Taste It! beverage lounge, and take home a FREE commemorative 8-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola
- Exhibit, Pop Culture Gallery, Kiss the Past Hello
- Experience their thrilling In Search of the Secret Formula 4-D Theater (3-D movie with moving seats)
- Get an inside look at the bottling process in Bottle Works
- Give the 7-foot-tall and very friendly Coca‑Cola Polar Bear a big hug
- See the world’s largest collection of Coke memorabilia in Milestones of Refreshment
- View works by artists such as Steve Penley, Haddon Sundblom and Howard Finster in the Pop Culture Gallery
- Take the excitement home with clothing, collectibles and gifts from the Coca‑Cola Store
Original article 12/7/12 and updated weekly.