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!
Please see Events in Alpharetta Article HERE for a listing of events ONLY in Alpharetta! Farmers Market, the Taste of Alpharetta, Food Truck Alley and more!
Complimentary Photo with your Favorite Superhero on August 25: The Alpharetta Welcome Center is hosting a “SUPER Adventure at the Alpharetta Welcome Center” on Saturday, August 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Families are invited to stop by the Welcome Center to get a complimentary photo taken with their favorite superheroes.
A photo will be printed onsite and emailed instantly to each person so it can be shared with family and friends. Attendees are advised to not wear the color green as the photographer will be using a “green screen” and any green clothing will interfere with the photo quality. During the event, free face painting and refreshments will be available.
For those planning a sporting event, family reunion, wedding or other special event, the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau can be a great help with its free event planning resources that include securing group hotel rates, complimentary welcome bags for guests and insider tips on facilities and vendors. For more information about these services, visit www.awesomealpharetta.com.
The Alpharetta Welcome Center is located at 178 South Main Street, Suite 200 and is the best source for information on Alpharetta and all that it offers in the way of shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation, for visitors and residents alike. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more information about the Welcome Center or the upcoming event call 678-297-2811 or email Mariah Sells at Mariah@awesomealpharetta.com.
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
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.
Atlanta Botanical Garden Presents: Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Tickets go on sale October 1 for Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition, Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, featuring a new twist on last year’s popular towering three-dimensional light curtain, all-new displays and a lounge in the Skyline Garden.The show, presented nightly November 17 – January 6, also will feature several of the giant topiary-like sculptures from this summer’s popular mosaiculture exhibition, Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time – all shown in a whole new light. Open from 5 – 10pm (11 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays). For ticket information and other details, visit atlantabg.org.
Here are five highlights not to miss:
1) “Nature’s Wonders” returns to Storza Woods with its hundreds of vertically hung strings of multi-colored lights suspended from the treetops over the Canopy Walk. This year’s display includes new music, choreography and sound effects in which the more than 70,000 color-changing LED bulbs create images of Northern Lights, a storm at sea and a gentle snowfall, among others.
2) For the first time, the show will extend to the new Skyline Garden, where the Flower Walk will be immersed in a new all-white light tunnel while a lighted sculpture will anchor the fiddlehead display in the Aquatic Plant Pond.
3) Look for Robinson Gazebo, with its breathtaking views of the Midtown skyline, to be transformed into a mod Skylights Lounge offering comfy seating, cash bars and a deejay!
4) Hanging out in the Garden will be several creatures from Imaginary Worlds, including the Phoenix and Pegasus sculptures wrapped in lights and the Dragon and Camels dramatically uplit!
5) Back by popular demand will be those dancing “Orchestral Orbs” on the Great Lawn, towering cone trees, giant candles, the serene Ice Goddess, Holiday Model Trains and s’more roasting firepits.
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.
Veterans Park at the Atlanta History Center is dedicated to all of the men and women who have served – and continue to serve – the United States of America. The Park was designed not as a traditional veterans’ memorial, but as a unique gathering place encouraging reflection, personal connections to veterans, and a celebration of the lives of those who have sacrificed to secure our freedom.
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
Center for Puppetry Arts presents The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables, August 14-September 23
The interactive show featuring favorite tales is designed to engage children as young as 2 years old
The Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to present Aesop’s classic stories and morals for young audiences when The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables takes the stage August 14-September 23. Featuring famous fables, such as “The Lion and the Mouse;” “Country Mouse and City Mouse;” “The Fox and the Crane;” “The Ant and the Grasshopper;” and “The Tortoise and the Hare;” the family-favorite musical show is sure to engage even the youngest family members.
The Center for Puppetry Arts’ production of The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables is part of the Theater for the Very Young initiative, designed specifically with the developmental stages of young children in mind. The performance includes life lessons presented as short stories in order to introduce these concepts to toddlers in a fun, comfortable and positive environment. The vibrant colors of the stage and the puppets command attention, and the lively songs engage children while inviting them to sing and dance along.
Families are invited to arrive early to participate in the pre-show enrichment activities. During this time, children can listen to fables and color special City Mouse and Country Mouse puppets to use during the show. Reduced-price previews take place Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15. The regular show schedule is as follows:
Thursday – Friday: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic Exhibit opening August 31:
The Center for Puppetry Arts will debut Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic, a brand-new special exhibition in the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, opening August 31. On display in the Dean DuBose Smith Special Exhibits Gallery, it will explore how Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Frank Oz and others created The Dark Crystal’s mythical world of Thra, as well as take a look at the film’s impact and legacy over the years.
Guests exploring Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic will see firsthand the detail and artistry that went into creating the film. The puppets were created at the initial Jim Henson’s Creature Shop in London, using groundbreaking new materials and techniques that continued to be used in film throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s.
With more than 50 items on display, the special exhibit will include several prototypes and early versions of iconic characters, as well as actual puppets used in the film. Visitors can expect to see many fan-favorite characters, including Jen; SkeKung, commander of the Garthim; UrAc the Scribe; a Mystic; and Loretta, a Podling. Other creatures such as glass spiders, a feather cricket, Toad and a landstrider will also be on display, along with puppet props and costumes. In addition, visitors will find behind-the-scenes photos from film production and Froud’s original concept art.
The exhibit will conclude with a look at the legacy of “The Dark Crystal,” including its modern-day fandom and fan stories, its influence on Jim Henson’s subsequent film Labyrinth, the upcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and more.
To celebrate the opening of the special exhibit, fans of the cult-classic film are invited to attend on The Dark Crystal Ball on August 30, inspired by the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball of years past. Guests can expect an immersive experience as the Center transforms into Thra for the evening. “The Dark Crystal”-themed costumes or fantasy masquerade attire and masks are encouraged. Special guests will include Brian Henson, chairman of The Jim Henson Company and Jim’s son; Halle Stanford, president of television for The Jim Henson Company and executive producer of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance; and Kirk Thatcher, judge of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge and Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and director of Dinosaurs, Muppets Tonight and more. Brian Henson will also serve as the judge of the costume contest. The evening will include heavy hors-d’oeuvres, a beer and wine bar and a New Year’s Eve-style countdown to the Great Conjunction. Tickets are available now at puppet.org.
Center for Puppetry Arts Members will have access to an exclusive first look at the exhibit from August 25-30. To kick off the Member preview week, fans can attend a Members-only Podling Preview Party on August 25. The party will include access to the exhibit; light hors-d’oeuvres; beer and wine for purchase; and a screening of “The Dark Crystal.” This event is complimentary for Members, but reservations are required in advance online. Center for Puppetry Arts Memberships can be purchased at puppetjoin.com.
Museum admission includes access to the Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: World of Myth and Magic and the full Worlds of Puppetry Museum, featuring the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and artifacts in the world, as well as a global gallery, featuring puppet traditions from around the globe. Tickets can be purchased online at puppet.org or by calling 404.873.3391.
Sundays on the River returns! Sunday concerts at CNC: August 12 (Electromatics), September 9 (Ben Sollee and Kentucky Native)
- Doors open at 6pm each evening (CNC Grounds are available to enjoy until the show starts)
- Cash Bar Available (no outside alcoholic beverages are permitted, bags will be checked at entrance)
- Dine at the show with your own picnic; bring your own table settings
- For Lawn Seating bring your own seating
Family Night Hike: Aug. 11, 8-10 pm Don’t miss this unique and exciting outdoor family event!
Only a few spots remain. Get tickets today and save on admission. Visit https://ecommerce.chattnaturecenter.org/itemlist.aspx for more info!
Children’s Museum of Atlanta Wraps Up Summer Vacation with Awesome August Programming!
Summer might be ending, but the fun is just beginning! Children’s Museum of Atlanta is curing back-to-school blues with a variety of educational events for little ones to continue learning through the power of play. Throughout August, kids are invited to explore castles and community life in the magical feature exhibit The Amazing Caste, celebrate the special bonds between friends on National Friendship Day, learn about the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha and more! Whether kids are discovering a dog-gone good canine constellation on National Dog Day or making a traditional dish for Eid al-Adha during the special Eat A Georgia Rainbow programming, Children’s Museum of Atlanta offers endless activities and opportunities for family fun!
Celebrate Eid al-Adha: Sunday, August 19
Eid al-Adha commemorates the 10th day of the Islamic Hijjah to the holy city of Mecca and the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. Known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, this three-day holiday is considered one of the most important holidays in the Islamic faith and is marked by charitable donations and prayer. Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites families to celebrate the holiday’s themes of charity and family with special crafts and events that highlight the rich culture and traditions of Eid al-Adha.
National Dog Day: Sunday, August 26
Calling all four-legged and two-legged friends! Children’s Museum of Atlanta is hosting a dog-gone good event on National Dog Day with bark-tastic programming and activities. To celebrate man’s best friend, Children’s Museum of Atlanta is teaming up with Furkids to bring cute, adoptable dogs to the Museum. Throughout the day, families can attend a special presentation with Canine Companions who will share stories of assistance dogs from puppy-hood to hero. Guests are encouraged to stick around for a meet and greet with the furry, helpful friends. In honor of the hound holiday, little ones can dance their tails off at a special storytime with a Doggy Dance-off and create leash holders in the Build It Lab. The Science Lab will also offer a special opportunity to learn about how each dog breed is special and has their own personality traits.
The Amazing Castle Exhibit June 9 – September 9: Children’s Museum of Atlanta will bring new extraordinary hands-on adventures to life with The Amazing Castlewhere visitors will be transported to a magical place and time. Inside the castle’s stone walls, lies a happy and peaceful little community where every citizen has a special job to do. Children can don costumes and engage in role-play, become lords and ladies, castle villagers or even “HiJinx the Jester.” Families can try their hands in the Royal Workshops with “Trim the Tailor” or “Gable the Carpenter.” After picking vegetables in the garden, kids can tote them to the Great Hall to cook up a royal meal or visit the tower to wake “Herald” the sleeping dragon!
Exhibit Entry and Big Book
From the moment visitors walk through the entrance to The Amazing Castle, they are transported to a magical time and place—and the fantasy begins! “Lord Ben” and “Lady Evolent” welcome children and adults and make sure the castle is a safe and healthy place to live. Visitors can begin their adventure by reading the story of The Amazing Castle, which introduces the castle citizens and depicts the interconnectedness of those living in the castle.
The Keep is a fortress sure to be enjoyed by the youngest royals. Toddlers can create a miniature, magical community in a castle-inspired dollhouse, build their own fortress out of “stone” blocks and play with a castle busy wall.
The Great Hall and Garden
Friends and family can take a seat at the royal table while children prepare a wonderful, magical meal with “Kipper the Cook.” They can put on an apron and select ingredients from a larder stocked with bread, fruits, and choose a main course! Or they can put on a garden smock and join “Posey the Gardener” in the royal garden, where visitors can pick and plant vegetables and gather eggs from a hen in the garden shed. To prepare and cook the meal, children can use wooden bowls, cooking utensils and a fireplace complete with a glowing fire, spit and cauldron.
Royal Puppet Theatre
Children and adults will become castle entertainers when they visit “HiJinx the Jester” in the Royal Puppet Theatre to present a puppet show using castle character puppets. Little ones have the option to pick out a fancy robe, pull up a throne and become the Lord or Lady, or don the jester’s costume and entertain the Lord and Lady.
The Royal Workshops
In the Tailor Shop, families can try their hand at repairing and making clothing for all of the castle citizens with “Trim the Tailor.” Guests play a game and design costumes, from sensible to ridiculous, by mixing and matching puzzle pieces. Children can also create their own outfits and discover how silly their costumes appear when they look at themselves in a distorted mirror!
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit” opens at Children’s Museum of Atlanta, September 22
Children’s Museum of Atlanta is proud to present Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit from September 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019. This new exhibit brings to life the themes presented in the award-winning PBS Kids television series created by The Fred Rogers Company that follows the adventures of 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and his friends.
In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children enter the world of Daniel Tiger and friends to explore the Neighborhood. Through immersive experiences, visitors collaborate to solve problems, use their imaginations to transform their surroundings and play along with Daniel’s singable strategies as they learn life’s little lessons. The exhibit, created by Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh in partnership with The Fred Rogers Company, brings to life the themes presented in the PBS series such as community, communication, and emotions, which enables young children to understand their feelings and those of their neighbors. Visitors can walk the paths and hear the sounds of Daniel’s world as they encounter the meaning of empathy, gratitude, sharing and diversity in an environment of creative and interactive play.
Along with the emotional lessons gleaned in the Neighborhood, visitors can:
-Transform into a favorite character with masks and costumes
-Compose a song or play along with one-of-a-kind instruments
-Visit the Post Office and sort, deliver and receive packages and letters
-Create stories through the Movable Character Mural
-Step inside the Clock Factory to play with a variety of clocks
-Identify spots in one’s own neighborhood on the interactive world map
-Write or draw thank-you notes and put them on the Thank You Tree
-Cozy up with a good book in O the Owl’s Reading Nest
-Stroll with a Trolley along the path, and ring the bell upon arrival
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
June 9 – August 26: FOOD: Our Global Kitchen: Visitors will satisfy their intellectual appetite on this topic through seeing, touching, smelling and tasting in the new special exhibit FOOD: Our Global Kitchen, on view from June 9 through August 26, 2018 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.FOOD: Our Global Kitchen showcases how food is grown and distributed around the world and how it reflects culture and diversity. It also works to explore how humans have transformed food across countries and centuries, as well as the differences in how we experience flavor.
Highlights of the exhibit include:
-A life-size re-creation of a 16th-century Aztec marketplace
-Food Ships, an interactive game that demonstrates the challenges associated with transporting items like bananas, apples, tuna, and lamb around the world
-A “waste sculpture” containing the amount of food a U.S. family of four wastes per year: 1,656 pounds
-Signature dishes from around the world and how these have evolved through generations, from Korean kimchi to Moroccan tagine
-Smelling stations featuring scents such as lemon, lavender, thyme, and fennel, vital ingredients used in everything from candies to fish dishes to potent absinthe
-Utensils and cookware from around the globe, in addition to a selection of historic, classic, and even humorous cookbooks
-An interactive cooking table, where visitors “make” famous dishes eaten around the world
Wildwoods: Take a walk on the wild side as you explore 75 acres of new outdoor nature adventures. WildWoods and Fernbank Forest combine to highlight the natural world through immersive trails, educational programming, hands-on exhibits and beautiful scenery.
Audiences at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Giant Screen Theater will have the opportunity to dive into the largest and least-explored habitat on Earth with Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D.
Viewers will follow the Alucia, OceanX’s research vessel, on a global odyssey from Antarctica to Egypt in the discovery of never-before-captured footage like deep seafloor methane volcanoes, a close-up of an octopus’ body armor and the clever tusk fish’s cracking of clams. Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D will show daily at Fernbank Museum’s Giant Screen Theater from June 22 through Nov. 1, 2018. Giant Screen Theater tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for children and $8 for Museum members. Save on movies with the purchase of a Value Pass combination ticket, offering the movie and museum admission for $21-$25.
Fernbank Museum Invites Viewers to Sit Back and Soar with Earthflight 3D Movie: Aug 3-Dec 13
Earthflight 3D is coming in for a landing at Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Giant Screen Theater, where it will take audiences on an incredible 40-minute flight around the world on the wings of birds. “Earthflight 3D is as much a film about the sensation of flying as it is about the remarkable behavior and migrations of birds,” said Neil Nightingale, Executive Producer of Earthflight 3D.
Earthflight 3D journeys across four continents and 11 different countries, all from the point of view of the many birds soaring overhead, including geese, vultures, and eagles. Earthflight 3D will show daily at Fernbank Museum’s Giant Screen Theater from Aug. 3 until Dec. 13, 2018. Giant Screen Theater tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for children and $8 for Museum members. Save on movies with the purchase of a Value Pass combination ticket, offering the movie and museum admission for $23-$25. To purchase tickets, visit FernbankMuseum.org or call 404.929.6400 for more information.
August 18: Sensory Friendly Screening; Dino-Birthday Bash: You’re invited to a DINO-mite part of pre-historic proportions.
August 19: Summer Block Party – Experience an evening of indoor and outdoor fun, a silent disco and more. Ages 21+ only.
August 25: Moana Sing-a-long 2pm
Check out their Coca Cola Summer Film Festival – information in AlpharettaMoms Activity Guide!
Georgia Aquarium is an entertaining, intriguing and educational experience for guests of all ages. While promoting a fun and enjoyable learning experience, the Aquarium instills in its guests a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity. One of the Georgia Aquarium’s major goals is to be the leading facility for aquatic animal conservation and research.
Ways to Save:
11am – 4pm – Buy Online and Save: When you purchase your General Admission tickets online in advance, you’ll save over 10% off our walk-up pricing. Click here to purchase.
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.
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
- 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 the 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.
**The largest aquarium in the United States is getting bigger. Georgia Aquarium revealed expansion plans today for a new gallery featuring sharks—one of the most misunderstood species in the ocean—to open in late fall of 2020. An extension of the Aquarium’s conservation and education efforts, the new experience will help guests have a deeper appreciation for the important role sharks serve in the oceans and inspire them to join conservation efforts to protect our oceans. The project, Expansion 2020, is a major addition to the Western hemisphere’s largest aquarium featuring a shark habitat and redesigned entry
Workout by the Water
Break a sweat at the most unique and inspiring fitness studio Atlanta has to offer – Georgia Aquarium! Workout by the Water offers yoga, pilates and bootcamp classes led by local fitness instructors. Classes are designed to challenge students of all experience levels. Workouts take place in our magnificent Oceans Ballroom, offering incredible views of manta rays and whale sharks guaranteed to motivate you to become a healthier, and happier, YOU!
Each class is just $10 and takes place from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM on the dates listed below. All proceeds from Workout by the Water benefit Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation initiatives. Aug 13, Sept, 5, Oct 17, Nov 14, Dec 4
Every Second Sunday of the Month enjoy FREE admission from 12 –5pm for all visitors. Enjoy special family friendly programming from 1-4pm.
Every Thursday from 4-8 pm enjoy 1/2 priced admission. Toddler Thursdays: Bring your tot Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a new way of looking at the High’s collection through letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. Check link for dates. No registration required. Free with museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Weekend Family Tours on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm. The High Museum of Art is part of the Woodruff Arts Center.
First Saturday of Each Month between 9 a.m. – 12:00 pm. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 at all Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.
An all-new LEGO® Ninjago 4D short movie launched at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta! In LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension, the ninjas will show off their awesome LEGO® Ninjago moves in a super-cool and explosive 4D adventure. Enter the Dojo with Master Wu and train with the ninjas to learn the teachings of the Scroll of the 4th Dimension. Guests will experience the totally-awesome world of Ninjago as they’ve never seen, smelled or felt it before.
The LEGO® Ninjago Training Camp is making its return to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta! Families can put their ninja skills to the test to see if they have what it takes to become a true LEGO ninja and defeat the bad guys in this fun, action-packed play-zone. Children can test their agility in the laser maze and master their building skills at the Ninjago build table to go on a LEGO adventure that’s bigger and better than they can do at home.
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.
The Thrill Capital of the South— with heart-pounding, innovative roller coaster experiences and a special name change for a fan favorite ride.
Guests can experience the massive drops, twists and unsuspecting turns ofThe 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.
Now open on weekends for the rest of the season. With so many choices, where do you begin at Six Flags Over Georgia? There is so much to offer from pulse-pounding roller coasters to gentler options for tots. Take a break at one of our entertaining shows and catch a bite at one of our restaurants. Don’t forget to pick up your souvenirs so you can remember the day!
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.
The Southern Museum, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a premier metro Atlanta museum, featuring exhibits on Civil War and locomotive history. The Southern Museum is home to the General locomotive, stolen during the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase; a reproduction of the locomotive assembly line from the Glover Machine Works; weapons, uniforms and every day items of Civil War soldiers; and the Jolley Education Center that features train history, hands-on activities for children and Georgia’s French Gratitude Train. Kennesaw
Celebrate the beauty of spring with a visit to Atlanta’s favorite natural wonderland. Discover a prehistoric creature collection at Dinosaur Explore, trek through the treetops on SkyHike®, and soar to the top of the mountain on Summit Skyride… the adventures are endless!
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.
Are you looking for something adventurous AND nature-oriented? Treetop Quest is an aerial adventure park which means ziplines and obstacles 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!Every Sunday from 1:00–4:00 p.m., visit the Woodruff Arts Center for FREE family activities, including art-making workshops, ASO backstage tours and more! The Woodruff Arts Center Atlanta, Georgia is one of the only arts venues in the United States to offer both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff produces outstanding theatre, music and exhibitions for over 800,000 patrons each year.
The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 200,000 students annually and is proud to be recognized as Georgia’s largest arts educator. Whether it’s summer camps for middle school students or theatre made for the youngest audiences, families with children of all ages will be able to explore, play, learn and create art in an interactive environment.
World of Coca-Cola offers more than 100 drinks from around the world in its one-of-a-kind Taste It! Beverage Lounge. From delicious classics to your new favorite that you probably didn’t even know existed, you can sample and savor them all. Plus, sip on some of the latest and greatest Coke products at the lounge’s Sampling Bar. Thirsty yet?
As Atlanta brings the heat this summer, World of Coca-Cola brings the cool with refreshing moments of fun. From a new exhibit about a classic Coca-Cola character to a global tasting experience, you will discover summertime entertainment for families and friends of all ages.
- Beat the Heat – The moment you step in from the sun, World of
Coca-Cola welcomes you with an ice-cold beverage to sip as you explore. Coca-Cola’s rich, 132-year history pops in each exhibit – from the Vault of the Secret Formula, where you can discover the myths and legends surrounding the famous Coca-Cola recipe, to Milestones of Refreshment, a trip down memory lane.
- Blast from the Past – Ever heard of Sprite Boy? You may be surprised to learn he has nothing to do with the popular lemon-lime flavored soft drink. Die-hard Coca-Cola fans might remember the elfin cartoon from the 40s and 50s – and now you can meet him for yourself in a fun photo op experience. The Story of Sprite Boy is a new exhibit on display through spring 2019 in the Pop Culture Gallery. The pixie-like Coca-Cola character comes to life through original oil paintings, print ads, artifacts and photos from around the world.
- Savor the Summer – After exploring the exhibits, pop over to the Taste It! Beverage Lounge, where over 100 familiar and exotic beverages will spice up your summer. You can sample fountain beverages from around the globe as well as recently released, limited-time offerings at the Sampling Bar. Find a new favorite flavor or simply savor the classics!
- Drink in the Deals – If you are in search of hot summer deals, look no further than the Atlanta CityPASS, which gets you into five top Atlanta attractions – including World of Coca-Cola – over a nine-day period. Adult tickets cost $76, helping you save a sweet 40 percent on admission. You can purchase CityPASS tickets at World of Coca-Cola ticket windows or online at www.worldofcoca-cola.com.
- Coca-Cola Red, White and Blue – Just in time for our nation’s birthday, the Coca-Cola Store at World of Coca-Cola is releasing a new Americana-themed assortment. Fans can rep both Coca-Cola and America the Beautiful with patriotic T-shirts, salt and pepper shakers, wooden signs, kitchen towels and aprons. Items in the collection feature the classic combination of Coca-Cola, stars and stripes.
- Beat the Heat – The moment you step in from the sun, World of
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