Keeping families entertained can be a challenge, but if you know where to look, you will find some engaging activities that will create memories that will last a lifetime. We’re highlighting the family-friendly events in the Atlanta area and beyond.
Reminder: Double-Check Before You Head Out!
As with anything, plans can change for a variety of reasons. It is always good to follow our links to the event or call ahead if you have any doubts.
Family-Friendly Atlanta Events
Atlanta Science Festival
March 6 through March 21
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert w/ ASO
March 13 & 14, 2020
Rise to your feet and dance to the rhythms of Latin America in this concert! The show will take an unexpected turn when Max – an energetic but impulsive young boy – makes his way onto the stage to “help” the orchestra. Soon Max is on a whirlwind adventure that takes him from the concert hall to the vibrant lands of Latin American culture. With the help of the Orchestra and the audience, as well as his new friend, Mambo the Dog, Max learns the magic of Latin rhythms and how to “dance” with the music. Tickets available here.
Presto Mambo at Atlanta Symphony Hall
Mar 22, 2020
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) invites you to escape into the world of classical music. Recommended for families with children ages 6 to 12, the ASO’s Family Concert Series presents Presto Mambo on March 22 in Atlanta Symphony Hall. Associate Conductor Stephen Mulligan leads the Orchestra through a program exploring the music of Latin America, produced by Platypus Theatre. The show will take an unexpected turn when Max – an energetic but impulsive young boy – makes his way onto the stage to help the orchestra while on a whirlwind adventure to the vibrant lands of Latin American culture!
Be sure to use offer code ‘MAMBO‘ today to get tickets 25% off. Get tickets here.
Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble is more than just books! Check with your local store to find out about the events they have planned.
Center for Puppetry Arts
Pete the Cat
March 31 – May 31
A groovy adventure of one cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends. Inspired by the NYTimes bestseller series, the production invites audiences to the “Pete the Cat Club.” Stories included are: Pete the Cat: Rock On Mom and Dad Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses Pete the Cat’s Big Lunch SCUBA-Cat The New Guy Valentine’s Day is Cool Robo-Pete Bedtime Blues Pete the Cat features rod puppets, projected animations, original music and interactive elements, such as singing along with The Wheels on the Bus and helping Pete solve a math problem. The cast includes veteran performers at the Center for Puppetry Arts and Puppeteer/Composer Dolph Amick, who wrote the original music.
Get tickets here.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Saturday, March 14
Superhero Science Night
Saturday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 28
Feature Exhibit: Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ™: Secrets of the Sewer™
Through May 10, 2020
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer will transport kiddos on an adventure to the underground home of the four funny “heroes in a half-shell” to explore cooperation skills, life lessons and master the brother’s crime-fighting tactics. Through team-building challenges, games and mind-teasing puzzles – all set in the ninja turtles’ secret hideaway, little ones will learn the power of working together to conquer the villains of New York City!
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Color Run Atlanta
Ever participated in a Color Run before? They’re lots of fun!
Sign up for the Atlanta Color Run on April 5 at Six Flags Over Georgia. This would be a great gift idea this holiday season! Give the gift of experiences! https://thecolorrun.com/locations/atlanta
Our Senses: An Immersive Experience
February 8 – May 3, 2020
Lose Your Mind, and Come to Your Senses
Every day, we perceive the world around us through our senses—including sight, smell, hearing, touch, balance, and taste. But as it turns out, for humans “reality” isn’t always what it seems to be.
Immerse yourself in funhouse-like spaces that dare you to trust your senses—and show how or why what we perceive is not simply a window into the world around us but a product of our brains. Our Senses delves into how our brains work with sensory organs to shape and re-frame our perceptions of everyday encounters. And it reveals how, until recently in our evolutionary history, humans have been oblivious to nature’s other signals.
Engage your senses in this highly experiential exhibition! Explore a virtual garden through the eyes of a bee or a slithering snake. Challenge your ears in the ultimate test: tracking individual sounds from an audio collage. Walk through life-sized illusions that make flat surfaces appear rippled—and more!
Blue Man Group
June 2 through 7
At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh, and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world, together we’ll discover music, comedy, and surprises at every turn. By the end of this spectacular journey, you’ll be saying, “I don’t even know what just happened, but I loooooved it.” Thirty-five million people of all ages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it’s your turn!
For every ticket purchased with code BLUE, Broadway in Atlanta will make a $5.00 donation to Giving Kitchen. Giving Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that was inspired by an outpouring of support from the hospitality industry when Chef Ryan Hidinger was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in December 2012.
Giving Kitchen’s promise to the food service community in Georgia is stability. We fulfill that promise through financial assistance, by creating a hub of community resources and by using our influence to help create a food service community where self care is valued above all else and where crisis is met with compassion and care.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
The Georgia RenFest is one of the largest Renaissance Festivals in the Southeast. Spend a day full of romance, chivalry, and fantasy in our 32-acre village as 200 artisans, delicious food, and non-stop entertainment combine to make a day full of memories!
Open for 8 weekends – Saturdays and Sundays and Memorial Day, April 18 through June 7, 2020 from 10:30am til 6pm.
High Museum of Art Atlanta
On the Second Sundays of each month at The High Museum of Art, museum admission is free from noon until 5:00 p.m. Enjoy art-making activities, tours, performances, and the High’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.
To help ensure your family has a great experience at the High Museum, check out their Second Sunday Social Story (información en español). This will give you a sense of what to expect during your visit.
Located just minutes south of the Atlanta Airport off 1-85 at Exit 61, the Legacy Theatre is the only full-time professional theatre on the south side of Atlanta.
Little Shop of Stories
All Eyes on Amphibians! An Atlanta Science Festival Event
Saturday, March 14th – 12 pm
Spring Story Time with Randi Sonenshine!
Sunday, March 22nd – 2 pm
Michael’s Kids Club
Michael’s Craft Stores offer various opportunities for children 3 and up to participate in different craft activities. Below you will find the month’s activities. You will need to sign up for the Michael’s Kids Club activities here.
Free Events for Kids – Beaded Butterfly
Date: Wednesday, March 11
Free Events for Kids – Friendship Bracelets
Date: Thursday, March 12
Free Events for Kids – Clothespin Bird
Date: Friday, March 13
Spring MAKER Fest
Date: Saturday, March 14
Kids Club® Craft Stick Chick
Date: Saturday, March 28
Mark your calendars now for their Spring Make Camp! Offered Monday through Friday from 10 to 12, kids will get to create a craft daily for just $3.
National Park Service
Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2020, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2020:
April 18: First day of National Park Week
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 26: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day
Phoenix Flies Atlanta 2020
March 7 through March 29
The Phoenix Flies Celebration of Atlanta’s historic sites returns for its 17th year! This annual three week long celebration in March of Atlanta’s historic sites includes over 100 partners and over 200 free events city-wide.
While the tours and events are free, many of them require a ticket. Ticket registration opened to the public on February 17th. Some of the most popular ticketed tours, including the Fox Theatre, are already wait-list only.
To browse the ticketed tours and register through Eventbrite, click here.
There are also FREE events that don’t require a ticket. You can find them in this day-by-day guide to the events.
The Rock Ranch
The Rock Ranch is a beautiful 1,500 acre working cattle ranch located about an hour south of Atlanta in Upson County. The farm was founded in 1989 by the late S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A and is dedicated to “Growing Healthy Families!” and “Uniting Families to the Land and Each Other.” It’s a place where families, school groups and businesses can come to enjoy “agritourism.”
A day at The Rock Ranch is packed full of excitement, fun, adventure and making memories. Train rides, zip lines (Download Waiver), a giant jumping pillow, carousel, cane pole fishing, pedal boats, and pony rides are just a few of the attractions that will make your visit truly memorable.
- April 3 – TGIF Spring Break Fun Friday
- April 4 – Free Easter Eggstravaganza and Helicopter Drop in partnership with Christ Chapel Community Church
- April 10 – TGIF Spring Break Fun Friday
- April 11 – Storybook Character Day
- April 18 – “Dino-Mite” Dinosaur and Rock Festival
- April 25 – Barnyard-Palooza Baby Animal Experience and Tractor Experience
Smithsonian Magazine FREE Museum Day 2020
Saturday, April 4
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
There are over 25 locations in Georgia to visit on this day. Tickets are available to download NOW.
Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park is open daily Thursday through Sunday beginning March 14.
Festival under the Magnolias
April 4-5, 2020
As they kick off Spring FUN Break week, they’ve hand-selected a range of fine art & craft vendors to present their works in the intimate Historic Square venue at Stone Mountain Park. This growing festival will feature artists’ work, food trucks, yard games, and more! This 2-day event now takes place Saturday & Sunday, April 4-5, from 10:30am to 6:30pm each day.
Spring FUN Break
April 4 – 11, 2020
School’s out! Celebrate with a memorable day at Atlanta’s favorite natural wonderland!
Make Spring FUN Break at Stone Mountain Park your family’s destination for adventure and excitement. Come out for attractions and special live entertainment everyone will enjoy!
Easter Sunrise Service
April 12, 2020
Experience serenity and peace as the Stone Mountain Sunrise Association presents two simultaneous, inter-denominational Easter services at the top of the mountain and at the base of the mountain on the Memorial Lawn.
Woodruff Arts Center
Join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Alliance Theatre and High Museum of Art on March 8 for a day of FREE family fun across campus at the Woodruff Arts Center. This event is free, but registration is required. Register and find out more here.
World of Coca-Cola
March 1 through 31
Spring in Atlanta is right around the corner – as is World of Coca-Cola’s “Friends and Family Four-Pack” offer. Visiting World of Coke with friends and family is always a good idea – and starting this Sunday, the deal gets even sweeter when you bring the whole squad.
From Sunday, March 1, to Tuesday, March 31, with the Friends and Family Four-Pack Offer, World of Coca-Cola guests can purchase up to four general admission tickets, in any combination, for $50. For four adult tickets, that’s a savings of $18 (and perfect timing for many private school and college/university spring breaks)!
Special Offer Details:
To take advantage of the 4 for $50 plus tax offer, guests should show the “Friends and Family Four-Pack” coupon (found on World of Coca-Cola’s website) on their mobile device or present a printed copy of the coupon.
- 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 March 1-31, 2020 only.
- This offer is not valid with any other offers or discounts.
There’s plenty to do at Zoo Atlanta! Whether you want to head there for a family fun day or participate in one of their events, your trip to the zoo will be memorable. Be sure to check out the brand new African Savanna area.
March 14: Family Zoo Yoga
March 14: Educator Appreciation Day
March 14: Biomechanics Day
March 14: National Panda Day
March 17 | April 4: Adventure Cubs
March 18: Adult Zoo Yoga
March 21: Atlanta Science Festival
March 21: Kori Bustard Day
March 21: Families United for Nature (FUN)
March 27: Twilight Trek
March 28: Cub Scout Workshop
March 28: Family NightCrawler
April 2, 11: School and Group NightCrawler
April 6-10: Spring Break Safari Camp
Adventures Beyond Atlanta
One of the best things about living in the Atlanta area is that there are so many great places to go that are within driving distance. Whether you want to head to the beach or drive through the majestic Smoky Mountains, there are plenty of places offering great family-friendly things to do.
Do you know of kid-friendly events in the Atlanta area or beyond we should add to our list? Send an email to email@example.com to see about having it added to our guide.