Kid Friendly Events in the Atlanta Area

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. 

Check out our guide below.

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Atlanta Area Easter Events

If you are looking Easter events in the Atlanta area, check out our detailed listing here.

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Center for Puppetry Arts Presents Harold and the Purple Crayon

The Center for Puppetry Arts will introduce Harold and the Purple Crayon to the puppet stage, April 2-May 26. Based on five of the books from Crockett Johnson’s beloved series, the original production invites audiences to watch as a curious young boy discovers his power to create anything he can imagine, simply by drawing it with his oversized purple crayon. From enchanted gardens to the circus – even a wild ride to the moon – audiences will watch Harold create his fantastic world in real time on stage.

As part of the Center’s sensory-friendly initiative for visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a sensory-friendly programming day for Harold and the Purple Crayon will be presented on Sunday, April 14 from noon to 5 p.m. This special afternoon will allow guests with ASD to experience programming in a comfortable and safe setting with staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD. Along with a quiet zone in the lobby, several performance alterations will be made, including: theater lights dimmed down (but not out); consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack; freedom for children to talk during the show and leave their seats, if necessary; and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ classrooms will be brighter, quieter and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. In the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated. Fidget toys and sound-reducing headphones will also be available.

Recommended for ages four and up, Harold and the Purple Crayon will be presented in the Mainstage Theater, April 2 – May 26. Reduced-price previews take place Tuesday April 2 at 10 a.m. and noon.  The regular show schedule is as follows:

April 2-7
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. and noon
Saturday: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

April 9-May 26
Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.*
*There will be no shows on Sunday, April 21

All-inclusive ticket prices vary but start at $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 Purple Porcupine Rod Puppet, as well as admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, featuring the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets in the world as well as a global gallery organized by continent with puppets from all over the globe. Tickets can be purchased online at puppet.org or by calling 404.873.3391.

Disney on Ice

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, and Disney’s Frozen as they bring 14 stories and 30 songs to life, leaving your whole family captivated with memories to last a lifetime.

Coming to the Infinite Energy Arena  April 25-28

Get tickets here

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…definitely NOT a dinosaur. That’s right, pterosaurs are not dinosaurs—they’re flying reptiles. Travel back in time at Fernbank Museum of Natural History to a world where pterosaurs ruled the sky in Flying Monsters 3D thru January 11 through June 1, 2019.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2019, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance free–fee dates in 2019:

  • April 20
  • August 25
  • September 28
  • November 11

Lego Movie 2

Legoland Discovery Center – Phipps Plaza

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta is hosting the ultimate celebration of the new THE LEGO® MOVIE™ 2! Join Emmet, Wyldstyle and the gang during event weekends with exclusive building activities, out-of-this-world character experiences, interactive photo opportunities and more! Running from February 16 to April 28, it’s going to be AWESOME!

“The LEGO MOVIE” Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta include the following activities which are all included with purchase of admission:

  • “The LEGO MOVIE” Mystery Mosaic: Guests work together to help build a mystery LEGO mosaic throughout the weekend. What will it look like? No one knows until it’s complete! After all, it’s all about teamwork!
  • Character Meet and Greets: Want a family picture with one of The LEGO MOVIE stars? Meet Emmet during character meet and greets!
  • “The LEGO MOVIE” Scavenger Hunt: Help Emmet find his friends in Miniland!Wyldstyle, MetalBeard, Unikitty and Benny have lost their way and need you to save the day! Guests can submit an entry to win a LEGO prize pack at www.LEGOLAND.com. See website for official rules.

MEGABUGS! Adventure Encounter at Stone Mountain Park

MEGABUGS! Adventure Encounters is an immersive and interactive area for “bugologists” of any age to explore.  If you are looking for a great attraction to visit during 2019, Stone Mountain Park is it!  It is perfect for kids and adults!

MEGABUGS! brings park visitors face-to-face with bugs in a way that kids could only dream about!  Imagine their excitement when they come face to face with a 15-foot emperor dragonfly, a 26-foot Madagascar hissing cockroach, a 50-foot Madagascan fire millipede, honey bees, butterflies, ladybugs and many other species. Children and adults can work together to explore and identify 70 different species, many featuring the individual sounds and movements that make these insects unique members of the animal kingdom. Visitors are invited to crawl like a spider, fly like a bee and dig like an ant as they interact with colossal crawlers along winding paths.

 

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.

Kids

Club® Fuzzy Little Lambs

Date: Saturday, April 20

MAKE break Egg-cellent Banner

Date: Saturday, April 20

Kids Club® Spring Showers Art

Date: Saturday, April 27

MAKE break Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Date: Saturday, April 27

Kids Club® Flower Frame for Mom

Date: Saturday, May 4

Michael's Kids Classes
Image Credit Michael’s Craft Store

Pike Nurseries

Celebrate Beneficial Bugs & Ladybugs

Pike Nurseries is hosting its annual Ladybug Weekend from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 at all store locations. Throughout the weekend, the garden center will give away over four million FREE ladybugs.  They will also host a free “Beneficial Bugs” class at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at all stores to educate green thumbs on how to best utilize helpful insects in the garden. Find out the details here:

https://livingonefulllife.com/celebrate-beneficial-bugs-ladybugs/

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Do you know of kid-friendly events in the Atlanta area we should add to our list?  Send an email to laborders2000@gmail.com to see about having it added to our guide.

 

 

 

 

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