Kid-Friendly Events in the Atlanta Area
Looking for some fun kid-friendly events in the Atlanta area? Check out our guide below.
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Atlanta Science Festival
The Atlanta Science Festival is an annual two-week celebration of local science and technology. Every spring, Atlanta residents of all ages will have the opportunity to explore science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives. Scientists and educators from local schools, museums and companies will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in a range of hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances to expand our community of science enthusiasts and inspire a new generation of curious thinkers.
The 2019 Atlanta Science Festival will take place March 9-23.
Find the full event schedule here: https://
Dahlonega Science Festival
The 2nd annual Dahlonega Science Festival will be on the weekend of March 1-3, 2019. The festival features science-themed events that are open and FREE to the public.
Located around the Dahlonega Square and UNG Dahlonega campus. For details and updates to go: dahlonegascience.org (program available 02.02.19)
Events include: talks and panels with scientists, planetarium shows, Forensics Lab, Escape Room, Makers Fair, kids’ activities, science of the circus and more!
Guest speakers include: Trina Ray (NASA JPL, Cassini Project, Europa Lander), Kim Steadman (NASA JPL, Mars 2020 Rover), Marshall Shepherd (UGA Meteorologist/Climatologist), John Wise (Georgia Tech, Black Holes), Larry Young (Center for Translational Social Neuroscience), Marianne Shockley (UGA Entomology), and Russell Cutts (Emory Univ. Anthropology).
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
Enchanted Woodland Trail: Featuring Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes
Back by popular demand, Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia once again hosts the whimsical fairies and gnomes homes along Kingfisher Pond Trail this winter. More than twenty miniature abodes line the trails – slow down as you search for the houses made from tiny natural objects. Bundle up and head out to the trail through February 28, 2019!
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
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: First day of National Park Week
- August 25: National Park Service Birthday
- September 28: National Public Lands Day
- November 11: Veterans Day
The Gwinnett Stripers are celebrating the return of baseball season with a Preseason Party at Coolray Field on Sunday, March 3 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The free open house includes complimentary hot dogs and soda, and features activities for fans of all ages. Fans can participate in on-field batting practice, take self-guided tours of the ballpark, be among the first to catch a glimpse of updates to Coolray Field including the Home Plate Club, purchase individual game tickets for all 2019 home games, and shop for Stripers merchandise at Bobby’s Tackle Team Store. There will also be activities for kids, including inflatable games and amusements, face painting, and visits with mascot Chopper the Groundhog.
For a $20 donation to the Atlanta Braves Foundation, fans can swing for the fences like Stripers players in an on-field batting practice (weather permitting). Each $20 donation includes 10 swings.
Self-guided tours will give fans access to behind-the-scenes areas of Coolray Field, including the home clubhouse and dugout. Areas being improved for 2019 like the Home Plate Club will be available for a sneak preview. Fans can also scope out the view from any seat, group party area, or luxury suite with a member of the Stripers ticket sales staff.
The Coolray Field Ticket Office will be open for the event, giving fans their first chance to purchase individual game tickets to all 70 Stripers home games. Be the first to purchase tickets for premium games like Opening Night (April 4), Star Wars Night (May 11), Independence Day (July 4), all Friday Fireworks nights, and all giveaways. Fans are advised to get a great seat now, and avoid box office lines and a $2 increase on game day. For a list of all games and promotions, visit GoStripers.com/promotions.
Fans who have purchased a 2019 ticket plan or have registered for the Little Anglers Kids Club will be able to pick up their packages at any time from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Stripers open the season at Coolray Field on Thursday, April 4 with a 7:05 p.m. game vs. Norfolk. Memberships for 2019 are on sale now by calling the Coolray Field Ticket Office at 678-277-0340. For more information, visit GoStripers.com/memberships.
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.
Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes
See Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and the Guardians of the Galaxy come to life to defeat Loki and some of the most threatening villains in the universe. Witness cutting edge special effects, thrilling motorcycle stunts and immersive video projection in this incredible LIVE show!
State Farm Arena Sunday, February 17 and Monday, February 18 Get tickets here
Infinite Energy Arena Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24 Get tickets here
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® Fingerprint Bugs
Date: Saturday, February 23
MAKEbreak Crunchy Spring Slime
Date: Saturday, February 23
The 2019 season will bring a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement to the entire family with racing, two-wheel skills and freestyle competitions at the jaw-dropping Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, February 23, and Sunday, February 24.
Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound
machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world. Now across all Monster
Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones.
Tickets & Pit Passes are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium box office.
**ticket prices subject to change – venue/ticketing fees may apply.
Shen Yun invites you to travel back to the magical world of ancient China. Experience a lost culture through the incredible art of classical Chinese dance, and see legends come to life. Shen Yun makes this possible by pushing the boundaries of the performing arts, with a unique blend of stunning costuming, high-tech backdrops, and an orchestra like no other. Be prepared for a theatrical experience that will take your breath away!
- FRI, APR 5, 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
- SAT, APR 6, 2:00PM BUY TICKETS
- SAT, APR 6, 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
- SUN, APR 7, 1:00PM BUY TICKETS
- WED, APR 10, 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
- THU, APR 11, 2:00PM BUY TICKETS
- FRI, APR 12, 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
- SAT, APR 13, 2:00PM BUY TICKETS
- SAT, APR 13, 7:30PM BUY TICKETS
- SUN, APR 14, 1:00PM BUY TICKETS
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Cobb Energy Box Office at 800-745-3000.
Visit the Shen Yun website for more information.
Special Note: Children 4 and under are not permitted to attend.
Shenandoah Serenbe Playhouse
Serenbe Playhouse is proud to present the musical SHENANDOAH, starring American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks and Broadway and The X Factor finalist Rachel Potter, March 13th through April 7th. The Tony-winning Broadway production ran for over 1,000 performances and was nominated for both Best Musical and also Best Original Score.
The story of one family’s struggle leaps to life in a hidden field in Serenbe, transporting you to the rolling hills of Virginia. It is 1862, and the Civil War is raging. In the Shenandoah Valley, where his farmhouse sits in the middle of the ebb and flow of the fighting, Charlie Anderson, a widower, father of six sons and a daughter, is determined to keep his family out of the action, ready to hold his land and to continue farming. Suddenly Charlie is informed that Yankees took his young son because he was wearing his little grey cap and they were sure he was a Rebel. The Andersons waste no time and hitch up their horses to rescue the boy.
A theatrical journey of heartbreak and ultimately hope in a fight for human rights will erupt out of an actual Civil War reenactment with over 100 soldiers, canons, horses and with an all-star cast of singer/musicians in a fight for Freedom and Love!
Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $40. Senior/student and group discounts are available. Rain Insurance is available for all tickets. All may be purchased online at www.serenbeplayhouse.com, or by calling the box office (770-463-1110), Wednesday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm.
Stone Mountain Park
Experience the thrills and chills on the frosty slopes of Snow Mountain on select dates through February 24 at Stone Mountain Park!
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