Summer, slow your roll! How is it the last weekend of June already? Make the most of it with a trip to some of this summer’s most spectacular exhibits—you have plenty to choose from—at Atlanta’s most favorite family attractions. Keep reading for the scoop on what to hit, and where, before the first half of summer is officially in the rear view mirror.

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Buckhead

Nickelodeon’s Slime City 
It’s Slime Time! Nickelodeon is bringing slime to our city, where you’ll see, feel, and be slimed! From hanging at Slime HQ to dancing at the Slime Light Club, to making your mark at the Great Wall of Slime. It’s the ultimate Slime experience as you soak in all the ooey gooey green goodness at the Slime Bubble-torium, and the Slime-tennial Park. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Downtown

Doc McStuffins: the Exhbit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Time for your check up! Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit features the McStuffins Toy Hospital environment and offers families an opportunity to explore the hospital, assume doctor play roles, and help solve problems, all while learning lessons about healthy habits, empathy, and nurturing care. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Midtown

Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland at Botanical Gardens
Check out this year’s larger-than-life whimsical plant sculptures, including new Alice in Wonderland-themed sculptures in addition to crowd favorites the dragon, mammoth and Green Goddess. Spot the floating rabbit, an expansive chess board with heart trees and a large Cheshire Cat. Try and find Alice, too! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Beauty and the Beast at Center for Puppetry Arts
Trash is turned into treasure and true love prevails when this classic tale hip-hops its way into a modern day city complete with alley cats, beauty shops, and exercise videos. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Max Makes a Million at The Alliance Theatre
Based on Maira Kalman’s one-of-a-kind book Max Makes A Million, this play follows the beat-poet dog Max Stravinsky on his quest to get to Paris. Head to the Alliance Theatre to celebrate those wishful thinkers who dare to dream beyond what seems possible, just like Max. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

East Atlanta

Family Pickup Soccer
All ages and genders, families and friends are welcome to participate in this open pickup session! It’s a relaxed and fun game, so go have a ball playing weekend soccer. There is no charge for this event, but join the event to reserve your spot, and check for location updates hereSun. Event details.

Roswell

Summer Puppet Series: Rucker, Go Home!
This beloved Roswell tradition returns in 2019 with shows that are sure to delight audiences of all ages. Now Serving King of Pops following Wednesday and Friday Matinees at the bridge. This week’s show is Rucker, Go Home! Fri. & Sat. Event details.

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Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center
The CNC’s butterfly exhibit is back for its sixth summer and is bigger than ever. Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, so be sure to bring your camera. You can also purchase nectar and host plants to start your own butterfly garden or supplement your existing garden. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Stone Mountain

MEGABUGS! Exhibit at Stone Mountain Park
Some colossal crawlers are taking over Stone Mountain Park, featuring more than 70 new exhibits of larger-than-life insects. MEGABUGS! Adventure Encounters is an immersive and interactive area for ‘bugologists’ of any age to explore. They can crawl like a spider, fly like a bee, and dig like an ant while interacting with these enormous insects. In a special habitat at the park, guests will come face-to-face with a giant 15-foot Emperor Dragonfly, a 20-foot Hissing Cockroach, a 50-foot Madagascan Fire Millipede, and more! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Calhoun

Sunflower Festival
Enjoy fun and food on the farm during the Sunflower Festival, where you can snap pictures in thouseands of flowers, purchase flowers, ride a mechanical bull, pony, cow train, zipline, or hayride, jump on a giant jumping pillow, watch the launch of a watermelon cannon, and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Chattahoochee Hills

Pocahontas at Serenbe Playhouse
Head to Serenbe to hear the story of America’s first heroine. In this original telling, you’ll meet Pocahontas just before she is set to leave her beloved home in Virginia to begin a new chapter with husband, John Rolfe, in England. Enjoy Sat. Event details.

Worth the Drive: The Rock

Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch
Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch with family fun on the farm, including music and fireworks at the 20th Anniversary of this event. Fri. Event details.

—Shelley Massey