Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Apr. 16-18

Calling all wild ones and their parents! This weekend has zip lining, zoo exploration, dinosaur excavation, and miles and miles of the Chattahoochee River to explore just waiting for you. Keep reading for ways to wander and find wonder in Atlanta this weekend, below.

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Zip Through the Trees at TreeTop Quest
Treetop Quest Dunwoody is open for the season, and you can get a jump start at this aerial adventure park as you zip through obstacles and treetops—including a fun course for your littlest flying squirrels. Learn how to operate your equipment, swing through each course as many times as you want for 2.5 hours, and enjoy the ride. Here‘s the scoop.

Watch Disney on Ice at Infinite Energy Center
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big is bringing the magic to guests through dynamic moments that take place on the ice and in the air. This adventure delivers 14 performances between April 15-25, 2021, and Covid precautions—including pod seating—are in place. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Visit Zoo Atlanta
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll through the all-new African Savanna or a chance to explore The Ford African Rain Forest, Zoo Atlanta offers something for everyone. Want to keep even more learning happening with the kids – virtually? Check out the Zoo’s At-Home educational programs before or after your visit. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Visit Gibbs Gardens
Spring is in the air at Gibbs Gardens with millions of golden daffodils covering rolling fields. Stroll along paths, traverse hills, and wander through the woods to experience more than 220 acres of specialty gardens, including the Japanese and Waterlily Gardens. All tickets must be purchased online, and reservations are not required. Event details are here.

Check Out LEGO Trolls World Tour at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Head to this ultimate indoor Lego playground for exclusive rides, a giant downhill speed ramp where you can race your creations, and a Miniland replica of Atlanta. And, through April 18, embrace your inner pop diva on rockstar at the limited-time LEGO® Trolls World Tour! Expect a glittery, rainbow-infused party that explores six different genres of music. Check it out, here.

Join Saturday Family Strides at Halcyon
FIT4MOM is a membership organization that meets in various locations around the North Atlanta area. Combining exercise and fitness with motherhood and community, the Stroller Stride class is a 60-minute workout comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun. This is everything you need to know before you go.

Head to the World of Coke
Visit the vault where Coke’s legendary secret formula for Coca‑Cola is secured and taste 100+ beverages from around the world. And while you’re there, give the new Scent Discovery exhibit a try. A Coca-Cola Ambassador will lead your small group to guess the origin of a variety of scents and educate you on the anatomy of smell – from reception to perception – and help you determine which aroma profiles and Coca-Cola beverages may be your new favorites. Here’s all you need to know.

Explore the Chattahoochee River at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
Explore metro Atlanta’s nature destination. With trails, canooing, exhibits, programs and events on 127 acres of forest, wetland, and river habitat, a visit to the Chattahoochee Nature Center experience is unlike any other Atlanta attraction. A timed reservations must be made for members and guests. Here’s the scoop.

Check Out the State Botanical Garden in Athens
The State Botanical Garden in Athens is a 313-acre preserve set aside by UGA in 1968 for the study and enjoyment of plants and nature. It contains a number of specialized theme gardens and collections, more than five miles of nature trails, and four major facilities, including a tropical conservatory. There is also a 2.5-acre, accessible children’s garden that contains a variety of fun, immersive locations—including a chestnut tree house, fossil wall, giant water-misting mushrooms, vegetable garden, a replica of a North Georgia cave, and more—all designed to be learned from, crawled through and touched. Here‘s the inside scoop.

Get Planning for Piedmont Park’s Summer of STEAM
Imagine your children’s summer memories taking place in Piedmont Park. In the heart of Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Conservancy offers fun, safe and hands-on experiences while instilling the importance of green space in future generations. The Summer of STEM offers weekly topics like Ecosystem Energy, the Science of Flight, and more. Find out details here.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

Featured photo S. Massey

—Shelley Massey



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