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Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Apr. 9-11

There’s no stopping us now! We’re ready to spread our wings and fly—responsibly, and with lots of masks and hand sanitizer—all weekend long. From outdoor exploration to paying a visit to our old standard-bearers (now recently reopened with safety precautions in place), we’ve got places to be!

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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.

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.

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.

Visit Freedom Farmer’s Market
The market, now open year-round, offers a wide range of organic, local products including: fresh produce, grass fed meats, dairy including cheeses, yogurt, butter, milk, farm fresh eggs, handmade pasta and preserves, baked goods, coffee and more. Each market March to December features live music, a kid’s tent, and a local chef with hot prepared foods. The market also holds monthly events featuring the fruit or vegetable of the season. This is everything you need to know before you go.

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.

Decorate Easter Eggs (Without the Mess)
Looking for a dye-free way to color your Easter eggs this year? We’ve combed the web to find genius, non-smelly (aka no vinegar) Easter egg coloring ideas, and we found a bunch of unique ways to decorate. Here are 48 ways to decorate eggs, without the dye!

Visit Fernbank’s Curiosity Fest
Curious about having fun with dinosaurs, science, nature and cool artifacts? Fernbank has the answer, with daily activities, programs and events to keep your curiosity thriving and fulfilled. Featuring after-hours experiences, guided forest walks, science shows, experiments, family days, self-guided programs and more, Fernbank’s Curiosity Fest offers fun things to do every day in a safe way that limits attendance to allow for physical distancing. Event details are here.

Check Out Monster Energy Supercross
Atlanta and the Atlanta Motor Speedway will play host to Rounds 13, 14 and 15 of the 17-race series beginning on Saturday, April 10 followed by Tuesday, April 13 and Saturday, April 17. Seating capacity will be reduced at each stadium with a Pod Seating structure, which will allow family and friends to safely enjoy all the action while social distancing from other groups in attendance. For more info and to reserve tickets, check here.

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 via iStock. 

—Shelley Massey

 

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