This weekend is making our spirits soar. We can’t wait to get a case of the giggles at the Kid’s Improv Comedy Show at Dad’s Garage, and the thought of perusing the orchid exhibit at the Botanical Garden is enough to make us swoon. Read on for the scoop on where to get your fill of fun.


Photo: S. Massey

Druid Hills

Fernbank Forest Champion Tree Tour
Join a Fernbank scientist on a tour of Fernbank Forest to celebrate Georgia’s Arbor Day. Explore tree identification and visit some of Atlanta’s Champion Trees. Space is limited to 25 people and advance reservations are required at 404.929.6400. Sun. Event details.

East Atlanta

Improv Comedy Show for Kids at Dad’s Garage
Atlanta’s award-winning improv troupe at Dad’s Garage now offers a show for kids! There’s a brand new story every week and little ones get to help by providing key parts of the story and even adding their own jokes. It’s sure to be interactive, silly and out-of-the-ordinary fun for kids and parents. Sat. Event details.


Trees Atlanta Tree Planting
Help Trees Atlanta with their tree planting project in Decatur—a perfect way to celebrate Arbor Day in Atlanta! All ages are welcome, but volunteers under age 16 require an adult to accompany them. Sat. Event details.


Artful Stories at The Michael C. Carlos Museum
Kids aged three-to-five years old and accompanied by a parent or other adult will love these monthly story times in the galleries of The Carlos. After story time, everyone heads to the Tate Room to create works of art or participate in activities based on the story. This month’s theme is Ancient Greece. These programs are free but a reservation is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at or 404-727-0519. Sat. Event details.


Designing with Minecraft at MODA
Head to the Museum of Design Atlanta for a class where younger designers are encouraged to explore Minecraft in a developmentally-friendly way by using it as a tool for designing and building a world. Sat. Event details.

Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Not only are they beautiful, varied, and exotic, but orchids also grow inside the hothouse and are in bloom! Head to the Garden this winter and spring for some warm, fresh air. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Grant Park

Love Stories of Oakland Cemetery Tour
Do your kids love stories? They’ll die for Love Stories of Oakland! Perfect for lovers, families and friends, Love Stories of Oakland includes 25 stops through Oakland’s Victorian garden cemetery as a docent recounts the loves, lives and losses of Atlantans of days past. Love Stories of Oakland also examines the symbolism of love and devotion found on monuments, headstones and mausoleums throughout the grounds. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

John’s Creek

Daddy Daughter Valentines Tea at Olivia’s Dollhouse
Head to Johns Creek for a princess-inspired tea with you little princesses this Valentine’s Day. Guests will enjoy dress-up, guest visits, dance party, and tea time. Fri. Event details.

How are you keeping them busy this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey