Love is in the air, y’all, and luckily for Atlanta parents, it’s easy to show our kids some love in the form of fun weekend activities and events for families. Whether you want to take it easy and treat your toes at these kid-friendly nail salons, or perhaps take advantage of these nearby ski slopes, you can take your pick of ways to play. Keep reading for the scoop on all the fun for families to find in Atlanta this weekend.
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Just Opened! Hidden Pacific 3D on Fernbank’s Giant Screen
On the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean, blue-green islands, atolls, and coral reefs are thriving with a dizzying array of wildlife and tropical beauty, largely untouched by humans and currently protected as marine national monuments. Hidden Pacific will bring viewers to never-before-seen footage of these remarkable places, sharing the splendor of such pristine environments and their important role in safeguarding our planet. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Friday Jam Session at Children’s Museum
Rock & roll into the weekend with this high energy, music-filled class guaranteed to shake out the wiggles and foster a love of music. Each class includes circle time, dance breaks, and instrument play. Your child will develop their motor skills, and make new friends by expressing themselves through music. Stay afterwards to explore the museum’s awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer exhibit. Fri. Event details.
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YAM Family Art Day at The Design Studio Workshop
Gather for a day of printing with yams. It’s a fun pop-up event for the entire family where you will explore the different shapes and textures that are created through stamping and printing with yams. All printing materials are provided, including a variety of designs pre-cut into yams. Sun. Event details.
Open Gym at INTOWN Yoga & Tumbling for Kids
Monday and Friday mornings are open gym/free time for 1-5 year-olds. Expect a different set-up to explore weekly, and perfect for play dates or to meet new friends. Fri. Event details.
Heart Paperweight Class at Decatur Glass Blowing
In this group class, students will get to make their own sculpted glass paperweight. This hot-glass learning experience will start by going over safety, tools, and equipment. The instructor will then demonstrate how to make a glass paperweight. Following the demonstration, each student will go through the steps one-on-one with the instructor to create their own piece. Fri. & Sat. Event details.
Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Orchid Daze, the Garden’s annual indoor plant exhibition, celebrates the vibrant presence of orchids in the contemporary gardens of Latin America. Across Latin America are many spectacular artists’ gardens. Orchid Daze draws its inspiration from the works of Luis Barragán, one of Mexico’s greatest and most original artists. And the best news? Even when it’s cold outside, you can enjoy the beauty of these flowers in the hothouse! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Macaron-Making Class at Sur la Tabla
Celebrate Saint-Valentin with jewel-toned macarons delicately piped and filled with buttercream and white chocolate ganache. You will practice the techniques for folding, piping and baking your own macarons. We will finish the class by brushing individual macarons with gold – a sweet gift for your sweet. A paying adult must accompany children 17 & under. Fri. & Sat. Event details.
Enchanted Woodlands at Chattahoochee Nature Center
The fairies and gnomes have been busy building whimsical houses along Kingfisher Pond Trail. Slow down as you search for the houses made from tiny natural objects. Take notice of the beautiful and enchanting features of the winter woods. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Pop In for Fun at the Marietta History Museum
Explore the Museum this 3rd Saturday of the month with special family activities in its gallery spaces. This month’s theme is Black History. Sat. Event details.
. . . and check out our Events calendar for even more suggestions.