Whether Atlanta dishes up spring-like temps or an ice storm, you’re ready, parents. For indoor fun this weekend, head to the Center for Puppetry Arts for some historical tall tales. Itching to get out for some fresh air? No need to head OTP. Just mosey on over to the BeltLine for a walking tour of some of our city’s best urban farms. Whether you’re staying indoors or heading out, we’ve got you covered. Read on for the scoop on these activities, and more.
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Farms on the Beltline Walking Tour
The “Farms in Living Color ” tours guides participants through urban farms and gardens via the Atlanta BeltLine Westside trail. Learn about farming, gardening, food access, the BeltLine, healthy food, citizen engagement and much more. You will visit 2 farms on each tour and will walk about 2 miles. Tours last 1.5 – 2 hours. Farmers and farms vary in purpose and size—all demonstrating the possibilities for food production in urban environments. Sat. Event details.
Run, Jump, Fly Adventures in Motion at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
RUN, JUMP, or even FLY to Children’s Museum of Atlanta at their newest temporary exhibit focusing on getting up and moving while learning about how to keep your body healthy and happy. While you’re there, swing by the CMA stage to experience the original Mini Musical, Planet Rock, where the audience follows planets Mercury and Jupiter on their quest to get Earthlings back on their feet. Next, leap over to the Art Studio to experiment with art and movement. Guests are also invited to check out the Science Bar and Build It Labs to make sure that both our bodies and our brains are getting the exercise they need. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
African-American History Tours of Oakland Cemetery
Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation hosts free guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds. Stops along the tour include the final resting place of some of Atlanta’s black history pioneers, including Carrie Steele Logan, founder of Atlanta’s first orphanage for African American children; William Finch, one of Atlanta’s first African American city councilmen; Bishop John W. Gaines and Julia A. Gaines, pastor and First Lady of Big Bethel A.M.E. Church; and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first African American mayor. The hour-long tours begin at Oakland Cemetery’s Bell Tower, and registration is required. Sat. Event details.
Flying Monsters 3D at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Join world-renowned naturalist and documentary filmmaker David Attenborough as he recounts the fascinating story of how we humans first discovered that these creatures were real and how they were even able to get off the ground and indeed soar…until their sudden disappearance from Earth. Upgrade your movie ticket to a combination move and museum ticket and see the special exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. Fri. Event details.
Paul Bunyan & the Tall Tale Medicine Show at Center for Puppetry Arts
This historical hoedown with folktales and fables that honor Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Pecos Bill, and Hekeke of the Miwok tribe with tales taller than a ten-gallon hat. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Candytopia at Lenox Marketplace
Regular pools are so last year. This year, Marshmallow Pools are in! Come take a dip, or let it rain marshmallows by activating the maelstrom. With over a dozen whimsical and wild environments, at Candytopia—an outrageously interactive candy wonderland—there is something for everyone to enjoy. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
LEGO Movie Days
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta is celebrating the long-awaited “The LEGO MOVIE™ 2: The Second Part” with movie-themed event days. The sequel to the first blockbuster opens nationwide on Friday, February 8, and LEGOLAND will delight with “The LEGO Movie” Mystery Mosaic, character meet and greets, and “The LEGO Movie” Scavenger Hunt. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Back by popular demand, 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. Bundle up and head out to the trail this winter. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Snow Sports at Lanier Island Resorts
Be transported to a wintry vacation state of mind on the fastest snow tubing hill in North America. Enjoy: snow tubing on Parrot Mountain, ice skating, two snow play areas, fire pits and s’mores, carnival rides, hayrides, and the LandShark Bar & Grill is open for great food and libations. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Worth the Drive: Cleveland
Winter Wonderland Tours at North Georgia Zoo & Farm
Enjoy visiting with hundreds of animals, including new babies and some famous animals from movies. Feed a variety or rare, mini, and unique farm animals. See animals in the snow and learn how animals adapt to the colder weather in this 40-45 minute guided exotic animal tour where you can get up close with the animals! Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Zoo gates do not open until 11:00. Sun. Event details.