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Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Feb. 26-28

There’s so much to love about this weekend for Atlanta families. From after-hours access to Fernbank to learning about black athletic trailblazers at The College Football Hall of Fame, there’s something to interest everyone in your backseat. Check out the details on these family activities in Atlanta, and more, below.

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Museum Chills & Science Thrills at Fernbank 
Get your science on during this new all-ages series! Enjoy after-hours access to all indoor exhibits and WildWoods, themed science activities and demonstrations, and more. Drinks, including adult libations, and a variety of snacks will be available for purchase. Themes vary and will change each month. This month’s theme is “Freeze!” Event details are here.

Watch Tom & Jerry at a Semi-Private Movie Theater
Looking for a fun escape for the whole family? Atlanta’s newest premium dine-in cinema, IPIC Theaters, LLC is showing Tom & Jerry: The Movie at its Midtown location near Colony Square. Tickets are available for pre-sale now. Here’s what you need to know.

Watch Small Jets Take Off & Land from the PDK Airplane Park
It’s a plane! It’s a playground! It’s the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport Park! Your crew will love a trip to PDK, with its playground, picnic area, and air strip observation stadium. Here’s the scoop.

Take a Walk Through Black History Landmarks & Monuments
In Atlanta, we walk in the footsteps of Civil Rights leaders during Black History Month, and every month. This weekend, take a closer look at the Black History landmarks and monuments you’ve probably passed a dozen times headed to carpool. Brush up on Black history with a walk or a history lesson, and see our city through entirely new eyes. For more info, check here.

Get a Head Start on Planning Your Spring Break
While exotic vacations still may not be on the itinerary for your spring break, sunny skies and warmer weather mean it’s time to plan a road trip. Whether it’s the world’s longest pedestrian bridge in Chattanooga, a barrier island with room to roam in Jekyll Island, or white water rafting and zip lining in Asheville, we’ve got some inspiration for you. Find out details here.

Hunt for Fairy & Gnome Houses at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
The fairies and gnomes have been busy building whimsical houses along CNC’s forested trails. 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. Here Is what you need to know.

Take a Virtual Unicorn Yoga Class
Soar across the rainbow to a land of sunshine and sparkles where the mythical and magical unicorns run free in this fantastical unicorn celebration (and yoga class). Here‘s the scoop.

Celebrate Black Athlete Trailblazers at College Football Hall of Fame
Join The College Football Hall of Fame throughout the month of February and every day as they celebrate Black History Month. Don’t miss the Blood, Sweat, and Tears The Story of Integration in College Football exhibit—a new special exhibit honoring the trailblazers who integrated, impacted, and left a profound legacy on College Football. Here are all the details.

Go on a Clue Town Books Local Scavenger Hunt
Get out of the house and learn a little about your surroundings with a guided scavenger hunt by Clue Town Books. All outdoor hunts are solved entirely on foot. Solvers go to the starting point whenever they are ready to begin, and then use nearby landmarks to solve puzzles. The solution to each puzzle will be a direction of how to get to the next landmark checkpoint. Choose among Atlanta, Athens, Decatur, the BeltLine Eastside Trail, Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, and more. For more info, check here.

Give a New Pizza Restaurant a Try 
Atlanta may be known for its peaches, but we can add amazing pizza to the list thanks to a burgeoning foodie scene—now with take-out! From artisan pizzas in Midtown to authentic New York slices in Milton, to gluten-free crusts and vegan toppings, we’ve found the best pizza spots in Atlanta that are perfect for the whole family. Here are our fave spots around town.

Find Some Snow (If We Have to Be Cold, Anyways)
Don’t feel left out in the cold by Atlanta’s infrequent snow days. Only a short drive from the heart of Hotlanta you’ll find a handful of solid bets for finding snow. Here are some nearby spots if you’re looking to bundle up this weekend.

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

—Shelley Massey

 

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