A boatload of fun awaits you this weekend in Atlanta. From the southeast’s premier boat show—with plenty of things to keep your skippers entertained—to Repticon (think Westminster Dog Show for lizards and other creepy-crawlies), you’ve got some serious decisions to make. Read on for more fun happenings.

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Atlanta Boat Show
Georgia’s premier boat show is the best place to see and buy NEW boats, gear and accessories. Boatloads of fun and entertainment await for your little skippers in the kids zone, where they’ll find bounce houses, face painting, balloon art, and more. Over 600 new boats, including powerboats, pontoons, center consoles, ski boats and personal watercraft, and over 100 booths showcasing the latest in engines, marine gear, electronics, docks and accessories fill the Georgia World Congress Center’s Hall A. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Skate the Sky at Ponce City Market
Enjoy some fresh air, a killer view, the ice, and the lights on top of Ponce City Market. Oh. And there’s a great spot for hot chocolate and adult libations, plus a giant slide and mini-golf, in case the holidays have you still feeling festive. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Second Sunday at The High
On the second Sunday of each month, the High Museum of Art offers free admission for all visitors from 12 noon to 5 p.m. along with special family-friendly programming! Enjoy art making, story times, performances, tours, and more, fun for the whole family. Sun. Event details.

Greene Family Learning Gallery at The High
Located adjacent to the Robinson Atrium in the Stent Family Wing, the Greene Family Learning Gallery is a newly expanded space that includes a 2,000-square-foot area in excess of its original footprint. It is a welcoming, safe and fun environment that is child-centered and child-directed with age-appropriate activities for kids ranging from babies to 8-year-olds. The open-ended, intuitive, multi-sensory elements, designed to be inclusive for all, combine cutting-edge technology with hands-on activities. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Music for the Very Young: Old MacDonald’s Farm Symphony
Come on down to the barnyard as ASO musicians and storyteller explore the symphonic sounds of the farm. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Story Time at Little Shop of Stories
Ms. Madison hosts the youngest customers every Friday morning. Circle Time includes songs and interactive play, in addition to fun, age-appropriate stories. This event is best suited to children 3 and under. Babies are welcome! Fri. Event details


Middle School Mystery
In this original play for grades 3-5, you’ll meet Scout, Taylor, Elliot, Aubrey and Misha, five friends who use their interests in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math to solve mysteries and problems in their own back yards. When the group heads to middle school and one of their own is targeted by a bully at the science fair, the team gets back together for one more mystery. Sat. Event details


Check out thousands of creepy-crawlies, including reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals at this reptile show. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Cartersville

Meteorite Headlines at Tellus Science Museum
This exhibit showcases meteorites that have made headline news. Why? Because they’ve hit our things and even people! At the center of this exhibit is a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu struck by the Peekskill Meteorite in 1992. Other featured casualties include a mailbox, a window, a radio, and even a termite that was killed by these rocks from space. The Cartersville Meteorite and the pieces of the house it struck will also be featured in this exhibit. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

—Shelley Massey