We’re determined not to let cabin fever set in this weekend, and it won’t be too hard thanks to the awesome lineup of family events coming up in Atlanta. Get out and about to learn all about the ocean’s ultimate predators, explore The High for free and more. Keep reading to get the scoop.

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See Incredible Predators in 3D
Bring your little animal lovers to the Fernbank to watch Incredible Predators, a 3D movie that will take you on a globe-spanning journey to meet unique creatures, from the minuscule mantis to the massive blue whale. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


The Magic Flute for Kids
Watch an enchanting performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at the Center for Puppetry Arts. This fairy tale with heroes, heroines and a daring rescue is perfect for kids of all ages. The one-hour abridged opera – sung in English – combines captivating puppets with the talented artists of The Atlanta Opera Studio to take you on a magical mission. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Go on an Ice Skating Adventure
Glide over to The Rink at Park Tavern, a can’t-miss seasonal spot where you can take in the views of Piedmont Park and Midtown while showing off your ice skating skills. After you’re done skating, hunker down on the covered patio with tasty hot chocolate, cocktails and s’mores. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

The Lion King Roars into Atlanta
The Lion King is leaping into Atlanta, so be sure to snag your tickets ASAP. Combining the story that everyone loves and classic music that fuses Western popular music with the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, it’s bound to be a favorite with the whole family. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Second Sunday Funday at the High
Check out this series on the second Sunday of each month at the High Museum of Art. Visitors can score free admission from 12 to 5 p.m., and there will be special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun. Event details.


Get Up Close and Personal with Sharks
Come face-to-nose with one of the world’s most feared predators at the Georgia Aquarium’s exhibit “SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry.” The exhibition includes large-scale images and videos of tiger sharks, great whites, oceanic whitetips and shortfin makos. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Sid the Science Kid at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Don’t miss the museum’s new traveling exhibit that brings the award-winning PBS KIDS TV series Sid the Science Kid to life. Kids will be able to step into Sid’s world and become “science kids” themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid’s home, at school in the Super Fab Lab and on the playground. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Market at Matilda’s
Browse an eclectic collective indoor and outdoor pop-up show at Matilda’s, featuring vendors of contemporary folk art, contemporary art, farmhouse style antiques and vintage goods, mid-century modern, industrial chic, architectural salvage, yard art, vintage and repurposed items, Edison lighting, jewelry, gifts, upcycled clothing and recycled textiles. Sat. Event details.

Avalon on Ice
‘Tis the season to lace up your skates and show off your triple axel at Avalon on Ice. The monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is well worth a visit. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

What’s on your radar this weekend in Atlanta? Let us know in the comments below.

—Susie Foresman