Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Cold weather never slows Atlanta down. Actually, that’s not true at all. We’re actually pretty bad at it. But this weekend, the cold weather won’t hold a candle to the siren song of family-friendly fun to be found both ITP and OTP. So bundle up, double-check your milk and bread supply, and then head out to have some fun. Read on for where to find it!

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Pajama Concert at The Carlos Museum
Enjoy musical bedtime stories performed by the Vega String Quartet with some hot chocolate and marshmallows—and if you like, wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal. Fri. Event details.


Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ invites children and their families (and fans of all ages!) to explore their individual and group potential, training as a team both physically and mentally, and then taking on the villains of New York City for an action-packed adventure. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Friday Jam Session at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
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. Fri. Event details

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Drop-In Open Gym at INTOWN Tumbling & Yoga 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.


Opening Weekend: 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! Sat. & Sun. Event details

Gimme Please! at The Alliance
A play about the evolving nature of friendship, Gimme Please follows the journey of two friends—from initial meeting to lasting connection. Audiences are invited to watch and explore as the two friends pretend, provoke, and persist in getting what they want and need from the world and each other. Through the use of live music, as well as light and magic, this story draws audiences in with its deep sense of play and honest exploration of growing up and finding your path. Fri. Event details.



First Saturdays at Dunwoody Nature Center
Explore a different nature-related theme each month through family-friendly, engaging programs with naturalists and docents. This month, learn all about birds. 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.


Board Game Festival
Board game fans from across the Southeast gather for four days of fun and games. Hundreds of the world’s best boardgames are available for play, as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules. Events include Demo Alley and a Flea Market. Fri.-Sun. Event details


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Aurora Theatre
Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy on the spectrum who likes math, outer space and looking after his pet rat Toby finds himself at the center of a mystery. Wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, Christopher’s investigation to find the real culprit uncovers a thrilling adventure that turns his whole world upside-down. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Fly Fishing Show at Infinite Energy Center
Take classes, see demos, learn how to cast, and check out the gear at the Fly Fishing Show. Fly Fishers International (FFI) is pleased to offer FREE fly fishing instruction at the Learning Center located on the main show floor. Basic fly-casting, fly-tying, and knots, will be taught throughout the day-every day of the Fly Fishing Show. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

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