Good news—we’ve survived the holiday season! This weekend, ease back into your routine by visiting the aquarium, learning about the moon or going ice skating. Keep reading to find out what else is coming up in the ATL.

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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. Through fun, hands-on activities, kids will use scientific tools to learn about simple machines, the laws of motion, magnetism, air power and the five senses. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


STARLAB at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Got a kiddo that loves looking at the moon and stars? Join the Chattahoochee Nature Center to learn about the upcoming moon trifecta—we will experience a Full Moon, Supermoon and Blue Moon on January 31. 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.

Holiday Model Train Show
This one’s going to knock their socks off. Don’t miss the G-scale model train display that runs through incredibly decorated town and countryscapes at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Snag Free Museum Admission
Soak up some culture this weekend! Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and credit cardholders can score free admission to the High Museum of Art. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Sleeping Beauty at the Fox Theatre
Enjoy a timeless production of Sleeping Beauty by The State Ballet Theatre of Russia. Composed by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Marius Petipa, Tchaikovsky based his ballet on the Brothers Grimm’s version of Charles Perrault’s La Belle au bois dormant. Your whole crew will have a blast seeing one of the world’s most beloved and oft-performed ballets. Sun. Event details.


Avalon on Ice
‘Tis the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice. The monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back. 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.

Atlantic Station

Tailgate Pop-Up
Calling all sports fans—you can shop Tailgate’s curated line of authentic collegiate apparel and accessories at Atlantic Station. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

How are you going to spend the first weekend of 2018? Let us know in the Comments below!

—Susie Foresman