We’re super-sizing summer this weekend, with everything from family theater to animated dinosaurs on the menu. If you’re feeling nostalgic, don’t miss the adorable musical adaptation of Winnie the Pooh at The Alliance, then make a meal of it by checking out the Winnie the Pooh exhibit at The High, and hitting the One Acre Wood playscape with your bitties at the Woodruff Arts Center. For the scoop on these awesome activities and more, keep reading.

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Winnie the Pooh at The Alliance Theatre
Join the beloved Pooh Bear and friends Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and even Owl as one adventure turns into another. And another. And another! Through all the surprises, hilarity, and challenges, they discover that friendship is the greatest gift and simplicity a virtue beyond measure. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic at The High
Explore the history and legacy of Pooh through original sketches, photographs, memorabilia and letters, and don’t miss checking out the interactive elements that bring Shepard’s illustrations to life. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Click, Clack, Moo at Center for Puppetry Arts
Don’t miss this stage adaptation of Doreen Cronin’s book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type. Cows that type? Chickens on strike?? Farmer Brown can’t believe his ears! Join the barnyard fun in this new adaptation of the award-winning children’s book. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Imaginary Worlds at Atlanta Botanical Garden
The plant giants return! Take your tots to marvel at this collection of mega-landscaping, complete with a trio of camels, an enchanting Mermaid, and a beautiful Peacock—among other marvelous models. Fri.-Sun Event details.


The Amazing Castle at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Be transported to a magical place and time inside a Renaissance castle’s stone walls, where every citizen has a special job to do. Kiddos can don costumes and engage in role-play, become lords and ladies, castle villagers or even “HiJinx the Jester.” Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Stone Mountain

Dinosaur Explore at Stone Mountain Park
Check out 14 species of prehistoric dinosaurs in Stone Mountain Park’s “Dinosaur Explore” exhibit. The prehistoric creature collection features more than 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects allowing them to move and roar just like their ancient ancestors. Fri.-Sun. Event details


Food Truck Fridays
Enjoy exotic flavors in a mobile vending setting at Duluth’s Fridays-N-Duluth. Food Truck Friday will take place every Friday from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a night filled with live music, Food Trucks, entertainment and more! Fri. Event details.


Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center
The year’s most popular exhibit is back for this summer! This special outdoor exhibit is open every day where you can flutter up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Big Bad Little Red Guy Puppet Show at Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Bringing world-class puppetry to Roswell, the Roswell Summer Puppet Series showcases 7 family-friendly performances in their summer season, including this week’s performance, Big Bad Little Red Guy. Fri. & Sat. Event details.


TreeMendous Play Houses at Smith-Gilbert Gardens
TreeMendous Play Houses features a series of creative, interactive, outdoor play structures— designed and built by local students and professionals. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Chattahoochee Hills

Peter Pan at Serenbe Playhouse
Sit along the banks of the creek at Serenbe and soar to Neverland during this enchanting performance about everyone’s favorite little boy who refuses to grow up! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

—Shelley Massey