Well, hello there, March. We’re glad to see you! And you’re certainly bringing a lion share of fun for Atlanta families this weekend. From a home hockey game to free-hand silhouette artistry, you have us covered. Keep reading for all the details on ways to merrily mark a new month with the kiddos.
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Flying Monsters 3D at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Join world-renowned naturalist and documentary filmmaker David Attenborough as he recounts the fascinating story of how we humans first discovered that these creatures were real and how they were even able to get off the ground and indeed soar…until their sudden disappearance from Earth. Upgrade your movie ticket to a combination move and museum ticket and see the special exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. Fri. Event details.
Circle Time at the 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.
4th Generation Silhouette Artist at Jack & Jill Consignment Boutique
Pay a visit to a silhouette artist who creates hand cut portraits just by looking at your kiddo’s profile and cutting with a pair of surgical scissors, for a small fee. Sat. Event details.
Run, Jump, Fly Adventures in Motion at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
RUN, JUMP, or even FLY to Children’s Museum of Atlanta at their newest temporary exhibit focusing on getting up and moving while learning about how to keep your body healthy and happy. While you’re there, swing by the CMA stage to experience the original Mini Musical, Planet Rock, where the audience follows planets Mercury and Jupiter on their quest to get Earthlings back on their feet. Next, leap over to the Art Studio to experiment with art and movement. Guests are also invited to check out the Science Bar and Build It Labs to make sure that both our bodies and our brains are getting the exercise they need. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
West End Lived/LIves Here Walking Tour
The tour explores a variety of sites in the West End, including Hammonds House Museum, the Whitehall historic marker, the Wren’s Nest, the Shrine of the Black Madonna, Saint Anthony’s Church, Hunter Street Baptist Church, and the Westside Atlanta BeltLine, to name a few. Tours are scheduled each Saturday starting at 10:00am from the West End MARTA station. Each tour covers about 1.5 – 2 miles and lasts approximately 2 hours. One lucky individual on each tour will receive a custom WETours ATL swag bag! Sat. Event details.
Greene Family Learning Center 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.
Baby Book Club at The High
Baby Book Club meets at 11:15 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. The more you talk, the more they learn! The High Museum of Art is the perfect place to start a conversation with your baby. Baby Book Club is designed for caregivers with infants from newborns through age 14 months. In each 20-minute session, a High Museum teaching artist will pair a book with an artwork to get you and your baby talking. Sat. Event details.
Paul Bunyan & the Tall Tale Medicine Show at Center for Puppetry Arts
This historical hoedown with folktales and fables that honor Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Pecos Bill, and Hekeke of the Miwok tribe with tales taller than a ten-gallon hat. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Candytopia at Lenox Marketplace
Regular pools are so last year. This year, Marshmallow Pools are in! Come take a dip, or let it rain marshmallows by activating the maelstrom. With over a dozen whimsical and wild environments, at Candytopia—an outrageously interactive candy wonderland—there is something for everyone to enjoy. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Atlanta Gladiators Home Hockey Game
Support Atlanta’s local pro hockey team, the Gladiators, during one of their home games in Duluth. Count on lots of action, plenty of fun, and special promo nights to keep things exciting for repeat fans. Fri. Event details.
Snow Sports at Lanier Island Resorts
Be transported to a wintry vacation state of mind on the fastest snow tubing hill in North America. Enjoy: snow tubing on Parrot Mountain, ice skating, two snow play areas, fire pits and s’mores, carnival rides, hayrides, and the LandShark Bar & Grill is open for great food and libations. Fri.-Sun. Event details.