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Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Mar. 12-14

You’re going to miss that extra hour of sleep with all the fun coming your way this weekend. From a Trolls World Tour experience at LEGOLAND to the whiz, bang, boom of the Atlanta Science Festival—reimagined for safety, of course—you’ve got about a dozen ways to play this weekend. Keep reading for details on these activities and more, below.

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Take Part in the Atlanta Science Festival
Looking for a good reaction from your kids? Thanks to the Atlanta Science Festival from Mar. 13-27 at multiple locations across Atlanta, you can wow them with over 80 virtual, self-guided, and outdoor events. With hands-on experiments, walks, and scavenger hunts ranging in topic from environmental science and climate to healthcare and COVID, the Atlanta Science Festival is a no brainer. This is our curated guide for families, and for more info, check here.

Head to The World of Coca-Cola for a Major Discount
With World of Coke’s “Friends and Family Four-Pack” offer, guests can purchase up to four general admission tickets for $50 from Monday, March 1, to Wednesday, March 31. That’s a savings of $22 for four adult tickets. Explore the new Scent Discovery exhibit, see the vault where Coca-Cola’s secret formula is guarded, sample drinks from around the world and more. Here’s the scoop.

Visit Fernbank’s Curiosity Fest
Curious about having fun with dinosaurs, science, nature and cool artifacts? Fernbank has the answer, with daily activities, programs and events to keep your curiosity thriving and fulfilled. Featuring after-hours experiences, guided forest walks, science shows, experiments, family days, self-guided programs and more, Fernbank’s Curiosity Fest offers fun things to do every day in a safe way that limits attendance to allow for physical distancing. Event details are here.

Enjoy Free Admission to the Center for Civil and Human Rights
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a museum and cultural institution that connects the U.S. Civil Rights Movement to human rights challenges today. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will host free admission days March 4-7 and 11-14 in its fourth annual partnership sponsored by FedEx. For more info and to reserve tickets, check here.

Ride an Alpine Coaster in Helen
Zip through the Georgia mountains in Helen on the state’s only alpine coaster—similar to a roller coaster but riders have their own cart that moves along a tubular steel rail system—and the rider controls the speed, which tops out at 25 mph. Find out details here.

Check Out LEGOLAND‘S Trolls World Tour at Phipps Plaza
Embrace your inner pop diva or rockstar at the limited-time LEGO® Trolls World Tour. Join Poppy and Branch for a glittery, rainbow-infused party that explores six different genres of music. Build a mini-guitar and take it home, search for Trolls on a Scavenger Hunt in MINILAND, fly a rockstar ride at the zip line station, rock out at the Trolls Dance Party, and enjoy FREE troll-tastic goodies. Here Is what you need to know.

Visit Oakland Cemetery for Atlanta History and Tons of Daffodils
Each February and March thousands of daffodils bloom across Oakland’s 48 acres. Celebrating each and every one of them this year with three full weeks of Daffodil Days. Explore the most beautiful daffodil displays at Oakland with a new downloadable map. Signage throughout the cemetery grounds will share a few of the origin stories behind Oakland’s beautiful and historic bulbs. Here‘s the scoop.

Take a Virtual Tour of Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle in Co. Cork was originally built as a stone castle in 1210. The present day construction was completed by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster in 1446 and is one of the strongest surviving tower-houses in the country, famous for its stone of eloquence. Here are all the details.

Trap a Leprechaun 
With St. Patrick’s Day comes plenty of green, but what if you’d rather have gold? You’ll need to trap a leprechaun to find out where the elusive pot o’ gold is hiding (hint: it’s not at the end of the rainbow). Here is a peek at how we plan to do it.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

—Shelley Massey

 

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