It’s time to get out and explore the town! From family programming about the rain forest at the Center of Puppetry Arts to a naturalist series worth noting in Dunwoody, the world outside your living room is calling. Keep reading for everything you need to know to get up and go, all weekend long.
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Final Weekend of Rainforest Adventure at Center for Puppetry Arts
Watch Rainforest Adventures, a puppet show that gives you an up-close look at a day in the life of animals living in one of the most amazing, mysterious places on earth. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Designing Playful Cities at MODA
Head to MODA to see how designers are imagining our ever-growing cities for play. This oten interactive exhibit encourages visitors of all ages to engage in play in their day-to-day activities, and will inspire designers and developers to create playful spaces in our cities. Sat. Event details.

Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Not only are they beautiful, varied, and exotic, but orchids also grow inside the hothouse and are in bloom! Head to the Garden this winter and spring for some warm, fresh air. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


First Saturdays at Dunwoody Nature Center 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’s theme is “unplugged.” Sat. Event details.

Druid Hills

The Secret World Inside You at Fernbank
Crawling on your skin, swimming in your gut, and traveling through your intestines are over 100 trillion teeny, tiny microbes. Head to Fernbank to get to know them all a little better. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

West End

Storytelling at Wren’s Nest
Head to the Historic Wren’s Nest to hear professional, award-winning storytellers spin tales of enchantment to ages 4 to 104! Wren’s Nest is the former home of Joel Chandler Harris. Sat. Event details.


The Jungle Book by Alliance Theatre
This adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic is the story of Mowgli, a boy abandoned to the jungle, who must learn to find his place within the longstanding community of animals. The Jungle Book is a moving story of finding your family in untraditional places. Sat. Event details.

What will you discover this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

—Shelley Massey