Shake a leg, Atlanta! The weekend is here and it’s time to get moving. Whether you head to the annual Touch-a-Truck event in Decatur, hop a ride on a helicopter in Marietta, howl at the full moon during a family friendly night hike, stroll through Botanical, or throw in a line at a nearby fish hatchery, we’ve got awesome options for you to get out and treat that case of late winter cabin fever.
Hit the Hardwoods with the Harlem Globetrotters
It’s the Harlem Globetrotters. Need we say more? If we must, then here’s what we would say: Head to Philips to show your kiddos how basketball should really be played (go ahead, set the bar high). Ball tricks, slam dunks, trick shots, and a comedy routine? On a basketball court? We’re lacing up our Air Jordans already. Held at Philips Arena, 1 Philips Dr. Tickets start at $30. Sat. at 2 and 7 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Soar to Superhero Day at the Aquarium
What could be better than Superhero attire, special activities (crafts, games, photo stations, roving Superheros, and a Superhero Academy), and discounted admission? Kids 12 and under who attend dressed as a Superhero will get in free with each paying adult ($32). Held at The Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St NW. Free child ticket may only be retrieved at the ticket window with verification of costume. Sat. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) All ages. Event details.
Strut with Your Stroller at Botanical
Load up your kiddos and their sweet rides for a jaunt through the Garden. No registration is required for this short interactive walking tour. Meet in the Hardin Visitor Center. Held at Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. Free with admission ($18.95/ adult, $12.95/ child ages 3 to 12, Free/ child 2 and under, Free for members). Fri. at 10:30 a.m. Ages 1-2. Event details.
Explore the World of Frogs
Atlanta Botanical Garden’s collection of exotic frogs makes kiddos flip out, especially when they get the chance to get up-close and personal with them. They’ll hear all about frogs, and create frog-inspired art. Held at Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. $6/ child or $5/ member, plus admission ($19/ adults, $13/ child ages 3-12, free for kids under 3). Sat. at 11 a.m. All ages. Event details.
Enjoy Fulton County Free Saturdays at the High
Run, don’t walk, to the High Museum for free admission if you are a Fulton County resident. Tickets are subject to availability, and must be claimed by 1 p.m. Don’t forget to bring a valid driver’s license, utility bill, or student ID from a Fulton County school. Held at The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. Free admission tickets available until 1 p.m. Sat. Event details.
Have an Adventure with Your Cubs at the Zoo
Head to Zoo Atlanta for a program exclusively for toddlers and their grownups. Learn all about animal babies during this month’s hands-on program that allows you to explore different toddler-friendly concepts about animals, go on a Zoo tour, explore and play at interactive learning stations, and meet an animal ambassador up-close. Register here in advance. Held at Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. $18 for members, $24 for non-members (price is for one adult and one child and includes zoo admission). Sat. at 10 a.m. Ages 3 & 4. Event details.
Take Your Truck Lovers to Touch-a-Truck
Truck loving tots? Don’t miss the annual (and free!) Touch-a-Truck event with vehicles from the City of Decatur and DeKalb County. Held at the Callaway Lot, 120 West Trinity Place. Free. Sat. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Hitch a Ride on a Helicopter
Just how big is the Big Chicken from a bird’s eye view? You can find out every first Saturday with a Blue Ridge Helicopter ride from the Marietta Museum of History Aviation Wing Site, weather conditions permitting. Held at Aviation Wing of the Marietta Museum of History, 550 Perrin Rd. Sat. from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. $40/ person. All ages. Event details.
Have Fun on a Full Moon Hike
Do your kids turn into werewolves during a full moon? Of course not. Maybe not. Maybe? Find out for sure on this family friendly full moon hike along Sweetwater Creek. Leave the sandals and dogs at home, along with the littles under 6 years old, but bring a flashlight. Held at Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd. $6 to hike, $5 to park. Fri. from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Ages 6 & older. Event details.
Tour a Hatchery and Throw In a Line
Take your little anglers to the Buford Trout Hatchery every Saturday at 1 p.m. for a tour of the hatchery, learn how it works, feed the fish, and throw in a line (bring your own equipment) at the Family Pond. Held at Buford Trout Hatcheries, 3204 Trout Place Rd. Children fish for free; ages 16 & older must have a valid Georgia Fishing License. Anglers must bring their own bait. Tours Sat. at 1 p.m.; Family Fishing Pond and Nature Trails are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All ages. Event details.
How will you cure your case of cabin fever this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below, or on our Atlanta Facebook page.