Atlanta for the win! Scads of STEM-related family fun, the Harlem Globetrotters, and plenty of outdoor activities means that you’ve already chalked one up before Friday even gets here. Keep reading for ways to score some serious fun.

Photo: Philippe Put via Flickr


Superhero Science Night at Children’s Museum
Bring your superheroes for a night of superhero science, where they’ll test their lung capacity to see how they measure up against Aquaman, learn how the forces of air help Supergirl fly, shape a magnetic field like Polaris, and help to solve the crimes of Gotham City through science. Sat. Event details.

Harlem Globetrotters at Philips Arena
Amaze them with the ball-handling trickery, basketball hoopla, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters. Sat. Event details. 


Music for the Very Young: Europe
Move and groove to the music of Europe and explore the differences in melody, harmony, rhythm, dance, instruments and more. Sat. 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.

Full STEAM Ahead Family Day at The High
Find out what science, technology, engineering, and math have to do with making art. View the exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age to see work by the innovative Dutch designer, whose approach to design is marked by combining science, technology, restless curiosity, and creativity. Then, participate in art making activities! Sun. Event details. 


Friday Night Hike at Dunwoody Nature Center
Bring your flashlights and check out the Dunwoody Nature Center after dark. After a docent-led hike, circle the wagons for hot chocolate by the fire. Register in advance ( or call (770)394-3322) so they’ll have enough hot chocolate (the event itself is free). Fri. Event details. 

Druid Hills

Birthday Science and Space Exploration at Fernbank Science Center
Celebrate the opening of Fernbank Science Center as well as the anniversary of the the Apollo 6 mission with birthday fanfare (including a Slime Bar!!) for the Center. Don’t miss the special 1967 price for a planetarium show – just 50 cents! Sat. Event details. 

Sandy Springs

Family Makerspace Fun
As part of the Atlanta Science Expo, families can float from table to table sampling tech gadgets and getting hands-on with makerspace activities. Sat. Event details.

Stone Mountain

Family Eco Expedition
Find and identify bugs, birds, plants, and more around Stone Mountain, with experts from Georgia State University, local organizations, and National Geographic’s Georgia Geographic Alliance. Then, head to the visitor center for K-12 activities related to this mini “BioBlitz.” 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