This is it, parents—the final week before Halloween, and the excitement around your house has reached new heights. But have no fear! We’ve put together a weekend full of fun for you to share with your bitty boos—from a new exhibit at the World of Coke to free and cheap fun around Atlanta—so you have nothing to fear! Keep reading for details on all the best ways to spend the weekend, below.

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Hands-On Fun

Start Planning Your Atlanta-Themed Halloween Costume
If 2020 has already been scary enough for you, try one of these Atlanta-inspired Halloween costumes on for size, instead. From a classic peach to Stranger Thing—cast and shot in our own backyards—you’ll want to check this out for inspiration.

Check Out the New Scent Exhibit at The World of Coca-Cola
Scent Discovery is World of Coca-Cola’s first new permanent exhibit in nearly a decade, taking guests on a journey through the science of smell and its impact on other senses, like taste. The exhibit puts visitors’ noses to the test, challenging them to identify a variety of sweet, fruity and spicy aromas. Guests will also uncover beverage recommendations based on – you guessed it – their favorite scents. Go here for more info.

Enjoy Some Free (or Really Cheap) Fun Around Town
Staying home might be cheap, but we’re not going to lie—sometimes, it ain’t easy. Luckily for us, Atlanta is full of free (or really cheap) ways to have fun. And while you’re winning at the parenting game, you can also teach your kids the value of the dollar. Check out these ideas for our favorite ways to play in Atlanta this October that won’t break the bank.

Go to Boo at the Zoo
Zoo Atlanta’s Halloween festival is back! Sample treats throughout the Zoo and enjoy the sights and adventures of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume! In keeping with the Zoo’s current timed ticketing system, timed general admission reservations and timed Member reservations must be made in advance. Check out more details, here.

Strike a Pose in Front of Your Favorite Atlanta Murals
You don’t need a docent to guide you through the Atlanta street art scene, which now boasts over 1000 murals. Just hop on a bike, a skateboard, or lace up your sneaks to check out artwork that is as inspiring as it is Insta-worthy. Here‘s all you need to know.

Find Your Way Out of a Corn Maze at Jaemor Farm
Try your hand at escaping the world-famous Jaemor Farm’s Corn Maze, then enjoy a whole fall farm experience that includes hay rides, farm slides, a petting zoo, farm skeeball, a pumpkin train, duck races, tricycle races, apple cannons and concessions – as well as a mini-maze for those who want a quicker visit. Here’s where to go.

Take a Walk in Hawk Hollow
Hawk Hollow is a natural setting with a woodland Tolkien feel. It is a place to explore habitats and ecosystems on woodland paths, a butterfly garden, a creek, and two Hobbit Houses that you can even stay overnight in! Find details here.

Virtual Adventures

Ballet Breaks with NYC Ballet
Get your family moving alongside the artists of New York City Ballet with Ballet Breaks. Each 30-minute workshop will be taught by a different NYCB dancer who will lead your little ones through a warm-up and choreography inspired by some of the Company’s most beloved ballets. Reserve your spot in advance, here.

Online Nigerian Story & Craft Time
fun session about the legendary Queen Moremi of Yorubaland (Nigeria). During the session, kids will listen to the story of Queen Moremi, act out scenes from the tale, sing songs, and wrap up with an art craft so they remember the fun they had. For more info, check this out.

Virtual Reading with Rover
Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a live video chat. Register in advance here.

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

—Shelley Massey

 

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