Whether you’ve got little squeakers or tiny creepers, no matter whether you’re trick-or-treating or trying new traditions, we hope you have a very happy halloween ahead. And you have plenty of options—from Halloween nature hikes to haunted corn mazes, we’ve got these, and more, mapped out below.

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Hands-On Fun

Go on a Guided Halloween Hike at Chattahoochee Nature Center
A guide will lead groups of 10 or fewer on a timed hike to meet costumed characters during a 45-minute hike on a lighted trail. Take part in world music, crafts, campfire and other festival fun. It’s the perfect non-scary alternative to traditional Halloween events on Oct. 23rd, 24th, and 30th from 6-10 p.m. You’ll want to check this out for sure.

Go to the Monster Mash at Center for Puppetry Arts
On Halloween, wear your costume for a kooky and spooky good time, where you and your little monsters will be treated to a not-too-spooky Tale Time with the Good Witch, enjoy an exciting digital scavenger hunt, take some cool photos in Big Bird’s Halloween Nest, create your very own pumpkin puppet, see the special Ghastly Dreadful pop-up exhibit, and grab a surprise-filled goodie bag to take home. The event is included with Museum admission and this is a timed ticketed event, so seats are limited. Go here for more info.

Check Out a Supernatural Science Fest at Fernbank
Take your kiddos to experience Halloween-themed activities and treats (for kids in costume) at Creepy Crawlies, on Halloween from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free with admission. Or, enjoy twilight tours of Woodland Spirits, Halloween-themed activities and more on Oct. 17 and 24 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. ($10 for members, $20 for non-members). Here‘s what you need to know.

Enjoy Halloween Programming at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
On Halloween, bring your costumed ghosts, goblins, and ghouls can celebrate Halloween at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta with a Halloween storytime, dance party, spidery science, paper pumpkin lantern crafts and puffy paint ghosts. They’ll also have a special bat-making station on the first floor. It’s sure to be a spook-tacular time! Check out these ways to experience spooky fun at The Children’s Museum.

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.

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 Ghost Tour
Feel like getting a little spooked? Thinking about a way to thrill the kiddos? With multiple ghost tours around Atlanta (some are scarier than others), you’ve got plenty to choose among. Find details here.

Virtual Adventures

Listen Online to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Pull up a seat in your virtual home theater to enjoy this streamed production of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the well-known, well-loved story of the schoolteacher Ichabod Crane and The Headless Horseman. Reserve your spot in advance, here.

Build a LEGO Haunted House
Kids ages 5-10 can tap into their imaginations from the comfort of home this Halloween with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and simple pieces from your own LEGO® collection. 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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