Not sure what to do this weekend? Piggyback on our plans! From nabbing a perfect picnic spot to picking your own apples at an orchard near Atlanta, you’ll find the fun—plus all the details—below.

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Hands-On Fun

Visit the High Museum to check out Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books
The exhibition is a collaboration with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and is guest curated by author and editor Andrea Davis Pinkney. Within the galleries, viewers will see artwork that serves to honor the voices of the past and inspire the voices of tomorrow as the fight for justice continues nationwide. Picture the Dream is the only exhibition of its kind to focus on the civil rights movement specifically through picture book illustrations. Here‘s all you need to know.

Give Mountain Biking a Spin Near Atlanta
Paved paths are great, but if you have a thrill-seeker at home, taking the pedals off the pavement may be your best bet. From meandering trails near streams to paths that putter through meadows, there are plenty of places for beginner mountain bikers near Atlanta. Go here for more info.

Go Apple Picking
The time is ripe for some good old-fashioned apple picking fun in North Georgia. There’s a bushel of excitement to be had when you head to the country, from fresh air and exercise to crisp deliciousness for the perfect virtual learning snack break. Check out where to find this season’s bumper crops, open generally through the end of October. Get details, here.

Visit Fernbank, Plus WildWoods & Fernbank Forest
Fernbank Museum is now open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Online tickets are required. Travel around the world and back in time as you discover live animals, amazing places, ancient fossils, prehistoric cultures and new science discoveries inside the museum, and outdoor exhibits, breathtaking walking trails, a canopy walk, native wildlife and nature playgrounds in the 75-acre WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Here’s what to know.

Picnic In the Perfect Spot
Who needs a table and service to enjoy a meal, anyways? While we love our Atlanta restaurants, sometimes a little picnic is just what the doctor (or perhaps, mayor) ordered. Whether you’re avoiding dining rooms in restaurants or at home, we’ve got Atlanta’s best picnic spots picked-out for you. Here’s the scoop.

Spend a Day Exploring Arabia Mountain
The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area lies just east of Atlanta along I-20 and is dominated by two granite outcrops to explore. The Arabia Mountain NHA offers opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing and geocaching throughout 40,000 acres, while the Panola Mountain State Park offers beginner courses and expert ranges for archery. Find details here.

 

Virtual Adventures

Youth Hip Hop Dance
This interactive class allows kids to explore old school hip hop, new dance trends, and street jazz. Students will learn dance technique, dance studio etiquette, hip hop dance terminology, how to create their own freestyle, and how to follow choreography. Class runs for 55 minutes. Check it out here.

Check Out Atlanta in 50 Objects
The Atlanta History Center asked the public to submit what objects they think best represent their town. The parameters were broad: an object could also be a person, a place, an institution, or an idea. After receiving hundreds of submissions, History Center staff assembled a collection of fifty pieces that represent the themes identified by the public. For more info, check this out.

Family Art Workshop
Angels Gate Cultural Center is now offering virtual monthly Family Art Workshops! All are welcome. Art activities for kids and adults, ages 1 to 101. Find out more here.

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

—Shelley Massey

 

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