Spring has sprung in Atlanta and that means awesome activities for families are popping up everywhere. If you’re itching to get outside, we’ve got a Spring Equinox night hike, guided paddle boat excursions, and a celebration of the season at Serenbe. Temperatures still a little low for your lovies? Take your pick from a light show, Superhero Saturday, a free youth chamber concert, and plenty of children’s theatre openings. Grass may be growing, but not under our feet.

Spring Has Sprung


Experiment with Light
Head to the Carlos Museum to conduct light experiments in blackout, and remember how much fun it was to be up past your bedtime. Space is limited and registration is required by contacting Alyson Vuley at 404 727-0519 or avuley@emory.edu. Held The Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Cir. $10 per family for members; $20 per family for non-members. Fri. at 7 p.m. All ages. Event details.

Inspire Young Musicians
Do you have a little Ludwig on your hands? Blossoming Beethoven? Don’t miss this free chamber concert showcasing Atlanta’s finest pre-college musicians. Held at Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Cir. NE. Free. Sun. at 4 p.m. All ages. Event details.


Celebrate Differences in The Joshua Show
The Center for Puppetry Arts presents The Joshua Show, a story of a sock puppet who learns to celebrate his differences while having a rip-roaring good time. Held at Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th. Member – $9.25; Non-Member – $16.50. Mar. 17-21 at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Mar. 22 at 1 and 3 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Event details.

See James and the Giant Peach
We all know about enchanted peaches down here in Georgia. Don’t miss this one-act musical at the Alliance Theatre about an English orphan’s own adventure to find his chosen family. Held at Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree Street NE. Tickets start at $20. Mar. 14-29, multiple showtimes. All ages. Event details.


Bounce to the Beat at a Ballethnic Performance
Don’t miss The Leopard Tale at Georgia State’s Rialto Center, which is a dramatic portrayal of the jungle wilds through dancing, drumming, drama, and non-stop action. Held at The Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW. $42. Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. All ages. Event details.

Save the Day at Superhero Saturday
As part of the Atlanta Science Festival, the Children’s Museum is hosting Superhero Saturday. Your caped crusaders will love the four science stations where they’ll learn about chemical reactions, dry ice, clouds, and paper recycling. Don’t miss the Scientific Spectacular Show, hosted by Professor Labcoat, to cap off the day’s festivities. Held at Imagine It! Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Baker St. NW. Kids 8 & under: $12.75/ person. Sat. from 11 to 2 p.m. Event details.

Multiple Atlanta Locations

Celebrate National Bubble Week
Special activities and bubble events are happening throughout the month at all Gymboree locations, along with free giveaways. Held at all Gymboree locations nationwide. Ages 5 & under. Price varies by class; check schedule for details. Event details.

Lithia Springs

Paddle Beaver Creek
Join the ranger at Sweetwater Creek State Park for a peaceful paddle on the lake and up Beaver Creek. Don’t worry if you don’t have gear; they provide it all. Register in advance (770-732-5871). Held at Sweetwater Creek State Park, 1750 Mt. Vernon Rd. $20 includes canoe or tandem kayak, PFD, and paddle. Parking fee: $5. Sat. and Sun. from 2-3:30 p.m. Ages 6 & up who can swim. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Chattahoochee Hills

Celebrate Spring at the Farm at Serenbe
What better place to celebrate Spring than at Serenbe? Enjoy music, food from the Happy Belly food truck, and a bonfire at this fun family evening on the farm. Held at Serenbe Farms, 8457 Atlanta Newnan Rd. Free (food available for purchase). Sat. from 5 to 8 p.m. All ages. Event details.

Where will Spring take you this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below, or on our Atlanta Facebook page.

–Shelley Massey