Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Feb. 18-20

This weekend is giving off some serious barnyard vibes. From Click, Clack, Moo at Center for Puppetry Arts to FamilyFarm Night at The Art Barn, you might want to wear closed-toed shoes because, well, hooves. Keep reading for these farm-azing ways to play this weekend (with other options, for anyone not entirely jazzed by bovines), below.

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Free Friday Tot Time at Wills Park Rec Center in Alpharetta
From playdough to Van Gogh, this program is designed to inspire creativity and allow toddlers to learn how to express themselves through fun crafts and art projects. Ages 1-4 are ideal but others are welcome, and caregivers are expected to stay and participate in all activities. Here are the deets.

Enjoy Family Farm Night at The Art Barn in Canton
Spend the afternoon with friends at the Art Barn in Canton, where you’ll be greeted by their farm team, hang out with some furry friends, and make folksy and fun farm art. Take a walking tour of the farm to see the pasture, and learn about what’s growing on in the garden. Don’t forget to bring yourself a picnic and enjoy it under the giant magnolias with picnic tables. Here‘s the scoop.

Take the Free “We Shall Overcome” Tour at Oakland Cemetery in Grant Park
This tour explores the lives and accomplishments of outstanding and ordinary African Americans who fought to overcome the effects of slavery and discrimination to help shape the history of Atlanta. These free tours start outside of the Oakland Bell Tower (at the Visitors Center and Museum Store) at 1 p.m. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in with the volunteer at the front desk. Here’s what you need to know.

See Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type at Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown
Opening on February 2 and running Thurs.-Sun. through Mar. 13 is the Center’s adaptation of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type, based on the book by Doreen Cronin with illustrations by Betsy Lewin.  Farmer Brown can’t believe his ears. Are his cows typing? Then he receives a letter from the cows with a specific demand. If they do not get what they want, they will strike. Here‘s all you need before you go.

Check Out Knights in Armor at Fernbank in Druid Hills
Knights In Armor showcases stunning examples of European arms and armor from the renowned collection of the Museo Stibbert in Florence, Italy. Through more than 100 objects— including full suits of armor, mounted equestrian figures, paintings, helmets, swords and other weaponry— this exhibit tells the tale of the European knight from the medieval and Renaissance periods through the Medieval Revival of the 19th century. Check it out here.

Check Out a Lunar New Year Celebration in Atlantic Station
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at Atlantic Station! Visit Atlantic Green to see a spectacular display of Lunar New Year décor and traditions, from a “fire” breathing magnificent red dragon to a mesmerizing lantern show running at the top of the hour each night from 5-9 p.m. Here‘s what you need to know.

Explore Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab at Children’s Museum Downtown
Inspired by the educational, animated comedy series, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab presents an exciting world of science and discovery! The exhibit invites you to join the fun through interactive explorations of science, technology, engineering, and math. Discover invisible forces that seem more like magic than science, manipulate simple machines, learn basic coding and more. Here‘s the deal.

Go on a Dino Safari in Alpharetta 
Dinosaurs have taken over Alpharetta! Dino Safari…A Walk Thru Adventure at North Point Mall features fossils, a Sauropod Slide, Dig Pit, interactive games, cutting-edge research, and many varieties of advanced animatronic dinosaurs. Dig up ancient fossils, see how you measure up to the massive T. Rex, and race a Raptor. Check this out.

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

—Shelley Massey


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