Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Feb. 25-27

Don’t let February slip by without checking out the incredible activities for families around Atlanta. This weekend, you’ll find thousands of blooming orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a cave reconstruction that you can explore in Cartersville and more. Keep reading for our picks on ending the month strong, below.

Visit Orchid Daze at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Midtown
Enjoy thousands of beautiful, fragrant orchids on display during Orchid Daze, the Fuqua Orchid Center’s annual exhibition highlighting winter’s favorite plant. Here are the deets.

See a Black Inventors Exhibit at Mimosa Hall in Roswell
Celebrate Black History Month throughout February in Roswell. You’ll find an abstract exhibit at Roswell Cultural Arts Center, a student art exhibit at Roswell City Hall, a quilting exhibit in remembrance of lives lost at the River Landing, and an African-American Inventors exhibit at Mimosa Hall. Here‘s the scoop.

Learn Hidden Secrets: Mysterious Caves
Within the earth lie otherworldly places, home to mineral formations in an almost limitless variety of shapes and forms and animals who thrive without light. As fragile as they are beautiful, they provide a glimpse into a mysterious subterranean world. Experience what it’s like to explore a cave at the Tellus Museum’s cave reconstruction and search for cave critters in a scavenger hunt. 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.

Check Out Atlanta’s Best Indoor Play Spaces
Brr, y’all. It doesn’t happen a lot, but when Atlanta temperatures drop we don’t take it well. Luckily for Atlanta families, there are plenty of incredible indoor play spaces like cooking classes, virtual reality adventures, indoor skydiving, dramatic theatre productions, and circus arts as options. 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.

Explore an Enchanted Woodland Trail in Roswell
The fairies and gnomes have been busy building whimsical houses along CNC’s forested trails. Slow down as you search for the houses made from tiny natural objects. Take notice of the beautiful and enchanting features of the winter woods. 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.

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

—Shelley Massey


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