100 Days of Summer: Week 4

The Escape Game

Movies Under the Stars

Catch a new release at these drive-in experiences, or head to a city park for a movie night. Find more free movie series here.

Make an Escape

Put your problem-solving skills to the test with these themed challenges. Find more escape rooms here.

  • Breakout Games’ themes put you in the role of an undercover detective in Undercover Alley, freeing the passengers in Runaway Train, finding stolen art in Museum Heist and more.
  • Find the artifact that will save the planet, solve the case and prove your innocence, regain control of a submarine, disarm a nuclear bomb, or find treasure in a castle with Project: Escape’s rooms.
  • The Escape Game’s themes include Prison Break, Special Ops: Mysterious Market, Gold Rush, Playground and The Heist to find items and solve challenges.
  • Urban Escape Games has 10 different scenarios, including The King’s Treasure, an escape room built for kids to solve puzzles and do activities.
  • Cobb County PARKS’ The Emporium asks you to solve the mystery behind the owner of the local Emporium’s disappearance, as you step up to run the business in his place.

Behind the Scenes

Metro Atlanta provides the backdrop to amazing movies and TV shows. See sites from “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Walking Dead,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Sweet Home Alabama” and more.

Up in the Clouds

Soar high in a plane or hot air balloon.

  • Soar over Atlanta’s notable attractions and get a bird’s-eye-view with Biplane Rides Over Atlanta.
  • Magic Carpet Ride Balloon Adventures offer hot air balloon rides over the entire metro area, and they may even be able to fly you from your own property.
  • Balloon Atlanta offers private rides for two or shared rides for three or more for views of Alpharetta, Marietta, Canton, Roswell and Cartersville.

Become a Junior Ranger

Kids can learn about history and explore the outdoors at parks and historic sites in Georgia as they work toward earning 59 different site-specific Junior Ranger badges. Inside each Junior Ranger Activity Book there are missions to complete for badges at each park.

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100 Days of Summer: Week 3

Pirates Ahoy! at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Land Ho

Join the pirate crew, take part in swashbuckling dance parties, film your own action-packed pirate movie, walk the plank, and pose for themed family photos at LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Pirates Ahoy! on view through June 20.

From Daring Heights

Tower above Atlanta and take in the views at these attractions.

  • The gondolas at SkyView give you an exciting view of Downtown and a panoramic view of Atlanta.
  • Defy gravity and enjoy the thrill of indoor skydiving at iFly.
  • Head to the top of The Westin Peachtree Plaza for The Sun Dial Restaurant, an upscale restaurant with a 360-degree view of Atlanta.
  • Reach new heights with Treetop Quest, an aerial adventure park with ziplining and treetop obstacles.

Kid Chef

Cultivate your mini chef’s skills at these classes. Kids learn kitchen safety, how to make meals and bake treats.

Become a Technical Wizard

Visit the Computer Museum of America to learn more about technology and computing. Exhibits include an exploration of NASA and Apollo 11-17, a collection of supercomputers, artifacts of the digital past from an abacus to a Game Boy and more.

Up Close with the Animals

Zoo Atlanta’s Wild Encounters allow you to get a one-on-one experience with a fascinating animal. Meet a rhino, an elephant, an Aldabra tortoise, a toucan, a lemur or a giant panda for an  opportunity to delve more into the animal’s life and to learn how they’re cared for.

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100 Days of Summer: Week 2

Summer at the Rock at Stone Mountain Park

Summer at the Rock

Starting on June 12, enjoy special summer entertainment and the nightly Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision at Stone Mountain Park’s Summer at the Rock. Performances include an action-packed Canine Thrill Show and an interactive magic show from Aaron Radatz, and experience attractions, such as Scenic Railroad, SkyHike and Summit Skyride.

Yoga with Animals

Move in the company of cute creatures.

  • Goat Yoga. For ages 15 and older. Serenbe Yoga + Bodyworks. Sat. and Sun.
  • Family Zoo Yoga. For ages 4 and older. Zoo Atlanta. June 12 and July 10.

Become a Mini Scientist

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of science at Tellus Science Museum. Permanent exhibits include minerals, gemstones, fossils (the Fossil Dig reopens June 7), transportation technology and more. Special exhibits explore how science fiction became fact, space age inspired jewelry and how microorganisms work. Ages 8 and older can also participate in special archaeology events, available in June.

Free Bowling

Bowl a strike at metro Atlanta bowling centers that participate in the Kids Bowl Free program, which gives registered kids two free games of bowling every day. Find bowling centers in Atlanta here.

For the Chocolate Lover

Become a chocolatier for a day with Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Learn the history of chocolate, make your own truffles, decorate caramel apples, and dip cookies, pretzels and potato chips for delicious treats.

It’s Time to Paddle

Learn how to paddle, kayak, canoe and more with these experiences.

  • Try out canoeing at Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Summer Family Canoe Days. Learn paddling techniques and equipment, participate in races, and play practice games.
  • REI offers hiking trips, kayaking and paddleboard tours, classes on birding, biking, paddleboarding and more for the ultimate outdoorsy experience.

Sleep in the Trees

Spend a night in a treehouse for a unique staycation.

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100 Days of Summer

Summer at the Rock at Stone Mountain Park

Plan the best summer ever! Entertain your kids all season long with these ideas and attractions.

Many attractions may still require timed ticket admission; call or check websites for other COVID-19 safety precautions.

On the first week, catch a Braves games, visit Fernbank Museum and more.

On the second week, spend time outdoors at Stone Mountain Park’s Summer at the Rock, practice yoga with animals and more.

On the third week, see pirates at LEGOLAND Discovery Center, get up close to animals at Zoo Atlanta and more.

On the fourth week, puzzle it out at an escape room, see a movie under the stars and more.

On the fifth week, travel to an African safari, visit with butterflies and more.

On the sixth week, marvel at a magic show, spend the night at Georgia Aquarium and more.

On the seventh week, cool off at an indoor play space, try axe throwing and more.

On the eighth week, taste iconic Atlanta beverages, practice driving and more.

On the ninth week, get adventurous at Six Flags Over Georgia, practice fishing and more.

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100 Days of Summer: Week 1

Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Watch the Atlanta Braves compete and enjoy the Family Sundays program on June 6 and 20 and July 4 and 18. Kids will have the chance to win prizes, run the bases and participate in a Q&A with alumni. Visit Hope & Will’s Sandlot for free for an exciting kid’s zone with rock climbing, ziplining, carnival games and more.

Prehistoric Exploration

Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s newest exhibits explore the fascinating world of animals, their survival skills and crocodiles’ role in the wild. Permanent exhibits look at dinosaurs, culture, the different regions of Georgia, STEM, nature and more. Take in nature and the view from the trees with WildWoods, and watch educational documentaries exploring animals and the environment.

Have a Laugh

Try an improv show for a good giggle.

  • Improv comedy troupe Vibe Check is performing family-friendly shows at Lionheart Theatre. June 4 and 5, 7:30 p.m.
  • Watch live improv featuring short-form games and long scenes at Dad’s Garage Theatre’s new drive-in theatre. Recommended for ages 13 and older.

A Carnival in the Sky

See an incredible view of Atlanta on Ponce City Market’s rooftop while playing mini golf, basketball, skee ball and more. There’s also a three-story slide and the Heegee Tower.

Kids’ Movies for $1

The 2021 Regal Summer Movie Express is offering family movies for $1 on Tuesdays and  Wednesdays. Movies include “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies,” “Wonder Park,” “The LEGO Movie,” “Storks” and more for a chance to catch one of your favorite family movies on the big screen.

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