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