Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Jan. 21-23

If you rolled all your kids’ obsession into one thing, it would be this weekend. You’ll find dinosaurs in Alpharetta, pirates in Druid Hills, fairies in Roswell and trains in Buckhead. Keep reading for the best ways to tap into this magic, below.

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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.

Attend Pirate Day at Fernbank
Ahoy, me hearties! Now be the time to weigh anchor and set sail on a swashbuckling adventure at Fernbank’s Pirate Day! You’ll be a landlubber no more when you navigate pirate-themed crafts and games, and meet members of the Atlanta Pirate and Wenches Guild. Here‘s the scoop.

Explore Trains at the Atlanta History Museum
The cornerstone of Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta is the restored locomotive Texas. The engine was built in 1856 for the Western & Atlantic Railroad, which had established its terminus in 1837 at the site that became Atlanta. For that reason, the locomotive is an important link to our city’s origins. Learn about the Texas and other ways railroads have shaped Atlanta. More info can be found here.

Join Peter at The Snowy Day at Center for Puppetry Arts
You’re in for the joy of a winter morning when you awaken to a blanket of snow in this puppet rendition of a classic story. Peter and his friends celebrate the first snowfall of the year with play, snowball fights and snow angels in this puppet musical based on Ezra Jack Keats’ story. Here‘s what you need to know.

See Fairy Houses on an Enchanted Woodland Trail
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 the scoop.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year 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.

Participate in the Martin Luther King Day of Service
Throughout January 2022, thousands of Atlantans will celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – taking the day ON. Help build Dr. King’s Beloved Community and get involved. Here’s the scoop on this weekend’s service opportunities.

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

Featured photo via iStock.

—Shelley Massey

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