20+ Not-To-Miss January Events
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Through Feb. 28. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
More than a dozen fairy and gnome houses are on display around Kingfisher Pond Trail. Stop by the play area to create a house of your own.
Stone Mountain Park
Select dates through Feb. 25.
Stone Mountain transforms into a Winter Wonderland, and brings lots of snow to Atlanta. Build a snowman, shoot snowballs, tube down snow slides and more. Galactic Snow Tubing with lights and lasers after 5:30 p.m.
Limited availability Jan. 9-Feb. 17. See alliancetheatre.org for showtimes.
The Theatre for the Very Young and Fernbank Museum of Natural History present an introduction to the prehistoric world. Science and art intersect, and guests interact with models of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth. Recommended for ages 5 and younger.
Jan. 10-28. See foxtheatre.org for showtimes.
The Tony Awardwinning Broadway sensation comes to Atlanta. See the classic story come to life when lions roar, giraffes strut, birds swoop and gazelles leap.
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Jan. 13 and 14. Sat. 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Sun. 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Explore music from around the world and learn about the differences between melody, harmony, rhythm and more.
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Jan. 13. 3 and 7 p.m.
See Darci Lynne Farmer, 13-year-old ventriloquist, singer and Season 12 winner of America’s Got Talent perform live.
High Museum of ArT
Jan. 14. noon-5 p.m.
Free admission to the Museum the second Sunday of each month, and family programs including art making, storytimes and more.
Woodruff Arts Center
Jan. 14. 1-4 p.m.
Families can enjoy activities including interactive musical storytimes, composers-in-training sessions, instrument making, drop-in acting classes and more.
Georgia World Congress Center Hall C
Jan. 18-21. Thurs. and Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nautical fun for all ages, including fishing demonstrations, a sailing simulator and a kids’ zone. Bounce house, balloon art, face painting and more. Family Day is Jan. 18 with prizes and discounts.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Jan. 20. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Set sail for a swashbuckling adventure. A day of pirate-themed activities including costumed pirates, pirate games, crafts and more. Costumes encouraged.
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Jan. 20 and 21. Sat. 8 p.m. Sun. 3 p.m.
Hear the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra perform the score to “Jurassic Park” while the movie plays.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
Jan. 20-21. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Two-day indoor festival featuring artists, live music, dance performances and more.
Jan 20. 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Audiences may know the old-school version, but the classic fairy tale gets a modern twist in a version that brings girl power to the forefront.
Center for Puppetry Arts
Jan. 23-March 4. See puppet.org for showtimes.
Go on a wild adventure beneath the Brazilian treetops to experience traditional Brazilian-style music and come face-to-face with more than 30 exotic plants and animals.
Jan. 26-Feb. 25. Showtimes at bigapplecircus.com/tour
This Circus is back with juggling, dance, acrobatics and more. Seven-person pyramid on a high wire, grandma clown and other high-flying acts.
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Jan. 26. 5-9 p.m.
Visit after hours and see how exhibits come alive. Mystery museum tours, sensory experience with touch, feel and smell stations, campfire stories, glow-in-the-dark games and more.
Hilton Atlanta Northeast
Jan. 26- 28. Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Activities for young stamp collectors and free stamps for kids.
North Point Mall
Jan. 27. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Don’t miss Atlanta Parent’s 22nd annual Camp Expo to get ready for camp before it’s too late. Meet camp representatives from Atlanta and beyond and choose where your child will make lasting summer memories.
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
Jan. 27-28. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Model train expo with railroad artifacts and moving trains.
Jan. 27. 10 and 11:30 a.m.
The Big Thinkers’ chilling look into the world of dry ice. Young explorers can discover what dry ice is and how it behaves.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Jan. 28. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
The Atlanta Chinese Dance Company will give a special performance. Hear “Bringing in the New Year” during storytime and build a Chinese drum.
Georgia State University Clarkston Campus Gym
Jan. 28. 3 p.m.
WSB-TV’s Nicole Carr narrates the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Children’s Concert with portrayal of music from around the world.
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
Jan. 6 and 7. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Explore thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals. 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 863-268-4273. Adults, $10- $15; ages 5-12, $5; ages 4 and younger, free.