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We have you covered with the best family-friendly shows, exhibits and special events this month. Also, don’t miss our guide to St. Patrick’s Day Events. 

Featured Events:

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Atlanta Parent Magazine’s Camp Expo at Perimeter Mall 

(Free fun) Meet camp directors and former campers, watch camp videos and collect brochures from programs suited for any interest. March 16.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

(Free fun) Free admission to the Museum the second Sunday of each month, and family programs including art making, storytimes and more. March 10.

Kori Bustard Day at Zoo Atlanta

A new animal awareness event dedicated to some of Earth’s heaviest flighted birds. Learn more about these birds, now threatened by habitat loss, and find out how you can protect them. March 23.

Not-to-Miss Events: 

UniverSoul Circus at The Former Gold Lot at Turner Field

Enjoy international performers, circus arts and music. Through March 3. And Gwinnett Place Mall, March 6-17.

Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show at Center for Puppetry Arts

This historical hoedown honors Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Pecos Bill and Hekeke of the Miwok tribe with tall tales. Through March 10.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of the Dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Journey through the Mesozoic Era with the largest flying animals that ever lived through May 5.

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action at Children’s Museum of Atlanta 

Explore kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and climbing. Test ability, and build strength, coordination, balance and more. Through May 27.

Candytopia Atlanta at Lenox Marketplace

Explore a candy-filled wonderland with a marshmallow pit, tons of pieces of art decorated with candy, whimsical swings and more. Through June 2.

Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs

Based on the hit PBS KIDS series, Martin and Chris Kratt will bring audiences along on a “wild” ride with a mix of live-action and animation. Feb. 28 and March 1.

Monster Energy Supercross at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Motocross competition includes stunts, racing and high-power action. March 2.

KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge at Piedmont Park

(Free fun) Kids get the opportunity to participate in a completion-based obstacle course designed to challenge speed, strength, agility and overall physical fitness. March 2.

Daffodil Day at Oakland Cemetery

(Free fun) A day in Oakland’s Victorian gardens with guided walks, Q&A with Georgia Daffodil Society, children’s activities and more. March 2.

Ravel’s Mother Goose and Jump: A Cultural Symphony Atlanta Symphony Hall

The symphony tells the fable of the princess and the frog and Mother Goose through a reimagined stage featuring poetry, contemporary dance, video projection, and classical and contemporary music. March 2.

National Read Across America Day Celebration at Atlantic Station 

(Free fun) Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the joy of reading. Dr. Seuss photo opportunities, storytimes and a Dr. Suess-themed balloon artist. March 2.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Stories read by the Imaginators, including an interactive reading of “There’s No Place Like Space!” Families can also participate in themed activities. March 2.

Music for the Very Young: Little Hansel and Gretel at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Join musicians and storytellers in songs inspired by classic stories, which will have kids dancing, playing and engaging with music. March 2-3; 9-10; 23-24.

Vanilla Sunday at Atlanta Botanical Garden

The vanilla-themed education day offers cooking demonstrations, sensory experiences and more. March 3.

Atlanta Fair at Former Turner Field Grey Lot

Family fun for all ages including the Giant Fun Slide, Ferris Wheel,
rides for younger children, thrill-seeking kids will love The Nemesis 360. March 8-April 14.

Superhero Science Night at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Dress up as your favorite superhero and enjoy hands-on scientific activities throughout the museum. March 9.

The Wizard of Oz at Alliance Theatre

This shorter production features iconic songs like “Somewhere Over the
Rainbow” and “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” from the original movie score. See website for showtimes. Select dates March 9-April 14.

Touch-a-Truck in Kennesaw and Decatur

(Free fun) Get up close with heavy construction equipment, police cars, fire trucks and more. Kennesaw: March 9; Decatur: March 23.

Atlanta Science Festival 

Hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances throughout metro Atlanta. March 9-23.

Design Club Day: What is Your Story? at Museum of Design Atlanta

(Free fun) Free admission the second Sunday of each month. Special programs include design activities, March’s theme is storytelling. March 10.

Family Fun Festival at Woodruff Arts Center

(Free fun) Join the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art for an afternoon of family programming including performances of “The Wizard of Oz” and Music for the Very Young. March 10.

Flying into the Future at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Learn about birds and test tinkering skills with STEM-themed activities, including a live bat program. March 10.

Living History at Panola Mountain State Park.

Learn about Panola’s history through hands-on demonstrations that depict everyday life during the 1820s and 1830s at the Parker House. Candle and rag doll making, butter churning and cooking. March 10.

Eco-Tinker: Interactive Exhibits at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Head outdoors for nature-inspired tech and tinker stations where
you can experiment and explore. March 10-May 31.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” in Concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs score of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” while the movie is played. Star Wars attire is encouraged. March 15 and 16.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Douglasville Cultural Arts Center

Journey to the world of Alice in Wonderland. Families can play flamingo croquet, join in a sing-a-long or in a storytelling session, participate in an egg hunt or pin the grin on the Cheshire Cat. Photo booth, face painting and cookie decorating. March 16.

STEM Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Experiment with breakthroughs in science, technology, engineering and math. March 16.

Magical Musical Adventure at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Ignite your imagination with humor, drama and dance as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra unites with the visual theater of Magic Circle Mime Company. Learn about the Orchestra, music and the art of listening. March 17.

Galapagos George, the Little Tortoise That Could at Center for Puppetry Arts

Meet George, the last tortoise of his kind. This eco-fable tells the true story of the famous, not-so-little tortoise and the Galapagos Islands he called home. March 19-31.

Atlanta International Auto Show at Georgia World Congress Center Building C

Domestic and import cars, events for car enthusiasts, and appearances by Black Panther, Scooby-Doo and SpongeBob Squarepants. March 20-24.

Southeastern Chuck Wagon Gathering at Booth Western Art Museum

Southeastern Chuck Wagon Invitational, art comes to life, children’s activities, photo ops with Woody and Jesse from “Toy Story” and more. March 23.

The Price is Right Live! at the Fox Theatre

The hit interactive game show full of silly costumes and prizes is coming to Atlanta. Ticket does not guarantee game participation; ages 18 and older must apply separately. March 26.

Spring Scramble Scavenger Hunt at Oakland Cemetery

(Free fun) Take a self-guided scavenger hunt around the cemetery. Purchase a Spring Scramble packet at the Visitors Center & Museum Shop and follow cryptic clues to solve riddles. March 30-April 7.

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