Robots Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

We have you covered with the best family-friendly shows, exhibits and special events this month. Don’t miss our list of Mother’s Day events and brunches. Also check out our Guide to Spring and Summer Festivals and events for celebrating Memorial Day.

Virtual: Toddler Takeover and Pre-K Playfest by the Alliance Theatre

Kids ages 0-5 will watch, listen, sing, play and create with activity guides, audio and workshops with kid-friendly productions. May 10-16.

Matilda JR. at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Matilda uses her courage and cleverness to help save her fellow students from their mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. May 14-15.

Aladdin at Infinite Energy Theater

Presented by Northeast Atlanta Ballet, this performance shows Aladdin and his genie working together to elevate him from beggar to prince and woo the princess. May 14-16.

Pinocchio at Center for Puppetry Arts

Watch the story of Pinocchio turning into a real-life boy with comedy and music, and at the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, make a Creaking Cricket Rod Puppet. May 14-23.

National Astronomy Day at Tellus Science Museum

Make a nebula with paint, play astronomy games, learn about stars, see demonstrations from a NASA Ambassador, and go stargazing. May 15.

Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta Museum of History

Take home themed “Military Appreciation” activities for the family to complete. May 15.

Backyard Campout at Swift-Cantrell Park

Camp under the night sky, play games, interact with discovery stations, make s’mores and more. May 15-16.

SUPERnatural: Aerial Art in Motion, Glass Art in Bloom at Atlanta Botanical Garden

View more than 100 beautiful glass floral sculptures, as well as an aerial skynet with multi-colored birds. May 15-Oct. 31.

Songs to Grow on at Alliance Theatre

Enjoy American folk music legend Woody Guthrie’s classic children’s songs. Through May 16.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at Pullman Yards

This immersive digital art experience brings you into Vincent van Gogh’s paintings through virtual reality, atmospheric light and spectacular sound. May 19-Nov. 15.

Endangered Species Day at Zoo Atlanta

Celebrate and learn more about species diversity with activities focused on amazing animals from all over the world. May 21.

Kidfitstrong Fitness Challenge at Piedmont Park

Kids and families have the opportunity to test their physical fitness with an exciting obstacle course, along with other fun games and fitness challenges. May 22.

Atlanta Air Show at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field

Watch the in-air performances from the Army Black Daggers, USAF Heritage Flight, B-17 Texas Raiders and more, and see different aircraft displays. May 22-23.

The Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair at Cumming Fairgrounds

See somersaulting acrobats, jugglers, clowns, motorcycling daredevils and more. Stroll the midway and enjoy carnival rides and attractions for all ages. May 22-31.

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Be inspired by the work of Thomas Edison with hands-on STEM experiments, and learn about ground-breaking innovations. May 22-Sept. 7.

Spring Classic Car Cruise at Historic Downtown Acworth

Get up close to amazing classic cars. May 29.

Spring Scramble Scavenger Hunt at Oakland Cemetery

Enjoy a day of cemetery sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery with three different difficulty levels. Through May 31.

EcoTinker Science Stations at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Examine the connection between STEM and nature with tech and tinker stations, learn about recycling, consumer science, and more. Through May 31.

Games in the Gallery at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Play outdoors at WildWoods with oversized games and fun skill challenges. Through Aug. 29.

Past events:

First Saturdays at Dunwoody Nature Center

Enjoy an exploration of bees and pollinator-friendly native plants at this fun event. May 1.

We Are The Young at Aurora Theatre

See young musicians combine traditional Chinese instruments with contemporary pop music. May 1.

MotoAmerica Superbikes at Michelin Raceway

Watch six classes of road racing and family fun with a kid’s zone and carnival games. Through May 2.

Microsculpture at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The tiny world of insects is magnified with portraits in this outdoor exhibit. Through May 2.

Robots Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Meet amazing robots at this meet-and-greet event, which includes machines and droids. May 8.

Second Sunday at the High Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to see the art in the galleries. May 9.

The Big Bad Little Red Pig Show at Center for Puppetry Arts

Little Red and the trio of little pigs work together to take on the terrifying wolf in this retelling of two classic stories. Through May 9.

The Pigeon Comes to Atlanta! A Mo Willems Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Celebrate your favorite stories from Mo Willems with themed activities with his characters. Through May 9.

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Find out what archaeologists have discovered about the ancient Maya civilization that flourished in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Through May 9.

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