25+ Not-to-Miss May Events
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.
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 uses her courage and cleverness to help save her fellow students from their mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. May 14-15.
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.
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.
Make a nebula with paint, play astronomy games, learn about stars, see demonstrations from a NASA Ambassador, and go stargazing. May 15.
Take home themed “Military Appreciation” activities for the family to complete. May 15.
Camp under the night sky, play games, interact with discovery stations, make s’mores and more. May 15-16.
View more than 100 beautiful glass floral sculptures, as well as an aerial skynet with multi-colored birds. May 15-Oct. 31.
Enjoy American folk music legend Woody Guthrie’s classic children’s songs. Through May 16.
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.
Celebrate and learn more about species diversity with activities focused on amazing animals from all over the world. May 21.
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.
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.
See somersaulting acrobats, jugglers, clowns, motorcycling daredevils and more. Stroll the midway and enjoy carnival rides and attractions for all ages. May 22-31.
Be inspired by the work of Thomas Edison with hands-on STEM experiments, and learn about ground-breaking innovations. May 22-Sept. 7.
Get up close to amazing classic cars. May 29.
Enjoy a day of cemetery sleuthing on this self-guided scavenger hunt throughout historic Oakland Cemetery with three different difficulty levels. Through May 31.
Examine the connection between STEM and nature with tech and tinker stations, learn about recycling, consumer science, and more. Through May 31.
Play outdoors at WildWoods with oversized games and fun skill challenges. Through Aug. 29.
Enjoy an exploration of bees and pollinator-friendly native plants at this fun event. May 1.
See young musicians combine traditional Chinese instruments with contemporary pop music. May 1.
Watch six classes of road racing and family fun with a kid’s zone and carnival games. Through May 2.
The tiny world of insects is magnified with portraits in this outdoor exhibit. Through May 2.
Meet amazing robots at this meet-and-greet event, which includes machines and droids. May 8.
Enjoy free admission to see the art in the galleries. May 9.
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.
Celebrate your favorite stories from Mo Willems with themed activities with his characters. Through May 9.
Find out what archaeologists have discovered about the ancient Maya civilization that flourished in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Through May 9.