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We have you covered with the best family-friendly shows, exhibits and events this month. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your significant other or with your kids with our top picks. Check out our ideas for honoring Black History Month and for celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Twilight Trek at Zoo Atlanta

Spend the evening learning about animals in your own backyard while also roaming the Zoo to explore and observe animals from around the world. Feb. 26.

Virtual: Fairytale Ball

Enjoy creative activities and meet your favorite princesses. Feb. 27.

Museum Chills & Science Thrills: Freeze at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Enjoy after-hours access to indoor exhibits and WildWoods, themed science activities and demonstrations and more. Feb. 27.

Tell a Fairy Tale Day at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Marvel at the stories of fantasy and lore with activities, storytimes and crafts that encourage reading, writing and literary creativity. Feb. 27.

Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center

View more than 30 miniature homes built by fairies and gnomes. Through Feb. 28.

Sit-In from Alliance Theatre

This original animated short celebrates the power of youth to change history as three friends learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era. Through Feb. 28.

Lunar New Year at Atlantic Station

Celebrate the Year of the Ox with a 90-foot red dragon, more than 25,000 lights and lantern shows every hour from 6-10 p.m. Through Feb. 28.

Daffodil Days at Oakland Cemetery

Enjoy the blooms of thousands of daffodils in a self-guided tour. Through March 13.

Dawoud Bey: An American Project at High Museum of Art

This photography collection explores African American subjects and history. Through March 14.

Virtual: Silver Linings

Atlanta Ballet’s new choreographic initiative features a variety of original pieces. March 19.

Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Enjoy thousands of beautiful orchids at this annual exhibit. Through April 11.

Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands at High Museum of Art

Celebrate the artistic traditions of Persian civilization with carpets, textiles, manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, jeweled objects and more. Through April 18.

Microsculpture at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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

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

Celebrate your favorite stories by having conversations as Elephant Gerald and Piggie, dressing up Naked Mole Rat, uncovering Knuffle Bunny, launching foam hot dogs at The Pigeon and more. 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.

Zoo in You at Tellus Science Museum

View the world of inner microorganisms and the microbiome to learn more about personal health with engaging, interactive and bilingual exhibits. Through Sept. 6.

Out Of This World! Jewelry In The Space Age at Tellus Science Museum

Explore more than 200 pieces of vintage and contemporary jewelry with celestial and Space Age designs. Through Oct. 24.

Past events:

Groundhog Day at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Enjoy a reading of “Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off,” a scavenger hunt, shadow science and a pop-up craft. Feb. 2.

Kids Night Out at OneStop Norcross

Have an evening out while your kids make friends, play games, create crafts and more. Feb. 12.

Elachee Birding Hike: Great Backyard Bird Count at Elachee Chicopee Woods Aquatic Studies Center at Chicopee Lake

Help collect data on local wild birds and see a wide variety of resident birds and winter migrants. Feb. 13.

Great Backyard Bird Count at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Participate in the bird, and enjoy small bird walks and a project kit. Feb. 13.

Archaeology Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Embark on an expedition into past civilizations with real-life artifacts and conversations with local archaeologists. Feb. 13.

Family Night Hike and Campfire at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Explore the winter world at night, and roast marshmallows at the campfire. Feb. 13.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to view permanent and special exhibitions. Feb. 14.

Machines in Motion at Tellus Science Museum

Experience the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with machines based on his designs, as separated by the four elements: air, water, land and fire. Through Feb. 14.

Murmuration at Sifly Piazza

This outdoor exhibition reflects Atlanta’s skyline and greenspaces inspired to help the viewer connect with nature. Through Feb. 14.

License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville Lanier Islands

Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 21.

Motown Love at Legacy Theatre

CJ Williams performs an evening of Motown classics. Through Feb. 21.

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