20+ Not-to-Miss February Events
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.
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.
Enjoy creative activities and meet your favorite princesses. Feb. 27.
Enjoy after-hours access to indoor exhibits and WildWoods, themed science activities and demonstrations and more. Feb. 27.
Marvel at the stories of fantasy and lore with activities, storytimes and crafts that encourage reading, writing and literary creativity. Feb. 27.
View more than 30 miniature homes built by fairies and gnomes. Through Feb. 28.
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.
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.
Enjoy the blooms of thousands of daffodils in a self-guided tour. Through March 13.
This photography collection explores African American subjects and history. Through March 14.
Atlanta Ballet’s new choreographic initiative features a variety of original pieces. March 19.
Enjoy thousands of beautiful orchids at this annual exhibit. Through April 11.
Celebrate the artistic traditions of Persian civilization with carpets, textiles, manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, jeweled objects and more. Through April 18.
The tiny world of insects is magnified with portraits in this outdoor exhibit. Through May 2.
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.
Find out what archaeologists have discovered about the ancient Maya civilization that flourished in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Through May 9.
View the world of inner microorganisms and the microbiome to learn more about personal health with engaging, interactive and bilingual exhibits. Through Sept. 6.
Explore more than 200 pieces of vintage and contemporary jewelry with celestial and Space Age designs. Through Oct. 24.
Enjoy a reading of “Mr. Groundhog Wants the Day Off,” a scavenger hunt, shadow science and a pop-up craft. Feb. 2.
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.
Participate in the bird, and enjoy small bird walks and a project kit. Feb. 13.
Embark on an expedition into past civilizations with real-life artifacts and conversations with local archaeologists. Feb. 13.
Explore the winter world at night, and roast marshmallows at the campfire. Feb. 13.
Enjoy free admission to view permanent and special exhibitions. Feb. 14.
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.
This outdoor exhibition reflects Atlanta’s skyline and greenspaces inspired to help the viewer connect with nature. Through Feb. 14.
Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 21.
CJ Williams performs an evening of Motown classics. Through Feb. 21.