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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.

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Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center

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

All Smiles at Alliance Theatre

This delightful show explores how all smiles are different and was created in partnership with Marcus Autism Center and is recommended for ages 0-5. Through March 5.

WildWoods: AGLOW at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Journey into the hidden worlds of nature at this outdoor, nighttime experience with an immersive blend of the real environment and glowing displays. Through March 5.

Duke Ellington’s Cat at Center for Puppetry Arts

Follow the adventures of jazz great Duke Ellington’s cool cat. Through March 12.

Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Explore murals by three local artists set against the backdrop of thousands of beautiful, fragrant orchids. Through April 9.

Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fun! at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Dive into the ocean with STEM-based activities, including learning about bioluminescence, discovering a variety of sharks, going on a treasure hunt and more. Through April 30.

The Nature of Color at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Explore the science of color with hands-on interactives, and on opening day, enjoy color-themed crafts and activities. Through May 7.

Trolls: Save the Humans by Thomas Dambo at Atlanta Botanical Garden

See six enormous folklore-inspired sculptures built from reclaimed materials to blend art, nature and sustainability. Through Sept. 17.

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Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival at Yaarab Shrine Center

Watch juggling, unicycling, flow & play, hooping, comedy and more, and you might even learn a few new tricks. Feb. 3-5.

Seven Stories from Seven Continents at Aurora Theatre

Master storyteller and children’s author Mama Koku travels around the world to share a popular folktale. Feb. 4.

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at Jeni’s

Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Jeni’s with Maple Soaked Pancakes ice cream, limited edition mugs, giveaways, kid’s activities and more. Feb. 4.

Kids Workshop at Home Depot

Make a cute Valentine’s Vase for a DIY project. Feb. 4.

AtlantaBrickCon – A LEGO Fan Event at Gas South Convention Center

Enjoy LEGO creations, building zones, games, speakers, character meets and more. Feb. 4-5.

Super Museum Sunday at Georgia’s State Historic Sites

As part of the Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration, the Georgia’s State Historic Sites are offering free admission. Feb. 5.

Lunar New Year at Atlantic Station

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with décor, traditions, a red dragon and a lantern show each night from 5-9 p.m. Through Feb. 5.

Little Shop of Stories: Author Events at Little Shop of Stories

Celebrate the newest book in the City Spies series and enjoy the release of “Wildblood” with author talks. Feb. 8 and 9.

Garden Bros. Nuclear Circus at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Watch more than 60 performers in three rings with special effects, concert lighting, motorcycles, the Human Slingshot and much more. Feb. 9-12.

Stories of the Sea: The Voyages of Sinbad at Aurora Theatre

Set sail with Mr. Damon and Sinbad the Sailor on an exciting voyage to the seven seas with the magic of shadow puppet theater. Feb. 11.

Sweetheart Swan Note Holder Workshop at Lowe’s

Mini DIYers will love building their own gift for Valentine’s Day. Feb. 11.

UPS Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy special family-friendly programming, including music from a DJ, workshops, art-making activities and more. Feb. 12.

Olde Town on Ice at Old Town Conyers Pavilion

This indoor/outdoor rink has been in operation for 20 years; the indoor/outdoor rink is made with real ice. Through Feb. 12.

Sweetland on Ice at Sweetland Amphitheatre

Practice your moves at this outdoor rink. Through Feb. 14.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Fox Theatre

Celebrate the magic of dance with new works, audience favorites and beloved classics, including Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece, “Revelations.” Feb. 16-19.

Elachee Great Backyard Bird Count Festivities at Elachee Nature Science Center

See guest exhibitors, have your face painted, make crafts, go on a scavenger hunt and more to be a part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Feb. 18.

Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta History Center

This themed day of exploration focuses on Black History Month. Feb. 18.

Beauty and the Beast at Cobb Energy Centre

This celebrated fairy tale tells the story of adventure, unlikely friendships and the power of true love with voice-over narration to help young children follow along with the story. Feb. 18-19.

Ice Days Ice Skating Rink at Legion Field Fair Grounds

This covered ice skating rink has real ice; stop for a treat at the snack bar. Through Feb. 19.

The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill

Practice your moves on this real outdoor rink that’s the same size as the one in Rockefeller Center. Through Feb. 19.

Great Backyard Bird Count at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Watch, learn about, count and celebrate birds at this annual event. Through Feb. 20.

Twilight Trek at Zoo Atlanta

Take an inspiring tour of the Zoo after-hours to learn about the ways accredited zoos help animals survive and thrive. Feb. 24.

Publix Atlanta Kids Marathon at Centennial Olympic Park

Kids will see what it means to be part of a big city marathon with dash distances and a Track & Field Zone with an obstacle course. Feb. 25.

Wildlife Baby Shower at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Learn about CNC’s efforts to help injured wildlife with a wildlife baby shower, special walks, games and fun. Feb. 25.

Fairy Tale Weekend at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Marvel at the stories of fantasy and lore with a twist on “Little Red Riding Hood,” making a completely new fairy tale and creating illustrations for a story. Feb. 25-26.

The Big Bounce America at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Enjoy three hours of inflatable excitement with themed jump spaces, including The World’s Biggest Bounce House, airSPACE, The Giant and Sport Slam. Feb. 25-26.

Purim Parade & Festival at Congregation Beth Jacob

Enjoy food trucks, go on a pony ride, play in the obstacle course and more. Feb. 26.

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. 26.

Murder on the Orient Express at Woodstock Arts

A snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks, and a passenger is dead, which means the murderer is still on the train. Through Feb. 26.

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale at Synchronicity Theatre

Written in the style of African folktales, this musical retelling of the beloved book follows a man and his two beautiful daughters. Through Feb. 26.

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