30+ Not-to-Miss August Events
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Have a sweet time at this event featuring classic and new locally-churned ice cream flavors. Proceeds benefit families and programs of The Drake House. Aug. 29.
This outdoor exhibit explores the stories and science of habitats, as well as the plants, animals and humans that call them home. Through Aug. 29.
Test your skills with oversized games and challenges in this WildWoods exhibit. Through Aug. 29.
Explore 12 rooms of set recreations, including Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica and Rachel’s kitchen and Central Perk. Through Sept. 6.
See live animals, including iguanas, snakes, dart frogs, an armadillo and a porcupine, and learn how animals defend themselves from predators. Through Sept. 6.
Discover the world of crocodiles with live animals and interactive exhibits. Through Sept. 6.
Explore the vibrant world of inner microorganisms and how they impact personal health with interactive programs. Through Sept. 6.
Learn more about Thomas Edison’s works with hands-on activities featuring invisible forces, the six simple machines, chemistry and material science. Through Sept. 7.
See the inventive works from two of the foremost figures in the history of twentieth-century art, Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso. Through Sept. 19.
This 20,000-square-foot light and sound show displays Van Gogh’s amazing works, and separate galleries chronicle his life, technique and influence. Through Sept. 26.
Help Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill and the other citizens of Rhymeville find Mother Goose. Through Sept. 26.
The story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton comes to life in this musical with hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway music. Through Sept. 26.
View how lighting technology has changed since the first electric lightbulb in the 1800s to the present. Through Sept. 26.
View more than 200 pieces of fine and non-precious jewelry with celestial and Space Age designs, and learn more about the history of space exploration. Through Oct. 24.
Search for the 13 installations of beautiful sculptures representing blooming plants, and walk under the colorful aerial skynet, on view through Sept. 19. Through Oct. 31.
Masterpiece of Puppetry: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance at Center for Puppetry Arts
Visit the newly reimagined world of Thra from the Emmy Award-winning series of “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” with puppets, props and artifacts. Through Oct. 31.
Walk through this immersive maze of accessible, sensory environments made with tactile materials. Through Nov. 28.
Explore the inventions and technologies science fiction writers were able to predict. Through Feb. 20, 2022.
Go on a virtual safari through Africa with stops in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania to see animals in their native habitats at this immersive experience. Through Dec. 31.
The Alliance Theatre presents this amazing experience that will take you through the sounds of the historic Atlanta neighborhood. Through May 31, 2022.
When a young bird doesn’t fit in with the other ducks in the pond, he goes on a journey where he meets other animals and discovers his true self. Through Aug. 1.
This special pop-up exhibit explores sports mascots and body puppetry. Through Aug. 1.
See this Broadway show about the newsboy strike come to life on the lawn. Through Aug. 1.
Travel all around the world to experience the dynamic cultures and rich biodiversity with wildlife, special entertainment and activities. Through Aug. 1.
Special summer entertainment includes an action-packed Canine Thrill Show and an interactive magic show from Aaron Radatz. Through Aug. 2.
Check out Zoo Atlanta’s social media pages for a special takeover to unlock secrets about this creature, engage in hands-on activities, see if you can spot Suhana, Zoo Atlanta’s clouded leopard, and more. Aug. 4.
See trains, trucks and tractors, learn from fire and emergency service workers, as well as fire safety and more. Aug. 6-8.
Watch “Abominable” on the big screen under the stars. Aug. 7.
View art in the special and permanent collections for free. Aug. 8.
Held on Horizon’s lawn, this sea-faring musical follows young Jessica Jacob and a band of pirates on their search for a perfect place to bury treasure. Aug. 8.
Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Through Aug. 8.
Stretch with yoga moves inspired by lions. Aug. 14.
Learn more about the Panamanian golden frog with special keeper talks, themed activities, conservation and more. Aug. 14.
Learn about the elephants at the Zoo, Kelly, Tara and Msholo, and how you can help protect their wild counterparts. Aug. 12.
Celebrate summer and being outdoors with canoeing, archery, paddle boarding, bubbles, adventure activities and water science and conservation stations. Aug. 15.
Get an up-close look at butterflies, and walk the Pollinator Pathway for activities, crafts and educational experiences. Aug. 19-22.
Roam the Zoo at night looking for nocturnal animals and discovering how they use their different senses to navigate in the dark. Aug. 20.
Celebrate the dinosaurs at this prehistoric party. Aug. 21.
From the Center for Puppetry Arts, this 40-minute puppet show introduces physical activity, individual and team sports and staying active for life. Aug. 21.
Enjoy a live performance from local artists with classic 80’s and 90’s-themed tunes from the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Aug. 21.
Watch more than 70 true-to-life size dinosaurs roar, move and walk around at this drive-thru experience featuring the T-Rex, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Megalodon and more. Through Aug. 22.