Chattahoochee Nature Center

Check out these virtual and in-person activities to enjoy the last days of summer. Practice yoga at these events with your kids or in the company of animals. Head to these venues for exciting outdoor summer concerts.

Table of Contents

Virtual Bingo with Cobb County

Join in weekly for a chance to win virtual bingo. Aug. 12 and 19.

World Elephant Day with Zoo Atlanta

At this at-home exploration, learn about the elephants at the Zoo, Kelly, Tara and Msholo, and how you can help protect their wild counterparts. Aug. 12.

Virtual Pictionary with Cobb County

Compete in a game of Pictionary and use your artistic skills to lead your team to victory. Aug. 12 and 26.

The Reluctant Dragon from Center for Puppetry Arts

A princess and a dragon learn the value of friendship in this virtual retelling of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale. Aug. 12-23.

Golden Frog Day with Zoo Atlanta

These frogs are a symbol of good fortune in Panama, but are now considered extinct in the wild. Learn about the species and conservation efforts, Panama’s celebratory parade, play with downloads and more. Aug. 14.

Dino Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Join a prehistoric party to celebrate dinosaurs. Aug. 15.

Pop-In for Family Fun at Marietta Museum of History

Interact with the Museum through themed activities and crafts. Aug. 15.

Butterfly Experience at Dunwoody Nature Center

Discover hundreds of butterflies up close. Aug. 15-22.

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books at High Museum of Art

More than 80 artworks show the power of the Civil Rights Movement and how it shaped history and the present, as well as featuring icons from the movement, such as Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Martin Luther King Jr. and more. Aug. 15-Nov. 8.

A Garden with Wings at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

The 1,500 square foot butterfly house will display hundreds of butterflies and their host plants that naturally occur in Kennesaw. Through Aug. 15.

Our Senses: An Immersive Experience at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Immerse yourself in 11 fun house-like spaces that test your senses and show you how or why what we perceive is not always reality. Through Aug. 16.

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Watch more than 70 true-to-life size dinosaurs roar, move and walk around, featuring the T-Rex, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Megalodon and more. Through Aug. 16.

Great Pollinator Census with Zoo Atlanta

Help Zoo Atlanta and University of Georgia Extension count local pollinators, and find areas with pollinator friendly plants with these at-home activities. Aug. 21-22.

Roswell Free Family Movie Series at Riverside Park

Enjoy an evening under the stars to have a picnic, listen to music, and watch “Scoob!” Aug. 22.

16th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ in Roswell

Enjoy the drive-thru version of this annual event and sample pre-packaged cups of ice cream. Aug. 23.

The Pied Picker from Center for Puppetry Arts

Peter Picker is seeking fame and fortune as a banjo picker, but first, he must take on the roaches in the town of Hamlin. Aug. 26-Sept. 6.

Survival Safari at Zoo Atlanta

Grab your family and friends and come to the Zoo for an evening of team challenges, scavenger hunts and interactive activities that will engage and excite. Aug. 28.

Drive-In Cabaret at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Enjoy an outdoor theatre experience from the actors and musicians with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Aug. 28-29.

Great American Backyard Campout at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Camp under the stars, go on a guided night hike, roast marshmallows over a campfire and more at this fun family camping experience. Aug. 29-30.

The LoveCrafts Festival

This festival is a virtual month-long crafty extravaganza packed with make-a-longs, usable patterns and crafts and live takeovers with special guests. Through Aug. 31.

Spanning the World of Minerals: The Gail & Jim Spann Collection

Explore the craft of mineral collecting with this exhibition containing more than 14,000 minerals from around the world. Through Sept. 27.

Alice’s Wonderland Reimagined at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fall down the rabbit hole and view the topiary-like sculptures of a 16-foot Red Queen and 14-foot Alice. Through Nov. 1.

Dinosaur Explore at Stone Mountain Park

See moving life-size dinosaurs, and enjoy paleontology tents, a feeding wall and more. Through Nov. 8.

Murmuration at Woodruff Art Center’s Sifly Piazza

This outdoor exhibition reflects Atlanta’s skyline and greenspaces inspired to help the viewer connect with nature. Through Nov. 29.

Virtual Camps

Camp by Walmart

Available on the Walmart app, enjoy tons of camp activities, including games, crafts, art, exercise and more, with celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris, LeBron James and more.

Storyline Online Summer Camp

Children in grades kindergarten through fourth can share their favorite book, or create their own story to spread the joy of reading.

CAMP@Home by UNICEF Kid Power

Kids watch videos about sports, crafts, cooking, songs and more, learn new skills and more to inspire them to play and participate in activities off-screen.

Varsity Tutors

These interactive, week-long sessions for ages 5-18 include live classes focused on algebra, criminology, sharks, artificial intelligence, racial equity and more.

Past Events:

Trains, Trucks and Tractors at Southeastern Railway Museum

See trains, trucks and tractors, learn from fire and emergency service workers, as well as fire safety and more. July 31-Aug. 2.

A Kids Play About Racism from Alliance Theatre

This virtual performance for children and families explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it and ideas for what you can do about it based on the book by Jelani Memory. Aug. 1-2.

Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Through Aug. 2.

Smoke on the Mountain at Legacy Theatre

The Sanders Family, a traveling group of bluegrass performers, try to inspire Mount Pleasant Baptist Church’s congregation with their perfection, but as the evening goes awry, their hilariously imperfect natures are revealed. Through Aug. 2.

Clouded Leopard Day with Zoo Atlanta

Check out Zoo Atlanta’s social media pages for a special takeover to unlock secrets about this creature, and download fun activities, like the Candy Camouflage Challenge, Camouflage Art and more. Aug. 4.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt with Cobb County

Search for items in your home to win this indoor scavenger hunt. Aug. 4.

Social Justice Storytime at The Shed of Ponce City Market

Hosted by Posman Books, kids ages 9-13 and their families can learn from reading sessions and discussions about race. Aug. 6.

Met Opera Global Summer Camp

Explore the stories and songs in operas with this virtual summer camp for ages 8-18 that features a free opera stream, activities and more, with a new opera each week. Through Aug. 7.

Outdoor Movies Series at Swift-Cantrell Park

Watch “Frozen II” on a giant inflatable screen. Aug. 8.

Celebrate the end of summer with canoeing, crafts, outdoor skill demonstrations, games, education on water science and conservation, storytimes and more. Aug. 9.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to the museum to see permanent collections and featured exhibits. Aug. 9.

Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff from Center for Puppetry Arts

This virtual show features the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. Through Aug. 9.

Recent Posts