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Check out these activities to enjoy the last days of summer. Head to these venues for exciting concerts, movies, exhibits and festivals.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, most places are requiring advanced ticket purchase. Call or check websites for procedures.

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Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ at First Baptist Church of Roswell

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.

Habitat at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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.

Games in the Gallery at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Test your skills with oversized games and challenges in this WildWoods exhibit. Through Aug. 29.

The FRIENDS Experience at Perimeter Pointe

Explore 12 rooms of set recreations, including Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica and Rachel’s kitchen and Central Perk. Through Sept. 6.

Nature’s Ninjas at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

See live animals, including iguanas, snakes, dart frogs, an armadillo and a porcupine, and learn how animals defend themselves from predators. Through Sept. 6.

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Discover the world of crocodiles with live animals and interactive exhibits. Through Sept. 6.

Zoo in You at Tellus Science Museum

Explore the vibrant world of inner microorganisms and how they impact personal health with interactive programs. Through Sept. 6.

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

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.

Calder-Picasso at High Museum of Art

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.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at Pullman Yards

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.

Mother Goose at Center for Puppetry Arts

Help Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack and Jill and the other citizens of Rhymeville find Mother Goose. Through Sept. 26.

Hamilton at Fox Theatre

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.

Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting at High Museum of Art

View how lighting technology has changed since the first electric lightbulb in the 1800s to the present. Through Sept. 26.

Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age at Tellus Science Museum

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.

SUPERnatural: Aerial Art in Motion, Glass Art in Bloom at Atlanta Botanical Garden

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.

Outside the Lines at Sifly Piazza

Walk through this immersive maze of accessible, sensory environments made with tactile materials. Through Nov. 28.

Science Fiction, Science Fact! at Tellus Science Museum

Explore the inventions and technologies science fiction writers were able to predict. Through Feb. 20, 2022.

WILD: Safari Experience at Illuminarium Atlanta

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.

Virtual: Sounds of the West End

The Alliance Theatre presents this amazing experience that will take you through the sounds of the historic Atlanta neighborhood. Through May 31, 2022.

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The Ugly Duckling at Center for Puppetry Arts

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.

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team at Center for Puppetry Arts

This special pop-up exhibit explores sports mascots and body puppetry. Through Aug. 1.

Disney’s Newsies at The Legacy Theater

See this Broadway show about the newsboy strike come to life on the lawn. Through Aug. 1.

Wild World Weekend at Zoo Atlanta

Travel all around the world to experience the dynamic cultures and rich biodiversity with wildlife, special entertainment and activities. Through Aug. 1.

Summer at the Rock at Stone Mountain Park

Special summer entertainment includes an action-packed Canine Thrill Show and an interactive magic show from Aaron Radatz. Through Aug. 2.

Clouded Leopard Day at Zoo Atlanta

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.

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. Aug. 6-8.

Kaiser Permanente Movie Series at Lost Mountain Park

Watch “Abominable” on the big screen under the stars. Aug. 7.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

View art in the special and permanent collections for free. Aug. 8.

How I Became a Pirate at Horizon Theatre

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.

Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Through Aug. 8.

Family Zoo Yoga at Zoo Atlanta

Stretch with yoga moves inspired by lions. Aug. 14.

Golden Frog Day at Zoo Atlanta

Learn more about the Panamanian golden frog with special keeper talks, themed activities, conservation and more. Aug. 14.

World Elephant Day at Zoo Atlanta

Learn about the elephants at the Zoo, Kelly, Tara and Msholo, and how you can help protect their wild counterparts. Aug. 12.

Summer Adventures Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Celebrate summer and being outdoors with canoeing, archery, paddle boarding, bubbles, adventure activities and water science and conservation stations. Aug. 15.

Butterfly Experience at Dunwoody Nature Center

Get an up-close look at butterflies, and walk the Pollinator Pathway for activities, crafts and educational experiences. Aug. 19-22.

Survival Safari at Zoo Atlanta

Roam the Zoo at night looking for nocturnal animals and discovering how they use their different senses to navigate in the dark. Aug. 20.

Dinosaur Birthday Bash at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Celebrate the dinosaurs at this prehistoric party. Aug. 21.

Virtual: Puppet Playdate: Camp Whachyawannado

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.

Drive-in Cabaret: 80’s and 90’s Edition at Cobb Civic Center Parking Lot

Enjoy a live performance from local artists with classic 80’s and 90’s-themed tunes from the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Aug. 21.

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

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.

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