Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival, October 6.

We have you covered for the best family-friendly events this month: theatre, new exhibits, special events and more. Don’t miss our Top Halloween Events. Also check out our guide to the best Fall Festivals and Fairs. 

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Imaginary Worlds at Atlanta Botanical Garden and Gainesville Garden

Larger-than-life, topiary-like whimsical plant sculptures come back to the Garden including a giant frog, camel, dragon and more. Through Oct. 28.

Peter Pan at Center for Puppetry Arts

Fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan and children in this colorful adaptation of the time-honored classic tale. Through Oct. 28.

The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Serenbe Playhouse 

Meet the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow and enjoy this classic tale through theatrics. Rated PG for spooks. Through Nov. 4.

Naturally Artistic Interactive Exhibits at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Visit four outdoor art stations to create your own art. This year, explore wind, water, earth and fire. Through Nov. 30.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Step into Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, where Daniel and his friends help children navigate their world. Play, sing, explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from the Neighborhood. Through Jan. 6.

Little Raindrop Songs at Black Box Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center

Puppetry, a two-dimensional set, comic performances and the pajama-pop of Lullatone by The Theatre for the Very Young. Limited tickets available. Oct. 2-Nov. 10.

Meteorite Headlines at Tellus Science Museum

At the center of this exhibit is a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu struck by the Peekskill Meteorite in 1992. Other featured casualties include a mailbox, a window, a radio and more headliners. Oct. 6-March 24.

Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Explore the diversity of life as you discover the extreme adaptations that allow organisms to thrive all over the world. Don’t miss the opening day celebration, “Animal Superhero Day” Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to learn about the abilities of animals and test your own skills. Oct. 6-Jan 1.

Heavy Metal in Motion at Tellus Science Museum

You can expect helicopters, fire engines, heavy machinery, military vehicles and more. In most cases, kids of all ages are encouraged to climb into or on these machines. Oct. 13.

Croctoberfest at Zoo Atlanta

Watch a crocodile training demonstration, learn about how to care for crocodiles and find out more about conservation. Oct. 13.

S’mores ‘N Snores at Rogers Bridge Park

Bring a tent to the park or reserve one to be set up. Entertainment, yard games, food trucks and free s’mores. Reservations required. Oct. 13- Oct. 14.

Atlanta Air Show at Atlanta Motor Speedway

See demos of all types of jets and planes, Cobra helicopters, biplanes and stunt pilots among others. Static aircraft display and a children’s area. Oct. 13-14.

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show at Russell Regional Airport

Watch many types of aircraft fly and spin high above including the F-22 Raptor Demo Team, heritage flights, acrobatic teams, aerial jump teams and more. Static displays and a kid’s area. Oct. 13-14.

Music for the Very Young: Peter & Friends at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Inspired by Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, this version developed specifically for toddlers will have them playing like ducks, catching a dastardly wolf, and engaging with music. Oct. 13-14.

Peter Pan at Infinite Energy Center

Sugarloaf Ballet performs the ballet version of the classic story with pirates, pixie dust and Peter Pan. Oct. 13-14.

Student Pop-Up Show at High Museum of Art

Student artists can showcase their best artwork on the walls of the museum. Oct. 13-28.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Free admission to the Museum the second Sunday of each month, and family programs from 1-4 p.m. include art making, storytimes and more. The Greene Family Learning Gallery renovations will open and reveal a brand new area for families to learn and play. Oct. 14.

Harvest on the Hooch at Chattahoochee Nature Center 

Taste farm-to-table foods and enjoy live music, garden games and farm animals. Oct. 14.

School of Rock The Musical at the Fox Theatre

Based on the hit film, this musical follows a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a rock band. Oct. 16-21.

Seussical, Jr. at The Grand Theatre

The Grand Youth Theatre presents a mashup of Dr. Seuss stories featuring Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, The Whos and more. Oct. 19 and 20.

Pop-In for Family Fun at Marietta Museum of History

Families can interact with the Museum through themed activities and crafts. October’s theme is archives. Oct. 20.

International Archaeology Day at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Decipher a mummy’s riddle and write your own name in Egyptian hieroglyphs, reconstruct broken pottery and learn about soil layers. Oct. 20.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Tower of Talent at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs

Atlanta’s most talented kids will sing, dance and perform all to benefit the patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Oct. 20.

Viking Encampment

Demonstrations of early Viking life, encampments and more. Viking weapon techniques, kids’ area and crafts. Oct. 20-21.

Stone Mountain Highland Games at Stone Mountain Park

Live performances, athletic competitions, children’s events and more to honor Scottish heritage. Oct. 20-21.

Baby Expo: Before and After Pregnancy 

Seminars, giveaways, baby products and a Halloween costume contest. Stop by and see Atlanta Parent’s table. Oct. 21.

Celebrate Diwali: A Cultural Exploration at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights with a holiday puppet show incorporating regional dances and Diwali fables brought to life with traditional music. Oct. 21.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Atlanta Botanical Garden

An outdoor production of the Shakespeare classic. Through Oct. 21.

Read for the Record at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Hear “Maybe Something Beautiful” read aloud and add to CMA’s community mural in the art studio. Oct. 25.

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Junie B. is on a mission to prove she’s not a nutball, avenge her black furry mitten and get a new colorful pen, too. Oct. 27.

Day of the Dead

A celebration of the Mexican festival known as “Dia de los Muertos” with crafts, authentic Mexican food, music and entertainment. Oct. 28.

Little Raindrop Songs at MJCCA

Puppetry, a two-dimensional set, comic performances and the pajama-pop of Lullatone by The Theatre for the Very Young. Oct. 28

Brother Coyote and Sister Fox at Center for Puppetry Arts

Quick-witted Sister Fox stays one step ahead of Brother Coyote in this delightful Mexican folktale with English, Spanish and plenty of chickens. Oct. 30-Nov. 11.

Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival at Mercer University Atlanta Campus 

The festival features more than 50 exciting family-friendly activities including camel and pony rides, an exotic animal petting zoo, lots of inflatables, train rides, live performances and storytelling. Oct. 6.

Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki at High Museum of Art Sifly Plaza

Get hands-on with colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual and playful ways. Through Oct. 7.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform the score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” while the movie plays on a 40-foot screen.Oct. 5-7.

The Story Pirates Greatest Hits Show at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

The Story Pirates don’t steal gold or claim land, they search for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories. Oct. 6.

Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook at Aurora Theatre

Junie B. is on a mission to prove she’s not a nutball, avenge her black furry mittens and get a new colorful pen, too. Oct. 6.

Animal Superhero Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Wear your best cape and celebrate the opening of “Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits.” Learn about the amazing abilities of animals and test your own skills. Oct. 6.

Madison Ave. Soap Box Derby in Decatur 

Watch soapbox drivers compete and race down the road to raise money for local children’s charities. Oct. 6.

The Ugly Duckling at MJCCA

Lightwire Theater brings the story of The Ugly Duckling on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. Oct. 7.

25+ Not-to-Miss October Events
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