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We have you covered for the best family-friendly events this month, and check out the holiday events that start in November, as well as Veterans Day events honoring our nation’s heroes.

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Fall Break Guided Hikes at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Walk along part of the historic Etowah Trail and learn more about the Creek and Cherokee peoples. Nov. 23-27; Closed Nov. 26.

Planes and Trains Model Railroad at Museum of Aviation

View miniature train displays featuring a 1950’s drive-in theater, a Christmas Village, a Thomas the Tank Engine and more. Nov. 24-29.

Thanksgiving Programming at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Celebrate Thanksgiving with “Duck for Turkey Day,” building a gratitude tree, making coffee filter turkeys, fall tree paintings and paper leaf banners, exploring Thanksgiving foods and more. Through Nov. 25.

Gobble Jog

Support MUST Ministries by running or walking a 10K, 5K, 1K or Tot Trot. Through Nov. 26.

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.

Puzzle Walk in Decatur

Created by the American Lung Association in Georgia, this scavenger hunt uses ready-to-solve puzzle hunts with information found at local checkpoints. Through Nov. 30.

Naturally Artistic at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get inspired as you reflect on art and nature with exhibit stations filled with drawings, music and poetry. Through Nov. 30.

Discover the innovations of animals’ evolution with highly interactive, hands-on and fun activities, which bring the amazing science of biomechanics to life. Through Jan. 3.

Machines in Motion at Tellus Science Museum

Experience the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with machines based on his designs, as separated by the four elementsL air, water, land and fire. Through Jan. 10.

License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville Lanier Islands

Go snow tubing, practice figure eights on the ice rink, hop on the carnival rides, enjoy sweet treats, meet Santa and more. Through Feb. 21.

Virtual Events

Tower of Talent

This annual event has moved to a virtual fundraiser this year with musical performances and outstanding youth performers benefiting the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Nov. 28-Dec. 1.

Book Festival from MJCCA

Listen to authors talk about books of all genres, including John Grisham, Michael J. Fox, Ina Garten and more. Select dates through Dec. 2.

Past events:

Day of the Dead at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

This special celebration includes a reading of “The Day of the Dead/El Dia De Los Muertos: A Bilingual Celebration,” making tissue paper flowers and exploring flower dissections. Nov. 1.

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. 1.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Enjoy park attractions, games, live shows, displays, a Glow by Night experience and more. Through Nov. 1.

Fernbank Forest Night Walk at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Join a Fernbank Scientist on a guided tour of the forest to experience nocturnal creatures and their world. Nov. 6-7.

Celebrate Diwali at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights with storytimes, crafts and science. Nov. 7.

‘Tis the Season to be Green Recycling Event at Woodstock Elementary School

Clean house the environmental way by recycling. Drive through and volunteers will unload for you. Nov. 7.

Adventures in Science at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Investigate what it’s like to be a scientist as you talk one-on-one with scientists, participate in hands-on activities, watch live animal encounters, play games and more. Nov. 7.

First Saturdays at Dunwoody Nature Center

Learn more about mushrooms with themed activities. Nov. 7.

Saturday Morning Workshop at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Participate in a creative workshop making Eric Carle-inspired collage art. Nov. 7.

Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park

Enjoy fine arts and crafts, a children’s area, food trucks and local musicians. Nov. 7-8.

Big Shanty Festival in Downtown Kennesaw

This large arts and crafts show has food booths, two entertainment stages with live acoustic music, a kid’s area and more. Nov. 7-8.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to view exhibits and more. Nov. 8.

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. Through Nov. 8.

Alice in Wonderland Jr. at Elm Street Cultural Arts

Alice’s adventures in the magical world of Wonderland allow her to meet the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Mad Hatter and more. Nov. 13-15.

Twilight Trek at Zoo Atlanta

Spend the evening learning about animals in your own backyard while also roaming the Zoo to explore and observe animals from around the world. Nov. 14.

Apple Cider Days at Donaldson-Bannister Farm

Enjoy a petting zoo, children’s pioneer crafts, a self-guided apple scavenger hunt, Scarecrow Row and more. Nov. 14.

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience

Stream this performance featuring Wilbur, a clothes-loving mole rat, as he navigates the pressure to be like everyone else in this fun musical. Through Nov. 3.

IrishFest Atlanta

Enjoy music, dance performances, Irish cooking, bread making, a family series and more with this virtual program. Nov. 5-7.

Turkey Chase

Bring a nonperishable food item to receive the 2020 Acworth Turkey Chase T-shirt at Acworth Community Center. Through Nov. 20.

Drive-In Movie Series in Lawrenceville

Watch “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” on the big screen from the comfort of your car and enjoy treats from The Red Popcorn Wagon. Nov. 20.

Family Art Escapes at High Museum of Art

Three sessions allow you and your family to explore “Modern Marks” with an art-making activity and scavenger hunt. Nov. 21.

Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta Museum of History

Explore the theme of aviation with crafts and activities to take home. Nov. 21.

Growing Vegetable Soup from Children’s Museum of Atlanta

With a focus on health and nutrition, this workshop focuses on gardening by exploring the book “Growing Vegetable Soup” to learn about where vegetables come from and how to grow a plant from a seed. Nov. 17.

Art Lessons with Mrs. Lynnette

Mrs. Lynette teaches participants to draw autumn leaves, inspired by John Moyers’ “The Suitor’s Song” and Robert Griffing’s “Autumn Journey.” Nov. 21.

Long Ago & Only Once

Presented by Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, this dance film represents the idea of waiting with modern dance. Through Nov. 21.

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