Daniel Tiger at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

We have you covered for the best family-friendly events this month from theatre to new exhibits and special events. Don’t miss apple picking and corn mazes for more fall fun.

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic at High Museum of Art

This exhibition, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, explores the history and legacy of Pooh through original sketches, photographs, memorabilia and letters. The display also includes interactive elements that bring Shepard’s illustrations to life. Through Sept. 2.

Disney’s Newsies at Aurora Theatre

Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899, this high-energy musical is set to soar with rousing dance numbers and non-stop thrills. Through Sept. 2.

The Amazing Castle at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Children can don costumes to role-play, pick vegetables or visit the tower to wake the sleeping dragon. Through Sept. 9.

The Tortoise, The Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables at Center for Puppetry Arts

Aesop’s circus is in town and the animals are ready to take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production. Ages 2 and older. Through Sept. 23.

TreeMendous Play Houses at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Features a series of creative, interactive, outdoor play structures, designed and built by area students and professionals. Through Sept. 29.

Brer Rabbit’s Scavenger Hunt at The Wren’s Nest

Download the app Zappar, find carrots and scan them using the camera, then kidfriendly information about Brer Rabbit and more will appear. Saturday and Sundays through Sept. 30.

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.

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.

Dragon Con Parade in Downtown Atlanta 

Watch as marchers representing superheroes, video games, Disney princesses and more fill downtown Atlanta. Sept. 1.

LEGO Star Wars Days

Kids can channel their inner Jedi with LEGO Star Wars themed builds and a large-scale Darth Vader group build. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character. Sat. and Sun. in Sept. 1-30.

Pianos for Peace Outdoor Festival

50 pianos are decorated by local artists and set up around Atlanta during the Pianos for Peace outdoor festival. Visitors can play the pianos at any of the locations during the event. After the festival, all of the pianos will be donated to local schools, nursing homes and community centers. Sept. 1-22.

Decatur Book Festival Parades

Saturday’s theme is “Let it Shine” with author of “Just Add Glitter,” Angela Diterlizzi. Sunday, the theme is Jedi with “Are You Scared, Darth Vader?” author Adam Rex. Sept. 1 and 2.

TinyCON at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

The museum’s very own celebration of fantasy, science fiction, comics and gaming. Mario Kart races, shield making, Star Wars Jedi training, Harry Potter science activities and more. Sept. 1-2.

Play the Animal Way at Zoo Atlanta

Animals investigate colorful surprises, while guests try enrichment puzzles of their own at activity stations. Keeper Talks and training demonstrations, crafts, character meet-and-greets and more. Sept. 8.

Alligator Extravaganza at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank’s baby American alligators in NatureQuest are turning one. Help celebrate while learning about alligators in this program and live animal encounter led by a Museum educator. Sept. 8.

Second Sundays at the High Museum of Art

Free admission to the Museum the second Sunday of each month, and family programs include art making, storytimes and more. September’s theme is “Have a Field Day.” Sept. 9.

Around the World With Words at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Travel with CMA to dance, sing and explore through Asia, The Americas, Africa and Europe. Sept. 10-21.

Disney’s Aladdin at the Fox Theatre

See Aladdin and Jasmine ride on a magic carpet, the Genie and more favorites in this musical version of the classic story. Sept. 12-23.

Sue’s Tech Kitchen-Atlanta at Emory Point across from The General Muir

A STEM-fueled adventure for the mouth and mind that empowers kids to engage with tech and food. 3D-printed s’mores, robots controlled by candy, edible chemistry experiments, treat-dropping drones and more. Sept. 14-16.

Discovery Day at Tellus Science Museum

Create mood lamps or a crystal radio, hear from an inventor and patent agent and showcase artistic or scientific work by being an exhibitor (registration required). Sept. 15.

IronKids Triathlon at Wills Park Pool 

The Triathlon allows 6 to 15 years old a chance to test their strength with a swim, bike and run competition. Sept. 15- 16.

Back to Your Roots Farm Fair at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Farm animals, crickets farm, garden activities, crafts, live music and more. Sept. 16.

Fall Folklife Festival at Atlanta History Center

A variety of farm demonstrations, music and kid-friendly activities represent traditions of the South. Sept. 22.

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine kicks off with an evening Lantern Parade, a glowing procession of light and music. Families can light up the BeltLine and participate with a handmade lantern. Sept. 22.

World Gorilla Day at Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta joins conservation stakeholders, zoos, wildlife organizations and individuals around the world in observing World Gorilla Day. Special events to highlight gorillas. Sept. 22.

Grand Opening of Goldfish Swim School Sandy Springs

Celebrate the grand opening of Goldfish Swim School’s new location in Sandy Springs. Open family swim, bounce house, face painter, refreshments and more. Sept. 22.

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. Sept. 22-Jan. 6.

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. Sept. 25-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. Sept. 26-Nov. 4.

Jim Henson’s Birthday Celebration at Center for Puppetry Arts

Celebrate Jim Henson’s birthday with Henson-related story times, gallery chats, a special Create-A-Puppet Workshop and more. Sept. 29.

Downtown Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest

More than 100 scarecrows line the streets. Cornhole, hayrides, face painting, storytelling, inflatables and festival foods. Sept. 29.

Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery

Living history theatre performances, tours, art market, food trucks, live music, storytelling, crafts for kids and a historical costume contest. Sept. 30.

Puppet Palooza at Clarkston Community Center

Puppet shows, puppet-themed carnival games and puppet making workshop. Puppet Adoption Booth for “previously loved” puppets. Benefits the Atlanta Puppetry Guild. Sept. 30.

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