Stone Mountain Park

School’s out for the week! Even if you’re staying home, go exploring all week long. These exciting places around metro Atlanta top our Spring Break staycation list.

Stone Mountain Park

Spend the day exploring nature from different vantage points at this natural wonderland. Summit Sky Ride and Sky Hike are ideal for adventurers who love soaring views. If ground level is more your speed, enjoy the great outdoors with the Scenic Railroad, Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, Camp Highland Outpost and more at Stone Mountain Park’s Spring FUN Break. Special attractions and performances include the Puppy Pals Comedic Stunt Dog Show, a hilarious dog show seen on “America’s Got Talent,” a high-energy magic show with Magic with Matt, meeting and greeting triceratops in Dinosaur Explore and more.

Zoo Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta

There’s always something wild happening at Zoo Atlanta! Your kids will use up plenty of energy walking around to see the more than 1,000 animals that call Zoo Atlanta home. Plus, they’ll love playing, climbing and sliding in the KIDZone. You’ll love that the Zoo connects us to animals, educating and inspiring conservation. View and learn about elephants, zebras, giraffes, ostriches, giant pandas, reptiles and so much more. See from the perspective of animal tree-dwellers with the Treetop Trail, cool off with the Splash Fountain, take a ride on one of the Endangered Species Carousel’s carved wooden animals and more.

LEGO Discovery Center

LEGO Discovery Center

Save the drive to Florida and check out the recently reopened LEGO Discovery Center. Even if you’ve been there before, the $5 million renovation, makes this a new and reimagined experience. Design and build a spaceship, take charge and launch it into the digital universe with Spaceship Build & Scan, put creative skills to the test by playing with LEGO bricks in Build Adventures, let the littlest builders take on construction challenges in DUPLO Park, and build your own Minifigure with Minifigure Creator.

Sloomoo Institute

Sloomoo Institute

It’s slime time! You’ve seen plenty of photos about it on social media, so why not use Spring Break as an excuse to immerse yourself in sensory play (and slime) at Sloomoo Institute. Dig into dozens of slime vats, and create delightful slime that appeals to sight, touch, smell and sound with a DIY bar using 40 colors, 150 charms and 60 scents. Stand under a waterfall of slime with Sloomoo Falls, walk on slime with Lake Sloomoo, test ASMR experiences, and pose with the Slime Wall.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

More exhibits and attractions for your Spring Break to-do list:

Chattahoochee Nature Center. The “EcoTinker Science Stations” explore the connection between STEM and nature. While there, enjoy a guided hike along the River Boardwalk trail, and also on location, the Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure has two courses for different ages and experience levels.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History. “The Nature of Color” depicts the science of color. The beauty of nature comes alive with 75 acres of outdoor natural adventures with WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Explore permanent exhibits like “STEAM Lab” and “Fantastic Forces” for the science of rockets, hands-on learning projects and more.

Georgia Aquarium. View tons of aquatic creatures, including “The Sharks! Predators of the Deep” to learn about the fascinating world of sharks. You’ll also see manta rays, whales, sea lions, penguins, dolphins and alligators.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin!” heads under the sea for ocean exploration, marine biology, ocean science and different ecosystems. Permanent exhibits include exploring food, the world, nature, colors, sounds, the human body, science and the six simple machines.

College Football Hall of Fame. Celebrate the great American sport with a three-story Helmet Wall, augmented reality displays and more. Test your own skills by kicking a field goal, throwing like a quarterback and taking on the obstacle course.

Six Flags Over Georgia. Featuring thrilling roller coasters and rides, this theme park has Blue Hawk, Dare Devil Dive, Goliath and more. Even the youngest in the family will have a great time with Daffy Duck Bucket Blasters, SUPERMAN: Tower of Power and more. For the daredevil in your family, check out Scream Break every night for haunted attractions and scares.

Beat The Bomb. Offering a team experience, players suit up in protective hazmat gear and advance through a series of hi-tech game rooms in a mission to beat the paint or foam bomb — will your family succeed?

Treetop Quest. Located at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody and at Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center, this adventure challenges visitors with four difficulty levels.

Scavenger Hunt Atlanta. Compete to decipher clues, find answers and solve mysteries with themes customized to Atlanta’s attractions.

Tiny Doors ATL. Find miniature, handcrafted doors in spots throughout Atlanta, including Krog Street Tunnel, Old Fourth Ward Skatepark, King of Pops and more. They may even include tiny figurines and pets!

Callaway Resort & Gardens. Outside of metro Atlanta, head to this gorgeous location boasting 2,500 acres of gardens, trails and natural beauty, featuring Birds of Prey shows and the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center.

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