Treetop Trail at Zoo Atlanta

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Take to the Trees

Be a daredevil with a zip line adventure.

  • Zip line over Atlanta! Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure has two courses for different ages and experience levels. $49-$59, plus CNC admission.
  • Treetop Quest at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody and at Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center challenges visitors with four difficulty levels. $54-$57; ages 12-17, $47-$50; ages 7-11, $37-$40; ages 4-6, $22-$25.
  • Zoo Atlanta’s Treetop Trail allows you to see from the perspective of animal tree-dwellers. Zig, zag, climb, walk and balance across rope ladders, bridges, nets and foot lines on a two-level challenge. At the zoo, you’ll also spot African Elephants, macaws, snakes, sloths and more, and enjoy the Splash Fountain, Petting Zoo, Endangered Species Carousel and Zoo Train. $14.95, plus Zoo admission.

Tiny Doors ATL

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Who in the family is the best at solving clues?

  • Compete to decipher clues, find answers and solve mysteries! Scavenger Hunt Atlanta has themes customized to Atlanta’s attractions. Prices vary.
  • Urban Adventure Quest offers a self-guided tour from Centennial Olympic Park to many city landmarks. Purchase the app to get started. $30 per team.
  • Find miniature, handcrafted doors in spots throughout Atlanta, including Krog Street Tunnel, Old Fourth Ward Skatepark, King of Pops and more. The Tiny Doors ATL may even include tiny figurines and pets! Free admission.

High Museum of Art

Immerse Yourself in Art

Explore paintings, sculptures, displays and more at these spots – both for free fun and for cost.

  • Step into the world of Pablo Picasso at the Imagine Picasso: The Immersive Exhibition at Pullman Yards. This exhibit includes digital displays, sound effects, artwork projects and special VR experiences. $31.50-$44.40; ages 5-12, $22-$31.10; ages 4 and younger, free.
  • Head to the High Museum of Art for art-making experiences and beautiful exhibits. Exhibits on display in April include “What Is Left Unspoken, Love,” “André Kertész: Postcards from Paris,” “Disrupting Design: Modern Posters, 1900-1940” and “Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books,” along with permanent collections. Teens can enjoy art-making, tours and more on April 2 at Teen Art Afternoon, and reserve free admission on Second Sunday on April 10.
  • Search for art with a public art tour. Download the Parker’s Passport for a fun guide to the Suwanee SculpTour; also, drive around Suwanee for a drive-by art experience with the I Arted in the Car map. Roswell Arts Fund has an interactive public art map. Go on seven different free self-guided street art walking tours in East Atlanta, Cabbagetown and more with Atlanta Street Art Map.

Dunwoody Nature Center

Get Outdoors

Enjoy the spring weather at an outdoor venue.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Spots for Science

These local venues have awesome displays for discovering the concepts of science.

  • Tellus Science Museum has three galleries with gems, jeweled objects, vintage motorcycles, a fighter jet cockpit, simple machines, puzzles, germs and more. “Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab,” on display through May 8, features explorations of science based on the animated series, and “Hidden Secrets Mysterious World of Caves” with cave reconstructions and cave critters is on view through October 30. $17; ages 3-17, $13; ages 2 and younger, free.
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s “STEAM Lab” features hands-on learning projects in aerodynamics, magnetism, geology and more, and their “Fantastic Forces” exhibit highlights the science of rockets, tornadoes, earthquakes, lightning, gravity and more. Temporary exhibits explore lichens and knights. $24.95; ages 3-12, $22.95; ages 2 and younger, free.
  • “Step Up to Science” at Children’s Museum of Atlanta explores force and motion with an air cannon, a wind tube, a static dome, a gear wall and more. The current featured exhibit, “Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites,” has book-based experiences of favorite kid’s books, including “The Snowy Day,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” and “Abuela.” $11.95-$19.95; ages 11 months and younger, free.
  • At Chattahoochee Nature Center, explore the connection between STEM and nature at EcoTinker Science Stations. These five interactive stations showcase the science of flight, and the Imagination Playground allows kids to engineer their own amazing playground. While at CNC, enjoy a guided hike along the new River Boardwalk trail, as well as extended hours and other activities specifically for Spring Break. $10; ages 13-18, $7; ages 3-12, $6; ages 2 and younger, free.

Stone Mountain Park

All-Day Fun

Plan a full day of excitement for the entire family.

  • Enjoy the great outdoors, the Scenic Railroad, Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, the Lasershow Spectacular and more at Stone Mountain Park’s Spring FUN Break. Special attractions and performances include the One Wheel Wonder, a thrilling unicycle performance; Nascar Experience, a photo op with an authentic race car; and Wildlife Wonders Animal Babies, an introduction to adorable baby animals. $34.95; ages 3-11, $29.95.
  • Have a daredevil adventure at Six Flags Over Georgia. Thrilling roller coasters and rides include Blue Hawk, Dare Devil Dive, Goliath and more. Even the youngest in your family will have a good time with Daffy Duck Bucket Blasters, SUPERMAN: Tower of Power, Up, Up and Away and more. Enjoy live music and entertainment during the Spring BreakOUT event. $39.99-$44.99; parking, $25.
  • Callaway Resort & Gardens boasts 2,500 acres of gardens, trails and natural beauty, featuring Birds of Prey shows and the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center. $24.95; ages 3-11, $17.95; ages 2 and younger, free.

Great Wolf Lodge

Splish-Splash

Cool off with a dip in the water.

  • Head to a local aquatic center for water play. In Gwinnett County, Bethesda Park features a giant water slide, a lazy river, a pool and a play structure with dunking buckets, and at Bogan Park, splash around in the indoor leisure pool with zero-depth entry, slide the giant waterslide, and get wet with the water play structures. $4.25-$8.25; ages 3 and younger, $3.25-$6.25. In Cobb County, check out the South Cobb Aquatic Center for a spiraling enclosed slide, a tube slide and a lazy river. $3-$6.75.
  • Head to Great Wolf Lodge through May 1 for special spring-themed activities, like Yoga Tails, springtime crafts and stories, flowery new games and a dance party. Enjoy tons of water rides, slides and more for the whole family. There are even areas specifically for toddlers and an oasis that is adults-only. Room prices vary; codes for deals available online.

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