This month, Atlanta has lots of family fun to offer from performances to special events to trains and more. Don’t miss our ideas for celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and take your family ice-skating.
Embark on a new journey each month as Zoo Educators help you and your young explorer learn and play together. Jan. 2 and 19.
This musical follows cheerful Frog and grump Toad through their adventures to tell a delightful story of friendship. Through Jan. 3.
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.
This original animated short celebrates the power of youth to change history as three friends learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era. Jan. 8-Feb. 28.
Explore exotic animals at this entertaining and informational event. Jan. 9-10.
Enjoy free admission to view permanent and special exhibitions. Jan. 10.
Experience the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with machines based on his designs, as separated by the four elements: air, water, land and fire. Through Jan. 10.
Explore the winter world at night, and roast marshmallows at the campfire. Jan. 16.
Celebrate your favorite stories by having conversations as Elephant Gerald and Piggie, dressing up Naked Mole Rat, uncovering Knuffle Bunny, launching foam hot dogs at The Pigeon and more. Jan. 16-May 9.
Set sail on a swashbuckling adventure with pirate-themed activities. Jan. 23.
This outdoor exhibition reflects Atlanta’s skyline and greenspaces inspired to help the viewer connect with nature. Through Feb. 7.
Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 21.
View more than 30 miniature homes built by fairies and gnomes. Through Feb. 28.
This photography collection explores African American subjects and history. Through March 14.
Celebrate the artistic traditions of Persian civilization with carpets, textiles, manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, jeweled objects and more. Through April 18.
Explore more than 200 pieces of vintage and contemporary jewelry with celestial and Space Age designs. Through Oct. 24.
Last-Minute Holiday Celebrations
View more than one million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees, visit with Santa Claus and ride the park’s popular attractions. Through Jan. 3.
Test your sleuthing skills and solve riddles on this scavenger hunt. Choose from three levels of difficulty. Through Jan. 3.
See sugar plum fairies, a gigantic gingerbread village, Christmas characters and more at this mile-long drive-through show featuring nearly 2 million lights. Through Jan. 3.
This puppet performance follows Stan falling in love with a wood-burning stove, while a young snowwoman swoons over him. Through Jan. 3.
A season of celebrations from around the world, including trees and displays representing Christmas, Hanukkah and a variety of other cultures. Through Jan. 8.
Countless bulbs light up the garden with Nature’s Wonders, Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest and Model Trains. Through Jan. 16.
Drive through this light show with colorful displays, twinkling lights and holiday tunes. Through Jan. 18.
This festive holiday premiere features an original score and amazing choreography. Through Jan. 22.
Stroll through a lighted extravaganza with traditional displays, high-tech images and music. Through Feb. 21.