Children’s Museum of Atlanta

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.

Adventure Cubs at Zoo Atlanta

Embark on a new journey each month as Zoo Educators help you and your young explorer learn and play together. Jan. 2 and 19.

A Year with Frog and Toad at Synchronicity Theatre

This musical follows cheerful Frog and grump Toad through their adventures to tell a delightful story of friendship. Through Jan. 3.

Amazing Animals: Built to Survive at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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.

Sit-In from Alliance Theatre

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.

Repticon at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Explore exotic animals at this entertaining and informational event. Jan. 9-10.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to view permanent and special exhibitions. Jan. 10.

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 elements: air, water, land and fire. Through Jan. 10.

Family Night Hike and Campfire at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Explore the winter world at night, and roast marshmallows at the campfire. Jan. 16.

The Pigeon Comes to Atlanta! A Mo Willems Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

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.

Pirate Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Set sail on a swashbuckling adventure with pirate-themed activities. Jan. 23.

PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park

This outdoor exhibit features light-based, water-inspired works by artists from around the country. Through Jan. 31.

(Knock, Knock) the Sounds of Winter from Alliance Theatre

Explore the seasonal sounds of winter as residents in The Apartment Building prepare for the holidays and try to stay warm. Through Jan. 31.

Murmuration at Sifly Piazza

This outdoor exhibition reflects Atlanta’s skyline and greenspaces inspired to help the viewer connect with nature. Through Feb. 7.

License to Chill Snow Island at Margaritaville Lanier Islands

Be transported to a wintry vacation state with snow tubing, snow slides, ice skating, play areas and more. Through Feb. 21.

Enchanted Woodland Trail at Chattahoochee Nature Center

View more than 30 miniature homes built by fairies and gnomes. Through Feb. 28.

Dawoud Bey: An American Project at High Museum of Art

This photography collection explores African American subjects and history. Through March 14.

Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands at High Museum of Art

Celebrate the artistic traditions of Persian civilization with carpets, textiles, manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, jeweled objects and more. Through April 18.

Out Of This World! Jewelry In The Space Age at Tellus Science Museum

Explore more than 200 pieces of vintage and contemporary jewelry with celestial and Space Age designs. Through Oct. 24.

Last-Minute Holiday Celebrations

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags

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.

The Holiday Hunt at Oakland Cemetery

Test your sleuthing skills and solve riddles on this scavenger hunt. Choose from three levels of difficulty. Through Jan. 3.

Candy Rush at Six Flags White Water

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.

Stan the Lovesick Snowman at Center for Puppetry Arts

This puppet performance follows Stan falling in love with a wood-burning stove, while a young snowwoman swoons over him. Through Jan. 3.

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

A season of celebrations from around the world, including trees and displays representing Christmas, Hanukkah and a variety of other cultures. Through Jan. 8.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Countless bulbs light up the garden with Nature’s Wonders, Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest and Model Trains. Through Jan. 16.

Atlanta Festival of Lights at Atlantic Station

Drive through this light show with colorful displays, twinkling lights and holiday tunes. Through Jan. 18.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre’s Digital Dance: A Christmas Carol

This festive holiday premiere features an original score and amazing choreography. Through Jan. 22.

Lakeside Lights Spectacular at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Stroll through a lighted extravaganza with traditional displays, high-tech images and music. Through Feb. 21.

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