12 kid-friendly activities in metro Atlanta this March

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Atlanta is a city that’s always buzzing with entertainment options, no matter the season. As spring approaches, March is an especially exciting time for families looking to enjoy quality time together. Whether you prefer indoor or outdoor adventures, we’ve put together a list of 12 kid-friendly activities that your family can enjoy in Atlanta this March. From interactive museums to parades and festivals, there’s something for everyone.

Atlanta Fair

The Atlanta Fair is coming to town, so be prepared to take your kids for a day full of carnival rides, fried Oreos, turkey legs, prizes, and more! The five-week-long fair offers a variety of attractions, games, and, of course, carnival favorites like cotton candy and funnel cakes.

Location: Southeast - 688 Central Ave. SW; Website: atlantafair.net; Contact: 772-266-9885; Date: Friday, March 3 - Sunday, Apr. 9

Little Critters Day - Fernbank Museum

Take the kids to Fernbank Museum’s Little Critters Day, where there will be a ton of fun things to do to celebrate the start of spring and warmer weather. Live animal interactions, story time, a hopping challenge, arts and crafts, and puppy playtime are all on the agenda for the day.

Location: Druid Hills - 767 Clifton Rd.; Website: fernbankmuseum.org/little-critters-day; Date: Saturday, March 4; Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Admission: $25.95 for Adults, $23.95 for ages 3 - 12, Free for ages 2 and under

Atlanta Science Festival

The 10th annual Atlanta Science Festival will be held from March 10–25, and your little scientists and creative thinkers will love all of their hands-on and interactive workshops. The festival features a range of activities, including discovery walks, 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality and much more. Check out the complete festival schedule for more information.

Website: atlantasciencefestival.org; Dates: Friday, March 10 - Saturday, March 25

Harlem Globetrotters

Make plans to see the Harlem Globetrotters, who will be making two stops in Atlanta (Gas South Arena and State Farm Arena) as part of their global tour. No doubt they will captivate the audience while showcasing their incredible basketball abilities and athleticism, with plenty of laughs. They will be playing against the Washington Generals, who are determined to beat the world’s most successful basketball team.

Location: Gas South Arena (Duluth) and State Farm Arena (Downtown); Website: harlemglobetrotters.com/atlanta; Date: Saturday, March 11 (Duluth) and Sunday, March 12 (Downtown)

Superhero Science Day - Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Gather your little superheroes and fly over to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for Superhero Science Day! Your kids can dress as their favorite superheroes and- learn all about science at this superhero-themed event. They’ll explore topics like aerodynamics, magnetism, combustion, physics, and more, through various stations set up around the museum. Check out all of their designated science stations.

Location: Downtown - 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW; Website: childrensmuseumatlanta.org; Contact: 404-659-5437; Date: March 11; Admission: $20.95, Free for babies 11 months and under

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Luck o’ the Irish! Make sure the whole family is decked out in green, then head out to Midtown for the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade includes creative floats, live music, Irish dancing, traditional bagpipes and drums, and more.

Location: Peachtree St. (Midtown); Website: atlantastpats.com; Contact: 770-805-8015; Dates: Saturday, March 11; Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Flying into the Future - Chattahoochee Nature Center

Bring your little outdoor explorer to the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s “Flying into the Future” family fun day event, where science and nature collide. Through a STEM-focused approach, you and your kids will develop your tinkering skills, work on crafts, take part in interactive stations, and learn about flying animals.

Location: Roswell - 9135 Willeo Rd.; Website: chattnaturecenter.org; Contact: 770-992-2055; Date: Sunday, March 12; Time: Noon - 4 p.m.; Admission: $15 for Adults, $11 for ages 13 - 18, $9 for ages 3 - 12, Free for kids 2 and under

Penguin in My Pocket - Center for Puppetry Arts

Explore the captivating tale of a penguin scientist trying to find her way home with the help of an artistic monkey in puppeteer Kurt Hunter’s show, “Penguin in My Pocket.” The show emphasizes the importance of imagination in art and science and will be sure to delight the whole family.

Location: Midtown - 1404 Spring St. NW; Website: puppet.org; Contact: 404-873-3391; Dates: Wednesday, March 15 - Sunday, Apr. 2; Admission: $22

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

Springtime brings beautiful weather, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than by going to Brookhaven’s Cherry Blossom Festival which returns to Blackburn Park at the end of March. This festival is free and will include live music, a kid’s zone, a classic car show, local food and drinks, and an artist market. Band of Horses, The Fray, and Hanson will headline this year’s festival.

Location: Brookhaven - 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.; Website: brookhavenga.gov; Contact: 404-848-9252; Dates: Saturday, March 25 - Sunday, March 26; Admission: Free

Women’s History Month Celebration - Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

The City of Kennesaw is hosting a Women’s History Month Celebration at the Southern Museum with historical presentations and artifact displays. Spend an educational afternoon with your family learning about and celebrating the contributions made by women to society.

Location: Kennesaw - 2829 Cherokee St. NW; Website: travelcobb.org; Contact: 770-427-2117; Dates: Saturday, March 25; Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Admission: $10 for Adults, $5 for ages 3 - 17, Free for children 2 and under

The Great Swan House Easter Egg Hunt - Swan House (Atlanta History Center)

Easter will be here before you know it, so mark your calendar for the Atlanta History Center’s inaugural Easter Egg Hunt at Swan House. This event includes egg hunts for different age groups (ages 0-3 and 4-10), photos with the Easter Bunny, food vendors, face painting, balloon art, and more.

Location: Buckhead - 130 W Paces Ferry Rd. NW; Website: atlantahistorycenter.com; Contact: 404-814-4000; Dates: Saturday, March 25; Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Admission: $10

LEGO Discovery Center Grand Opening - Phipps Plaza

Save the date! If your kids have been counting down the days for the LEGO Discovery Center to reopen, they’re in luck. The LEGO Discovery Center Atlanta will reopen on Friday, March 31, following a $5 million renovation. The new center will be the first of its kind in North America and will include updates like DUPLO Park, a cutting-edge interactive LEGO Space digital experience, Minifigure Creator, and more.

Location: Buckhead - 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE; Website: legodiscoverycenter.com/atlanta; Contact: 404-848-9252; Dates: Friday, March 31; Admission: $28.99

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