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Grab & Go Kids Planner

Sneak a peak at a museum exhibit or get your Greek on this weekend with your kids

SNEAK A PEAK AT A MUSEUM EXHIBIT

Where/When: , 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., NW, Atlanta, Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Why go: Are you a member of the Imagine IT! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta? If so, you and your kids can get a free preview of “Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales” this weekend. This new exhibit requires reservations and parking is available at the American Cancer Society parking garage for $5. It is located across the street from the Museum with an entrance on Baker Street.

Pricing: Free with membership to museum/free with price of general admission. For more information: https://www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org/support/donation

 

GET YOUR GREEK ON WITH YOUR KIDS

Where/When: Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2500 Clairmont Rd., Atlanta, Thursday, September 29, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Sunday, October 2

Why go: It is a fall tradition here in Atlanta and has been for almost four decades, so get your tickets and eat Greek food, dance Greek dances and see Greek art. It’s all there and more this year at the Atlanta Greek Festival. There will also be lectures in the Cathedral, which houses beautiful mosaic iconographyand a great children's entertainment area

Pricing: $4 per adult ticket/children 12 and under, free. For more information regarding tickets and to purchase Festival Bucks (to be used for food, etc…at event): http://www.xorbia.com/atlantagreekfestival/

 

SEE SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN

Where/When: Atlanta Botanical Gardens, 1345 Piedmont Ave., NE, Atlanta, Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Why go: “Scarecrows in the Garden” runs through October 30th and is all about family fun. The garden will be filled with more than 100 scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations. There will also be a variety of fall crafts and games in the Children's Garden every weekend during the exhibit, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. BONUS: If you post your picture with the Atlanta Opera's scarecrow to our Facebook page, you will be entered to win two free tickets to The Golden Ticket!

Pricing: Free with garden admission. For more information:

 

SPEND SUNDAY IN THE PARK

Where/When: Historic Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave., NE, Atlanta, Sunday, October 2, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Why go: Atlanta’s oldest public cemetery with its annual event, “Sunday in the Park” this weekend. There will be Victorian costume contests, carriage tours, and free walking tours available to visitors. There will also be a children’s area featuring old-fashioned gamed, crafts and a Teddy Bear Tea. The proceeds from this event benefit the Historic Oakland Foundation.

Pricing: $5 donation is requested

 

ATTEND THE “FIESTA” AT THE ZOO

Where/When: , 800 Cherokee Ave., SE, Atlanta, Sunday, October 2, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why go: Wells Fargo presents “Fiesta de la Familia” this weekend at the zoo, bringing a day of fun for Hispanic families. There will be Latin music and dance from Ballet Quetzalli and Tlen Huicani. Kids will get to meet Dora and Diego and will also enjoy arts and crafts, and get to ride on a train and a carousel.

Pricing: $15 (adults/seniors), $10 (children 3-11) – special ticket prices for the day, available ONLY at the Zoo Atlanta Admissions Window

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