Family-Friendly Events in Atlanta: May 2013

Looking for something fun to do this month in Atlanta? As an Atlanta mommy blogger, I'm always searching for family-friendly events and attractions to entertain and delight my toddler. I've rounded up some information from a few of my favorite Atlanta attractions, and created a list of my top four tot-friendly places to visit this month. What Atlanta event are you most looking forward to? Atlanta Mommy Blogger Events

The Children's Museum of Atlanta

Don't miss out on the Museum's feature exhibit Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You. Say farewell to this exhibit on May 27! Special May programming includes story time, educational presentations by  the Imaginators,  brain exploration with the Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience and the Center For Behavioral Neuroscience, and special events like: Meet the Holidays: Mother's Day  on May 11 and 12 at the Museum. Check out the Museum's calendar for May 2013 to choose the best date(s) to visit with your child.

Zoo Atlanta

Get prepared for an exciting month at Zoo Atlanta! On Sunday, May 12, Mom gets in FREE with the purchase of any full-price child's or adult's general admission ticket. In addition to the educational programs that the Zoo offers, the Zoo is hosting two adult-friendly events: Wild on the Rocks! and Brew at the Zoo! Zoo Atlanta is a great place to spend the day and learn alongside your child. Visit the Zoo Atlanta event calendar for May 2013 for more specific event information to plan your visit.

Stone Mountain Park

While any weekend is a great weekend to visit Stone Mountain Park, don't miss out on the chance to celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the Park's special Salute The Troops celebration, featuring concerts, fireworks, and more! Explore favorite attractions like SkyHike and Geyser Towers, and take a hike up the mountain and overlook the gorgeous Atlanta skyline. Stone Mountain Park is one of my very favorite Atlanta destinations, and with just one visit, you will see why. Check out the calendar of events for May 2013 for more information.

Center For Puppetry Arts

Don't miss out on Jon Ludwig's adaptation of the classic Brer Rabbit and Friends tale, through May 26! After the performance, bring your Brer Rabbit program to The Wren's Nest to enjoy free admission. Check out the Center's upcoming performances for families, teens, and adults for the 2013-2014 season.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Celebrate Mom, the ultimate superhero, at LEGOLAND's Super Hero Weekend! Don your best superhero costume to receive 10% off admission. Adult night will be held on May 24 at the Center.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

This month, enjoy several special events to extend the educational opportunities of the Museum. From Butterfly Bash to Fernbank Forest Bird Walk to Tadpole Tales, the Museum has a little something for each age group to enjoy. At Tadpole Tales, preschoolers will be treated with a reading of Are You My Mother? along with a special activity or song.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

With sculptures ranging up to 25 feet tall and 20 feet wide, the Garden's new Imaginary Worlds exhibition is sure to delight and amaze! Special events also include Gardens For Connoisseurs, the Rose Show, and the Bonsai Society Show, in addition to the Garden's ongoing educational opportunities. Visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden events page to plan your visit for May 2013.

Atlanta History Center

In addition to the Bank of America Free Admission Weekend, the Atlanta History Center offers several fun events for the month of May! From Magic Monday: Bugging Out to A Family History Conference, the Center offers a little something for historical buffs of all ages. Visit the May 2013 calendar to plan your visit to the Atlanta History Center.

Georgia Aquarium

Treat Mom to a very special Mother's Day brunch at the Georgia Aquarium. Enjoy a decadent feast prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering, while beluga whales and manta rays swim nearby. The Aquarium is a wonderful place to visit year-round, but Mom will especially enjoy visiting this Atlanta attraction on her special day.

The FOUR - Festivals, events, restaurants, and area attractions to visit this month: 

  • Old Fourth Ward park (the playground and walking track are among Atlanta's best!)
  • Renaissance Festival
  • Atlantic Station Tot Spot
  • Pastries A Go-Go (child-friendly breakfast joint in Decatur)

What Atlanta event or attraction would you add to this list?