Summer is here, school is out and if you’re anything like me, you have little ones staring in your face looking for something fun to do. In a city as big as Atlanta, you’d think that everything is either too expensive, or far away. To my surprise I’ve found several activities, events and outings that are not only fairly inexpensive, but are perfect for families of all kinds.
The Center for Puppetry Arts has been Atlanta’s source for quality children’s entertainment for the past 33 years. This summer they are featuring several puppetry shows the first of which is Cat in the Hat, based on the book by Dr. Seuss. Your whole family will enjoy learning about the different puppets used, how the puppeteers actually perform the show and even learn about Jim Henson, one of the most famous puppeteers, in the Jim Henson Museum located on the main floor.
WHEN: June 13 – July 28, 2013
•Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
•Saturday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
•Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St.
Atlanta, Ga 30309
TICKETS: $16.50/Non-Members, $9.25/Members.
Please purchase tickets here.
Storytime has been a time honored activity at many homes only reserved for the moment you tuck the kids in for bed. However, in the summer, when the regulated bedtime schedules can be relaxed a few more weeks, there’s a venue in Buckhead that offers storytime with a twist. Pottery Barn Kids in Lenox Square mall is hosting storytime this summer with PBS favorites Curious George and Cat in the Hat. Dive into this summer series with the kids while you can browse the season’s latest bedding trends.
Lenox Square Mall (Pottery Barn Kids)
3393 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Ga 30326
July 2 at 11 a.m.
Cat in the Hat
July 23 at 11 a.m.
Service men and women are being celebrated the first week of July at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Atlanta with a special deal in appreciation for all that they do for this country. Visitors, with their service ID, will receive a deeply discounted rate of $5, which in this economy is the difference between a playdate or staying at home for many families. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center prides itself with offering various lego bricks creations such as the LEGO® Racers: Build & Test, LEGO® Master Builder Academy and the LEGO® Factory.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
3500 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Sunday, June 30 through Friday, July 5
Open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., including July 4
Open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.