Running around outside, with the kids, is fun for the first few weeks of Summer. Then it becomes a constant battle of over-tired kids, sunburns and just being too hot. Catch some shade with the metro-area’s coolest family-friendly destinations. These Atlanta Summer indoor activities allow the kids to still have fun without overheating in the “Hotlanta” sun.
We’ve filled our calendar with these events happening at our favorite Atlanta family locations. I love that there is something to do, in the city, for kids of all ages. Go ahead and get your calendars ready!
Atlanta Summer Indoor Activities for Kids
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
- The national touring exhibit The Blue Man Group – Making Waves is splashing into the city starting Saturday, June 10 through Monday, September 4 to show kids the thrilling way to create music with found-objects, as well as how sound and art are brought together in the internationally renowned group’s performances.
- Kids can show devoted dads, granddads or uncles appreciation this Father’s Day by celebrating at Children’s Museum of Atlanta! Start the weekend by snapping a picture with dad at the Father’s Day photobooth on Saturday, June 17. The weekend activities continue with the Daddy Olympics, special story time and more. On Sunday, June 18, dads will receive FREE admission when they stop by the visitor’s services desk and say, “I’m a proud dad!”
- Families can celebrate Independence Day with a parade, “fireworks,” singing and more! Runners from the 2017 Peachtree Road Race with plans to visit the museum are encouraged to wear their race participation shirt to receive half-price admission (with purchase of one full-priced admission) on Tuesday, July 4!
- Even though these are Atlanta Summer indoor activities, it’s never too early to be school ready. Little ones can get ready to go back to class with Ready, Set School!From Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28 kids will get the opportunity to create “back to school” arts and crafts in the art studio and Build It! Lab, make new friends during circle time, learn popular songs and participate in interactive story time to prepare for the first day of school!
You can purchase tickets on the Children’s Museum of Atlanta website. Pro tip: bring a change of clothes for the littles ones in case they get wet in the fun fishing spot for tots! I also pack my hand sanitizer and a snack for the ride home. This one is sure to exhaust them for a long nap.
The Fox Theatre
- Looking for a way to beat the heat with your Tweens and Teens? You can reserve a night out on the town to watch the Broadway hit MAMMA MIA! The eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years on the Broadway stage will return to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, June 13-18 for a final farewell tour. Sing along to everyone’s favorite ABBA hits such as “Dancing Queen” “S.O.S.,” “Take a Chance on Me” and more melodies that inspired the phenomenal storyline. The performance schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 17 at 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 18 at 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Buy your tickets online at the Fabulous Fox Theatre website. Pro Tip: Skip the traffic and get to midtown early. Plan a dinner close by at one of the surrounding restaurants. They know theatre goers need to dine and still be on time!
The Center for Puppetry Arts
- The Center for Puppetry Arts is kicking off the 2017-2018 season with Cinderella Della Circus from Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 23! Created by the Center’s artistic ringmaster Jon Ludwig, the show creates high-flying summer entertainment using marionette, rod and shadow puppetry for ages 4 and up.
For showtimes and tickets, look at Center for Puppetry Arts website. Pro Tip: The Center offers a sensory friendly show for families – check the schedule. Don’t forget to check out the museum while you are there too!
Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
- Let the kids give back with the annual Christmas in July charity toy drive. During the entire month of July, families are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped and unopened toys on their visit to Buckhead’s premier attraction to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Kids who bring a generous donation will receive a Kids Go Free voucher, valid with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Buy your tickets ahead of time, at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta website, to avoid extra waiting time. Pro tip: the Discovery Center offers a cafe and has a gift shop. Let the kids help you with chores around the house and earn a souvenir.