20 Awesome Atlanta Spring Break Events for Kids and Teens

Need Atlanta spring break ideas for the kids? These 20 things are sure to be a hit.
  • Kids love creating art at the High.
    Kids love creating art at the High.
  • There are several local nature centers offering day camps over spring break. (Joleen Pete Photography)
    There are several local nature centers offering day camps over spring break. (Joleen Pete Photography)
  • Get wild at Zoo Atlanta.
    Get wild at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Explore the outdoors at Camp Serenbe.
    Explore the outdoors at Camp Serenbe.

Spring break is fast approaching and you’re probably wondering what to do with the kids. Fear not! We’ve assembled a list of 20 fun spring break things to do in Atlanta with kids that are sure to create lasting memories. There is something for everyone in the family, from preschoolers to teenagers. 

  1. ABC Spring Day Camp, April 6 and 7 
    Children ages 4 through 6 can spend two glorious days in the gardens at Atlanta Botanical Garden learning about flowers and animals waking from winter’s slumber. Exploration, activities and art. The deadline to sign up is March 20.

  2. Alliance Theatre Spring Break Camps, April 3 through 7
    Does your child lean a bit toward the dramatic? Your young thespian will thrive at one of Alliance Theatre’s amazing day camps. The Alliance offers musical theater and performing arts camps for kids grades K through 12, broken down by age and interest.

  3. Atlanta Science Festival, March 15 through 25
    This fun festival full of hands-on activities, tours, performances and more travels around the city and culminates in the free exploration expo, with more than 100 interactive demos, activities and exhibits. Visit the website for a full schedule. The expo takes place on March 26 at Centennial Olympic Park

  4. Caboose Days, April 1 and 2
    Choo Choo! Train lovers will want to check out Caboose Days at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Two fun-filled days of all things cabooses. Temporary tattoos, slide shows, caboose hunt, food and rides for nominal fees.

  5. Camp MODA, April 3 through 7
    Let your inner geek shine. Camp MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) offers fun and educational camps for kids in grades K through 7, with various tech-related activities from Minecraft to LEGOS to Robots.

  6. Cinderella and Fella, March 19 through April 9
    Enjoy this humorous retelling of the fairy tale "Cinderella" at the Alliance Theatre.

  7. CNC Spring Break Camp, April 4 through 8
    If your kids, grades K through 7, are into the outdoors, check out Camp Kingfisher’s Spring Break Camp at Chattahoochee Nature Center. This 5-day camp experience is filled with exciting ecology-related activities, both indoors and out. Kids will experience animal encounters, outdoor play and nature hikes, as well as traditional camp fun like crafts, songs and skits.

  8. Dinosaur!, March 14 through April 9
    "Dinosaur!" is a one-of-a-kind collaboration with Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Theatre for the Very Young at Alliance Theatre, geared toward little ones ages 0 through 5. It's a gentle and awe-inspiring introduction to the wonders of the prehistoric world – a play where science and art intersect, and where the tiniest audience members interact with the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the Earth.

  9. Dunwoody Nature Center Spring Break Camp, April 3 through 7
    Day campers ages 3 through 5th grade will explore the forest, Wildcat Creek and learn about flowers, birds and more. Registration opens March 1.

  10. Garden Stories at Smith Gilbert Gardens, April 5
    Children ages 3 through 6 and those that care for them will enjoy garden-related story time and activities such as crafts, dance or organized play at Smith Gilbert Gardens. Admission is $5 per member; $7 non-member and includes admission to story time and the gardens all day. 

  11. High Museum Art Camp, April 3 through 7
    Budding artists, ages 6 through 8 may enjoy a week at the High. Campers will explore the collections, sketch in the galleries and create their own artwork.

  12. Kennesaw State University Spring Break Camps, April 3 through 7
    KSU offers a Ton of Fun over Spring Break for grades 1 through 12. Check out the website for offerings like Jr. Chef’s Academy, Minecraft Mod Design and Computer Game Design.

  13. Pete the Cat, April 4 through May 21
    Kids ages 4+ and their caretakers will enjoy Center for Puppetry Arts’ production of "Pete the Cat." This new marionette show, based on the New York Times best seller series, is a "groovy adventure of one cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends." See reduced-priced previews of the show on April 4 and 5.

  14. Safari Day Camp, April 3 through 7 
    Your K through 5th grade budding zoo keeper or veterinarian will be wild about the Safari Day Camps at Zoo Atlanta. Check the calendar for each day’s theme. Zoo Atlanta will bring out the animal in your child through hands-on learning, nature discovery and wildlife appreciation.

  15. Serenbe Farms Spring Break Day Camp, March 6 through 10 and April 3 through 7
    Campers ages 5 through 12 will experience quality time with nature, fun on the farm, animal feedings, hayrides, crafts and hiking. Swimming is possible, depending on the weather. Full-day and half-day programming available.

  16. Sheep to Shawl, April 8
    Visit the Atlanta History Center to learn all about the process of wool cloth making, from shearing to weaving, in this fun family-friendly program at Smith Family Farm. Enjoy hands-on activities and demos including blacksmithing, candle making, cooking and music.

  17. Spring Break Family Fun at Atlanta Botanical Garden, April 3 through 7
    Visit the garden during spring break and enjoy the wonders of springtime with fun, seasonal family activities on the Great Lawn. Free with garden admission.

  18. Spring Break Six Flags Over Georgia, April 1 through 9
    Thrill seekers will be excited to have the opportunity to visit Six Flags over Georgia during the spring break holiday. Visit the website for daily hours, as they will vary throughout the week.

  19. Spring FUN Break, April 1 through 9
    Celebrate the beauty of spring with a memorable day at Stone Mountain Park. Enjoy exciting attractions including SkyHike, Geyser Towers, Summit Skyride, Ride The Ducks and more. Pack a lunch and enjoy one of many picnic areas throughout the park.

  20. Trees Atlanta Spring Break Camp, April 3 through 7
    Kiddos in grades 1 through 6 can spend spring break exploring our City in the Forest. Campers will explore the arboretum with hands-on activities, bike the BeltLine and take fun field trips.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their 4-year-old son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and family blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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