Spring Break in Atlanta: Free and Cheap Things to Do with Kids and Teens

Let's have some fun this spring break. Here are ideas that won't break the bank.
  • Your adventurous little cub will love Adventure Cubs at Zoo Atlanta.
    Your adventurous little cub will love Adventure Cubs at Zoo Atlanta.
  • See your favorite children's book cat, Pete, at the Center for Puppetry Arts. (📷 Chris Hunt Photography)
    See your favorite children's book cat, Pete, at the Center for Puppetry Arts. (📷 Chris Hunt Photography)

Looking for memorable but budget-friendly experiences for your young kids and teens this spring break? We’ve picked out a handful for activities designed to get the family out, exploring and creating memories. These free and cheap things to do over spring break in Atlanta are sure to be a hit. 

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(📷 Chris Hunt Photography)

 

  • Pete the Cat, Tuesday, March 31 through Sunday, May 24
    Atlanta’s most popular cat is back. Center for Puppetry Arts welcomes back "Pete the Cat" for puppet theater performances through May 24. Kids can also sign up for the accompanying puppet-creating workshop to make their own Pete the Cat hand puppet. The play is based of the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean and adapted by Jon Ludwig and Jason Hines.

  • Ecotinker: Interactive Exhibits, Sunday, March 15 through Sunday, May 31
    Visit Chattahoochee Nature Center and play outside at a variety of eco-friendly “tinker” and STEM stations. Prices are $6 for children, $10 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $7 for students ages 13 through 18, and free for CNC members and kids 2 and younger.

  • Adventure Cubs, Saturday, April 4
    It's a morning of exploration and play for the tiniest of family members and their adults. Zoo Atlanta offers Adventure Cubs programs featuring animals and activities designed for toddlers.

  • Caboose Days, Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5
    All aboard. Train lovers won’t want to miss Caboose Days at the Southeastern Railway Museum. It's two fun-filled days of all things cabooses plus temporary tattoos, slide shows, caboose hunt, food and rides for nominal fees.

For more fun, check out these 20 awesome Atlanta spring break events for kids and teens.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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