MAMC Atlanta Activities, April 6-12

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April showers bring May flowers and also keep rambunctious kiddos indoors! Good thing Atlanta has lots of rainy day activities to choose from this week, April 6-12. This weekend is the annual Dogwood Festival. Want to enjoy the fun while missing the massive crowds? This weekend, don’t miss Family Friday at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival on April 7 where a $10 wristband lets you enjoy unlimited rides from 2-9pm and a 20% discount on food vendors!
THURSDAY
Toddler Thursdays at The High
April 6
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Free with museum admission
Head to the High Museum every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Toddler Thursdays! Each month features free activities including crafts, stories and tours. Click here for more info.

FRIDAY
Atlanta Dogwood Festival Family Friday
April 7
2-9PM
Piedmont Park, Charles Allen and 10th Street, Atlanta, GA
FREE to attend, but wristbands for Family Friday event are $10 in advance of $15 at the gate
Get a jump-start on the fun of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Family Friday, which features special family-oriented entertainment. Unlimited ride wristbands for kids and adults be purchased online for just $10 and are good for all rides and inflatables on Friday from 2-9 p.m. The wristband also entitles you to a 20% discount with select food and beverage vendors. Click here for more information or to purchase your wristband.

SATURDAY
Free Museum Saturday at Center for Puppetry Arts
April 8
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Center For Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
FREE for Fulton County Residents
In appreciation for the major support received from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, the Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to offer Fulton County Free Museum Saturdays on the first Saturday of select Family Series productions. Fulton County residents, students, and Fulton County Government employees will receive free Museum admission; performances and workshops are not included. Eligible participants may purchase an All-inclusive ticket for a performance and workshop on the free museum day at a 25% discount.Tickets are available to walk-ups only and are subject to availability. Download the Proof of residency/school enrollment/employment form here and present it at the box office to gain admission.

SUNDAY
Second Sunday Funday at The High
April 9
12-5 P.M.
The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA
FREE!
On the second Sunday of each month enjoy free admission to the High Museum from 12 to 5 p.m. and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m. Click here for more info and a schedule of events.

MONDAY
Trees Atlanta Thirsty Roots Reading Group
10:30 A.M.
Trees Atlanta Treehouse, 112 Krog St NE #7, Atlanta, GA
FREE!
Every Monday the Thirsty Roots Reading Group hosts a free story time for ages 2-7 to learn about the natural environment through nature-themed book readings and projects. Each session begins with a reading by a Trees Atlanta volunteer and then is followed by a hands-on activity that each child can complete with their guardian. Arrive at 10:15 to enjoy free coffee for moms and free, full-size baby and toddler snacks provided by Beech-Nut Atlanta. This week’s book is “Tap the Magic Tree” By Christie Matheson. Click here for more info.

TUESDAY
Target Free Second Tuesday at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
April 11
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
FREE!
Every second Tuesday of the month from 1-6 p.m. visitors can check out the museum free of charge thanks to a generous partnership with Target. Click here for more info.

WEDNESDAY
Storytime at Barnes and Noble Buckhead
April 12
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Barnes and Noble Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30305
FREE!
Take your tots to Barnes and Noble Buckhead for story time each Wednesday at 11am. Crafts or activities follow the reading of the newest, best books for kids. For more info, click here.

About Author

Mel Heinrich is a writer and the proud mother of two delightful daughters. Born in Tennessee and raised in suburban Atlanta, she has a background in journalism and marketing. She is fascinated by genealogy the ways in which understanding your roots can empower you to embrace life. She writes regularly about the relationships, traditions and celebrations that are the foundation of family on her blog, My Magnolia Tree, at www.mymagnoliatree.com.

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