The whimsical world of children's book author Mo Willems comes alive at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Photo courtesy of the museum
The whimsical world of children's book author Mo Willems comes alive at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Photo courtesy of the museum

Best Things To Do in Atlanta in February with Kids: Mo Willems, Museum Thrills, Orchids

Even in the thick of winter, there's no shortage of events to keep Atlanta families busy during February. We can start to anticipate spring with a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden as its Orchid Daze exhibit opens February 13, featuring hundreds of variants of the blooming flowers.

And there's even more to be excited about, including Museum Chills and Science Thrills at the Fernbank Museum, a new recurring event featuring a different science theme each month that aims to engage family members Saturdays from 6 to 9pm, with soft drinks for the kids and libations for the parents.

And for those of us who must forego an anticipated winter ski trip, we can still enjoy a family-friendly Apres Ski Party at The Painted Horse Winery, featuring outdoor live music, local wine tastings, hot chocolate, and s'mores for the kids. Wine tastings and hot chocolate? Sign us up!

Of course, we can't forget Valentine's Day, which should be no less sweet than in previous years. Halcyon, a mixed use development in Alpharetta, welcomes families to join a communitywide Valentine's Day Party, featuring crafts, treats, and some special guests.   

Whatever you decide to do, Mommy Poppins encourages you to get out, have fun, and stay safe.

Prefer to staying home? Don't forget to check out Poppins@Home, which is filled with great classes, workshops, and sessions for every kid in the family. Babies can enjoy a music class, and tots can play soccer. Older children can learn how to draw cartoon characters or make science-related magical potions

 As COVID circumstances unfold, check directly with a venue website for updates before heading out. Keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and maintaining social distancing measures. If an event appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find other exciting options.


Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Scissors. Paper. Cake
6687 Bells Ferry Road, Suite D
Woodstock, GA 30189

Painted Horse Winery
2105 Bethany Way Milton, GA 30004
Milton, GA 30004

East Roswell Recreation Center
9000 Fouts Road
Roswell, GA 30076

Johns Creek Arts Center
6290 Abbotts Bridge Rd Ste 700
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Archibald Smith Plantation Home
935 Alpharetta St
Roswell, GA 30075

Halcyon
1400 McFarland Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

Roswell Cultural Arts Center
950 Forrest Street
Roswell, GA 30075

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307

The Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802

Tellus Science Museum
100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120

Ponce City Market
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Scottsdale Farm
15639 Birmingham Hwy., Milton, GA
Milton, GA 30004

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Kefi
3637 Peachtree Road Northeast Suite #D
Atlanta, GA 30319

Serenbe
9065 Selborne Lane
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

Sawnee Mountain Preserve
4075 Spot Rd
Cumming , GA 30040

Reynolds Nature Preserve
665 Reynolds Rd.
Morrow, GA 30260

Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mt Vernon Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Lost Corner Preserve
7300 Brandon Mill Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Arabia Mountain State Park
3787 Klondike Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038

Roswell Riverwalk
9100 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Mason Mill Park
1406-1458 McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA 30033

Kidzstock Park
1905 Hwy. 92, First Baptist Church of Woodstock
Woodstock, GA

Logan Farm Playground
4405 Cherokee St.
Acworth, GA 30101

Kidscape Village at Cobb Park
2776 Sanford Rd.
Smyrna, GA 30080

Brook Run Park
4770 N. Peachtree Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Morgan Falls Overlook Park
200 Morgan Falls Rd
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

East Cobb Park
3322 Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30068

Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Chastain Memorial Park
135 W. Wieuca Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30328

Mason Mill Playground
1406-1458 McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA 30033
The Pigeon Comes to Atlanta! A Mo Willems Exhibit
Children's Museum of Atlanta - 9:30 AM
Orchid Daze at The Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden - various times
Zoo in You Exhibit
Tellus Science Museum - various times
Cozy Connect: Mr. Cuddles is Missing
Puppet Showplace Theater - various times
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