If you’re looking to pull the kids away from the television screen this weekend but can’t stand the thought of visiting the same dull museums, consider a stop into the Wren’s Nest House Museum. One of Atlanta’s oldest museums, the former home of Joel Chandler Harris educates tykes on the life of the author of the famous Brer Rabbit stories. Every Saturday afternoon, one of several local readers thrills children by re-enacting one of Harris’s popular tales. The walls of the small home are lined with mementos from the author’s life, and the rich, green brocade and period furniture give a welcoming atmosphere that your children will warm to quickly. You may find yourself enchanted by the stories as well, and you’re guaranteed to come away with a new appreciation for the classic stories of Joel Chandler Harris.
The art-collecting and fabulous finds events at ZuCot Gallery are like a hands-on combination of Antiques Roadshow and Night at the Museum. You'll be treated to a vast body of knowledge from a small panel of experts as they speak and answer questions on custom framing, art collecting, art theory, and art history. Bring along up to two small collectibles or heirlooms—such as jewelry, ceramics, or a small, signed first-edition lithograph of Lolcats Playing Poker—and you'll get a five-minute appraisal of each, delivered by the knowing hands, mouth, and eyeballs of an adept antiques expert (for entertainment purposes only). The event also includes a guided tour of ZuCot's in-house art collection of paintings, photography, sculpture, and more.
With its Let's Get Visible campaign, ABC focuses on crash avoidance by identifying ways to increase rider visibility to motorists, other cyclists, and pedestrians. ABC equips cyclists with protective helmets, reflective vests, and front and rear lights free of charge, while accepting optional donations from riders who wish to contribute.
Today's Groupon breaks into the home of the Braves without setting off the security alarm. Explore the innermost dugouts of Turner Field for $6 with this Groupon (a $12 value). You get a tour, admission to The Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum & Hall of Fame, and free parking in the green lot.
College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is a living, breathing, tackling experience?one that's different for every person that steps through its doors. As visitors explore the space, their custom all-access passes interact with the exhibits, bringing up the stats, players, and history of their favorite teams.
Crown Jewel: College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, where records are enshrined and 10 augmented-reality displays show players from each visitor's favorite schools
As the old saying goes, "when in Georgia, ride around on a giant peach." While the Peach Pedaler may not actually be shaped like a peach, it does have a peachy hue. This 15-passenger pedal-powered bike hosts tours across Atlanta's Centennial Park and hot spots including the World of Coca-Cola, the CNN Center, and Georgia Aquarium. The pub crawl stops at up to two pubs around downtown at speeds nearing 8 miles an hour or you can design your own tour complete with a custom playlist and a bench seat for freeloaders.