April has arrived, finally bringing some warmer weather and longer days to enjoy the sunlight. Make the most of your time this spring by taking a trip to some local indoor and outdoor attractions. As the kids anxiously await their last days of school, here are some fun ideas for a weekend adventure in East Atlanta.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
The Fernbank Museum is a great East Atlanta attraction for families to experience together. For an outdoor adventure, take to WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Here, you will explore the great outdoors through 65-acres of old-growth forest. A variety of interactive exhibits allow you to engage with the nature and wildlife around you. The museum’s signature exhibit, A Walk Through Time in Georgia, guides you through the story of Georgia’s natural history. You’ll also want to stop by the Giants of the Mesozoic exhibit to see the fossils of ancient dinosaurs on display. Regardless of the adventures you choose to go on during your trip to the museum, the whole family is guaranteed to have a great time.
Fernbank Science Center
For a fun-filled science adventure, head to the Fernbank Science Center. In the exhibit hall, you’ll be able to explore numerous displays, including a live animal exhibit. In the exhibit hall, you can also view the Apollo 6 Command Module. Dr. Ralph L. Buice, Jr. Observatory houses the largest telescope in the southeast. Here, astronomers will position the telescope and help you see views of the stars and planets that you’ve never seen before. Outside, you can walk through the gardens, which include a Pollinator Garden, Edible Garden, as well as an Herb and Perennial Garden.
Historic Fourth Ward Park
For an outdoor adventure, head to Historic Fourth Ward Park. The centerpiece of the park is the Clear Creek Basin. This two-acre stormwater detention pond has helped decrease the amount of flooding in nearby neighborhoods. Atlanta’s first public skate park was built here. In addition to the skate park, visitors can enjoy the playground and open green space. During the hot summer months, the splash pad is the perfect place to cool off. It includes a variety of water features as well as fountains that the kids are sure to love.
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We hope you have a great time exploring some of these East Atlanta attractions. While you’re out, we invite you to come tour the beautiful homes of our East Atlanta community, Sylvester Circle. We offer a variety of craftsman-style homes with three and four bedroom floor plans. To learn more about this community, visit our neighborhood page or contact onsite sales agent Ansey Brooks at 770-301-6690.