5 Family Friendly Spooky Halloween 2009 Events in Atlanta

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It’s that time of the year again. The time where adults can act out on their fantasy and be anyone they want. The time where kids get to stuff themselves sick with candies.. Here are a look at fun family-friendly Halloween events from Atlanta top attractions.

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1) Boo at the Zoo

Come explore the magical path, test the sweet treat and meet whimsical characters during the spooktacular family-friendly Halloween festival at the Zoo. Guest who arrives with costume will get $10 off their annual membership fee. And you might also want to stay overnight and join the Boo at the Zoo Nightcrawlers event. However, this event is for kids ages 6 and older.

Boo at the Zoo Info:

Place: Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Date: October 24th, 25th & 31st
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free with General Admission (Adults – $18.99, Children (3-11) – $13.99)
Website: www.zooatl.org

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2) Goblins in the Garden

Dress your kids up in their favorite costumes and head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy a children’s costume parade, pony rides*, story time, the Ride-on-Train*, tricks, treats and more! (* additional fee) After all the fun, head out to the garden to explore the Scarecrows in the Garden that showcases dozens of scarecrows displayed throughout the Garden along with seasonal decorations.

Goblin in the Garden Info:

Place: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Date: October 25th
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cost: Free with General Admission (Adults – $15, Children (3-17) – $12
Website: www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

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3) Trick or Treat with Imagine It!

If you are looking for a safe and kid-friendly event to bring your little one for their trick-or-treat event, then Imagine It! might be the answer. This annual sell-out event provide safe place for families with fun fall activities for kids. There will be crafts, prizes, games and fun surprises. Come in costume and join in our costume parade!

Trick or Treat with Imagine It! Info:

Place: Imagine It!, 275 Centennial Park Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: October 24th
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Member – $6, Guest – $15 (includes General Admission) *There is no ticket at the door. Must buy ticket in advance
Website: www.childrenmuseumatlanta.org

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4) Georgia A-Scary-Um

Join the decked out Aquarium for a fun family-friendly Halloween 2 days events. There will be music, Trick-or-Treat candy stations
throughout the Aquarium, Halloween craft tables and costume contests for guests throughout the day!

Georgia A-Scary-Um Info:

Place: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: October 30th & 31st
Time: Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sun 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: Free with General Admission (Adults – $26, Children (3-12) – $19.50)
Website: www.georgiaaquarium.org
Special Note: FREE ADMISSION! Kids 12 and under in shark-themed costumes will receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. Offer valid for up to two children in costume per one paid adult or Annual Pass member on Oct. 30-31.

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5) Bugs, Bats & Bones

It wouldn’t be Halloween without Bugs, Bats & Bones. So come out to the Fernbank Museum to explore the fascinating and fun (but never frightening) facts behind bugs, bats and bones through hands-on activities. There are various activities scheduled throughout the day so check the website for more specific events. And there will be special treats for kids in costume!

Bugs, Bats & Bones Info:

Place: Fernbank Museum, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: October 24th
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: Free with General Admission (Adults – $15, Children (12 and under) – $12)
Website: www.fernbankmuseum.org

Note: Please double check websites for time, date, schedule and admission fee for accuracy.

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