June marks the first month of summer vacation here in Atlanta. If your family is taking a few days to chill out and explore Camp at Home but you’re not sure what to do, check out this list of 30 Days of June Activities in Atlanta. Let me know if there are any others I missed from the list as well. And be sure to subscribe to get 31 Days of July activities and a Special Family Friendly July Fourth in Atlanta Guide.
30 Days of June Activities: Outdoor Activities
- Walk on the Wild Side at WildWoods at the Fernbank Museum – Visitors can walk into the treetops on an elevated walkway from the Museum’s terrace. Families can find native plants or explore wetland meadows. Educators host drop-in programs and scheduled nature walks.
- Feed a friend. Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center for their Wildlife Feedings on Tuesday and Saturdays. June 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27.
- Have a night out at the Symphony for A Performance in the Park hosted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra on June 15. The theme for the concert is “Song and Dance” and feature David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”.
- Explore The Curious Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with 11 site specific installations created to highlight the Garden’s plant collections.
- Visit Stone Mountain Park and hang with the dinosaurs at the new Dinosaur Explore. The prehistoric creature collection features more than 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects allowing them to move and roar just like their ancient ancestors.
- Check out the new Justice League ride at Six Flags Over Georgia. While you’re there, be sure to check out Hurricane Harbor. You get two visits for one ticket and a family who will have an amazing day of fun. June 16 the park will open early in honor of their 50th Anniversary.
- Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch’s 18th Annual “Red, White and Balloons” on June 24. The event will have hot air balloon rides, pictures with Captain America and an explosive firework ending.
30 Days of June Activities: Sports
- Score with an Atlanta United Game – Hang out with the newest Major League Soccer team at a game on Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. June 17 – versus Columbus Crew SC; June 24 vs Colorado Rapids.
- Get #Swarming with the Georgia Swarm – The leaders of the National Lacrosse League will take on the Saskatchewan Rush June 4 and June 18 in the best of three series for the 2017 NLL Champion’s Cup.
- Swing for the fences with the Atlanta Braves during Kids Week. Be sure to check out the FREE Kids Play Day on June 9 from 2 – 4 pm. The Braves are home from June 16 to June 25 and it’s a great time to catch a game with your friends.
- Get some hang time with the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream during their 10th Anniversary Season. The Dream has home games June 4, 23 and 30.
30 Days of June Activities: Indoor Attractions
- Celebrate culture at the High Museum of Art – In addition to Toddler Thursdays, they offer FREE admission on June 11 for Second Sundays. Families can check out the FREE programming for with June’s theme of Once Upon a Time!on June 18.
- Gather your ‘school’ of friends and celebrate World Ocean Day at the Georgia Aquarium on June 8. It’s not just looking at fish! If you can’t make that day, choose another one this summer.There are 10 free activities and attractions that you can do once inside. Be sure to check out the list here.
- Join Michael’s to explore your creative side at the in-store events. June 10: Bling Out Your Spinners and Make Play-Dough Ice Cream Cones; June 11: Super Slime Sunday
- The Children’s Museum of Atlanta opens their newest exhibit, Blue Man Group – Making Waves, on June 10. FREE entry is offered on June 13 for Target Free Tuesday.
- Lego Lovers of all ages will have a blast at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta with their new attraction, Space Mission. Guests can even build their own spaceships.
30 Days of June Activities: Hanging Out at Home
- Join the Barnes and Noble Summer reading Program – Kids in grades 1 – 6 can earn a free book after reading any 8 books and returning their completed summer reading journal to the store.
- Create your own summer reading challenges. Try either the Read It – Watch It Summer list and become your own critic. If that’s not your style, consider a family reading challenge.
- Have a water fight! Pull out the water hose, buckets, sponges and have a great time with friends. Just be sure to make sure you’re on the grass that needs to be watered the day you do this!
- Have a playdate with friends and choose one of my 50 Almost Free Things to Do This Summer.
- Book a staycation at one of my 15 Atlanta Gift Experiences. There’s something on the list for every family to enjoy.
- Have a holiday day! Pull out your Elf on Shelf and celebrate Christmas in June. Make heart cookies for Valentine’s Day. Decorate the lawn for Halloween. Any holiday you choose will be a fun surprise in the heat of summer!
30 Days of June Activities: Summer Movie Days & Nights
- Dive into the movies at Six Flags White Water – Every Thursday night in June, a different movie will be shown at the Atlanta Ocean Stage, on our HUGE 25’X14’ screen! Movies start just after 7:00 PM. June 1 – The Secret Life of Pets, June 8 – Space Jam, June 15 – Pete’s Dragon, June 22 – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, June 29 – The BFG
- Mable House Movies in Mableton – Beat the crowd and the rain with this FREE covered movie night for families. The gates open at7:30 p.m. and the movies will start at dusk, rain or shine. There will also be free arts and crafts for kids. June 1 – Moana, June 16 – The Lego Batman Movie
- Screen classic 90’s movies at Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park. Movies start just after dusk every Thursday night. June 1: Fried Green Tomatoes; June 8: The Fugitive; June 15: The Little Rascals; June 22: Sabrina; June 29: Twister.
- The Summer Movie Express arrives at Regal Cinema. Movies play Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am. June 6 & 7: Kung Fu Panda 3 and Ice Age: Collison Course; June 13 & 14: Trolls and Alvin and the Chipmucks: Chipwrecked; June 20 & 21: Monster Trucks and Penguins of Madagascar; June 27 & 28: Rio 2 and Boxtrolls
30 Days of June Activities: New Movie Releases
- Check out Cars 3 – Zooming into theaters on June 16, the latest Cars movie is rated G. Families will take away lessons about how winning is more than just skill. “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves.
- Stand with TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT on June 21 – The Last Knightshatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone.
- Captain Underpants and Wonder Woman will fly-into theaters on June 2. Choose your superhero and feel comforted that the world will be safe however you choose.
- Gather your Minions and hit the theaters for Despicable Me 3 on June 30.