Photo courtesy of Zoo Atlanta
Photo: Zoo Atlanta/Jewel Wicker
Photo: Zoo Atlanta/Jewel Wicker

Zip lining at Zoo Atlanta: 5 things to do this week in Atlanta

Add some adventure to your week by zip lining or paint-balling with family and friends. 

Although the weather this week should be better than last week’s, we’ve included a variety of indoor and outdoor family-friendly activities throughout metro Atlanta in this week’s roundup.

Treetop Trail at Zoo Atlanta

Experience the zoo from a new perspective this week. On Tuesday, Zoo Atlanta will open TreeTop Trail, a family-friendly ropes course and zip line with varying levels of difficulty. Children of all ages are welcome to participate, but kids shorter than 48 inches must be accompanied by an adult.

9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.). $10.95-$13.95 (in addition to park admission). Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta.  

Zoo Atlanta's Treetop Trail

Atlanta Airport District Restaurant Week

Pig and the Pint, Cecilia’s Southern Table and The Corner Grille are among the list of restaurants that will participate in ATL Airport District Restaurant Week this year. The restaurant week begins March 18 and ends March 26.

Participating restaurants will offer prix fixe menus for $9, $19 and $29 or specialty dishes at a 20 percent discount.  

Indoor paintball

Indoor paintball is a fun way to stay active this week.

Wildfire Paintball has a “walk-in special” that includes admission, paintball gun, mask, tank, loader and 100 paintballs for $29.99 per person.

1-7 p.m. Sundays; 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 4-10 p.m. Fridays; noon-8 p.m. Saturdays. $29.99 (walk-in special). Wildfire Paintball, 3725-C Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville.

Orchid Daze 

Thousands of orchids are currently on display at Atlanta Botanical Garden’s during Orchid Daze. 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through March, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through April. Feb. 11-April 9. Free (members, children under 3), $15.95 (children 3-12), $21..95 (adults). Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta.

“Songs Not Silenced: Music Forbidden in the Holocaust”

Kennesaw State University is hoping to bring attention to composers who were silenced during the Holocaust with a free concert. The program will feature music from composers who were banned in Europe, as well as commentary. 

8 p.m. March 23. Free (with RSVP). Bailey Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw.

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