5 Ways To Take It Outside

Fiona Good-Sirota | April 26, 2021 | Lifestyle culture

Whether you want to be more active or are just craving some fresh air, here are 5 ways to take it outside.

1. Zoo Atlanta

Meet a meerkat, hear a Sumatran tiger roar and hand-feed giraffes from the Twiga Terrace at Atlanta’s animal conservatory. May brings World Migratory Bird Day, Endangered Species Day and World Parrot Day; Twilight Treks with night vision technology; and so much more. For adults or families, relax and rejuvenate alongside the animals of the African savanna during monthly Zoo Yoga with a certified yoga instructor. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, zooatlanta.org

2. Piedmont Park Conservatory

Explore Piedmont Park’s fascinating journey from forest to farm to fairgrounds at the docent-led Piedmont Park History Walking Tours held every Saturday of the month. The park tours trace the historical and physical evolution of the cultural centerpiece that served as an exclusive racing ground, the home of Atlanta’s first baseball team, an exposition park and more. 1320 Monroe Drive NE, piedmontpark.org


Pleasing fungus beetle and Amazonian purple warrior scarab at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History PHOTO BY LEVON BISS
Pleasing fungus beetle at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History

3. Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Home to the world’s largest dinosaurs, the biggest movie screen in the state and the largest cultivation of Piedmont urban forest in the United States, Fernbank is offering adult science nights at Fernbank After Dark. On May 14, bring a date to the Eye Spy event with an exploration of how we see, science experiments, a full bar and live music by Chelsea Shag—exclusively 21 and up. 767 Clifton Road, fernbankmuseum.org


Pleasing fungus beetle and Amazonian purple warrior scarab at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History PHOTO BY LEVON BISS
Amazonian purple warrior scarab at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History

4. Atlanta Botanical Garden

Home to 30 acres of outdoor gardens including the acclaimed Children’s Garden, the scenic Skyline Garden and the peaceful Storza Woods with a canopy walk, Atlanta Botanical Garden is the quintessential way to get the family outdoors. Check the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tours, an expedition featuring an expansive showcase of private gardens across metropolitan Atlanta held over Mother’s Day weekend. 1345 Piedmont Ave., atlantabg.org

5. Red Clay Equine Rescue

Stay and marvel at the expansive blue skies, rolling hills and graceful mares at the equine sanctuary providing a loving home for displaced, disabled and mistreated horses. Guests are invited to the farmstead’s on-site cozy cottage with two beds and a full wall of eastern-facing windows looking over the sunrise. The organization contributes 100% of all donations solely to the care of the horses. 364 Parker Road, Lyerly, redclayrescue.org



Photography by: PHOTOS BY LEVON BISS