Family fun this weekend: rumbling machines at Tellus, free arts at Woodruff
By Howard Pousner
Here are two events this weekend to keep the family entertained …
- The rumble you hear from up Cartersville way (an hour north of I-285 on I-75) is the Tellus Science Museum preparing for Saturday’s (10/9) Heavy Metal in Motion event. Construction equipment, a Hazmat truck, fire trucks, vintage cars, motorcycles, a helicopter, drill rigs, tow truck and a Komatsu dump truck used in Nevada gold mines will be on view, and there will be a planetarium show ($3 extra) that gives kids of all ages the sensation of riding multiple rollercoasters. Children can make paper helicopters and straw rockets, and attend talks about cars (1 p.m.) and vehicles used in geological exploration (2 p.m.). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with Tellus admission ($12 adults, $8 children, $10 seniors). 100 Tellus Drive (exit 293 off I-75), Cartersville. 770-606-5700, www.tellusmuseum.org.
- The third annual Target Free Family Day at the Woodruff Arts Center on Sunday (Oct. 10) is a great opportunity to explore offerings at the Midtown cultural attraction. Fifteen thousand folks attended the free event last year. There will be a preview performance of the Alliance Theatre’s “Middle School the Musical,” an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra “instrument petting zoo, ” a community art project, flamenco dance, music, a marionette show and free admission to the High Museum of Art exhibit “Dali: The Late Work. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-866-449-5165, www.woodruffcenter.org /target.aspx.