Things to Do in Atlanta during Spring Break

Atlanta, GA

As Spring Break approaches, you may be searching for ways to spend your well-deserved vacation time.

If you plan to stay on campus, Atlanta is offers plenty of opportunities to make your break memorable.

On-campus Sporting Events:
  • Swimming and Diving: Georgia Tech will host the NCAA Men’s Championship for Swimming and Diving March 23-26 at the McAuley Aquatic Center located in the Campus Recreation Center. Tickets start at $15.
  • Tennis: If you enjoy a good tennis match, come support the women’s tennis team on March 25 at 3 p.m. as they take on Clemson University. The men’s tennis team will also host a match on March 27 at 2 p.m. against the University of Notre Dame. Admission is free with a valid BuzzCard.
  • Softball: The Georgia Tech softball team will play a doubleheader against Virginia Tech on March 26 at noon and 2 p.m. at Shirley Clements Mewborn Field. The softball team is dedicating this game to StrikeOut Cancer, an initiative through the National Fastpitch Coaches Association to raise funds and awareness. Come out to support a great cause. Admission is free with BuzzCard.
  • Track and Field: Georgia Tech track and field athletes will host the Yellow Jacket Invite at the Griffin Track March 25-26. 
Brain Stimulating Activities
  • Atlanta Science FestivalGeorgia Tech is a sponsor for the Atlanta Science Festival, held March 19-26 at venues throughout Atlanta. The highlight of this event is taking place March 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Olympic Park, with a variety of hands-on activities including drone flying, stomp rocket launches, and the opportunity to touch a brain.
  • Three Euros Exhibit: This on-campus display includes the architectural work of three Georgia Tech alumni supported by the French, Swiss and German consulates. The exhibit will conclude March 25. Come to Stubbins Gallery in the East Architecture Building to view this showcase. 
  • Creatures of Light: Nature's BioluminescenceBeginning March 26, head to the Fernbank Museum of National History to experience species that glow with light. The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $18. 
  •  Meet Amber Dermont: If you enjoy literature, come to Woodruff Library at Emory University March 24 at 2:30 p.m., when the bestselling author of The Starboard Sea and Damage Control, Amber Dermont, will be discussing her latest works. Free. 
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum: Starting March 19, the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory will feature a new exhibit titled Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine. Spend the day viewing Tibetan Buddhist art, gilt-bronze Buddhas, and other impressive works. Admission is free on March 20. 
Spring Flowers
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden: During the week of Spring Break, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is featuring a beautiful display titled Atlanta Blooms. The gardens will be filled with beautiful tulips, daffodils, crocus, and orchids.  
Easter Activites 
  • Eggstravaganza: If you’re looking for a fantastic Easter egg hunt, head to the Callonwolde Fine Arts Center on March 26. Staring at 11 a.m., Eggstravaganza will include thousands of candy-filled eggs, a visit from the Easter bunny, baked goods, and plenty of crafts. Admission is free but tickets for the egg hunt are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. 
  • Easter BrunchIf you’re in Atlanta on Easter Sunday, treat yourself to a delicious brunch at one of Atlanta’s fine dining establishments including Park Tavern or Aster Court in the St. Regis Hotel. 
Fun and Free Activities  

Spring Break Operations Changes

For those who will be on campus, see below for service changes from the following departments:

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NCAA Men's Championship for Swimming and Diving

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Atlanta Science Festival

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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Eggstravaganza 2016

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Last revised August 1, 2017