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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/23

Immersive dinosaur experience entertains and transports families back to prehistoric ages Announcing Extended Summer Hours Starting May 29

 Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure has delighted families in the Metro Atlanta area since 2021 and is the perfect experiential family walk-through attraction for an engaging and educational escape. The exhibit is welcoming even more family fun, with extended hours for the summertime, starting May 29 and continuing through Sept. 4.

Imagine Exhibitions launched this dinosaur-filled indoor experience for local families and visitors to get up-close-and-personal with larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs and the most fascinating, fan-favorite prehistoric inhabitants! Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure is open at North Point Mall in Alpharetta and tickets are on sale now at DinoSafari.com

“If you have a dinosaur fan at home this is a must see for locals and tourists,” said Tom Zaller, CEO of Imagine Exhibitions. “See enormous animatronic dinosaurs, real fossils, interactive games, virtual reality, and incredible science, all in one place! Dino Safari is the perfect activity for dinosaur fans of all ages to become immersed in an entertaining and educational globetrotting dinosaur adventure.” 

In this walk-through adventure, visitors meet and interact with more than 30 dinosaurs including the T. rex of North America and the Spinosaurus from Africa. Built with fun in mind but backed by world class paleontologists, this exhibition has it all. With real science, incredible installations, and realistic moving animatronics, Dino Safari will transport visitors back millions of years to meet these prehistoric creatures in replicas of their natural habitats.

Located in North Point Mall on the upper level, the experience showcases how dinosaurs evolved over time and offers hands-on challenges for visitors to solve, along with depictions of natural elements that often occurred during this time, such as earthquakes. The thrilling adventure features captivating virtual reality technology, spectacular installations, and interactive activities for children. 

The exhibition was created by Atlanta-based Imagine Exhibitions in collaboration with world-renowned Ph.D. Dinosaur Paleontologist Gregory M. Erickson, who is one of only 150 full-time professional dinosaur paleontologists in the world. It’s currently exciting audiences in Boston, San Antonio and Las Vegas as well as Atlanta.

For more information about DINO SAFARI, visit DinoSafari.com


North Point Mall, Upper Level – 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Extended summer hours begin May 29 and continue through September 4

Hours Prior to May 29
SUNDAY 12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
THURSDAY 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
FRIDAY 11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM
SATURDAY 11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM

Extended Summer Hours Starting May 29 and continuing through Sept. 4
SUNDAY 12:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
MONDAY 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
TUESDAY 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
THURSDAY 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
FRIDAY 11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM
SATURDAY 11:00 AM TO 8:00 PM


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/20/22

Locals are invited to shop, eat and sip brews to benefit Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters

Saturday, 9/24 at Noon to 5 pm

On Saturday, September 24, West Midtown’s favorite brewery will host a festival to raise funds for Atlanta Professional Fire Fighters (APFF), a non-profit that fights for the city’s firefighters to have proper safety resources, funds for medical care and more.

The festivities, happening from noon to 5 p.m., will feature a pop-up market, food trucks, various Second Self beers, games and more. 

Atlantans can shop from local vendors such as Sweet As a Peach Jams & Pickles, Just Add Honey Tea Company and Amore Organics — and for custom t-shirts by APFF — from noon to 2 p.m. Throughout the event, attendees can mingle with local firefighters and participate in games while savoring delicious eats and sips for a good cause. 

Second Self is releasing a limited-edition version of their fan-favorite “La Fría” with an added fruit element and renaming it La Fuega for the day (meaning “fire” in Spanish) – a nod to their support of APFF. All proceeds from La Fuega will benefit local firefighters. 

A portion of event proceeds will go towards APFF’s health and wellness fund. The charity covers everything from mental health support for PTSD symptoms, recovery for job-related injuries, funeral costs as well as much-needed financial support for families of fallen firefighters.

Fundraisers APFF has previously hosted include their annual St. Patrick’s Day Picnic in conjunction with the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a donation dine-in where they partnered with local businesses like Chick Fil-A, Hudson Grille and others on International Firefighters’ Day.

For more information about the festival, please visit APFF’s Facebook event page.