The fall season is here, and the leaves have already turned beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange. This week, children in several local counties, as well as across the country, are on fall break. So if you're planning on doing some neat and exciting things with the kids, here are a few ideas for both the adults and children to enjoy this fall break in Macon:

Museum of Arts and Sciences
The Museum of Arts and Sciences usually showcases exhibitions all year long. This month, the museum will feature ZOOM into Nano. Zoom into Nano (formerly "Too Small to See") is a 5,000 sq. ft. Sciencenter's traveling exhibition on nanotechnology, which focuses on how scientists see and make things that are too small to see. This exhibition will offer an intellectually enriching experience for the entire family. The starting times vary and a standard admission fee applies.

Grand Opera House
The Grand Opera House will show one of our memorable Disney favorites, Beauty and the Beast. On Oct 8, this classical love story, filled with loveable characters, will be shown live on stage. This will be exciting for the whole family. The show times are from 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Single tickets cost $78 in Area I, $74 in Area II, and boxes $42.

Children's Pottery at the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
Celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service by taking part in some Ocmulgee events! Children can craft their own keepsakes on October 11 at 3pm.

Second Sunday Concert 

Second Sunday on Coleman Hill
Every Second Sunday of the month, from April-October, are free concerts on Coleman Hill with entertaining live music. This season's last Second Sunday, on October 11 from 6-8pm, will be no exception. So, bring out your lawn chairs and blankets to one of the biggest community picnics held for the whole family to enjoy. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

For extra fun: Visit the corn maze at Lane Southern Orchards with the kids.

Corn Maze at Lane Southern Orchards 

Macon offers so many exciting activities for you and your children this fall break, there's no reason to stay in the house! For more events, go to


Writer: Sade Olajide, Macon-Bibb County CVB Information Specialist.