If you’ve got small kids, we don’t need to sell you on the marvels of Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium. But for those of you who dread the prospect of being surrounded by wild creatures—by which we mean shrieking, sticky-fingered little tykes (you know who you are, and some of us are right with you on this)—there’s an answer: Visit after hours for behind-the-scenes tours, music, adult beverages, and the chance to cuddle up in your sleeping bag next to the belugas or wake up to the roar of the lions. The aquarium regularly schedules adult overnights; the next is May 31. The zoo books group packages.
This article originally appeared in our April 2013 issue.