In several of our previous stories, we’ve mentioned various points of interest in the Atlanta area. The Atlanta Botanical Garden in Piedmont Park. The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum in Grant Park. The Margaret Mitchell House, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. The Wren’s Nest. Oakland Cemetery.
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But since the American Alliance of Museums is holding their 2015 Annual Meeting and Museum Expo in Atlanta April 26 – 29, Atlanta is celebrating by offering special 2-for-1 admission to more than thirty museums and cultural attractions from April 25 – May 1.
It’s a great way to visit some of those Atlanta museums and historic sites you’ve always meant to see but never got around to, as well as to re-visit family favorites.
To take advantage of this special deal, you must go to atlantamuseumweek.com and register for a free coupon allowing you to take a friend to one or all of the exhibits. You must have the printed or digital coupon at each museum, but the same coupon can be used at all the participating museums. Online ticket purchases are not available with this discount.
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There are some restrictions, of course, and not all exhibits are open every day, so be sure to check each individual website for operating days and hours. And be sure to read all the fine print relating to the 2 for 1 deal. Usually the discount is available for general admission only. Any extras are not included. A number of the sites are FREE.
All those places we mentioned above are included. Some that we haven’t mentioned in the past include the Fernbank Science Center. Admission is free to the Science Center, but the 2-for-1 discount will be offered on admission to Planetarium shows.
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The Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a separate site, honoring the special discount on admission only – it’s not valid with IMAX or Value Pass tickets.
The deal is available at the Georgia Aquarium for general admission ONLY from Monday, April 27 through Friday May 1.
One you might especially enjoy is the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame/Turner Field Tours. Tours are offered April 26 at 1:00pm and 2:30pm, and on Monday April 27 – Wednesday April 29 at 9am, 10:30am, noon, 1:30pm and 3pm.
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Another home-town favorite is the Delta Flight Museum. There’s a FREE tour at 1:00pm on Tuesday, April 28. Other dates are available with the 2-for-1 special.
You’ll also enjoy the High Museum of Art; the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University; the Museum of History and Holocaust, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art, both at Kennesaw State University; the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art; and the Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking at Georgia Tech.
And don’t forget the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.
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There’s also the World of Coca-Cola; the Atlanta History Center; The Breman Museum; Callanwolde Fine Arts Center; and the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.
And there are even more that I haven’t mentioned. So if all this rain is really getting to you, plan an outing to some of these educational and enjoyable sites. It’s a great way to learn something new!