The Fernbank Science Center is great for those interested in science in general and astronomy in particular. There are a few exhibits, both permanent and temporary. The two permanent exhibits are Apollo 6 and the Live Animal Exhibit. Both general admission and parking are free at Fernbank Science Center. There is also a Planetarium (paid admission) and an Observatory on specific schedules.
Dates and Hours: Mon-Wed from 12 pm to 5 pm; Thu-Fri from 12 pm to 9 pm; Sat from 10 am to 5 pm
The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University is an ancient art museum. It explores the artistic expressions of ancient Egypt, Nubia, Near East, Greece, Rome, Americas, Africa, and Asian cultures. Besides their permanent collections, they are also known due to their varied exhibitions. Even though admission is usually paid, they have a calendar of Hundred Free Admission Days divided by 2018 and 2019 you may want to check! On those days, admission is free between 1 pm and the usual closing time (4 pm or 5 pm).
The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is exactly what its title promises it to be. It is all about paper, its history, and technology. It includes over 2,000 books in addition to watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts. Summing it up, there is a lot to see and learn! Admission is free for everyone but groups of 10 or more people should book in advance and pay a fee.
Address: 500 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA
Dates and Hours: Mon-Fri from 9 am to 5 pm
The Atlanta History Center is includes exhibitions, historic houses, garden, interactive activities and many other programs. It is all about Atlanta and its people stories! Even though this Center’s discounts are not for everyone, we are sure some readers will be able to make the best out of them. Active duty and retired military personnel receive free admission for them and another adult (a great deal). On the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America associates enter for free. Also, children 3 and under are free.
Dates and Hours: Mon-Sat from 10 am to 5:30 pm; Sun from 12 pm to 5:30 pm
The Center for Puppetry Arts is mostly known due to its puppet shows. However, it also has a Museum that promises to make any child’s day! It is all about showcasing puppetry traditions around the World and how a puppet can be used as communication tools. On scheduled Saturdays, Fulton County residents, students, and Government employees receive free admission to the Museum (but not for performances and workshops)!