15 Free Museums in Atlanta Part 3 - Kid 101

15 Free Museums in Atlanta Part 3

Fernbank Science Center

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.

Address: 156 Heaton Park Dr., Atlanta, GA 30307

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

Phone: 678-874-7102

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

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).

Address: 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-727-4282

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

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

Phone: 404-872-5818

Atlanta History Center

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.

Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Dates and Hours: Mon-Sat from 10 am to 5:30 pm; Sun from 12 pm to 5:30 pm

Phone: 404-814-4000

Center for Puppetry Arts

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)!

Address: 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta, GA 30309

Email: info@puppet.org

Phone: 404-873-3391

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