15 Free Museums in Atlanta Part 1 - Kid 101

15 Free Museums in Atlanta Part 1

Atlanta Contemporar

Atlanta Contemporary is Atlanta’s best destination for those looking for artistic inspiration! It showcases the work of over 100 artists from Atlanta and pretty much from all around the world. Its exhibitions will vary and there are frequently free events happening. There is always free admission for everyone. You can also schedule a group guided tour that is always free but welcomes donations!

Address: 535 Means Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Dates and Hours: Tue-Wed and Fri-Sat from 11 am to 5 pm; Thu from 11 am to 8 pm; Sun from 12 pm to 4 pm

Email: support@atlantacontemporary.org

Phone: 404-688-1970

Atlanta Monetary Museum

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to know more about money. You will learn about the general history of money and also the specific history of banking in the USA. If you are into coins, you will love to check out their rare coins and currency! You can either opt for a self-guided tour, which do not require advanced registration, or a guided tour for groups of 10-30 people, which does require that you register in advance. Both those options are free!

Address: 1000 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309

Dates and Hours: Mon-Fri from 9 am to 4 pm

Phone: 404-498-8500

High Museum of Art

The second Sunday of every month is a special day at the High Museum of Art. On those days, there is free entrance and there are usually over 3000 visitors. The special family-friendly programming frequently includes art workshops, performances, and storytelling in the Museum’s atrium.

Address: High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Dates and Hours: Second Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm

Email: nicole.cromartie@high.org

Phone: 404-733-4400

Museum of Design Atlanta

The Museum of Design Atlanta, best known as MODA, is the only design museum you will find in the Southeast. It shares not only the design in fashion but also in architecture, interiors, furniture, products, and graphics! It is kid-friendly as it often hosts events for the whole family, specially during the Family Free Days. These happen on the second Sunday of every month and it is the perfect time for you to visit. Admission is free and there are design and STEAM activities on those days!

Address: 1315 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Dates and Hours: Second Sundays from 12 pm to 6 pm

Email: info@museumofdesign.org

Phone: 404-979-6455

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

We all know Martin Luther King, Jr. This National Historic Site is all about his life and what he did for us. It teaches its visitors on the Modern Civil Rights Movement that Martin Luther King, Jr lead. You will visit the place where he was born and raised and the church in which he pastored. It is an amazing place to learn more about this part of the U.S. history. Admission is always free.

Address: 450 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Dates and Hours: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

Phone: 404-331-5190 x5046

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