Now’s a great time to start planning your next adventure!
Thanks to partnerships established through the Georgia Public Library Service, you can get free passes or discounts from the library for these cultural institutions. As most of the passes cannot be placed on hold, check availability in our catalog or call your nearest branch.
The pass allows up to four (4) free admissions to performances at the Alliance Theatre on the Hertz and Coca-Cola Stages. To redeem the pass for free tickets, visit alliancetheatre.org to select your desired performance, date, and time and use the promo code on the pass. Note that the pass must be presented at the Alliance Theatre along with the tickets to the performance.
Savings for 2 adults: about $160.00
Atlanta History Center
Up to 6 visitors get free general admission to the Atlanta History Center’s permanent and rotating exhibits. The pass is not valid on special events or exhibits. The museum is located in Atlanta, GA, on a 33-acre campus that also features historic houses and gardens. The museum reserves the right to limit the pass to one use per year. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Savings for a family of 6: $75.00
Center for Puppetry Arts Passport to Puppetry
Up to 4 visitors to the World of Puppetry Museum in Atlanta, GA get free admission OR 25% off an all-inclusive ticket that includes the museum, a performance, and a Create-A-Puppet Workshop. The museum explores the art of puppet making and performance and includes a gallery devoted to Jim Henson and his famous Muppets. Not valid online, for previously booked tickets, group ticket sales, or with any other discount. The museum is closed on Monday.
Savings for a family of 4: up to $50
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Up to 4 visitors to Chattahoochee Nature Center’s 127-acre site in Roswell, GA. Families can enjoy picnicking, hiking trails, family fun days, aviaries with wild birds, and plenty of activities for all ages. Pass is valid on general admission only, not special events or activities inside the park such as tubing, rafting or ziplining. CNC is open seven days a week, year-round. During summer months, CNC’s popular Butterfly Encounter is open every day, allowing guests to walk among hundreds of butterflies.
Savings for a family of 4: almost $40.00
The aquarium offers a general admission discount of $6 per ticket when you use this special link georgiaaquarium.org/libraries to purchase advance tickets. All tickets are a flat fee, regardless of age or time of entry. The discount extends to animal encounters and special events at about 15% off.
Savings for a family of 4: $24.00
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
The Park Pass Kit includes a pass for free parking to more than 60 State Parks and a pass for free admission for up to 2 visitors to any Georgia Department of Natural Resources Historic Site.
These passes can be placed on hold. Patrons are encouraged to reserve Park Pass kits in advance, especially for busy vacation seasons. Planning is also highly recommended as hours vary at States Parks and Historic Sites. To learn more about healthy outdoor adventure ideas promoted by the DNR, visit www.getoutdoorsgeorgia.org.
Nearby Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites include:
- Sweetwater Creek, located in Lithia Springs
- Red Top Mountain State Park, located in Cartersville
- Pickett’s Mill Battlefield Historic Site, located in Dallas
- Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, located in Cartersville
Savings: An annual ParkPass costs $50.00. A parking pass is $5 each entry. Historic Site costs vary.
Georgia State Parks Discovery Backpack
Discovery Backpacks include one pair of binoculars and three folding pocket guides to Georgia birds, Georgia trees & wildflowers, and Georgia wildlife. Use these in conjunction with the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Park Pass to make the most of your next outdoor adventure.
Go Fish Education Center
Up to 4 visitors get free admission to the Department of Natural Resource’s Go Fish Education Center and Hatchery in Perry, GA. The Go Fish Pass allows visitors to explore the hatchery, aquarium, and casting pond where you can try your hand at catch and release. Hours of operation vary seasonally.
Savings: up to $30.00
Local Parks and Recreation Centers
Be sure to check out your local parks! There’s no need for a pass for these locations. Check their websites for local activity information, hours, and more.
Cobb County Parks, Recreation, Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) provides many options for outdoor or indoor adventures, including more than 40 facilities offering a broad mix of programs. For outdoor activities, try PRCA’s multi-use Silver Comet Trail, Heritage Park Trails, East Cobb Park or an aquatic center. For indoor fun, check out The Art Station at Big Shanty or The Art Place at Mountain View.
Macon Area Museums
The Macon Museum Pass provides free admission for 4 visitors to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Tubman Museum of African American Art, History, and Culture, and the Museum of Arts and Sciences, all in Macon, GA. Access a rich history of cultural, scientific, artistic, and athletic achievement through exhibits featuring rare artifacts and pieces of art and educational programming.
Savings for a family of 4 to all 3 museums: $85.00
Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art
Up to 4 visitors get free general admission to the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art’s permanent and rotating exhibits. The pass in not valid on special events or exhibits. The museum reserves the right to limit the pass to one use per year. The museum is located in Marietta, GA, in an historic Classical Revival building that previously served as the Cobb County United States Post Office and then the main branch of Cobb County Public Library. The museum is closed on Monday.
Savings for a family of 4: $32.00
Marietta History Center
Up to 6 visitors get free general admission to the Marietta History Center's permanent and rotating exhibits. The pass is not valid on special events or exhibits. The museum, located in Marietta, GA, in the historic Kennesaw House, reserves the right to limit the pass to one use per year. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Savings for a family of 6: $42.00
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Up to 6 visitors get free admission to the Carlos Museum’s permanent collections and exhibitions showcasing arts and culture from around the world. The Pass is general admission only and cannot be used for other museum offers such as renting the audio tour, special exhibits or special programming. The museum is located on Emory University’s main campus in Atlanta, GA. The museum is closed on Monday and on university holidays.
Savings for a family of 6: up to $48.00
Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
The pass allows up to four (4) free tickets to performances at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.
To reserve a performance, call the Box Office at 404-874-5299 ext 0 or email email@example.com with your requested show and date to reserve your free tickets. Note that the pass must be presented at the Playhouse to pick up tickets.
Savings for 4 adults: about $60.00
Up to 4 visitors get free general admission to Smith-Gilbert Gardens permanent and rotating exhibits. The pass is not valid on special events. The gardens, located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw, reserves the right to limit the pass to one use per year. The gardens are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Check their website for a full schedule.
Savings for a family of 4 is $40.
Check out an informative DVD at the library, watch it at home, then return it to receive a pass for general admission for up to 4 visitors to this local museum in Kennesaw, GA. The pass must be used within 7 days of receipt. The Southern Museum is home to the General locomotive, made famous during the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. It also features the Glover Machine Works, a restored early twentieth-century belt-driven locomotive assembly line. The Jolley Education Center offers numerous hands-on and interactive exhibits. The museum is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Savings for a family of 4: up to $40
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Up to 4 visitors get free general admission to The Breman Museum’s permanent and rotating exhibits, which includes The Holocaust Years 1933-1945 and a gallery dedicated to Southern Jewish History. The pass in not valid on special events or exhibits. The museum, located in Atlanta, GA, reserves the right to limit the pass to once per quarter per user. The museum is closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday.
Savings for a family of 4: $48.00
Check out an informative DVD from the library, watch it at home, then return it to receive a pass for general admission for up to 3 visitors to Zoo Atlanta. The DVD may be checked out only once per year. The pass must be used within 28 days of receipt and is valid Monday through Friday only. The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but some holiday blackout dates apply to the pass.
- September 4
- October 9
Note that children 2 years of age and younger get in for free.
Savings for a family of 3: up to $100