Free or very affordable things to do this Summer in Atlanta! Kennesaw Mountain: FREE Acworth Beach/Cauble Park:playground and swimming, picnics, and fishing Etowah Indian Mounds: Cartersville, GA. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center: FREE every Thursday 11:00 – 8:00 p.m. Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, $7.50 adults, $5.50 children Pickets Mill Battle field and historical site. Open Thurs. – Sat. 9 – 5, cost: $2.75 - $4.00 DAC kids Pirate Cove: indoor playground and sand pit. Prices vary Sparkles roller rink: Call for prices Centennial Park:
Music at noon: enjoy a picnic from home and music every Tues. and Thurs. 12:00 – 1:00pm
FREE Family Fun Days: 4th Sat. of every month, activities, workshops, performances, and more. Piedmont Park: age appropriate playgrounds, sports fields, etc. FREE Atlantic Station: Shopping and restaurants Galore! Martin Luther King Center: Tour of birth home, church, and center – All FREE Center for Puppetry Arts: Visit the permanent museum exhibit, Puppets:The Power of Wonder, and our special exhibits including Jim Henson: Puppeteer and Jim Henson: A Man & His Frog, FREE of charge every Thursday from 1-5 p.m. Home Depot: Kids workshops: The first Saturday of each month: FREE Underground Atlanta: shopping and restaurants Georgia State Capitol: self-guided tours Grant Park: Grant Park pool – FREE swim Monday – Friday 1:00PM – 4:00PM, wonderful children’s park, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Free self-guided tours Mon- Fri 9 – 4 Atlanta Contemporary Art Center The Center exhibits consequential contemporary works by local, regional, national, and international artists. General admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, free for children under 12, and free on Thursdays. Atlanta Cyclorama See the world's largest diorama painting that revolves around viewers as it depicts the 1864 Civil War Battle of Atlanta. Adult tickets are $7 year-round Fernbank Science Center One of the nation's largest planetariums with nature trails and an observatory; $4 adult admission and $3 for students and seniors. The observatory by itself is free.
Horizon Theatre $10 tickets to every production's Thursday night Preview performance. Horizon also offers Pay What You Can Night on every production's first Sunday performance as well.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum Adult admission is $8, seniors (60+) $6, students and military are $6 with ID, 16 and Under admission is FREE. FREE parking is available. Bank of America card holders are FREE the first full weekend of each month. Michael C. Carlos Museum This museum maintains the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast with objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Americas at Emory University; $8 adult admission year-round. Starlight Six Drive-In Theater Six outdoor screens show current major motion pictures year-round; $6 per person Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View Travel to the top of the Westin Peachtree Plaza for a revolving view of Atlanta. Tickets are $5 for adults, meal not included. Center for Puppetry Arts, Museum & Special Exhibits General admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors & students, $6 for children World of Coca-Cola The story of Coca-Cola is told through a fully-functioning bottling line, thrilling 4-D theater, interactive exhibits and a Taste Room with nearly 70 different products to sample; $9 youth (3-12 years old). Zoo Atlanta
General admission to Zoo Atlanta gets you more than just close encounters with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. $20.99 adults, children 3-11 $15.99, 2 and under Free.
Discounts are available for Senior Citizens (55+), Military Personnel (with I.D.) and Students (with I.D.) $15.99. Be sure to check out the premium package plan online. Atlanta CityPass Choose eight attractions at one low price, and receive an almost-50 percent discount on the combined admission prices. CityPass booklets will be valid for nine days from the first day of use and may be purchased in advance online or at the first attraction visited. Choose from the Georgia Aquarium; New World of Coca-Cola; Zoo Atlanta; Inside CNN Atlanta; Fernbank Museum of Natural History or Atlanta Botanical Garden; High Museum of Art or Atlanta History Center. Atlanta CityPass is $69 for adults, $49.00 (Ages 3-12.) LOOK for online deals for the city pass before you buy. Search “city pass coupon.” Imagine IT! The Children’s museum of Atlanta: Free admission on 2nd Tuesday of each month (Thank you Target), $12.50 adults and children, children age 2 and under are free. The museum features multiple permanent exhibits including the Fundamentally Food area where children learn about the food cycle with farm, grocery store and kitchen stations. The food learning area features a real John Deere tractor. In the Leaping into Learning section, children can try their hand at fishing, explore a tree house and even explore a forest. Other permanent exhibits feature a creativity section for interactive art and a section dedicated to tools of all shapes and sizes Tellus Museum: Tellus will feature four main galleries: The Weinman Mineral Gallery, The Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion and The Collins Family My Big Backyard. A 120-seat digital planetarium and an observatory with a state-of-the-art 20-inch telescope will also be located at Tellus. The museum is open seven days a week, Monday-Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
Cartersville, GA. Adults $12.00, Children ages 3 – 17 $8.00 If you are a Bank of America customer, you can go to the museum FREE of charge the first weekend of every month! Six Flags over Georgia:Amusement Park, $49.99 general admission, 34.99 children under 48”
Usually have specials. Check online for more details Six Flags White Water: Marietta, GA: Online special $29.99, regular admission $36.99, $26.99 for children under 48”. Check online for details. Gone with the Wind Movie Museum. Located on Marietta Square $7.00 adults, $6.00 children. Margaret Mitchell House. Atlanta, GA. Adult tickets $13.00, students 13-17 $10.00, children 4-12 $8.50, under 4 Free. Atlanta History Center: The all-inclusive general admission provides access to the Atlanta History Center, including the Atlanta History Museum, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, the 1860 Smith Family Farm, the 1928 Swan House, and 33 acres of gardens. Free and convenient parking is available! $16.50 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+ and students 13 and up $11 for youths 4 to 12, Free for Members and children under 4. FREE for Bank of America customers the first full weekend of every month! Calloway Gardens: Pine Mountain, GA. Too many things to list. Please visit website for pricing and summer activities!
High Museum of Art Atlanta:
Tickets to the High include admission to all special exhibitions and the permanent collection. $18.00 adult, $15.00 Student, $11 (age 6-17), FREE for children 5 – under, Free for Active Military, Discount for retired military and dependents. Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card holders FREE first weekend of every month. Stone Mountain Park During Saturday evenings in the spring and fall plus nightly during the summer, see the face of the mountain light up at the Lasershow Spectacular. Park entry is only $8, ($10 on certain holiday weekends) which includes parking and access to the natural areas. Most individual attraction ticket prices are under $10 throughout the year or buy a one day pass for $27 (adults) $21 (children ages 3 – 11) Wild Animal Safari: Pine Mountain, GA. One of the area's most popular attractions, Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari, offers a unique experience. Visitors can see, touch, and feed hundreds of exotic animals - a true worldwide safari! $17.95 adults, $14.95 children, Toddlers 2 and under are free