The Children's Museum of Atlanta is a great place to take little children to play and learn. Located in downtown Atlanta near Centennial Park, the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke, the museum fosters learning and imagination for kids in a safe and exciting setting. Splash in the water table (raincoats are thoughtfully provided), sculpt a Moon Sand masterpiece and guide balls through a giant system of machines.
Special exhibits and the museum guides and performers will make each visit memorable.
It's a popular place to go, and it can be affordable, too. Although museum discounts and coupons can be tough to find, here are some other ways to save money on your trip to the children's museum.
1. Visit the museum on Target Free Second Tuesday.
On the second Tuesday of each month, admission to the Children's Museum of Atlanta is free from 1 to 6 p.m., except during June and July, when it extends until 7 p.m. This program is sponsored by Target.
Second Tuesdays are very popular, so you may have to wait in line for admission. It's best to go in the late afternoon than right at 1 p.m. when the free admission begins.
2. Look for special deals.
The museum occasionally offers special deals, like the Goodwill of North Georgia Discount. With this special, you could make a donation to the Goodwill and get two-for-one tickets to the Children's Museum of Atlanta.
In the past, the museum has also offered free admission over Halloween weekend and for mothers on Mother's Day and fathers on Father's Day.
3. Buy a CityPass.
You only have nine days to use this pass from the first attraction you visit, but if you are planning a staycation for spring break or summer, consider a CityPass.
This pass will get you into multiple of Atlanta's top attractions (including the aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta and more) for a discounted rate. It's a huge saving over purchasing tickets separately.
4. Buy a membership.
Purchasing a museum membership is a great way to save money and support local cultural institutions. If you go to the museum at least three times in one year, the family pass is worth getting. Added benefits include access to special discounts and programs via an email list, birthday party discounts and a partial tax deduction of your membership payment. Check out the various types of memberships and their respective benefits here.
5. Take advantage of discounts for educators and military families.
Certain groups get discounts at the children's museum.
Active, retired, and reserve military members and their families get free admission on certain days of the year. Every other day, they get in for a discounted rate. Make sure you bring your military ID.
Educators also get money off their museum membership, as long as they can show ID proof.
6. Bring your own food to the museum.
There aren't a lot of restaurants around the museum. Although the museum has vending machines, you are welcome to pack a lunch and snacks to bring with you.
Sit down at the picnic tables to eat. You can also leave the museum to dine at a nearby restaurant, but that won't save you as much money. You can leave the museum and return.