Now’s a great time to start planning your next adventure!
Did you know that you can get free passes from the library for:
Center for Puppetry Arts
Chattahoochee Nature Center *new*
Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Georgia State Parks Discovery Backpack
Go Fish Education Center
Macon Museums *new*
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Southern Museum *expanded*
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum *new*
The passport is valid for up to 4 visitors to the World of Puppetry Museum in Atlanta, GA, OR for 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.
Savings for a family of 4: up to $50
Free general admission for up to 4 visitors to Chattahoochee Nature Center’s 127-acres 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 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.
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.
If you’re heading to South Georgia, check out the Department of Natural Resource’s Go Fish Education Center and Hatchery in Perry, GA. The Go Fish Pass provides free entry for up to 4 visitors to explore the hatchery, aquarium and casting pond where you can try your hand at catch and release.
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.
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 quality, educational programming today!
Savings for a family of 4 to all 3 museums: $85.00
Up to 6 visitors get free admission to the Carlos Museum’s exquisite permanent collections and renowned 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.
Savings for a family of 6: up to $48.00
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.
Savings for a family of 4: up to $40
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. Please note that the museum is closed on Saturdays. Check their website for a full schedule.
Savings for a family of 4: up to $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 4 visitors to Zoo Atlanta. The pass must be used within 14 days of receipt. Note that children 2 years of age and younger get in for free. The zoo is open 7 days a week, 363 days of the year. The DVD may be checked out only once per year.
Savings for a family of 4: almost $75.00