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*
Did you know that you can get free passes from the library for the Center for Puppetry Arts?
Check out the Georgia Public Libraries’ Passport to Puppetry at your local Cobb County Public Library System branch for free museum admissions and special show and workshop discounts for your family! Thanks to a new partnership between the Center for Puppetry Arts and Georgia’s Public Libraries, citizens with valid library cards can check out the Center’s new Passport to Puppetry at any participating public library in all 159 Georgia counties.
The passport is valid for up to 4 Museum admissions. Add a performance and enjoy a Create-A-Puppet Workshop for 25% off!* Show discount must be redeemed day of Museum visit. Not valid online, for previously booked tickets, group ticket sales, or with any other discount. *Discount applicable to the Family Series All-Inclusive Ticket or Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
Savings for a family of 4: almost $35.00
Enjoy free admission to Chattahoochee Nature Center with the CNC Pass. Pass holders gain admission all day to CNC to enjoy picnicking, hiking trails, family fun days, aviaries with wild birds, concerts, and plenty of activities for all ages. 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. This pass is good for four people to get free general admission to CNC’s 127 acre site in Roswell.
Savings for a family of 4: almost $40.00
The Park Pass kit gives library patrons in Georgia free admission or parking to more than 60 State Parks and Historic Site locations of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Each ParkPass pass is available for check-out for one week to allow for free entry (to Historic Sites) for up to two visitors. The kits also include a parking pass and guide booklet. The ParkPass is a budget-saver for families: most Daily ParkPasses are $5, according to the DNR. CCPLS patrons are encouraged to reserve ParkPass kits in advance, especially for busy vacation seasons. Planning is also highly recommended as hours vary at States Parks and Historic Sites, with several operating under limited schedules due to tight budgets. 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
To be used in conjunction with the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites ParkPass, the Discovery Backpack includes three folding pocket guides — Georgia birds : a folding pocket guide to familiar species, Georgia trees & wildflowers : a folding pocket guide to familiar species, and Georgia wildlife : a folding pocket guide to familiar species — and one pair of binoculars. Make the most of your next outdoor adventure with the Georgia State Parks Discovery Backpack!
Georgia library patrons traveling to South Georgia is the DNR’s Go Fish Family Pass program. The Go Fish Passes provide free entry into the Perry-based Go Fish Education Center for up to four visitors. Each CCPLS branch received one Go Fish Pass per location.
Savings: up to $30.00
Be sure to check out your local parks! There’s no need for a pass for these locations. Be sure to 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, PRCA’s Natural Resources Program includes the multi-use Silver Comet Trail, Heritage Park Trails, and East Cobb Park.
- Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield
- Silver Comet Trail
The Macon Museum Pass provides free admission for four 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
Thanks to a new partnership between the Michael C. Carlos Museum and Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia families can now enjoy the museum’s exquisite permanent collections and renowned special exhibitions showcasing arts and culture from around the world for free!
Savings for a family of 6: $40.00
Learn how important the railroad was to Cobb County’s economy and history before and after the Civil War at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History in Kennesaw. Check out an informative DVD at the library, watch it at home, then return it to receive a pass for general admission for a family of 4. Pass must be used within 7 days of receipt.
Savings for a family of 4: up to $40
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Family Pass provides free general admission for up to 4 individuals. The Breman Museum 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: $48.00
The family pass to Zoo Atlanta is a popular item at CCPLS locations, even with limited availability. Zoo Atlanta passes provide free admission for up to 4 individuals (children 2 and under enter the zoo for free) 7 days a week. To obtain the free Zoo Atlanta Family Pass, patrons must first check out a special DVD on the zoo and return it to receive the free pass. The pass must be used within 14 days of receipt. To learn more and to check the availability of the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass, call your library branch or find it in our catalog. View the FAQ here.
Savings for a family of 4: almost $75.00