Greene Family Learning Gallery, High Museum of Art| CatMax Photography

We all miss visiting our favorite Atlanta museums and attractions during their COVID 19 closures, but you can still experience them from home! Many are offering special content such as free behind-the-scenes tours, hands-on activities, experiments and storytimes. Families can even enjoy virtual field trips to places like Children’s Museum of Atlanta, the High Museum and Zoo Atlanta. Purchasing a family membership now is a great way to show your thanks and support during this difficult time.

Family memberships (good for one year) are a great way to save money when kids want to visit their favorite attraction again and again. Atlanta Parent thinks these memberships are worth the investment. Keep in mind these memberships usually pay for themselves in two visits or less.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Escape the city and learn about nature through programs and hands-on activities. Family membership includes: Free admission for two adults and up to four children; guest passes for four people; free admission to Family Fun Days; member-only events; free or reduced admission to other nature centers. Family memberships start at $90.

Atlanta History Center

Learn about the history of Atlanta and the South through visits to the 1840s Smith Family Farm. Family membership includes: Free admission for two adults and four children; free admission to annual family programs and Magic Mondays, plus invitations to members-only events. Family memberships start at $99.

Center for Civil and Human Rights

This cultural attraction connects the American Civil Rights Movement and today’s Global Human Rights Movement through galleries that tell the story of the struggles. Family membership includes: admission for two adults and up to five children, free or reduced-admission film screenings. Family memberships start at $120.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta’s urban oasis is home to expansive and unique plants and trees and an interactive Children’s Garden. Family membership includes: admission for two adults and two kids at the Atlanta and Gainesville gardens; four guest passes; invitations for members-only events, reciprocal privileges at other gardens. Family memberships start at $115.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Muppets are here! The biggest American organization dedicated to the art of puppet theater includes a hand-on puppetry museum and numerous live puppet performances. Family membership includes: Free museum admission, priority seating and discounts on performances. Family memberships start at $110.

Tellus Science Museum

Dig for gems and fossils, visit a solar house, marvel at dinosaur fossils and much more in this hands-on museum for science and technology. Family membership includes: Unlimited admission or two adults and all children under age 18; four planetarium tickets; reciprocal benefits at other science centers. Family memberships start at $110.

Center for Puppetry Arts

High Museum of Art 

Older kids will appreciate the impressive exhibits and younger kids will love the Greene Family Learning Gallery with drawing stations, foam building blocks and a craft wall. Family membership includes: admission to museum collections, special exhibitions and Friday Jazz, First Friday and Toddler Thursday; members-only events; $5 admission tickets for up to five guests per visit. Family memberships start at $110.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta 

Young engineers and LEGO enthusiasts have plenty of opportunities to build and create and they’re fascinated by the designs of master builders. Annual passes include: admission for a year; 25% off admission for guests; 20% off café and 10% off at LEGO store and for birthday parties. Annual Passes start at $50 per person.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

This museum is disguised as a play place with six permanent exhibits, traveling displays and special interactive programs. The water play and moon sand areas are can’t-miss fun. Family membership includes: admission for two adults and four kids; four vouchers valid for $5 museum admission; bring friends for free on select days; 50% off admission to other children’s museums. Family memberships start at $130.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Beyond those jaw-dropping dinosaur bones, Fernbank has discovery areas, traveling exhibits, kid-friendly events and a giant screen theater. WildWoods includes a playground, elevated walkways and stroller-friendly walking trails. Family membership includes: admission for two adults and four kids; discounted admission tickets for six guests and a discount on children’s birthday parties. Family memberships start at $130.

Zoo Atlanta

Close encounters with exotic animals are just the start – the zoo offers two playgrounds and a splashpad, a train, a carousel, and keeper talks and events year round. Family membership includes: admission for two adults and four kids; discounted admission at affiliated zoos and aquariums. Family memberships start at $139.

Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta boasts the world’s largest aquarium and includes adorable penguins, Beluga whales, whale sharks and trained dolphins. Family membership includes: Free admission for four family members; members only discounts and events. Family memberships start at $285.

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