Best Family Memberships in Atlanta
In September, experience savings with SWAPtember at 16 Atlanta attractions. Show a current membership from any participating organization to receive $10 off a new membership through Sept. 30. Participating locations include Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta History Center, The Breman Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Center for Puppetry Arts, Chattahoochee Nature Center, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, DeKalb History Center, Fernbank Museum, High Museum of Art, Historic Oakland Foundation, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, MOCA GA, Tellus Science Museum, Piedmont Park Conservancy and Zoo Atlanta.
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. We’ve listed them from the least to the most expensive. Keep in mind these memberships usually pay for themselves in two visits or less.
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.
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; two guest passes; invitations to member events. Family memberships start at $99.
This cultural attraction connects the American Civil Rights Movement with today’s Global Human Rights Movement with galleries that tell the story of the struggles. Family membership includes: admission for two adults and up to five children. Family memberships start at $100.
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; reciprocal privileges at other gardens. Family memberships start at $109.
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.
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.
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.
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 $55 per person.
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.
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.
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.
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.