Being a parent isn’t cheap–here are some ways to save on activities, museum visits, plus other discounts and promotions to help with overall saving. Check out these free and cheap holiday-themed events for more fun.

Free Fun:

Free First Saturday at Dunwoody Nature Center

Join in on free fun centered around snowflakes. Dec. 7.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to the Museum and family programs from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 8.

Design Club Day: Hour of Code at Museum of Design Atlanta

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with coding challenges, such as coding your own dance party, App Labs and more. Dec. 8.

Family Fun Day at Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

Enjoy a free day of fun with inflatables, push toys, crafts, community service projects, basketball competition, movies and more. Dec. 25.

New Year’s Eve Bash at The Battery Atlanta

Ring in the new year early with the Early Innings celebration featuring an inflatable ball drop, Atlanta Braves in-game host, Mark Owens, a performance by The Atlanta Spirit Squad and more. Dec. 31.

Check out these deals:

Sky Zone 

Use the code “Atlanta Parent” for a $10 Sky Zone gift card.


Use the code “ATLPARENT” to save $15 on a 6-month membership.

Dentistry for Children

Request an appointment today for a $99 new patient special.

Monkey Joe’s in Marietta

Enjoy Toddler Tuesdays, where children ages five and younger receive a discounted admission of $5. Wacky Wednesdays allow all guests to receive half off the regular admission price if they know the Facebook Word of the Day from Monkey Joe’s Marietta Facebook page.

One Hundred Free Days

Michael C. Carlos Museum
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formal founding at Emory University’s Atlanta campus, they are hosting 100 days of free admission. Free admission is offered between 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 24. See full schedule on the website.

Chattahoochee Nature Center Library Pass Program 

You can now get free admission to Chattahoochee Nature Center at Georgia Public libraries. Through a library loan program, public libraries in Georgia will receive passes to CNC, which can be checked out by library card holders like other library items. This pass is good for four people to get free general admission.

Zoo Atlanta Library Pass Program 

Georgia residents can visit a local library and check out the “Zoo Atlanta Library Pass” for free admission for a family of four. Adults with a valid library card from any branch of a participating public library system throughout the state of Georgia* may access the pass. One pass is available for checkout at each participating branch, and may be checked out once per year, per household.
*excluding the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta. See website for additional rules. 

Center for Puppetry Arts Library Passport to Puppetry 

With the Georgia Public Libraries’ “Passport to Puppetry” program, visit any participating public library in Georgia for free museum admissions and special show and workshop discounts. Valid for up to four Museum admissions. Receive 25 percent off an All-Inclusive ticket, which includes a Family Series Performance, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop and the Museum.

Museums on Us 

If you are a Bank of America cardholder, you can participate in the “Museums on Us” program. Present your Bank of America, Merrill Lynch or U.S. Trust card and a picture ID on the first weekend of every month for one free admission. Participating museums include: Atlanta History Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, High Museum of Art and Tellus Science Museum.

Georgia ParkPass/Historic Site Library Pass Program 

Visit your local library and check out this pass for free admission and parking for up to four visitors at Georgia State Parks and Historic sites.

Nature Centers

Each first Saturday of the month at Dunwoody Nature Center there is a different theme with corresponding activities. Other free nature centers around Atlanta include: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve in Johns Creek, Blue Heron Nature Preserve in North Buckhead and Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve in Decatur.

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