Atlantamuseumweek_landing_pageFor the first time in Atlanta’s history, participating cultural institutions will offer special admission deals for the general public between April 25 and May 1 as a way to celebrate the city’s museums and cultural destinations. This is being done in conjunction with the 2015 American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Themed “Discover What’s New,” this first annual Museum Week is designed to invite people to explore the diverse cultural offerings the city has to offer.

“It is our hope is that as a result of this opportunity, Atlantans will gain a deeper understanding of the social value of museums through their programs and collections, educational opportunities, and their public service,” said Sheffield Hale, president & CEO of the Atlanta History Center and Local Conference Chair for the AAM 2015 Annual Meeting. “While this program is being undertaken in conjunction with the conference, it is our collective intention to make this an ongoing annual event in Atlanta.”

Participating Institutions:

Buy-One-Get-One-Free Admission:
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum 
Atlanta History Center
Booth Western Art Museum
Braves Museum Hall of Fame
The Breman Museum
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Center for Puppetry Arts
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience
Delta Flight Museum
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Science Center
The Georgia Aquarium
Hammonds House Museum
High Museum of Art
Historic Oakland Cemetery
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
Margaret Mitchell House
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Millennium Gate Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)
Museum of Design Atlanta
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Tellus Science Museum
World of Coca-Cola
The Wren’s Nest

Free Admission:
CAU Art Galleries
David J. Sencer CDC Museum
Georgia Museum of Art
The King Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
Museum of History and Holocaust, Kennesaw State UniversityA
Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking at Georgia Tech
Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University

The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) is hosting a special landing page on that has all of the information on this exciting program as well as the downloadable coupon for the 2-for-1 offer. The direct link is Participating institutions are encouraging patrons to share the awareness of this exciting program as well as their discoveries that week with #atlmuseumweek.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.