History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $6 for admission for two (up to a $12 value)
- $14 for one individual membership (a $30 value)
- $22 for one family membership (a $50 value)
Guests and members can visit The APEX Museum as it celebrates its 35th anniversary. Along with free admission, individual memberships include a complementary poster. Family memberships, which accommodate four people, include the same benefits as the individual membership, as well as a complementary Lift Every Voice CD. Children under age 4 are admitted for free.
The APEX Museum
Starting in 6500 B.C., Africans made great advancements in agriculture, astronomy, philosophy, and medicine. At The APEX Museum, the history of African-Americans begins on this uplifting note before venturing through what the museum calls the "Door of No Return." This section of the museum traces the history of slavery in unflinching detail and profiles the heroes who fought back, such as Henry "Box" Brown and Harriet Tubman.
After the exhibits reach the Reconstruction Era, the museum focuses on Atlanta's African-American history as framed by Auburn Avenue. Artifacts, photographs, and multimedia spotlight the ways in which this street was a beacon of African-America entertainment, education, and entrepreneurship from the mid-1800s to the 1960s. APEX calls special attention to entrepreneurship with its replica of the Yates and Milton Drug Store, one of the first Atlanta businesses owned by African-Americans.
Along with its in-house exhibitions, the museum curates several travelling exhibitions that bring African-American historical perspectives to institutions around the country. Those include Breaking Barriers, an examination of African-American contributions to the American space program, and Whats the Big Idea?, which celebrates the African-American inventors of objects such as the ice cream scooper.