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Up to 51% Off Visits to the High Museum of Art Atlanta

High Museum of Art Atlanta

Midtown

$39 $19

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Thousands of art pieces in a light-filled gallery offer something for everyone, including a gallery of imaginative mid-century car designs

49% Off from Biplane Rides Over Atlanta

Biplane Rides Over Atlanta

57th Fighter Group Restaurant

$175 $89

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Pilots lift passengers in bright biplanes to glimpse bird's-eye views of downtown Atlanta or Stone Mountain during 20-minute flights

Up to 49% Off at The Children's Museum of Atlanta

The Children's Museum of Atlanta

Downtown

$25.50 $14

(147)

Hands-on exhibits geared toward kids ages 8 and younger include a farm-to-table zone, walls to paint, and little cranes to operate

Michael C. Carlos Museum – Up to 50% Off

Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University

Emory University

$20 $12

(120)

Discover the stories of civilizations through more than 17,000 works of art from ancient Egypt and the Americas to Africa and Asia

Up to 58% Off at African-American History Museum

The APEX Museum

Downtown

$12 $6.50

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African-American history museum with a focus on America's black community and their contributions to the nation and the world

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia – Up to 67% Off

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Buckhead

$35 $17

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Unlimited admission to exhibits from local and international artists, plus discounts on workshops, programs, and other events

Museum of Design Atlanta – Up to 48% Off Visits

Museum of Design Atlanta

Midtown

$20 $11

The museum focuses on design by architects, graphic artists, and industrial designers through rotating exhibits and guest lectures

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The National Museum of Commercial Aviation sends visitors into the friendly skies without ever leaving the ground. Inside the 6,000-square-foot facility rests a collection of more than 35,000 artifacts from airlines and facilities dating as far back as the 1930s. Glass cases house a variety of dishes and flatware from mile-high kitchens, as well as timetables and ticket jackets. Meanwhile, mannequins display 200 vintage uniforms for pilots and attendants alike. Visitors can take a seat inside a Delta Airlines 727 familiarization trainer, replete with switches, gauges, and buttons. Inside they can attempt realistic take-offs and landings while navigating the Microsoft Flight Simulator housed within. The museum is also home to one of the first tug tractors, a Gate Gourmet catering truck, and the cockpit of the Eastern Airlines Martin 404 once used by singer and musician Ray Charles to travel from gig to gig along with his three million baby grand pianos.

5442 Frontage Rd
Forest Park,
GA
US

Located in a historic train depot in Jonesboro—the setting for Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind—the Road to Tara Museum assembles memorabilia and artwork inspired by the novel and its classic 1939 film adaptation. Visitors can meander past reproductions of the costumes worn by Vivien Leigh or peruse the many foreign translations of the book. The voice of Fred Crane, who played Brent Tarleton on screen, narrates sights throughout the museum, regaling with behind-the-scene tales of the movie set and Clark Gable’s mustache wax. Regular tours extend the educational experience outside the museum walls, exploring Clayton County’s various plantations and historic battlefields still littered with cork pop guns and broken water balloons.

104 N Main St
Jonesboro,
GA
US

The Atlanta History Center, one of the largest history centers in the nation at 33 acres, chronicles the life and exploits of Georgians with signature exhibits and temporary displays in the Atlanta History Museum, depicts the history of the Olympics in the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and enlightens visitors with historic houses, trails and gardens. In the temporary exhibit, War in Our Backyards: Discovering Atlanta, 1861-1865, visitors study interactive map overlays, artifacts, and photographs to discover which Civil War battles took place in their yards and which took place where their statue of Bruce Lee stands. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment explores the history of the Apollo Theater’s influence on American entertainment and showcases memorabilia including Michael Jackson's fedora and dresses worn by The Supremes, and the Native Lands: Indians and Georgia display educates modern Georgians on the state’s original residents, the Mississippian Indian tribes. The Atlanta History Center’s historic houses such as Swan House give visitors a glimpse of rural Georgian lifestyle during the 1920s and '30s, and gardens and trails both historic and contemporary soothe minds with lush foliage, leaving visitors as relaxed as a rubber band in a steam room.

130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

The masterful instructors at the Spruill Center for the Arts soak students’ brain sponges in creative know-how via a diverse selection of 90-minute art classes, ranging from digital photography to blacksmithing. Basic or watercolor painting classes stoke the flames of inner van Goghs, and screenplay-writing lessons provide the trade secrets necessary to write distinguished works such as The Magna Carta: Live. A brief foray into ceramics puts participants on the right path to spun-clay enlightenment, and skills acquired in jewelry crafting and portrait drawing may pay dividends in future romantic courtships. No class will exceed 26 pupils, ensuring that each attendee will receive ample instructor attention to ask questions about postmodern art or create intricate student-teacher secret handshakes.

4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta,
GA
US

Confined to plutonium-powered DeLoreans and unwieldy telephone booths, time travel is a dangerous and mischief-baiting activity. Instead, let history repeat itself as often as you can stand it with today’s Groupon: $42 gets two adults and up to four children or grandchildren (under 18) a yearlong family membership to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (an $85 value). Individuals can purchase solo museum membership, including admission and member benefits for one person, for $30 (a $60 value).

767 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

Created by the Lookingglass Theatre Company from Chicago, Lookingglass Alice offers an acrobatic and dizzyingly playful take on Lewis Carroll's double-dose of Victorian childhood wonder, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. As Alice falls, floats, and flies across Wonderland's chessboard on her way to becoming Queen Alice, chairs pop up from the floor, Tweedledee and Tweedledum tweedle-tumble across the stage, our heroine voyages across a swirling sea of blue, and much more. The remarkable cast of five often seems like a bursting circus of 40 as they switch costumes, juggle, ride unicycles, walk on stilts, and defy logic as often as they defy gravity.

1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta,
GA
US