9 FREE Things You Can Do With Your Library Card

on May 5, 2019

With a book you can travel the world…but with your library card, you can explore nine amazing places right here in Georgia!  Here are just some of the FREE things you can do with your library card.  With your free library card, you can check out passes for free and reduced-cost entry to places like Zoo Atlanta, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, The Center for Puppetry Arts  and more.  These programs have provided hundreds of hours of free programming for public library patrons while saving Georgia families more than $13 million in the last 10 years.

11 FREE Things You Can Do With Your Library Card

Macon Museum Pass

This pass is unique in Georgia as it allows free admission for up to four people to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Tubman Museum. It is also accompanied by a traveling exhibit of banners on loan from Visit Macon.  The Macon Museum Pass is not only unique in what it provides access to, but how much it provides access to. With one pass, in one day, a group of four can experience physical sciences, astronomy, the animal kingdom, modern, classical, and culturally significant art, multiple ethnic cultures, and more.

Georgia State Parks

Use your public library card and check out a “ParkPass,” which exempts you from paying the daily parking fee at state parks. The Historic Sites Family Pass exempts up to four visitors from admission fees to state historic sites operated by Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites.

Zoo Atlanta

With your library card, Georgia residents can check out the Zoo Atlanta Library.  There is so much to do at the Zoo…food, shopping, kids’ activities, keeper talks and so much more.  Guests will appreciate the expanded African Savannah habitat.  The all-new African Savanna is opening August 8, 2019.  The state-of-the-art indoor Zambezi Elephant Center opens June, 2019.  To get your four free passes you borrow a video on the zoo; when you return it you get your passes.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Check out passes to CNC. The pass is good for four people to get free general admission to CNC’s 127 acre site in Roswell.

With their free admission, pass holders gain admission all day to CNC to enjoy picnicking, hiking trails, family fun days, aviaries with wild birds, concerts, and plenty of activities for all ages. CNC is open seven days a week, year-round. During summer months, CNC’s popular Butterfly Encounter is open every day, allowing guests to walk among hundreds of butterflies.

Breman Family Pass

The Family Pass provides free admission for up to four people to the Breman Museum. One of the leading places to visit in Atlanta, GA, the Jewish culture, arts and history museum is home to the permanent exhibition Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years, 1933-1945; the Blonder Family Gallery dedicated to Southern Jewish History; and the Schwartz Gallery, which hosts a variety of traveling and rotating exhibitions.

Go Fish Ed Center

Go Fish Education Center Family Pass admits up to four people to the Go Fish Education Center in Prry for free. A goal of this program is to draw attention to the conservation and preservation efforts of the Department of Natural Resources, specifically Georgia’s aquatic habitats and species.

Fox in a Box

The Fox Theatre Institute, “Fox in a Box” gives Georgians of all ages an opportunity to learn about the rich history of the Fox Theatre and America through engaging learning sessions.

The Fox Theatre Institute also donated a DVD copy of “The Legend Lives On:  Atlanta’s Fox Theatre” by Georgia Public Broadcasting to each of the libraries. The exhibit tour is scheduled to wrap up in early 2021.

Michael C Carlos Museum

With a valid Georgia library card you  can check out a Family Pass to the Carlos Museum at Emory University for up to six people.  The Carlos Museum has the largest ancient art collections in the Southeast, including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa and the ancient Americas.

Center for Puppetry Arts

Check out the Center’s “Passport to Puppetry” for up to four museum admissions and 25% off an all-inclusive ticket.  Their largest collection is the creations of Jim Henson’s studio…just that makes this place worth visiting!  It highlights his major creations and projects from the beginning of his career to late in his career.

Georgia’s public libraries, partnerships with these organizations, provide families the chance to spend time together while saving money.

These partnerships are popular, so check with your local library for details and availability.  Use your free library card at any library in Georgia to “check out” these special activities.

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