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Memberships for Atlanta Museums and Parks

Have fun with your kids when you buy an annual pass to an Atlanta attraction.

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Membership is a great way to find things to do with your kids in Atlanta. With a membership, you'll go more often to your favorite Atlanta museum or water park or nature center. You'll also get the benefits of membership: saving money on admission, receiving offers to special events and programs, and getting discounts in restaurants and gift shops. 

Your membership provides needed support for your chosen venue, and in some cases, it's tax-deductible! Here's a breakdown of some of Atlanta's most popular destination and what their membership plans entail.

Note: most locations consider children 13 and over adults, so factor that into your decision if you have teenagers. Annual passes to all attractions include unlimited admission. 

Stone Mountain

What: Theme park/family attraction

Where: Stone Mountain, GA

Membership Cost: $54 for adults; $42 for children 3-12 plus tax

Perks: Discounts on hotel and golf; admission to seasonal special activities; discount on annual parking pass; $4.00 off tickets for friends. 

Worth it if you'd go more than twice per year. Regular admission is $27 for adults and $21 for children 3-12 plus tax. 

Lake Lanier Islands

What: Beach and waterpark on Lake Lanier

Where: Buford, GA

Membership Cost: Memberships start at $58.84 per person.

Perks: Free parking. More expensive memberships come with lots of extras, like free drinks and tubes, discounts on food, and admission to other attractions at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

Worth it if you'd go more than one time per year. Regular admission is $31.99 plus tax for adults and children over 42" tall. 

Six Flags White Water

What: Largest waterpark in the South

Where: Marietta, GA

Membership Cost: $59.99 per person or 2 for $99, plus tax. Buy a combo pass for White Water and Six Flags Over Georgia.

Perks: $300 in discount coupons; discount coupons for friends.

Worth it if you'd go more than two times. Regular admission is $29.99 online or $36.99 for adults and $26.99 for kids under 48" at the gate. 

Six Flags Over Georgia

What: Amusement park

Where: Austell, GA

Membership Cost: $64.99 per person when you buy 4; $74.99 for individual passes.

Perks: $300 in discounts; free admission to all 13 Six Flags around the country. Buy before May 1 and save $15.00 per pass.

Worth it if you'd go more than one time. Regular admission is $49.99 per person. However, Six Flags often offers special deals like buy one, get one free tickets; free tickets for kids' reading programs; and discounts on Coke cans. 

Zoo Atlanta

What: Atlanta's zoo, known for its giant pandas and gorillas

Where: Atlanta, GA

Membership Cost: Family memberships start at $99 for 2 adults and 4 children under 18. One adult may be unnamed, enabling you to bring a spouse, friend, or grandparent.

Perks: Zoo membership is tax-deductible. Get discounts on zoo programs, food, and merchandise. Receive invitations to member-only events. Your membership gives you reciprocal admission to zoos and aquariums around the country. 

Worth it for a family of four if you'd go more than one time. Regular admission is $20.99 for adults and $15.99 for children ages 3-12. 

Georgia Aquarium

What: World's largest aquarium, home to whale sharks and dolphins

Where: Atlanta, GA

Membership Cost: Adults: $62.95; Children: $45.95.

Perks: 10% off Dolphin Tales; 50% off Behind the Scenes Tours; free admission to 3D Wondershow; 10% discount on tickets purchased for friends.

Worth it if you'd go more than two times. Regular admission is $24.95 for adults and $18.95 for children. 

Atlanta Botanical Garden

What: Beautiful gardens in the heart of Atlanta, complete with a canopy walk, a children's area, and an edible garden

Where: Atlanta, GA

Membership Cost:  $99 for two adults and their children or grandchildren. One adult may be unnamed, allowing you to bring a different guest each time.

Perks: Reciprocal admission to 200 other gardens and arboreta; discounts to special events and educational programs; 10% discount at some area garden centers.

Worth it for a family of four if you'd go more than once. Regular admission is $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for children ages 3-12. 

World of Coca-Cola

What: Museum dedicated to the celebration of Coca-Cola; home of the famous unlimited tasting room

Where: Atlanta, GA

Membership Cost: Adults: $32; Children 3-12: $24.

Perks: 10% discount on purchases at World of Coca-Cola and 10% discount at Pemberton Cafe. 

Worth it if you'd go more than two times per year. Regular admission is $16 for adults and $12 for kids. 

Imagine It!

What: Atlanta's children's museum

Where: Atlanta, GA

Membership Cost: $125 for two household adults and household children.

Perks: Free tickets to share with friends; reciprocal admission to 160 nationwide children's museums, including INK in Gainesville; discounts on purchases and special events, including birthday parties and camps. Partially tax-deductible.

Worth it for a family of four if you'd go more than two times. Regular admission is $12.50 for adults and children ages 3 and above.

High Museum

What: Atlanta's museum of art

Where: Atlanta, GA 

Membership Cost: $90 for one or two adults and their children and grandchildren.

Perks: Discounts on purchases, parking, and walk-up tickets for friends.

Worth it for a family of four if you'd go more than one time, unless you have very small children. Regular admission is $18 for adults; $11 for children 6-17; and free for ages 5 and under. 

Fernbank Museum

What Museum of Natural History

Where: Atlanta, GA

Membership Cost: $95 for two adults and four children. One adult and the children don't have to be named, so you can bring guests.

Perks: Reciprocal admission to 200 science museums; fully tax-deductible; discounts on IMAX tickets. 

Worth it for a family of four if you'd go more than one time. Regular admission is $17.50 for adults and $15.50 for children 3-12. 

 

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