UPDATED on June 30, 2020.
The Museums On Us program will resume in August — with the first free weekend taking place on August 1st and 2nd, for those museums that have re-opened by then.
PLEASE verify the event is on before you head to a museum!
Also, note that all museums are now working on a timed ticket system to limit crowd capacity. So even on free days, it’s likely you’ll need to reserve your time slot online ahead of time. We’ll update when we know more about how this will work.
Note that the info below the line is the original post and may no longer be completely accurate as far as policies and procedures for redeeming the offer.
That credit or debit card in your wallet just might gain you FREE admission to popular Atlanta-area attractions once a month, through the Museums On Us program.
The qualifying cards include credit/debit cards from Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and U.S. Trust.
If you’re a customer of one of these banks, this is a great deal for you! Who wouldn’t want free admission to the High Museum?
This is how it works:
- On the first full weekend of each month, head over to any participating museum, zoo, aquarium, science enter, or botanical garden — either in Atlanta or another city you’re traveling to. (SEE ABOVE — YOU’LL NEED A RESERVED TIME SLOT)
- Present your qualifying Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card, along with a photo ID.
- Receive a free ticket for general admission.
Note that only the cardholder gets a free ticket. If you’re taking your family, regular prices apply to non-cardholders. The program also excludes special events, special exhibitions, and ticketed shows.
Here in Atlanta, the Museums On Us program gets you free admission to:
- The High Museum of Art (re-opening July 18, 2020)
- The Tellus Science Museum (re-opening on June 20, 2020)
- The Atlanta History Center (no word yet on a reopen date)
- The Center for Civil and Human Rights (no reopen date yet)
If you happen to be traveling on the first full weekend of a month, you can visit the Museums On Us website to find participating venues at your destination city. More than 150 museums participate, nationwide.
For 2020, the dates of the Museums On Us program are:
(note that we are still in the process of verifying these dates)
January 4th and 5th February 1st and 2nd March 7th and 8th April 4th and 5th May 2nd and 3rd June 6th and 7th July 4th and 5th
- August 1st and 2nd
- September 5th and 6th
- October 3rd and 4th
- November 7th and 8th
- December 5th and 6th
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