For one day only, the main lobby of the Carter Museum will be stranger than the town of Hawkins, from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. The public is invited to enjoy fun and games, as part of the FREE Strange Saturday event on Saturday, August 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
You’re encouraged to come in costume — so get out your best ’80s attire! Strange Saturday at the Carter Museum will also include giveaways, ’80s arcade games, demos, a panel discussion, a live podcast, and more.
If you’d like to attend, please RSVP and get your free ticket through Eventbrite so the organizers know how many people to expect. It’s not clear whether or not you’ll be asked to show your ticket, so it’s best to get it ahead of time — there are no fees at all.
The Strange Saturday event is held in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit Georgia on my Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry. (See exhibit info below!)
Note that admission to the exhibit is NOT free at the Strange Saturday event — you’ll pay a reasonable museum entrance fee for that. The prices and exhibit hours are listed below.
Schedule of Events
- All day: Arcade, photo booth, scavenger hunt
- 10:00 a.m. to noon: Trivia with prizes (while supplies last)
- 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.: costume contest judging (top 3 get prizes)
- 1:00-2:00 p.m.: D&D campaign
Current & upcoming events at the Carter Presidential Center
Exhibit: Georgia On My Screen
This special exhibit will run through the end of 2019, and is included with the price of a regular museum admission (free for ages 16 and under; $12 for adults; see additional discounts in the sections below).
This is a really good deal — pay for one adult admission and take the kids for free!
The exhibit traces the development of Georgia’s film industry, from then-Governor Carter’s creation of the first film commission, to today’s multi-billion dollar industry.
The fun part? Getting to see over 60 artifacts from movies and TV shows filmed in Georgia.
A Collider article notes these highlights of the exhibit:
A few highlights of the exhibition include:
- The Best Picture Oscar statuette won by Driving Miss Daisy
- Memorabilia from The Walking Dead, including Negan’s bat and Lucille and Daryl’s motorcycles
- An oak stake from the vampire series The Originals (the only weapon on Earth that can kill an Original vampire)
- Costumes and artifacts from Stranger Things, including Eleven’s dress and Chief Hopper’s uniform
- Vinny’s boots and Mona Lisa’s dress from the 20th Century Fox film, My Cousin Vinny (1992)
- Denzel Washington’s coaching uniform from the Disney film, Remember the Titans(2000)
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Special admission discounts
The Carter Museum is part of the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active military families.
Military discounts (content on the way)