The Michael C. Carlos Museum has the largest collection of ancient art and artifacts in the Southeast — including objects from ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome, Africa, and the ancient Americas.
This is the only place in Atlanta where you can view Egyptian mummies. You’ll also come face to face with Greek and Indian deities, African ritual masks, and artifacts from the Americas.
The Carlos Museum is also a real bargain as Atlanta museums go, with some of the cheapest admission prices in town. It is located on the Emory University quad.
To visit, you’ll need to make a timed reservation online — and then you can purchase your tickets upon arrival.
The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University is located at 571 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta.
- Tuesday thru Friday — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Saturday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday — noon to 5 p.m.
- Adults — $8
- Seniors, students, and children age 6-17 — $6
- $2 for an audio guide rental (recommended)
- FREE for kids age 5 and younger
- FREE for members, plus Emory students, faculty, and staff
Special events at the Carlos Museum
FREE outdoor movie
Wednesday, Oct. 6th at 7:30 p.m.
Come for an outdoor screening of Sweet Land, described as “a historical pageant that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity.”
You can get more information and read a synopsis of the film online.
The film will be shown on the Emory University Quadrangle, adjacent to the Carlos Museum. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.
In case of rain, the film will be shown in Ackerman Hall on Level Three of the Carlos Museum.
Free admission days & ticket discounts at the Carlos Museum
As a reminder, those with a membership to the Carlos Museum members always get in free.
Free Admission Fridays in November
Visit the Carlos Museum on most Fridays in November and receive FREE admission. The offer is good through in 2021 on November 5th, 12th, and 19th. The museum is closed on the 25th and 26th for Thanksgiving.
Does your daddy love mummies? If your Pops is wild about ancient Egypt, this is his lucky year — because dads get in FREE to the Carlos Museum on Sunday, June 20, 2021 for Father’s Day.
Half-price tickets via Offencore
This is an offer is $4 tickets, and the vouchers are mailed to you — which is not as convenient as mobile/email delivery. But there’s another catch — the service fee is very high. If you order just one ticket, you’ll incur a fee of $5, which puts your total at $9 (more than the regular price of a single ticket). This offer only gives you savings if you order several tickets at once.
Get the offer
More upcoming free events:
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
Want to check out the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the cheap? You’re in luck. While you’re there, you can check out a mix of exhibitions at the Carlos Museum. Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt exhibition, on display through November 11, 2018, showcases the cats and lions (and even dogs and jackals) in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. Be sure to browse the Carlos Museum’s other works–The new African galleries are now open, the Egyptian collection remains a favorite with my kids, and I’m partial to the Greek & Roman collection. And mark your calendars: The Chimera: Andy Warhol through the 1980s exhibition, on view August 25-November 25, 2018, “draws on Polaroids, silver gelatin prints, and screen prints from the Michael C. Carlos Museum’s Works on Paper collection to explore Warhol’s working process and his nuanced takes on identity, self-perception, beauty, composition, and the American icon. In contrast to his most iconic pop art prints, these lesser known works of art reveal a thoughtful and self-reflective artist interested in multiple techniques and stages of completion.” While they last, you can get discount tickets to the Carlos Museum, no coupon code required: Thanks to a deal on Groupon, $13 buys an audio tour package for two ($23 for four) to the Carlos Museum. The vouchers are valid for 120 days after purchase, giving you ample time to make it out to the museum when it’s convenient for you. Thanks to a deal on PoshDealz, $4 buys one ticket to the Carlos Museum. Want to check it out for free? Mark your calendars: You can get free admission to the Carlos Museum from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on select dates as part of the 100 Free Days promotion. Upcoming free admission dates include July 19, July 26, August 16, September 23, October 21, November 25, and December 30, 2018.
Admission is regularly $8 for adults & $6 for students and seniors with ID plus children ages 6-17. Emory University students, faculty, & staff admitted free with Emory ID. Audio guide rental is available for $2.
Atlanta, GA 30322