Thanks to a generous grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation, admission to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is FREE from January 28 through February 28, 2019. This makes the museum highly accessible all through Black History Month.
Adult admission is usually $20, so if you’ve been wanting to visit this hometown landmark, now is your chance. The civil rights center is downtown, near Centennial Olympic Park, where many other Super Bowl related activities are taking place in the days leading up to game day.
Planning your visit…
Even though admission is free, you need a complimentary ticket to enter the museum.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Tickets are for a specific date and entry time, to help manage the flow of visitors.
- Tickets cannot be reserved online prior to your visit. All tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office.
- You can pick up a ticket at the center’s box office, where the staff will try to accommodate your request for a specific entry time.
- There is a six-ticket limit per person for ticket pickups.
- The last entry is usually at 4 p.m. (one hour before closing), unless extended hours are in effect.
- If you’re planning a group visit, you’ll need to schedule in advance.
About the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The center is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American civil rights movement to the current global human rights movement. Exhibits use powerful imagery, historic artifacts, and compelling storytelling to inspire visitors.
Current exhibits include:
- The American and Civil Right Movement
Dynamic exhibits like Freedom Riders and Lunch Counter allow visits to listen to the first-hand experiences of the Freedom Riders and participate in a simulation of a sit-in protest at a 1960s diner.
- The Global Human Right Movement
This gallery includes interactive experiences that foster understanding of human rights issues around the world — and how they affect our lives here in the U.S.
- Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change
This is a special traveling exhibit that will only be here through March 29. It recognizes athletes who have become civil rights advocates shows how they used their platform to create awareness foster change.
- The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collections
This on-loan exhibit features items from Dr. Martin Luther King’s personal papers, providing an intimate view into the visionary leader’s mind.
The center is located at 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, in downtown Atlanta between the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. (If you drive, you can use the parking decks for those two venues.)
If you take MARTA, the Civic Center Station is just an eight-minute walk away. You can view MARTA’s getting-there guide online.