National Center for Civil and Human Rights: ticket discounts and free admission days
Get FREE admission on MLK Day — Details below!
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights 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.
Like most museums, it is now operating on a system of timed tickets, which you must purchase in advance online. This is to limit crowd capacity and ensure social distancing.
The Center is currently open only 4 days a week.
Thursday, Friday, and Sunday — noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LAST ENTRY IS ONE HOUR PRIOR TO CLOSING TIME.
A typical visit lasts approximately 90-120 minutes.
Regular admission prices are:
- $19.99 for adults
- $15.99 for kids age 7 to 12
- FREE for kids 6 and under
- $17.99 for military, educators, students, and seniors (with the appropriate ID)
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.
- 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.
Free admission on the weekend before MLK Day
Saturday, January 13, 2024
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Book your FREE e-ticket
Free admission through the Museums on Us program
If you qualify for the Museums on Us program, you can enjoy FREE admission to the Center for Civil & Human Rights on the first full weekend of each month.
The program has been extended for the holidays. If you qualify, you can get FREE admission any day the Center is open, from Dec. 21st to 31st, 2023.
Center for Civil and Human Rights Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve: Museum Closed
Christmas Day: Museum Closed
New Year’s Day: Museum Closed
All you need is a credit or debit card from one of these financial institutions:
- Bank of America
- Merrill Lynch
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.
FREE admission day for Black History Month
Visit the Center for FREE on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., as a kickoff to Black History Month.
You must reserve a ticket for a specific time slot, and you should plan to arrive on time.
If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, get your ticket now, because there is limited capacity.
Reserve a time slot
Special Offer: Family 4-Pack for $60
This is a great deal for families and friends in 2022. It brings the per-person cost down to just $15!
To take advantage of this offer, you’ll click through to the ticketing page — then click on the special-offer button, then choose a date and time for your visit.