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.
Know before you go
Masks are required, and you’ll undergo a temperature scan upon arrival.
You are encouraged to bring your own earbuds or headphones with you. (Disposable earbuds are available on site.)
Please have your e-tickets ready at the museum entrance.
FREE admission during October
Thanks to a generous sponsor, the Center offers FREE admission every day it is open during the month of October in 2020.
You must reserve a ticket for a specific day and 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 and some dates have already sold out.
Limit of 4 tickets per order.
Special Offer: Family 4-Pack for $60
This is a great deal for families and friends. 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.
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.
All you need is a credit or debit card from one of these financial institutions:
- Bank of America
- Merrill Lynch
- U.S. Trust
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.