March 16, 2019

6 can't-miss spring break deals on Atlanta’s favorite attractions 

With spring break approaching, it's time to figure out some ways to keep the kids happily occupied – without breaking the bank.

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These  six can't-miss deals on Atlanta’s go-to destinations will provide fun for the whole family and some pretty easy ways to save money while doing so:

Other attractions include a 4D theater, a bottling line, gift shop and Milestones of Refreshment to name just a few.
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World of Coke, 121 Baker St NW, Atlanta. https://www.worldofcoca-cola.com/

For the rest of March 2019, guests can buy up to four general admission tickets for $50 (plus tax).

To use the deal, guests must present a copy of the coupon from Coke’s website. The offer must be redeemed at the walk-up ticket window and cannot be used for more than eight tickets. It does not apply with any other discounts.

Tellus Science Museum will host specially themed programs and activities over spring break.
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Tellus Science Museum, 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville. 770-606-5700. tellusmuseum.org.

Tellus is ready to get kids working on their future and their resumes with 5 days of science careers, starting April 1. Come all ye young astronomers, geologists, doctors, aviators and engineers and dress up like  a scientist, whatever that means to you.

Ways to save: Tellus participates in the Museums on Us program that lets Bank of America/Merrill Lynch cardholders have free admission for the first full weekend (consecutive Saturday and Sunday) of each month.

Active military personnel with ID are admitted free, and their dependents are admitted for half price.

Senior trainer Lloyd Dodge (center) gets the Bernstein family, Melissa (from left), Emily, Zack and Michael, some hands on time with a dolphin.
Photo: Bob Andres

Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. 404-581-4000. www.georgiaaquarium.org.

The aquarium suggests the following experiences during spring break:

  • Animal Encounters: A behind-the-scenes experience with an aquatic animal
  • SunTrust Pier 221: A live sea lion training session
  • The AT&T Dolphin Celebration
  • Behind The Seas Tours
  • The 4D Funbelievable Theater

Ways to save: Early Bird Discount. Buy your tix online and choose  an entry time before 11 a.m. Every one gets in for $30.95 per person. Hours vary, but sometimes doors open as early as  8 a.m.

The aquarium also gives a discount of 20 percent on weekdays and 10 percent on weekends when you buy your tickets online and choose an arrival time between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

And if you're a Georgia resident, you can visit the aquarium for free on your birthday by showing your ID at a ticket window.

Need more deals? They’ve got them here.

Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055, ext. 238. www.chattnaturecenter.org.

Bring objects from nature such as shells or rocks, to trade during the Nature Exchange spring sale. Learn while having fun with the CNC’s Eco Tinker exhibits and watch a different nature film each day, April 1-5.

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The CNC also hosts Camp Kingfisher's Spring Break Camp from April 1-5, for kids in kindergarten through seventh grade.

Ways to save: If you're planning to enroll your child in camp, you'll save around $80 if you're a member. Family memberships are $90, and you'll get free passes to distribute when you register for spring break camp.

Discounted memberships to the Children's Museum of Atlanta are available through March 31.
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Children's Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

Kids can enjoy story time, a mini-musical and a science show daily during the week of spring break, and they'll also be able to create build-it lab projects such as a slingshot car.

Ways to save: Memberships provide free admission for a year, plus additional discounts. If you buy a new membership by March 31, you'll get $10 off, plus two bonus months. 

The deal applies to family-level memberships and up with the codes MADNESS and OMGMARCH19.

Fulton County residents can buy one ticket and get one free on the opening day of each feature exhibit. Military families get $2 off general admission tickets and $10 off memberships.

Dinosaur Explore is back at Stone Mountain Park. The big guys  will be stomping around through November 30, 2018. CONTRIBUTED
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Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407. www.stonemountainpark.com.

Popular attractions such as the Summit Skyride, Ride the Ducks and the SkyHike adventure ropes course will be open during spring break, and you'll want to stay for a nightly Lasershow Spectactular.

Ways to save: Stone Mountain Park offers a discount up to 30 percent for “active and retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents when valid military personnel IDs and dependent IDs are presented.”

The park keeps a list of deals on their website. 

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