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Visit these museums for free this February

Visiting a museum gives your family a chance to see unforgettable exhibits while spending quality time together, but sometimes admission can be pricey. Luckily, some of the top museums in Georgia will offer free admission this February to make their displays accessible to everyone. 

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The perfect learning experience for children and adults of all ages, these establishments showcase everything from hands-on activities and awe-inspiring exhibits, to priceless works of art. 

Take advantage of February’s free museum days at these locations in Georgia: 

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Family Free Day at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Feb. 5. Children’s Museum of Atlanta. 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

Take advantage of the free day this February at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, which will feature a family-friendly festival atmosphere throughout the highly engaging, immersive museum. Your child’s imagination and creativity will bloom at this not-to-miss event. Pre-registration required. 

February Second Sunday at the High. Feb. 9. High Museum of Art. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4400. www.high.org. 

Introduce your family to the world of fine art with a free visit to the High Museum of Art. With special child-centered programming, guests will enjoy art activities, performances, access to the High’s renown collections and exhibits, tours, story time and more. 

The Carlos Museum Sunday FUNday: Amar Chitra Katha. Feb. 23. Michael C. Carlos Museum. 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. 404-727-4282. www.carlos.emory.edu.

The Carlos Museum’s Sunday FUNday takes place on February 23rd with the special presentation, Amar Chitra Katha. This exploration of “immortal picture stories” features a child-friendly, contemporary retelling of classic Indian literature. Along with spending time reading Amar Chitra Katha comics on cushions placed throughout the galleries, you can also enjoy a spicy chai or mango lassi available for purchase at the Ebrik Coffee Room.

Georgia Museum of Art Free Admission. Georgia Museum of Art. 90 Carlton St., Athens. 706-542-4662. www.georgiamuseum.org. 

Find inspiration and see rare works of art for free at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens. Featured exhibits for February include Master, Pupil, Followers: 16th-18th-Century Italian Works on Paper, The Monsters Are Due on Broad Street: Patrick Dean and Material Georgia 1733-1900: Two Decades of Scholarship and sculptor Rachel Whiteread.

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Bank of America Free Weekend at Tellus. Feb. 1 and 2. Tellus Science Museum. 100 Tellus Drive,
Cartersville. 770-606-5700. www.tellusmuseum.org. 

If you’re a Bank of America cardholder, make sure to head over to the Tellus Science Museum on February 1st and 2nd. As part of the Museums On Us program, all cardholders will gain free admission and access to the museum’s impressive exhibits, including gem panning, the Weinman Mineral Gallery, fossil digging, the Tellus Fossil Gallery, massive prehistoric dinosaurs, hands-on activities and much more. 

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