The Michael C. Carlos Museum in DeKalb County includes objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, and the ancient Americas. (Photo courtesy of Discover DeKalb)

This museum is offering a free visit to every family in Georgia

Georgia families will soon be able to pay a free visit to a DeKalb County museum known for exhibits from around the world.

The initiative is thanks to a new partnership between the Michael C. Carlos Museum, which is located at Emory University, and Georgia Public Library Service. Families can visit after Oct. 1 by “checking out” a free pass for six from one of the more than 400 participating libraries across the state.

The passes are being sent to all public libraries in Georgia and represent a potential savings of $48 per family.

The museum is known for collections of art from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Africa, the Americas and Asia, as well as works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.

“As Socrates said, ‘wisdom begins in wonder,’ and nothing instills wonder in young children like Egyptian mummies and Greek myths,” said museum Director Bonnie Speed. “On behalf of the museum board and staff, I would like to thank GPLS for helping us share the collections of the Michael C. Carlos Museum with families throughout the state.”

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