Free admission to 9 museums Saturday | Discounted Hawks, Thrashers tickets | Atlanta Garden special

Free Smithsonian Museum Day

Saturday marks Smithsonian Museum Day, which means all affiliated museums will have free general admission. You’ll need to click here to download and print out a free admission card, which is good for you and a guest.  To learn about Museum Day from the AJC’s Howard Pousner, click here: Local participating museums include:

Archibald Smith Plantation Home, Roswell

Barrington Hall, Roswell

Bulloch Hall, Roswell

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global Health Odyssey Museum, Atlanta

Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta

Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Marietta Museum of History, Marietta

Museum of Design, Atlanta

For a complete list, nationally and throughout Georgia, of participating museums, click here.

Fest of Ale and Gift Shop Sale

If you’ve been to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, you’ve undoubtedly stopped in the gift shop, where unique gifts often crafted by locals are on display. On Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, you can meet several of those artists in the Garden Gift Shop, and receive a 10 percent discount on merchandise as well. You don’t have to have a garden ticket to enter the museum, but you might one because every Thursday in October, from 5-10 p.m., the Fest of Ale takes place. The event features live music, speciality beers and Scarecrows in the Garden.

Discounted Hawks, Thrashers season-opener tickets

The Atlanta Falcons are just getting started and are off to a 2-0 start. Still, it’s never too early to start thinking about the Hawks and Thrashers, who get their seasons underway next month. It’s hard to catch your breath with all of the sporting activities, but slow down and take in these deep discounts for the Hawks and Thrashers first two games.

Both offers for select games are for purchases made this week only, using promo code ‘gtsui’:

Purchase lower level tickets for $30 and upper level tickets for $15. Lower level tickets normally start at $50.

The eligible games for the Thrashers are opening night Oct. 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning and Oct. 22 against the Washington Capitals.

Hawks games include the season-opener Oct. 28 against the Indiana Pacers and Oct. 30 against the Washington Wizards.

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3 comments Add your comment

TinyTam

September 23rd, 2009
4:37 pm

Ms. Cash,

Thanks for keeping us updated with great deals like free museum admission. I send out updates from your blog to my co-workers and use all that I can. Keep up the great job.

[...] are plenty of museums to choose from in metro Atlanta and on Saturday, nine are free as part of the Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day. Included among the participating venues is the Hammonds House in Atlanta. Through Nov. 15, the [...]

CB

September 25th, 2009
2:12 pm

Thanks for the info! The Feast of Ale sounds interesting. Do you know if its more of a beer tasting or is there a charge for individual ales?