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Free Admission at Atlanta History Center

The Day of the Dead, or Dia de Muertos, is Nov. 1, and the Atlanta History Center is celebrating with free admission for all from noon to 5 p.m. It hosts Atlanta’s largest Day of the Dead celebration, highlighted by the exhibition Through the Lens of MundoHispanico: Georgia’s Hispanic Community.Visitors will learn about the cultural significance of the ancient festival rooted in Mexican heritage that serves as a way for families to remember their deceased loved ones while celebrating their children and the continuity of life.

‘A Life in The Theatre’

Interested in seeing ‘A Life In The Theatre’ at the Alliance? Purchase your tickets for the Oct. 28-Nov. 3 performances using the promo code ‘Tweet’ to receive a 25 percent discount. You’ll need to get your tickets through in order to get the reduced ticket price.

Target Free Family Day at Woodruff Arts Center

This is a reminder of the free day at the Alliance, as well as other partners of the Woodruff Arts Center on Oct. 18 as part of the Target Free Family Day Special. Here’s an earlier post:

The Woodruff Arts Center appeals to lovers of all genres of performing arts. That’s one of the reasons the second annual Target Free Family Day is so special. On Oct. 18, it’s free admission from noon-5 p.m. to all of the Woodruff Arts Center branches — the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum and the Young Audiences. Each will have special activities surrounding the day. For instance, the Alliance will host the musical, “Middle School.” The ASO will peform Discover Next Generation concerts. For complete details on the happenings during Target Free Family Day, click here.

Free Georgia Aquarium Admission

In case you missed it yesterday, you’ll want to know about the free children’s admission into the Georgia Aquarium on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Here are the details:

In this case, it’s the Georgia A-Scary-Um. Get it? Ok, that’s a little corny, but this isn’t: All kids 12 and under in costumes get in free on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. The offer is good for up to two children in costume, per one paid adult or annual pass member. The Aquarium will have Halloween-themed decorations and crafts, as well as costume contests each day. The fish won’t wear costumes, but they’ll come as they are — spider crabs, batfish and “ghost jellies.”

Save on Zoo Atlanta Admission

I stopped by my local library this morning and was reminded of a free way for Fulton County residents to get into Zoo Atlanta. Adults with a valid library card can check out the Family Pass for free admission, good for two adults and up to four kids up to age 18. The family pass can be checked out once per year, per card, per household.

I’ve also found a Family 2 Family coupon for $3 off admission to Boo in the Zoo, Oct. 24, Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. Activities take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests arriving in costumes can also get $10 off Zoo membership at any level. If you don’t see the coupon posted yet, I’m told it will be up later today. You can also pick up the coupon at Kroger, Longhorn Steakhouse and Fulton County library branches.

Fernbank’s Bugs, Bats and Bones Day

Fernbank’s Annual Halloween celebration is Oct. 24. The educators will teach the little ghouls and goblins all about scary creatures like bugs and bats. Present a Family 2 Family coupon and get $2 off admission. If you don’t see the coupon posted yet, I’m told it will be up later today. You can also pick up the coupon at Kroger, Longhorn Steakhouse and Fulton County library branches.

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CP Jen

October 14th, 2009
10:57 pm

Don’t forget this weekend is the Little Five Points Hollowe’en Festival and Parade!!!! My son (8 years) and I will be riding in the scooter brigade.

The parade is at 4pm.

Parents, there is a children’s area for crafts, face painting, etc. This may be Little 5 but there’s something for all ages here.


October 15th, 2009
1:47 pm

CP Jen,

Thanks, I had no idea that was going on. I’ll have to think about if it might be a bit much for my 3 year old, but it might work. Football pending, of course. :-)

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