Zoo Atlanta discount for National Hispanic Heritage Month
September is National Hispanic Heritage Month and Zoo Atlanta has discounted tickets. Fiesta de la Familia is Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Live entertainment, special activities and Spanish-translated keeper talks are among the highlights. Tickets are discounted to $15 for adults and $10 for children. The discount cannot can be combined with any other offers or discounts. Remember that Fulton County residents can also get free zoo passes from the public library.
Free museum admissions, Free Georgia Aquarium admission, Free state parks admission: A couple of weeks ago, I alerted you to several free activities taking place this weekend. Here’s a reminder…
Ahoy, mates! I just love the way that sounds. I like the sound of this deal, too — kids 12 and under will be admitted free at the Georgia Aquarium Sept. 24-Sept. 26 if they come dressed in their favorite pirate costumes. It’s in honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day, and if you’re wondering what that is, here’s the Aquarium’s description of activities: Lads and lasses can join in on all sorts of arrrgh-some activities including arts & crafts with pirate hats and eye patches, a navigation station, a walk the plank dive show and more! Aye aye mates!
Here are two more Aquarium discounts:
I’ve already told you about the Me and Mommy Georgia Aquarium tickets. With it, an adult ticket is $25 and comes with free admission for up to four children ages 5 and under, and a free parking pass. The deal is good through Nov. 12, but can only be used Monday through Friday. They also can only be purchased online.
Here’s another Aquarium deal: General admission tickets are $15 through Nov. 12. Unlike the Me and Mommy tickets, these can be used any day. Tickets must be purchased online and the same ticket price is applicable for seniors, general admission and children.
Free admission on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
I took advantage of this deal last year and will undoubtedly do the same this year as well. On Sept. 25, tickets to more than 1,000 museums nationwide are free on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. You complete an online form and in return get admission free for up to two people. It includes many museums in Georgia, including the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, the Marietta Museum of History and many more — both locally and throughout the state.
Free state parks admission
All state parks in Georgia are also free on Sept. 25 to celebrate National Public Lands Day and National Hunting and Fishing Day. Admission and parking are free at all state parks and state historic sites.
BOGO at Six Flags
Fast rides scare me enough. I’m not sure how I could handle other spooky activities at Six Flags over Georgia during Fright Fest. Alas, many are more courageous. If that’s you, this is the deal for you. To kick off Fright Fest 2010, the park has partnered with the American Red Cross for “Give Blood, Get Thrills,” blood drive. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, guests who donate blood will receive a buy one, get one free coupon valid during select days in October. To sign up, go to www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: 6flags.