Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum

For the first time in Atlanta’s history, participating cultural institutions will offer special admission deals for the general public between April 25th and May 1st as a way to celebrate the city’s museums and cultural destinations. This is being done in conjunction with the 2015 American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Themed “Discover What’s New,” this first annual Museum Week is designed to invite people to explore the diverse cultural offerings the city has to offer.


“The hope is that thousands of people will take advantage of all the special exhibitions hosted that week,” said Mary Pat Matheson, the executive director of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and the PR & Marketing Chair for the AAM 2015 Annual Meeting. “We encourage people to explore places that are new to them and to expand their understanding of the wealth of choices they have in Atlanta.”


“It is our hope is that as a result of this opportunity, Atlantans will gain a deeper understanding of the social value of museums through their programs and collections, educational opportunities, and their public service,” said Sheffield Hale, president & CEO of the Atlanta History Center and Local Conference Chair for the AAM 2015 Annual Meeting. “While this program is being undertaken in conjunction with the conference, it is our collective intention to make this an ongoing annual event in Atlanta.”


The theme of the Atlanta 2015 AAM Annual Meeting is The Social Value of Museums: Inspiring Change. The founding impulse of museums was social interaction, connection and engagement with the public. From their origins, museums have continually evolved to nurture and sustain the human spirit. Today these institutions teach, inspire, collect, preserve and interpret and fulfill their public service roles as community centers, forums for discussing the pressing social and political issues of the day while learning from the issues of the past. The goal of 2015 Museum Week is to use this as a foundation on which to help the Atlanta community to engage with the wealth of wonderful institutions in the community.


Participating Institutions:

Buy-One-Get-One-Free Admission:

Atlanta Botanical Garden (

Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum (

Atlanta History Center (

Booth Western Art Museum (

Braves Museum Hall of Fame (

The Breman Museum (

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center (

Center for Puppetry Arts (

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta (

College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience (

Delta Flight Museum (

Fernbank Museum of Natural History (

Fernbank Science Center (

The Georgia Aquarium (

Hammonds House Museum (

High Museum of Art (

Historic Oakland Cemetery (

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum (

Margaret Mitchell House (

Michael C. Carlos Museum (

Millennium Gate Museum (

Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) (

Museum of Design Atlanta (

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art (

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art (

Tellus Science Museum (

World of Coca-Cola (

The Wren’s Nest (


Free Admission:

CAU Art Galleries (

David J. Sencer CDC Museum (

Georgia Museum of Art (

The King Center (

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site (

Museum of History and Holocaust, KSU (

Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking at Ga Tech (

Zuckerman Museum of Art, KSU (

ATL Cyclorama
Atlanta Cyclorama


The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) is hosting a special landing page on that has all of the information on this exciting program as well as the downloadable coupon for the 2-for-1 offer. The direct link is Participating institutions are encouraging patrons to share the awareness of this exciting program as well as their discoveries that week with #atlmuseumweek.


(Photos courtesy Atlanta Conventions and Visitors Bureau)

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