Crazy Daze of Summer- Free or Cheap things to do around Atlanta

There are 77 days until school starts back again. Not that I am counting or anything. That means 76 more mornings of "what are we going to do today?" and "mommmmmm, I'm bored!"

It's time to line up plans of things to do in the area that don't cost an arm and a leg. Fortunately, living near Atlanta gives us plenty of opportunities for fun things to do without needing to take out a second mortgage.

Movies: Movies 400 in Cumming is offering their free movies every Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Popcorn and sodas are available for $1.00. If you bring a canned good, you can receive a free popcorn. Space fills up fast, so be sure to get there early. A full listing of movies can be found here.

Do it yourself clinics: Lowes and Home Depot both offer free crafts on certain Saturdays of the month.  The kids have a great time using tools and building something to bring home.  Check your local store for the craft list and dates.

Tour the Federal Reserve Bank- Learn about how our money system works.  The  Federal Bank offers non-scheduled tours for groups of 10 or  less, and scheduled tours for groups of 10-30.

Are you a Bank of America customer?  BofA offers free admission to several Atlanta area museums the first full weekend of every month.  The High Museum of Art, Atlanta History Center and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum are part of that list.  For more information, visit BofA's Museums on Us.

The Fernbank Science Center offers free admission to the science center, and $4.00 admissions to the planetarium.

Centennial Park offers free events several times during the week.  Take a picnic dinner go play in the water feature while listening to music.

The World of Coca Cola Museum is a bit pricey ($16.00/adults $12/youth 2-12).  But if you are a soda fanatic, you might enjoy seeing the history of the fizzy stuff.  For an even better deal, combine the tickets with the Inside CNN tours for a $4.00 savings.

The BEST deal is the Atlanta City Pass.  For $69.00, you can visit the Georgia Aquarium, The Coca Cola Museum and CNN, as well as either the High Museum or Fernbank and Zoo Atlanta or the Atlanta History Museum over 9 days.

Take me out to the ball game:  The Atlanta Braves offer a Family Value Pack starting at $69.00 for 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 soft drinks, a game program, a parking pass and a $5.00 Chevron gift card.

Screen on the Green at Piedmont Park- as of this writing, this popular program may not be available because it's major funder has backed out.  Fingers crossed, they will find a new partner.



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