There is a special offer this weekend for Bank of America card members. It is called the Museum on Us program. On April 3 and 4, you can get free admission to several local museums. Each cardholder gets free general admission to more than 100 museums nationwide. There are five museums in the metro Atlanta area currently participating in the Museum on Us program. This program is available the first full weekend of every month. All you need is a photo ID and any Bank of America card to gain free admission.
The museums currently participating in the Atlanta area are:
NEW FOR THIS MONTH!!
For Cartersville (north of Atlanta):
Booth Western Art Museum
Tellus Science Museum
For more information visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com/
New for March, you can visit the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, GA. This unique museum combines four galleries: the Weinman Mineral Gallery, the Fossil Gallery, Science in Motion (a journey through motorized transportation), and Collins Family Big Backyard (a hands-on area for children). There is also a fossil dig, a gem panning area, a solar house exhibit, and a planetarium (for only $3 admission). For more information about the Tellus Museum, visit: tellusmuseum.com/index.htm
Also new for this month is Booth Western Art Museum. This is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast. It features several galleries including a Presidential Gallery, a Civil War gallery, and an interactive children’s gallery. On display through March 14 is the work of Ernest Varner. For more information visit: http://boothmuseum.org/
If you visit the High Museum of Art, be sure to see the special exhibit on Atlanta artist, John Portman. His exhibit on architectural projects, furniture, paintings and sculpture will only be on display until April 18. For more information visit: http://www.high.org/main.taf?p=0
The Atlanta History Center is featuring exhibits on Native Americans in Georgia as well as celebrating African American History Month. Be sure to visit their website to get more information on these exhibits: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/Page.asp?ID=97&date=2-6-2010
Although the Millennium Gate Museum does not have any rotating exhibits at this time, you can still tour the facility and see portraits of historical figures from the 1500s-1700s. This relatively new museum also houses period themed rooms in the museum to give you a feel for the time. You can get more information on their website: http://www.thegateatlanta.com/