Family Memberships near Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Chamblee, & Doraville

Updated November 20 2020

By Diana Cole November 20, 2020
We're all guilty of it, we buy tons of "stuff" for our kids, parents, significant others, in-laws, you name it, for the holidays. Instead, why not give the gift of experience. Every year my family buys a membership at the zoo - it pays for itself, we all love it, we spend time together as a family, it's educational and most importantly, it forces us to go. With a membership, you can go as many times as you want and you don't feel rushed to get it all in during one visit. 

Here are some local venues around Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, and Atlanta where you can buy the gift of experience for all the special people on your list.

Updated for 2021: Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Free unlimited admission for 12 months to the Atlanta and Gainesville Gardens during daytime hours
  • Free and reduced admission to special Garden events and exhibitions
  • Invitations to members-only events and exhibition previews
  • Discounts on educational programs and in the Garden Gift Shop
  • Discounts at select area garden centers and retailers
  • Discounts on multi-visit parking passes
  • Reciprocal privileges with more than 300 gardens, arboreta and conservatories
  • Guest pass(es) for a one-time use during daytime hours
  • Subscription to Clippings, the member newsletter
  • Early purchase period and discounts on Concerts in the Garden (canceled for 2020) and Garden Lights, Holiday Nights tickets

Updated for 2021: Atlanta History Center  
Our members play a critical role in helping us to fulfill our mission to connect people, history, and culture. As an active participant in our communities, the Atlanta History Center is fully committed to uniting Atlanta’s diverse audiences through history. Our members receive complimentary access to everything we have to offer — exhibitions, historic houses, gardens and trails, special activities, and an assortment of family programming throughout the year.
Membership Benefits for all Levels
  • Unlimited free general admission to the Atlanta History Center’s Buckhead campus (AHC) and to the Margaret Mitchell House campus (MMH)
  • Guest pass(es)
  • Invitations to member events
  • Museum Shop discounts
  • Author programs & workshop discounts
  • Subscription to Connect
  • Digital Subscription to History Matters
  • Reciprocal benefits (will vary depending on membership level)
  • $3 off admission for up to 4 people to Rhodes Hall and Hay House through our partnership with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Fully tax-deductible
  • Unlimited free admission for 2 adults and 4 children
  • 2 guest passes
  • $50 discount on Summer Camps at AHC and MMH
  • Early Access to Summer Camps
Some offerings are currently postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you have questions about Atlanta History Center membership, please email the Membership Department or call 404.814.4101.

Booth Museum
  • Unlimited free admission for one year
  • Discounts of 10% in The Store and The Café
  • Subscription to the Museum newsletter
  • Special member events, programs, and exhibitions previews
  • Early purchase period and discounts on most ticketed events
  • Discounts on summer camps for member children
  • Discounts on Booth Art Academy classes and programs, for member children and adults
  • All core benefits for two adults and their children under 18
  • All core benefits for two adults and their grandchildren under 18
  • All core benefits for two adults and their children or grandchildren under 18
  • Complimentary admission for two additional guests per visit

Center for Civil and Human Rights 
Membership allows you to play a lasting role in ensuring the success, vitality, and influence of The Center for years to come. All basic membership levels include the following benefits:
  • Unlimited free admission — come back anytime one year from purchase
  • Payless for guests — receive a discount for tickets purchased for guests
  • Member-only events — receive notification of exclusive previews and programs
  • Special discounts — get 20% off in the Gift Shop, programming, and even gift memberships

Updated for 2021: Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Free admission to Worlds of Puppetry Museum (Dual Memberships ($75) receive 2 tickets per visit, Family Memberships ($110) receive 5 tickets per visit)
  • Invitation to Annual Digital Donor Appreciation event
  • Handling fee waived for online ticket purchases
  • 10% discount on all Museum Store purchases
  • Receive weekly newsletter highlighting upcoming workshops, events and performances

Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Spend one-on-one time with your child with this 12-month membership.
  • One (1) Named Adult + One (1) Child
  • Member Perks
  • Non-Reciprocal
Perfect for families with two or more children. Named adults are free to bring any four children, which makes Children’s Museum play dates easy and affordable. This is a 12-month membership.
  • Two (2) Named Adults and Any Four (4) Children
  • Add a named caregiver for $20 (Family + Named Caregiver Package)
  • Add a guest for $30 (Family + Guest Package)
  • Member Perks
  • Non-Reciprocal
Perfect for the most playful grandparents! Named adults are free to bring all grandchildren (under 18), which makes the Children’s Museum of Atlanta the perfect place when family is in town! This is a 12-month membership.
  • Two (2) Named Adults (Ages 55+) and All Grandchildren
  • Must show a valid ID when picking up the membership packet at first visit.
  • Add a named caregiver for $20 (Grandparent + Named Caregiver Package)
  • Member Perks
  • Six (6) vouchers valid for $5 Museum admission to share with friends
Purchase this membership if you travel and would like to take advantage of discount admissions to Children’s Museums around the country. To find other children’s museums, check out the Association of Children’s Museums website. This is a 12-month membership:
  • Three (3) Named Adults and Six (6) Children          
  • Add a Guest* for $30.00 (Family Plus + Named Caregiver Package)        
  • Six (6) vouchers valid for $5 Museum admission to share with friends
  • Member Perks

Updated for 2021: Dunwoody Nature Center
Discounts on our highly regarded camps and classes, free admission to our concerts, early admission to our annual Butterfly Festival, and the knowledge that you are keeping 22 acres in the heart of Dunwoody a pristine oasis for you, your family, and all nature lovers.
GIFT MEMBERSHIPS - Send your gift membership in style! Choose one of our NEW email designs and we will send a custom email to that special someone letting them know of their new gift membership.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Unlimited free Museum admission, including access to special exhibitions and family adventure days
  • $8 Giant Screen Theater film tickets for all ages (up to a 40% savings)
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum Store and The Fernbank Café
  • Monthly member email with advance notice of exhibitions, programs, events, and special offers
  • Members-only pricing for special programs, lectures, summer camps and children’s birthday parties
  • NEW! Discounted admission to Fernbank’s new monthly adult science nights, Fernbank After Dark
  • Waived $2 convenience fee for tickets purchased over the phone

Georgia Aquarium 
Family memberships include annual membership benefits for up to four members of your household PLUS two free General Admission tickets (valid for a one-time use during the year of membership).
Highlights of Georgia Aquarium Membership:
  • Members can take advantage of free and discounted admission to special events, discounts on Aquarium programs and more.
  • Memberships pay for themselves in just two visits.
  • Membership supports all the Aquarium’s efforts in aquatic animal research and conservation. As a 501(c)3 the Georgia Aquarium relies on the contributions of individuals and corporations to continue these important activities.
  • Annual memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase, so members can enjoy 365 days of adventure.
  • Visit any time with no reservation!
  • Bring your friends and purchase their General Admission at a 10% discount.
Exclusive discounts:
  • Member-only discounts on Behind the Seas Tours
  • 20% discount on Georgia Aquarium parking deck parking (a $2 savings at each visit!)
  • 10% Gift Shop discount
  • 10% Café Aquaria discount
  • Member discount on Aquarium’s Journey with Gentle Giants swim or dive program
  • Children’s Parties - up to $75 off groups of 15 or more
  • Camp H2O
  • Family Sleepovers
  • Other events as scheduled
  • Annual Membership card with photo

Updated for 2021: High Museum of Art 

Enjoy the following benefits for one or two named cardholders, plus children or grandchildren age 17 and below:

  • FREE unlimited admission to the permanent collection and most special exhibitions
  • FREE access to weekday programs including Toddler Thursdays and Conversation Pieces
  • FREE parking in the Woodruff Arts Center parking garage (subject to availability; valid during Museum hours)
  • FOUR one-time-use guest passes
  • $5 admission tickets for your guests (regularly $14.50 per ticket; limit five per visit)
  • 25% discount on camps and classes
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop
  • 10% discount at Museum dining options
  • Invitations to members-only previews and events
  • Subscriptions to HMA member magazine and weekly e-news
  • Special offers on gift membership purchases
  • Discounts on select tickets to the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Option to enroll in Auto-Renewal

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands
Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is a year-round lakeside paradise inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett. Enter the vacation state of mind and enjoy lakeside dining, Magical Night of Lights and License to Chill Snow Island, a snow-packed winter wonderland perfect for snow tubing, sledding and building a snowman. Note: Winter Chill Season Passes include the daily resort parking fee at the front gate of the resort throughout the winter season.
Adult Winter Chill Season Pass – $104.99
Includes unlimited access to License to Chill Snow Island and Magical Night of Lights.
  • Receive a discount when purchasing four or more at $89.99 each!
Child/Senior Winter Chill Season Pass – $74.99
  • Applicable to children under 48” tall and seniors 62 and older.
Adult Ultimate Winter Chill Season Pass – $129.99.
Includes a souvenir cup with 99¢ refills, 50% off bring-a-friend days, 20% off food & beverage (excl alcohol), access to Chill Zone Lounge and more!
  • Receive a discount when purchasing four or more at $109.99 each!
Child/Senior Ultimate Winter Chill Season Pass – $99.99
  • Applicable to children under 48” tall and seniors 62 and older.
All-Access Pass
Includes: Parrot Mountain; Ice Skating w/ skates; Snow Play Area; Carnival Rides, Hay Rides
Daily Admission Rates
  • Adult / Standard - $39.99
  • Children, Seniors, Military - $29.99
  • Groups of 15+ - $29.99 per person
  • Family 4-Pack - $129.99
*Prices above are per person and indicate passes purchased at the gate. Visitors can also purchase tickets online ahead of time. Adult/Standard tickets are offered online at a discounted price.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
Transferable Pass - $165.00
  • Unlimited admission for one year for one named child and one transferable adult
  • 50% off admission for friends and family that visit with you
  • One free activity pack and lanyard per pass per year
  • Benefits booklet with 3 free tickets + additional savings and offers
  • Invitations to exclusive preview events
  • 20% off in our café
  • 10% off select items in the LEGO Store
  • 10% off on birthday parties  
Ultimate Pass - $75.00
  • Unlimited admission for one year
  • 50% off for friends and family that visit with you
  • One free activity pack and lanyard per pass per year
  • Benefits booklet with 3 free tickets + additional savings and offers
  • Invitations to exclusive preview events
  • 20% off in our Café
  • 10% off select items in the LEGO Store
  • 10% off on birthday parties
Standard Pass - $55.00
  • Unlimited admission for one year
  • 25% off for friends and family that visit with you
  • 20% off in our café
  • 10% off select items in our LEGO Store
  • 10% off birthday parties
Other pass pricing:
  • 4+ Ultimate Passes - $70.00 each
  • 4+ Standard Passes - $50.00 each
  • Ultimate Pass Renewal - $70.00
  • Standard Pass Renewal - $50.00

Updated for 2021: Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is recognized as one of the most highly-regarded Jewish community centers in the nation, with a 52-acre campus in the heart of Dunwoody. With NAEYC-accredited preschools, award-winning camps, outstanding cultural events, and invigorating sports and fitness programs, the MJCCA engages and connects with community members of all faiths, ages, and backgrounds.
Membership access levels vary, but may include:
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, four boutique fitness studios, personal training, and 250+ weekly fitness classes including Les Mills™, yoga, meditation, FitLine™ Functional Fitness, TRX, Zumba®, and more!
  • Access to an indoor lap pool, 2 outdoor pools, splash pad, gated baby pool, running trail, boating & fishing lake, basketball courts, and tennis courts
  • Reduced rates on programs, including youth and adult sports leagues, gymnastics, dance, tennis, swimming, personal training, and STOTT™ Pilates
  • Member rates on programs and reduced rates on select program
Most memberships are month-to-month; rates can be found at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA). Summer Memberships for summer 2021 (May 15-September 14, 2021) are now available at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) Summer Membership.

Updated for 2021: Six Flags Over Georgia
  • Unlimited Visits
  • Free Upgrade to our Gold Level - It's the most exclusive pass level we offer and you get it free.
  • Free Parking - Parking regularly costs $25 per visit. You get to park for free every visit.
  • Free White Water all Season - You'll get a free upgrade to a 2-Park Combo Pass!
  • Free Holiday in the Park Ticket - Bring a friend or loved one to our premier Holiday event!**

Updated for 2021: Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park Mountain Membership includes:
  • 2 Month Access to Stone Mountain Park Attractions
  • 3 Bring A Friend FREE Days (Valid select dates. Over $100 value)
  • Special Rates at Marriott Hotels (Inside the park*)
  • 50% Off at Other Herschend Family Entertainment Parks including Dollywood, Wild Adventures, Silver Dollar City and more!
  • Special Rates on RV and Tent Sites at the Stone Mountain Park Campground
  • Special $39 rate at Stone Mountain Park Golf Club (Subject to availability. Save up to $25 per round)
  • Savings on tickets to select local Harlem Globetrotters Games
*Mountain Members are eligible for the Stone Mountain Park Mountain Member Rate at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort and Stone Mountain Inn including 10-40% off room rates based on availability.

Updated for 2021: Tellus Science Museum 
Membership at Tellus Science Museum offers a full year of hands-on learning and family fun to inspire your young scientists. Membership benefits include:
  • Free general admission to the Museum for one year
  • Discounted planetarium tickets
  • Discounts in the Store and Café
  • Discounts and advance registration for workshops and ticketed family events

Updated for 2021: Treetop Quest 
With four locations, Season Pass members enjoy an action-packed adventure in Philly, Atlanta, and Greenville when the season begins in Spring 2021 through Fall 2021.
  • Season Passes are individual – not transferable to others
  • Valid during regular hours of operations at both locations
  • A season runs from the first weekend of March until the last weekend of November. Please check our website for hours of operation
    * Includes entrance to our parks in Dunwoody and Gwinnett (including Spider Quest in Gwinnett).
  • Unlimited adventures to Treetop Quest in Atlanta (Dunwoody + Gwinnett), Philly and Greenville (SC)!
  • Save 25% on Treetop Quest Gear (non-food merchandise only) & select activities
  • Bring a friend and get 25% off regular admission

Enjoy unlimited visits to World of Coca Cola annually for the cost of just two visits, plus new and improved benefits. The Annual Pass offers the following benefits:
  • Expedited entry
  • Unlimited visits for 1 year after the date of purchase
  • Multiple discounts
  • $4 off General Admission tickets for up to 4 (four) of your guests each time you visit
  • 15% discount in Coca-Cola Store at World of Coca Cola
  • 10% discount on professional photo imaging packages
  • 10% discount at Pemberton Café

Updated for 2021: Zoo Atlanta
Unlimited FREE daytime admission all year long
  • Free Member Magnet
  • 10% off admission for accompanying guests
  • Discounted admission to select, ticketed Zoo events
  • Discounted Animal Sponsorships
  • Discounts on All-Rides Wristbands, Treetop Trail, gift shop purchases, and concessions
  • Invitations to Member-exclusive events
  • Discounted admission to select AZA zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • Members need to make advance timed reservations

Please go to Macaroni Kid Money Saver for the Exclusive Macaroni Kid Discounts

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