Frugal Fun: Free Museum Saturday

February 6, 2012 in Freebies,Frugal Fun

I’m not sure that I would fare well if I lived in a small town.  It’s easy to get spoiled by all of the great things there are to see and do in Atlanta.  I particularly love the first Saturday of the month because it’s a free museum day for Fulton County residents.  Last week I took advantage of Fulton County Free Saturday with trips to The Center for Puppetry Arts and the High Museum of Art.

The High Museum of Art can get crowded on Fulton County Free Saturday, so try to arrive early.  Picasso to Warhol is the High’s current featured exhibit and it features several famous works of art including Picasso’s Girl Before a Mirror and Andy Warhols Campbell’s Soup CansMy favorite part of my visit was using the High’s ArtClix app.  With this free app you can take pictures of the artwork to get text and audio information on your smartphone about what you’re viewing.  ArtClix also connects with Twitter and Facebook if you want to share some culture with your friends on social media.  Bank of America customers can also get into the High Museum of Art for free during the first weekend of the month.  Admission to the High is typically $18.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is just a short walk away from the High.  As a single woman without kids, I’m probably not the typical demographic for this place (and to be honest puppets creep me out sometimes).  The Center for Puppetry Arts has puppet workshops and performances, but Free Museum Saturday only covers the $8.25 museum admission.  It wasn’t very crowded when I visited which made it easy to see muppets like Big Bird and Ernie up close.   As a kid of the 80’s, it was also pretty cool to see the fraggles and doozers from Fraggle Rock.

Thanks to the Fulton County Arts Council for making Fulton County Free Saturdays a possibility.  


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Mandy February 7, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I definitely need to JUMP on this! I did a project in my 8th Grade GA History class on The Center for Puppetry Arts! I wanna see Elmo!!!


Single & Saving February 8, 2012 at 11:23 am

I didn’t see Elmo, but they have some of the other muppets: Kermit, Ernie, Rolf and the Swedish Chef are there. I’m up for going again for another Free Museum Saturday. The Center for Puppetry Arts would probably be more fun with a friend (so you don’t have to stand alone in a room full of puppets :)


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