Presented by PNC Foundation
Supported by CareSource & Publix Super Market Charities

Family Free Day is back! Families are invited to enjoy an interactive day at Children's Museum of Atlanta free of charge. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, we offer free admission to families several times a year.


May 3, 2023

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In order to guarantee entrance, families must pre-register online for Session A or B of Family Free Day. Registration opens on this page at 7:00 AM the day before Family Free Day.

Families MAY NOT register for multiple sessions.

  • All guests will be asked to leave at the end of each Session in order to clean and re-set the Museum.
  • Please arrive on time to enjoy your Museum visit.
  • Members who wish to attend Family Free Day must pre-register online.
  • Walk-up tickets are not available.




The Museum requires that you have at least one adult for every five children.

Arrive within the first hour of your session to maximize your fun!

Masks are optional in the Museum.

We reserve the right to reinstate masking requirements at any time if the risk of exposure to COVID-19 poses a high risk to our employees, our visitors, and our continued business operation. While the majority of our team members are vaccinated, we will continue to wear masks unless performing on stage to protect our guests who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

Snacks are permitted at our Snack Stop located in the Museum's lobby. Eating is not permitted beyond the Snack Stop. 

The Museum offers two play sessions which require pre-registration.
Session A: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session B: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The closest MARTA train/bus station is Peachtree Center Station. This bus route operates North/South between West End and Arts Center stations along Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., McDaniel St., Whitehall St., and Peachtree St. Points of Interest: Emory Univ. Hospital Midtown, and Woodruff Arts Ctr.

Click HERE for a bus route PDF.

The Museum has limited capacity to allow for social distancing.

During Family Free Day, all visitors must pre-register online, including Museum members. 

Family Free Day is a special opportunity for the community to bring their children to Children’s Museum of Atlanta and experience the Museum for free. Free admission is made possible through the generous support of PNC Bank and Coca-Cola and is also supported by CareSource.

Re-entry is not allowed into the Museum. Your admission tickets are valid only for your selected session.

Our exhibits are developed with children 8 years and younger in mind.

Museum restrooms are only accessible to ticket holders admitted onto the Museum floor. Guests arriving prior to their scheduled session may use public restrooms located in the American Cancer Society Building (bridge level) and in between The Georgia Aquarium and The World of Coca-Cola.

At CMA, parents/caregivers are responsible for supervising their children at all times. You are your child’s best advocate for staying safe. The Museum requires 1 adult (18 years & older) for every 5 children 

To assist parents/caregivers in keeping children safe while exploring the Museum, we have several security measures in place. 

  1. Security cameras record everyone entering and leaving through the front doors, as well as moving about the Museum in public spaces.
  2. Team Members on the exhibit floor are in radio communication with each other. When children and parents/caregivers become separated, there are standard procedures that are immediately put into effect to reunite guests quickly and efficiently. These procedures have been proven effective on a daily basis. Our Security desk is the best place to start if a child or adult/caregiver has been separated from their party. 
  3. Adults are not allowed to enter the Museum without a child. Any adult that needs to be united with their party will either be escorted by a team member or will be asked to wait at security until someone in their party meets them at security.    

Some of our guests have asked, “why not use a security system of matching wristbands, stamps, or badges?” We have investigated such a system and are convinced that those systems create a false sense of security. We want our guests to feel safe however we also want our guests to be vigilant and help us keep the Museum a safe place for everyone. Remember to have fun with and supervise your children. 


The Museum offers two sessions during each Family Free Day. Each session allows 3 hours of play time, assuming you arrive at the beginning of your scheduled session. Late arrivals will still be required to leave at the end of the session.

Tickets are only available with pre-registration. The registration link will be available on this page the day before a Family Free Day. You must register for one of the two sessions. Electronic tickets are emailed and must either be printed or visible on a smartphone.

If you arrive prior to your session time, you will be asked to wait outside until your session begins. Line forms outside the museum regardless of weather conditions. Restrooms are not accessible while waiting in line.

Disclaimer: Registration is required in order to gain admission. Families will be able to secure up to 6 tickets upon registration. We cannot guarantee space into the Museum if registration is missed. Museum requires 1 adult for every 5 children.