Find Information on Zoo, Park, Museum and Recreational Passes

Now’s a great time to start planning your next adventure!


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The family pass to Zoo Atlanta is a popular item at HCLS locations, even with limited availability. Zoo Atlanta passes provide free admission for up to two adults and two children aged 3-12 (children 2 and under enter the zoo for free). To obtain the free Zoo Atlanta Family Pass, patrons must first check out a special DVD on the zoo and return it to receive the free pass. 

Savings for a family of four: almost $75.00


Michael C. Carlos Museum Family Pass
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With the Georgia Public Libraries family pass six people will be admitted to the Michael C. Carlos Museum at no charge. Pass holders may be required to show identification. This pass is valid only for general admission; it is not valid for events, program fees or audio tours. The Michael C. Carlos Museum reserves the right to limit redemption of this pass to once per quarter.

This Pass is valid for up to 6 museum admissions. The circulation is: 7 days, 1 renewal, non-holdable, $3.00/day late fines, $50 replacement cost. The Michael C. Carlos Museum reserves the right to limit redemption of this pass to once per quarter.


Closed Mondays and university holidays
Tuesday through Friday: 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: Noon to 5 pm 

Visit the interactive website, Odyssey Online, for educational pre- and post-visit activities. Odyssey Online allows self-directed exploration of works of art in the Michael C. Carlos Museum's collections and the cultures that produced them.

 571 South Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322


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Did you know that you can get free passes from the library for the Center for Puppetry Arts?

Check out the Georgia Public Libraries’ Passport to Puppetry at your local Hall County Public Library System branch for free museum admissions and special show and workshop discounts for your family! Thanks to a new partnership between the Center for Puppetry Arts and Georgia’s Public Libraries, citizens with valid library cards can check out the Center’s new Passport to Puppetry at any participating public library in all 159 Georgia counties.

The passport is valid for up to 4 Museum admissions. Add a performance and enjoy a Create-A-Puppet Workshop for 25% off!* Show discount must be redeemed day of Museum visit. Not valid online, for previously booked tickets, group ticket sales, or with any other discount. *Discount applicable to the Family Series All-Inclusive Ticket or Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

Savings for a family of four: almost $35.00

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

The Park Pass kit gives library patrons in Georgia free admission or parking to more than 60 State Parks and Historic Site locations of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Each ParkPass pass is available for check-out for one week to allow for free entry for up to four visitors. The kits also include a parking pass and guide booklet. The ParkPass is a budget-saver for families: most Daily ParkPasses are $5, according to the DNR.  Planning is highly recommended as hours vary at States Parks and Historic Sites, with several operating under limited schedules due to tight budgets. To learn more about healthy outdoor adventure ideas promoted by the DNR, visit

Savings: an annual ParkPass costs $50.00


The Georgia State Park Discovery Backpack

Check out a State ParkPass Backpack Kit! This is a sturdy, five-pocket backpack stuffed with a pair of 5x30 binoculars, a guide to Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites and foldout Pocket Naturalist Guides to Georgia Wildlife, Georgia Birds, and Georgia Trees and Wildflowers.



Go Fish Education Center

Georgia library patrons traveling to South Georgia will enjoy the DNR’s Go Fish Family Pass program. The Go Fish Passes provide free entry into the Perry-based Go Fish Education Center for up to six visitors on Fridays through Sundays.  Each CCPLS branch received one Go Fish Pass per location. 

Savings: up to $30


Did you know that you can get free passes from the library for:

Zoo Atlanta
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Go Fish Education Center
Center for Puppetry Arts

Passes are provided through partnerships with the Georgia Public Library Service.

Discount for Georgia Aquarium

No free passes, but visitors can get 20% off by going to a special page for libraries and ordering tickets at:

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