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

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

Zoo Atlanta Family Pass

Pass is issued on first-come, first-served basis. You must come to the desk.

The family pass to Zoo Atlanta is a popular item at CCLS 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. To learn more and to check the availability of the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass, call your library branch.

Savings for a family of four: almost $80.00

Where do I get the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass?

You must visit your local public library to obtain the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass.
Adults with a valid library card from any branch of a participating public library system throughout the state of Georgia* may access the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass. One pass is available for checkout at each participating branch and may be checked out once per year, per household.
*excluding the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta

How do I use the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass?

  • Check out the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass DVD at your local library.
    • No self-checkout; DVD must be checked out at the library front desk.
    • Pass is issued on first-come, first-served basis.
  • When you return the DVD to your library, you will receive a receipt.
    • Please save this receipt; it is required for Zoo admission.
    • The pass is valid for 14 days from the date of the receipt showing the return of the DVD.
  • Present your Zoo Atlanta Library Pass receipt and your library card at the Zoo Atlanta front gate for admission.
  • Pass is valid for up to four guests; standard general admission will apply to families larger than four. The pass is valid for general admission only and may not be used for fee-based events or programs. Not valid with any other discount, offer or promotion; may not be redeemed for cash.
  • If the DVD is lost or damaged, a $30 replacement fee will be charged by the library system. Overdue fines will be charged for late returns.

Michael C. Carlos Museum Family Pass

Pass is issued on first-come, first-served basis.

The museum family pass provides free admission for up to 6 individuals. To obtain the free museum family pass, patrons must first check out the pass from a their local library branch. To learn more and to check the availability of the Michael C. Carlos Museum Family Pass, call your library branch.

Savings for a family of six: almost $48.00

Where do I get the museum family pass?

You must visit your local public library to obtain the Michael C. Carlos Museum Pass.
Adults with a valid library card from any branch of a participating public library system throughout the state of Georgia may access the Michael C. Carlos Museum Pass. One pass is available for checkout at each participating branch.

How do I use the Zoo Atlanta Library Pass?

  • Check out the Museum Family Pass at your local library.
    • No self-checkout; The pass must be checked out at the library front desk.
    • Pass is issued on first-come, first-served basis.
  • Present your Michael C. Carlos Museum Library Family Pass and your library card at the Museum front entrance for admission.
  • Pass is valid for up to six guests; standard general admission will apply to families larger than six. The pass is valid for general admission only and may not be used for fee-based events or programs. Not valid with any other discount, offer or promotion; may not be redeemed for cash.
  • If the Pass is lost or damaged, a $48 replacement fee will be charged by the library system. Overdue fines will be charged for late returns.

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. Patrons are encouraged to reserve ParkPass kits in advance, especially for busy vacation seasons. Planning is also 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 www.getoutdoorsgeorgia.org.

Savings: an annual ParkPass costs $50.00

Go Fish Education Center

Take advantage of 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 branch received one Go Fish Pass per location.

Savings: up to $30

Passport to Puppetry from the Center for Puppetry Arts

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 Clayton County 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.

To check the availability of the Passport to Puppetry, call your library branch.

Savings for a family of four: almost $35.00