Educator Appreciation Days in Atlanta and Beyond

I started this blog post back in 2019 as a way to collect annual educator events that happen around the metro Atlanta area.  Little did I realize that come March, this would literally come to a sudden halt!  Needless to say, this little jewel has been sitting for quite some time and I am excited that I am able to start putting things back on here.  It’s certainly going to be a work in progress as things start to slowly return to normal.

We wanted to give you the inside scoop on Educator Appreciation Days in the Atlanta area and beyond. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back.  We will update and add new Teacher Appreciation Days as they become available.  Be sure to follow us on social media, too.  We will also post on our social media accounts when we learn of new events. Educator-Appreciation-Days

Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.  This will be updated soon. 

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Callaway Gardens

Teacher Appreciation Night

We will update this when the dates become available.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Educator Preview Days

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

U.S.  Space & Rocket Center

Teacher Appreciation Weekend

We will update this when the dates become available.

Their annual Teacher Appreciation Weekend is ty[ically MLK weekend.  Teachers and one guest receive free admission during that weekend.  Teachers will need to present their educator identification, and homeschool teachers should provide documentation of their umbrella organization. The free admission applies to all educators, preservice and active, at all grade levels – daycare through graduate level.

You’ll also be able to get information about other educator opportunities they offer as well as swag bags for teachers.

Speaking of opportunities, are you familiar with their Space Camp for Educators? It’s a six-day, immersive program that is so much fun for teachers and gives hands-on activities for their classrooms along with up to 35 hours of continuing education credits. You can find more about that here: https://www.spacecamp.com/space/educators

Tennessee Aquarium

Teacher Appreciation Day

We will update this when the date becomes available.  This is usually in January. 

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Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Educator Preview Days

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

High Museum of Art

Teacher Appreciation Day

We will update this when the dates become available.

The High Museum is pleased to offer free days throughout the year for educators and their guests to preview upcoming special exhibitions while learning more about the programs and resources they offer teachers and students. Teacher Appreciation Days are their way of saying “thank you!” to school, homeschool, and community educators.

Admission is free for teachers and one guest each. Please bring a school ID or other form of educator identification.

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Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Atlanta Hawks

We will update this when the dates become available.

Atlanta Science Festival

March  13-27, 2021

The Atlanta Science Festival is an annual two-week celebration of local science and technology. Every spring, Atlanta residents of all ages will have the opportunity to explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives. Scientists and educators from local schools, museums and companies will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in a range of hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances to expand our community of science enthusiasts and inspire a new generation of curious thinkers.
Find out all the details here.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Educator Preview Days

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

Phoenix Flies

March 6 through March 28
This is not an educator event, but it does offer a great opportunity for educators.  Atlanta’s historic built environment of buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods is an integral part of the City’s culture and economy. The Phoenix Flies Celebration provides an opportunity to learn about, celebrate, and strengthen these assets to the benefit of all.
Find out all the details here.

Zoo Atlanta

Educator Appreciation Day

March 13, 2021   9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join Zoo Atlanta for our 2021 spring Educator Appreciation Day presented by Kaiser Permanente! Educators enjoy free admission and discounts for accompanying guests on March 13, 2021.
The discount applies to active teachers; local and out-of-state educators; informal educators; and administrative support staff, along with active Georgia PTA members. Educators must present a valid educator ID or relevant documentation and a photo ID to take advantage of these discounts.
Family members and guests accompanying educators will enjoy $5 off general admission on the day of the event. In addition, educators receive 10% off food at Nourish Café and gift shop purchases.
Educators are encouraged to visit our variety of educational booths throughout the Zoo from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to meet Zoo team members and learn more about our educational programming and professional learning.
Register now on zooatlanta.org!

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Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Educator Preview Days

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

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The month of May is usually FULL of events, freebies, and discounts for teachers.   We will post something about all the deals we find as the month draws near.

Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

Teacher Appreciation Weekend

We will update this when the dates become available.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Educator Preview Days

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta

Teacher Appreciation Month

May 3 through May 28

We’re extending gratitude to Teacher and Educator Heroes who have helped prop up the community by offering them FREE entry! Plus, Teachers can bring up to 4 guests for just $12.50 each (50% off!). Please note that adults must be accompanied by at least one child (aged 17 and under) to visit, and children ages 2 and under are free.  Get tickets here.

Offer Details:

  • Educator ID required to be shown upon entry.
  • Tickets are limited and must be booked online in advance.
  • Monday-Friday only during event period, 5/3/2021 to 5/28/21.
  • Subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Final interpretation resides with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.
  • Adults must be accompanied by at least one child (aged 17 and under) to visit, and children ages 2 and under are free.

Super Museum Sunday

Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is not necessarily an educator event, but it is something worth checking out as an educator.

The Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday will take place Sunday, May 2, 2021. This highly-anticipated annual event allows visitors the opportunity to become reacquainted with the historic sites, museums, and cultural institutions in their community and around our state. A list of participating sites can be found below but check back often as more sites are being added daily. We encourage you to review each participating site’s COVID-19 protocols before your arrival to ensure the best experience. We hope you enjoy all that our amazing historical and cultural sites have to offer!

Hours for Super Museum Sunday are 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. unless other times are noted.

Please contact sites individually to learn more about their COVID-19 procedures and policies before planning your visit.

Visit here for a detailed listing of what will be FREE to visit in each county.

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Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Stone Mountain Park

Educator Appreciation Week

Stone Mountain Park Summer at the Rock: June 1 – June 4, 2021

Stone Mountain Park is offering educators one complimentary Attractions Pass and the opportunity to purchase additional Attractions Passes at a discounted rate of $19.95 plus tax. This offer is limited to 6 accompanying guests.

The complimentary Attractions Pass is valid June 1-4, 2021. Summit Skyride and SkyHike are not included, but are available as add-on experiences. Please check the Park’s calendar for events and times.

Educators must present valid identification at the Stone Mountain Park Ticket Plaza to receive this offer.

Educator Identification, such as…
an employee photo ID;  a pay stub or name badge with school name or county and a state-issued photo ID;  or a homeschool declaration of intent and a state-issued photo ID.

This offer is valid for one homeschool educator per household.  Not applicable to prior sales and cannot be combined with any other offer. Tickets may be purchased exclusively at the Stone Mountain Park Ticket Plaza and cannot be pre-purchased. Subject to availability.

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Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Educator Day

We will update this when the dates become available.

Typically held in July (Will update date and registration link as soon as it is available)

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Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Educator Preview Days

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and Center for Civil and Human Rights

Educator Open House

We will update this when the dates become available.

Typically held in August from 8 to 11 am (Will update date and registration link as soon as it is available)

Every August there is an Educator Open House for the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and Center for Civil and Human Rights.  These attractions invite local educators, including homeschool teachers, to visit the attractions for free to learn about educational and field trip opportunities.

Attending educators visit the attractions from 8-11 a.m. and may bring one guest, also free of charge. (They may purchase tickets for additional guests.) Pre-registration is required.

A valid teacher ID is required for entry to the event, and homeschool teachers may bring a copy of their Letter of Intent.

High Museum of Art

We will update this when the dates become available.

Typically held in August (Will update date and registration link as soon as it is available)

The High Museum is pleased to offer free days throughout the year for educators and their guests to preview upcoming special exhibitions while learning more about the programs and resources they offer teachers.

Teacher Appreciation Days are their way of saying “thank you!” to school and community educators. Educators and one guest receive free admission.

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Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Atlanta History Center

Educator Open House

We will update this when the dates become available.

Typically held in the middle of September (Will update date and registration link when accessible)

Meet the education team and learn about their school tours, outreach programs, and educator resources.

Free admission for each educator and one guest. Educators must show current school identification. Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot to attend the Educator Open House.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta

We will update this when the dates become available.

Typically held during the month of September (Will update date and registration link when it is accessible)

Southern Belle Farms

We will update this when the dates become available.

Typically held during one weekend in September (Will update date and registration link when it is accessible)

Teachers receive FREE admission with school ID.

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Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Educator Preview Days

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

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The third week of November is usually American Education Week.  Some companies will offer discounts to teachers this week.  If we learn of any, we will be sure to share them with you.

Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Educator Preview Days

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

Stone Mountain Park Christmas

Educator Appreciation Week

We will update this when the dates become available.

Typically held the week of Thanksgiving (Will update dates and registration link when accessible)

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Alliance Theatre

Tickets for Teachers 

We will update this when the dates become available.

In appreciation for all you do to expand the hearts and minds of our students, Tickets for Teachers is a unique program that provides educators with FREE tickets for select early performances of ALL Alliance Theatre productions.

Please visit their website here to get the details on obtaining your tickets.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Educator Preview Days

Available August-May, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 pm – 5 pm 
Tour the museum, see a giant screen movie and discover why Fernbank is Atlanta’s science and nature experience. A field trip team member will greet you to discuss program offerings, educator resources and answer questions. Reservations and educator ID are required. Call 404.929.6320.

If you know of any other Educator Days, please let us know.  We would love to add more to our list.

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