11 free museums and attractions to explore around Atlanta this weekend

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11 free museums and attractions to explore around Atlanta this weekend

When the weather calls for it, or when you just feel like venturing out for a new cultural experience, there are several metro Atlanta museums and attractions to keep you entertained. 

Culture doesn’t have to cost, either.

Here are museums and attractions in the metro area that offer free visits. 

Fernbank Science Center : noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday. 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta. 

The King Center : 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. 449 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Center for Disease Control Museum : 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Thursdays 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta.

Robert C. Williams Museum of PapermakingMonday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  500 10th St. NW, Atlanta.                                                                                                                           » RELATED: This museum was voted the best in Atlanta in an AJC poll

Georgia Capital Museum and Tour : Reservations required. 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Monday- Friday. 206 State Capitol, Atlanta.

Attendees at the Union encampment at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Friday, June 27, 2014. Kent D. Johnson

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park : dawn until dusk Monday-Sunday. 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw.

Sweetwater Creek State Park : 7 a.m. to sunset Monday-Sunday. 1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs.

Panola Mountain State Park : 7 a.m. to sunset Monday-Sunday. Flat Bridge Road SW, Stockbridge.

Hard Labor Creek State Park : 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Sunday. 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge.

Red Top Mountain State Park :  8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Sunday . 50 Lodge Road SE, Cartersville.

Historic Oakland Cemetery : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday- Friday; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta.                                                         RECOMMENDED VIDEO:  Mulberry Grove near Savannah is one of the most important sites in U.S. history

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