Veterans get free admission to Atlanta attractions on Friday

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Veterans get free admission to Atlanta attractions on Friday

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The new giant panda twins at Zoo Atlanta, who are still unnamed, will be coming on display sometime in November or December. The zoo is among the Atlanta attractions offering free admission to veterans on Veterans Day. Photo: Zoo Atlanta

Among the many events happening on Veterans Day will be a free day for veterans at Zoo Atlanta, the Atlanta History Center, the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.

On Friday, Nov. 11, the zoo will offer free admission to veterans, active-duty, reserve and retired members of the Armed Forces, plus discounts of $4 off general admission for up to six accompanying guests.

Present a valid military ID or DD-214 form at Zoo Atlanta admissions to redeem the discount. The offer is valid only on Friday, Nov. 11, and is not valid online, nor with any other discount or promotion.

Service members also receive $10 off Zoo Atlanta membership. Zoo Atlanta is at 800 Cherokee Avenue, S.E. Details: 404-624-5662. zooatlanta.org

At the Georgia Aquarium all active military and veterans will also receive complimentary admission all day on Friday, Nov. 11 and on Saturday, Nov. 12. Family members will receive 30 percent off general admission.

The Aquarium also plans a color guard presentation by the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Atlanta Region, on Friday, Nov. 11, at 12 p.m., in the main atrium. 404-581-4000, www.georgiaaquarium.org/

At the Atlanta History Center the public is invited to a free Veterans Day Commemoration, featuring war correspondent Joe Galloway, the 116th Army Band and recognition of the 75th anniversary of the USO. Veterans Park at the Atlanta History Center. 11 a.m. , Nov. 11. 

In addition, active and retired military, veterans and up to five members of their families will receive free admission to the entire Atlanta History Center campus from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 11. 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, www.atlantahistorycenter.com

The World of Coca-Cola is free every day for members of the military (active duty, reserves and retirees) but Nov. 11-13 they can buy up to four half-priced general admission tickets for friends and family. Just show a valid Armed Forces ID at the ticket window. 404-676-5151, www.worldofcoca-cola.com/

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