Looking for something free and fun to do in Atlanta? The High Museum of Art has got you covered! You can visit the High Museum for FREE on the second Sunday of every month.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of free. So Kevin and I take advantage of the Free Second Sunday at the High Museum of Art as often as we can. We’ve seen so many great exhibitions this way!
If you’re an Atlanta local, you should definitely check this out. And if you’re just visiting and happen to be here on the second Sunday of the month, then you’re in luck! Here’s what you need to know about visiting the High Museum for Free Second Sundays.
High Museum Free Second Sundays
Second Sundays also feature special family-friendly programs from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. including tours, performances, and art-making activities.
You’ll want to arrive as early as possible. As you can imagine, everyone wants to get into the High Museum for free, so these Second Sunday events get really crowded! It’s no wonder this is one of the best free things to do in Atlanta!
It’s also recommended that you reserve your free tickets in advance online. You’ll just select a second Sunday on their ticketing calendar, and you’ll see that it’s $0.
High Museum Second Sunday Activities
During the free Second Sunday event at the High, they have several family-friendly activities for kids to enjoy. These change each month, but you can typically expect:
- Hands-on stations
- Kids yoga
- Screen printing stations
- Photo booths
- Live performances
- and other art-making activities
High Museum Exhibitions and Collections
During the High Museum’s Free Second Sundays, you have access to all the regular exhibitions and collections. You can sometimes also see the museum’s special exhibits, but it just depends. If there’s a special exhibit you want to see, you should definitely check to see if it’s included in the Second Sunday access!
Stent Family Wing
We like to start off in the Stent Family Wing, which houses the High’s more than 16,000 objects in its growing permanent collection.
Level 2 holds some Special Exhibitions, European Art including pieces by Monet and Renoir, and Decorative Arts including a collection of Meissen Porcelain and English Ceramics. Level 3 holds American Art and Decorative Arts. The Skyway Level holds African Art and Folk and Self-Taught Art, as well as a bridge to the Wieland Pavilion.
We then cross the bridge to the Weiland Pavilion, working our way down through the rotating Special Exhibitions.
This big space is where the larger pieces of modern and contemporary art are displayed. I’m always like abstract art with bright colors. Kevin is a fan of the giant concave dish sculpture by Anish Kapoor.
But Kevin is not always impressed with modern art.
Anne Cox Chambers Wing
The Anne Cox Chambers Wing is where you’ll find more Special Exhibitions on display.
The Lobby Level contains the Entrance and Special Exhibitions. Level 2 is also dedicated to Special Exhibitions. The Skyway Level contains additional Modern and Contemporary Art as well as the Blackbox Theatre and a bridge to the Weiland Pavilion.
High Museum for Free FAQ
When is the High Museum free?
The best time to get free admission to the High Museum of Art is during the High Museum Free Sunday event. The High Museum is free every second Sunday of the month. You can also get free admission to the High if you are military personnel or are a Bank of America cardholder through their Museums on Us program.
What to do in Atlanta on a Sunday?
There is a lot to do in Atlanta on a Sunday! On the second Sunday of each month, you can attend the High Museum of Art Free Sunday event.
About the High Museum
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta is one of the top art museums in the Southeast, with more than 16,000 works of art in its permanent collection.
Their collection spans African art, American art, European art, folk art, photography, modern art, and the decorative arts and design.
Second Sunday is the best time to visit the High Museum for free.
- Second Sundays Admission: Free
- Second Sundays Hours: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month
- Second Sundays Parking: Parking is available at the Woodruff Arts Center Garage for $20 per vehicle. Additional parking is available at the Promenade Parking Garage for $17, at the Boys and Girls Club Parking Garage for $18, and at the 1180 Peachtree Garage for $8 for 1 hour, $16 for 1-2 hours, or $22 for 2-24 hours.
- Location: 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
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Have you visited for the High Museum Free Sunday event? Let me know in the comments!