Volunteer at Theatrical Outfit and see shows for free.

If you are a Georgia resident, get into Georgia Aquarium free on your birthday.

Many events at The Carter Center are free.

Things to Do Near Atlanta University Center

One of the great things about being a student at one of the four Atlanta University Center schools is that your school — Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine or Spelman College — is located right in the heart of so many of Atlanta’s top attractions. Of course, many of them are beyond your starving-college-student budget. But, take heart, there are free things to do nearby and MARTA can get you close to many others. And, hey, for the pricier venues, keep your grades up and maybe your parents will reward you with a bonus every now and then.

Freebies

Spiritual Sanctuaries

For the Thespian in You

Not Too Pricey

Splurge

Journalist Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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