Get free admission to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Get your photo on the famous orange sofa.

Meet this sea turtle at Fernbank.

See this new High Museum exhibit.

Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend

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Here’s what’s going on in Atlanta this weekend, July 30, 31 and Aug. 1.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights Grants Free Admission Through Sunday

Get free admission to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights during the run of “Moments of Courage.” (Photo by Dustin Chambers)

“Moments of Courage,” about the stories of black baseball players during their careers in Atlanta, runs through Aug. 1. Thanks to a partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Atlanta Braves, visitors can see this exhibit and all of the center for free during the exhibition’s entire run.

Visitors will learn how these defining moments impacted Atlanta’s movement to civil rights. Reserve free admission tickets online.

Christmas in July

Children’s Museum of Atlanta decks its halls with Georgia Festival of Trees.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta is decking the halls with the Georgia Festival of Trees on Tuesday, July 27 from 10 a.m. until noon. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for family photos during your summer vacation in Atlanta.

See ‘Turtle Odyssey’ on Fernbank’s Giant Screen

Meet Bunji, an Australian green sea turtle, on the giant screen at Fernbank. (Photo courtesy Fernbank Museum of Natural History)

Follow Bunji, an Australian green sea turtle, and her incredible journey across the open ocean in “Turtle Odyssey,” a new giant screen film at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.  Experience the ocean through the eyes of a turtle as you explore the life cycle of a green sea turtle: from birth to adolescence to adulthood to laying eggs of her own.

Narrated by Russell Crowe, “Turtle Odyssey” follows Bunji into an underwater oasis, from a hatchling off the Great Barrier Reef into adulthood as she swims thousands of miles, meets other sea creatures and has many wild encounters along the way. Benji will return from her lifelong odyssey to the very same beach where she hatched to lay eggs of her own as she does her part to preserve her species.

The Friends Experience Open In Atlanta

Visiting Atlanta’s The Friends Experience are Steven and Carrie Sagel Burns.

You loved the TV show. Now you can relive it, sort of. The Friends Experience, open through Sept. 6, lets you explore 12 rooms of set recreations, Joey and Chandler’s apartment, Monica and Rachel’s kitchen and Central Perk. Get your fix at 1155 Mount Vernon Highway NE, Suite 150, at Perimeter Pointe in Sandy Springs. We are not kidding.

Lights Star In High Museum Exhibit

Ron Arad, Ge-Off Sphere Hanging Light, 2000, polyamide, stainless steel, and bulb. © 2000 Ron Arad/Photo © tomvackphotographer

The High Museum of Art is the exclusive Southeast venue for an intriguing exhibit, “Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting” that runs through Sept. 26. The exhibition features 80 rare lighting examples by leading international designers. Don’t miss the light made up of real dandelion seeds (not kidding), the artichoke lamp (not real artichokes) or the Super Lamp that’s a bit like a little vehicle. Everything there is interesting and fascinating. Just go and have fun.

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