Visit Georgia Aquarium for free on your birthday. (📷: Joleen Pete)

Free Things to Do on Your Birthday in Atlanta

Happy Birthday to ya. Get ready to reap the rewards of turning another year older with this list of free things to do on your birthday around Atlanta. Things to do range from free museum admission to coffee, cakes, doughnuts and more. Who doesn’t love birthday perks?

They say it’s your birthday. Make a wish and blow out the candle. (📷: Isabella and Zsa Fischer)

Free Admission at Atlanta Attractions on your Birthday

While not all of these are birthday specific, with a little planning you can score a free visit to these Atlanta attractions to celebrate the day you graced the world. 

Atlanta History Center

Stroll the gardens and exhibits at Atlanta History Center. (📷: Atlanta History Center)

Atlanta History Center is always free for children and is also free any day for military personnel with ID. Kids will love roaming the expansive grounds at Atlanta History Center, stopping at the kids’ areas and exploring historic buildings or participating in a scavenger hunt around the grounds. For a birthday date, stroll through the gardens and grab a bite at the Swan Coach House.  

Georgia Aquarium

Enjoy the country’s largest aquarium for free on your birthday. (📷: Georgia Aquarium)

Georgia Aquarium offers free admission to Georgia residents on their birthday. Visit the website for details and to reserve your tickets ahead of time.

High Museum of Art

Take in the arts for your birthday during free Second Sundays. (📷: High Museum of Art)

Celebrate your birthday during Second Sundays at the High. High Museum of Art offers free admission for all, the Second Sunday of each month. Kids younger than 6 are free every day. Discover new exhibits, participate in fun programming and have a great time doing it. 

Zoo Atlanta

Check out the Library Pass for free admission to Zoo Atlanta. (📷: Zoo Atlanta)

Though not technically designed for your birthday, you can receive three free General Admission passes to Zoo Atlanta through the Library Pass Program. Visit your local Georgia public library with a valid library card and check one out.

Eat Free at these Atlanta Restaurants

For years the Italian restaurants Povino’s and Scalini’s have been offering a free entree on your birthday, with valid I.D.. Each meal (valued up to $17.50) includes a pasta specialty dinner, salad, garlic rolls and dessert. Mangia!

Sign up for the Fogo eClub for news, events and promos at Fogo de Chao. The folks there will celebrate your birthday with coupons ($25 off in year’s passed) and have even been known to celebrate half birthdays. There are locations in Atlanta and Dunwoody.

Shopping Discounts for your Birthday

Shop till you drop for your birthday in Atlanta. (📷: Buckhead Village)

Is your birthday wish to shop till you drop? These retail stores offer some birthday treats and discounts for customers (usually with rewards club membership), so go buy the gifts you really want. Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza in the Buckhead neighborhood offer luxury destination shopping. Buckhead Village is a newer shopping district featuring top fashion houses, emerging artisans and top restaurants in a quaint yet modern area. Join these retail clubs prior to your birthday to enjoy the perks:

Treat yourself to Birthday Treats in Atlanta and Beyond

Many eateries and restaurants have free birthday deals if you sign up for rewards or e-clubs. Here are just a few with birthday clubs or perks available when you sign up.

Here are more ideas of things to do for your grown-up birthday in Atlanta and the ultimate list of birthday locations in Atlanta for kids and teens.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the family travel and lifestyle blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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