The Georgia Aquarium is one of my favorite spots to spend a free day with family in Atlanta. It’s simply amazing to see all the marine life surround me. So, I love it when the Aquarium offers some extra savings. From August 25-28, you can save $5 on general admission if you bring school supplies (worth $5) with you to donate. Georgia Aquarium is partnering with Kids In Need, a free store for teachers, for a special “Stuff the Barrel” two-in-one school supply drive and promotion. During this special promotional weekend, guests of the Aquarium will be “stuffing” barrels and bins with school and art supplies for educators and students from financially-challenged Atlanta area schools. Vouchers will be issued at ticket window collection stations and can be redeemed on any day of the promotion.
A project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kids In Need is a year-round program that aims to provide learning supplies to Atlanta area schools whose success is threatened by poverty. With all items donated by manufacturers, retail stores and supply drives, teachers from eligible schools can “shop” for free classroom supplies at the Kids In Need warehouse store. For a school to qualify, at least 80% of the students must be enrolled in the federal free and reduced lunch program. Every year, Kids In Need distributes thousands of pounds of brand new school and art supplies to elementary, middle and high schools across more than 12 Georgia school systems. Georgia Aquarium’s “Stuff the Barrel” campaign gives guests the opportunity to learn about marine life from across the world, while helping to enrich the minds and imaginations of students in their own back yard.
Want to know more about how incredible the Aquarium is? Check out this review behind the scenes.