Target Free Second Tuesday

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will host two remaining Target Free Second Tuesdays on February 13th and March 13, 2018.

Guests may register and make a reservation by following the instructions below the day prior to each event and select one of two sessions.
“We’re incredibly appreciative of the generous support that Target has provided for the Museum over the past decade,” said Jane Turner, executive director of Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “ With their help, we’ve been able to reach more than 120,000 Atlanta residents and provide free admission for families to experience the power of play at one of the city’s top attractions. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will continue to explore new ways to offer free/reduced price offerings to the community in the coming year.”

img06-mobile-2xTarget Free Second Tuesday (TFST) is a special opportunity for families from the community to bring their children to experience the Museum for free.

Every second Tuesday of the month visitors who may not have the opportunity to experience the museum or want to try the museum free of charge are able to do so through our partnership with Target.


In an effort to provide a better TFST experience, the following has gone into effect:

In order to guarantee entrance, families must pre-register online for Session #1 or Session #2 (see below) of TFST.  Families MAY NOT register for both sessions.

Session #1: 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Session #2: 3:45 PM – 6:00 PM

  • All guests will be asked to leave at the end of Session #1 in order to clean and re-set the Museum.
  • In order to allow as many families as possible to enjoy the Museum, guests may not book two sessions on the same day.
  • Please arrive on time to enjoy your Museum time. 
  • After the first hour of each session, unclaimed tickets will be released to families waiting in line.
  • Members who wish to attend TFST must pre-register online via the registration link.
  • Please read the rules and guidelines below.

WHAT TO DO ONCE SESSIONS ARE FULL: Families who are not pre-registered may form a line outside of the Museum and wait and see if tickets become available during each session. Museum staff will distribute unclaimed tickets on a first-come/first served basis as they become available. Entry is based on capacity and the Museum does not guarantee entry for those not pre-registered via the online link. 


Adult to Child Ratio

The Museum requires that you have at least one adult for every five children.

Arrival Time

You must arrive within the first hour of your selected session. Your admission will not be guaranteed past that first hour.


Target Free Second Tuesday is a special opportunity for the community to bring their children to Children’s Museum of Atlanta and experience the Museum for free. Free admission is made possible through the generous support of Target. Every second Tuesday of the month, visitors who may not have the opportunity to experience the Museum or want to try the Museum free of charge are able to do so through our partnership with Target.


Ticket holders will have access to vending machines inside the Museum, or if you prefer, you may bring your own bag lunch. Tables are available on a first come basis.


Target Free Second Tuesday is held on the second Tuesday of each month. The Museum offers two sessions which require preregistration.
Session 1: 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Session 2: 3:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Museum Capacity

Capacity is the total number of people legally allowed in the building. This number varies with each traveling exhibit.

Museum Members

During Target Free Second Tuesday, all visitors must preregister online, this includes Museum members. Members who do not preregister for one of the sessions may be required to wait until capacity is available in the building.


You may leave and re-enter during your session. Your tickets are only valid during your selected session. Hand stamp required for re-entry.

Recommended Ages

Our exhibits are developed with children 8 years and younger in mind.


Registration is required to receive free tickets on Target Free Second Tuesday. The registration link will be live the Monday before Target Tuesday on this page. The link can also be found on our social media channels. Follow us to stay up to date!
Museum restrooms are only accessible to ticket holders admitted onto the exhibit hall. Guests arriving prior to their scheduled session may use public restrooms located in the American Cancer Society Building (bridge level) and in between The Georgia Aquarium and The World of Coca-Cola.

Security Policy

Your family’s safety and security are our highest priorities. Adults must be accompanied by a child on the exhibit floor, and children must be accompanied by an adult on the exhibit floor. Security cameras, electronic access controls, and security personnel are in place at all times. Visitor Services staff are always here to assist you. We require one adult for every five children. No security can take the place of adult supervision. Remember to have fun with and supervise your children.


The Museum offers two sessions for Target Free Second Tuesday. Each session allows 2 hours & 15 minutes of play time, assuming you arrive at the beginning of your scheduled session. Late arrivals will still be required to leave at the end of the session.


Tickets are only available with preregistration. You can register on our website starting at 7 AM on the Monday prior to the Tuesday of Target Tuesday. You must register for one of our two sessions. Electronic tickets are emailed and must either be printed or visible on a smartphone.

Waiting in Line

If you arrive prior to your session time, you will be asked to wait outside until your session begins. If you forgot to preregister you will be required to wait in line and wait until the Museum can determine if there is available capacity. Line forms outside the museum regardless of weather conditions. Restrooms are not accessible while waiting in line.

Disclaimer: Registration is required in order to gain admission. Families will be able to secure up to 6 tickets upon registration. We cannot guarantee space into the Museum if registration is missed. Museum requires 1 adult for every 5 children.