Now that it is officially summer, it is time to get the family out of the house for some fun in the sun! Did you know that your public library holds the keys to a budget-friendly summer for you and your family? Visit Zoo Atlanta on us or discover the great outdoors at our Georgia State Parks. All you need is a library card! Here at Gwinnett County Public Library we want to help you have a great summer. Visit your local branch to find out more.

Zoo Pass

A trip to Zoo Atlanta can be costly for families, depending on the age of the people and when your group chooses to go. Your Gwinnett County Public Library has something called the Zoo Pass that can get four people of any age into the zoo for free! Find out more information on the Zoo Atlanta website. The pass is available on a first-come-first-serve basis and cannot be placed on hold.

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Park Pass

After a year gone virtual, it is time to get outside and explore Georgia’s nature scene. Take a hike along some of the most beautiful trails or find peace at a hidden waterfall you never would have found behind a screen. Visit parks like Tallulah Gorge in Tallulah Falls, Georgia, or Cloudland Canyon in Rising Fawn, Georgia.

Go Fish Education Center Family Pass

Start a new family tradition or continue an old one at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Georgia. Explore Georgia wildlife exhibits or go see a real alligator. Don’t forget to take the family trout fishing at their stocked pond. Either way, you will get the chance to create new and long-lasting memories by the water.

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Make a day of it! Pack a picnic for lunch before taking a hike on one of the many trails. You can take a stroll through the whimsical butterfly garden or the native plant gardens. If you are feeling adventurous there are canoes and kayaks for rent to explore the river. These are just a few of the things you can do at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

After a year inside it is time to get outside and explore all that Georgia’s great outdoors has to offer. Visit one of your local Gwinnett County Public Libraries and check out one of our many passes this summer. Adventure awaits, all you need is your library card. Visit your local Gwinnett County Public Library today!

Written by Marina Jordan, Library Associate, Centerville Branch