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The Pinch: Summer discounts at regional zoos, museums

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It’s summer vacation for many students, and regional zoos and museums are offering discounts for a low- cost day of family fun. Here are some participating attractions:

Zoo Atlanta

• Through the end of June, bring in your Hawks ticket stub for $3 off admission or $10 off membership.

• The Enjoy the City coupon book has coupons to save $3 on admission, $10 on an overnight program and buy-one, get-one-free admission. The offers are valid through the end of June. For more information, visit www.enjoythecity.com.

• Through the end of July, PTA members get $10 off zoo membership.

• Get free admission with a library pass. Check out a DVD about Zoo Atlanta from your local library, and upon return, you will get a receipt granting free admission for two adults and two children. The offer is available year round.

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

Toucan Tuesdays is returning to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Every Tuesday, starting June 12 and ending Aug. 28, two people can visit Riverbanks for the price of one by bringing two cans of non-perishable food that will be donated to Harvest Hope.

On these Tuesdays, Riverbanks will also offer discounts, such as $2 ICEEs and two-for-one specials in the Elephant’s Trunk Gift Shop.

The promotion applies to general admission rates only. With a donation, patrons can purchase one admission and get the second for equal or lesser value free.

Six Flags

Shoppers can purchase discounted admission tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water at participating Kroger stores in Georgia and South Carolina. One-day admission tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia are on sale for $39.99 plus tax, the same price as a child’s ticket. Six Flags White Water tickets can be purchased for $31.99 plus tax, a savings of $6.

Valid through Sept. 30, the Summer Thrill Pass offers unlimited admission to Six Flags Over Georgia. The cost is $54.99. A Season Pass offers unlimited admission to Six Flags Over Georgia, plus free friend tickets, in-park discounts and other benefits. One to three passes are $64.99 each and four or more passes are $59.99 each. For more information, visit sixflags.com.

Augusta Museum of History

During August, the Augusta Museum of History has $1 Dog Days. Patrons will be admitted for $1. The museum is open Thursday through Sunday.

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