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Rain won't dampen family fun for the holiday weekend

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ATLANTA -- Don't let all this rain put a damper on your holiday weekend plans.

Our 11Alive Help Desk spotlights some of Metro Atlanta's best "don't miss" rainy attractions.

Resource Guide: Weekend Activities for Kids 

One of the top weekend attractions -- The High Museum.

Resource Guide: Weekend Activities for Adults 

Visitors will get to see "Girl with a Pearl," the masterpiece by Johannes Vermeer and considered the Dutch version of the Mona Lisa.

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If visitors have their race numbers from the Peachtree Road Race or if they are in the military, admission is free.

Crowds are expected to arrive early at the High with Fulton County residents getting free admission tomorrow until 1 p.m. Seniors and students also get a discount.

Other highlights this rainy weekend -- the World of Coke, where members of the military get in for free.

Or pick The Atlanta History Center. If you buy tickets online, you also get a discount.

The Georgia Aquarium is another holiday weekend favorite, but get there early, officials say big crowds are expected both Saturday and Sunday.

And for the kids, a great way to kick off the weekend is a visit to the Children's Museum of Atlanta, across from Centennial Olympic Park.

The Museum expects almost 3,000 people this weekend, with members of the military and their families getting big discounts. It mixes fun with education and promises to keep children totally involved for hours.

Next, time for refreshment and a visit to the nearby World of Coke.

And not far away is a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. Arrive early as big crowds are expected both days.

Then try The Center for Puppetry Arts; this weekend playing "Dr. Seuss, the Cat in the Hat."

Take the kids for lots of fun to Skyzone, an indoor trampoline park with locations in Roswell, Kennesaw and Suwanee.

Another hit for the youngsters---the Fernbank Museum. They can learn about science, dinosaurs and all sorts of cultural treasures.

Whether its athletics, or science, the Help Desk has found something for just about everyone. Go to and search the Help Desk for details.

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