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Places to use a student ID
COLLEGE NIGHT AT THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART
Once a year, Atlanta's premier art museum stays open late for college students to mix and mingle artsy-fartsy-style. It's a great chance to meet kids from other Atlanta colleges because it's always super packed. So keep your calendars open; this school year, college night will occur Feb. 9. In the meantime, co-eds can check out world-class exhibits for the $12 student rate, or by buying a $35 annual student membership. Sun., noon-5 p.m.; Tues.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St. 404-733-4400. www.high.org.
MARTA UNIVERSITY PASS PROGRAM
Most Atlanta universities don't allow students to have cars. But even if you have a car in the ATL, sometimes you just don't want to deal with all the traffic. Lucky for you, MARTA stops at the mall (Lenox Square), the airport and a bunch of other places. Students can buy unlimited monthly bus and rail passes for $40. 404-848-5000. www.itsmarta.com.
Living in the A wouldn't be complete without taking in a Braves game at Turner Field. Tickets are buy-one-get-one-free with a student ID — cheaper than the stadium's itty-bitty cups of beer. 755 Hank Aaron Drive. 770-522-7630. atlanta.braves.mlb.com.
Big-name acts and traveling Broadway shows are always stopping by the Fox, and most performances offer discounts to students. West Side Story is the next big musical to come to town, hitting the stage Aug. 21-26, and STOMP runs Sept. 18-23. 660 Peachtree St. 404-881-2100. www.foxtheatre.org.
If you need time off from the animals living in your dorm, check out Zoo Atlanta. A baby panda and new baby giraffe are recent additions to the menagerie. Entry to the animal house costs students with IDs $13.99. The Zoo Atlanta website also has a sweet deal on a combo Zoo Atlanta/Georgia Aquarium ticket for $35, which is great because the Aquarium doesn't offer regular student discounts. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 800 Cherokee Ave. 404-624-5600. www.zooatlanta.org.