Frequently Asked Questions

Is INK open to the public, or just educators?

Yes we are open to the public. Adults must accompany children within the exhibits. 

What are INK's hours of operation?
Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm

Are you open on holidays?
We are closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving day, and Christmas day. We Close at 2pm on Christmas Eve.

What is the cost of admission?
$9 per person including tax for all ages 2 - 102. Children under the age of two are free.  Your admission is good for all day interaction at INK.    $6.00 plus tax per person on Sunday's.

Do I pay admission since I am a parent and won't be playing?
Yes! We believe everyone is a child at heart and we encourage you to make memories playing with your child while at INK. We charge $9 per person including tax for all ages 2 - 102. Your admission is good for all day interaction at INK. $6.00 plus tax per person on Sunday's.

Do you offer discounts?
We offer group rates with 24 hour advanced reservations.

How does Homeschool Day work?                                                                                      ‚Äč

Starting January 3rd, 2017, all homeschool families must show proof of education certification to receive the special discount.  (Examples include a copy of county letter of intent, involvement with local support group, non-traditional school or umbrella school, or involvement in a state organization such as FPEA, CHESS or HSLDA.)  Families who provide proper documentation will receive $5.00 admission plus tax per person.  Homeschool discount only applys to the family members living in the home with the child who is homeschooled. All children under 2 years of age are FREE.  Hours for Homeschool Day on the first Tuesday of the month are 10am-5pm.

Does INK offer gift certificates?
Yes; acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  Contact us for more information about gift certificates.

How can I pay for my entrance to INK?
Acceptable forms of payment include cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Where is INK located?
Our Museum is located at:
The FeatherBone Center
999 Chestnut Street, SE
Suite 11
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
We share the building with Brenau University just off of I-985. Directions can be obtained through this Google Maps link.

What ages do you serve?
We welcome all children and their families. Our exhibits focus on ages 2 - 10. We have 20+ permanent exhibits at our Museum.

Where do I park when I visit INK?
Parking is free, and located in the front of the Brenau East entrance on the side of the INK building. Handicap and bus parking are located near our entrance on Chestnut Street.

How long should I allow for my visit to INK?
Allow at least two hours to visit the museum.  

Is INK "stroller friendly"?
Yes, we are. We also have an area to park strollers while you visit the Museum, or feel free to take your child(ren) through the Museum in a stroller.

Does INK offer lockers / storage space for rent?
Not at this time.

Is food available at INK?
Small snacks and drinks are available in the gift shop. We are happy to recommend one of the many restaurants (local favorites, national chains, and more) within a short driving distance from the Museum. Be sure to save your INK receipt for same day re-entry to the Museum. We have designated areas for snacks and bagged lunches. You may bring your own lunch, but no party-related items are allowed unless you have scheduled a party with us (cakes, cupcakes, gifts, balloons, table clothes etc.). INK reserves the right to inspect large coolers and bags.

What should we wear during our visit to INK?
Allow your children to wear comfortable clothes. They will be very active in the Museum. Shoes with socks are preferred.

Can I drop off my child(ren), and pick them up in a few hours?
No, our Museum is designed to provide a wonderful learning experience where parents / teachers play together with children. Children must be accompanied, at all times, by someone at least 18 years old.

I don't have children, but would love to visit this allowed?
Adults are NOT allowed to enter the museum without children. If you are interested in touring the museum, we will be happy to schedule you a brief tour. Tours are subject to staff availability. We recommend calling and making advanced arrangements.