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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Call: (404) 929-6300 or visit fernbankmuseum.org
The spectacularly designed museum is a classic rainy-day destination for legions of children and their parents. It features an IMAX theater, traveling shows, interactive science exhibitions, and an array of educational opportunities.

Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat

Saturday October 26, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Enjoy a frighteningly-fun Halloween party featuring games, hands-on activities, a kids’ DJ and special treats for kids.

Scheduled Activities*

Candy Stations*** Trick-or-Treat early in the Great Hall and enjoy themed toys and goodies. (May contain small parts.)

Kids' DJ

Boogie along to Hallowee...
Cost: Free with museum admission

Ghostly Gatherings

Sunday October 13, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Join us Sunday evenings in October for this bewitchingly fun special event series featuring evening hours of the Halloween-themed outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits, as well as musical entertainment and hands-on activities for all ages. Drinks, including adult beverages, and a variety of snacks wi...
Cost: $10-$20

Fernbank After Dark: Weird Science

Friday October 11, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Fernbank After Dark is a monthly series featuring fun science activities, after-hours museum access, live music and a 3D giant screen movie. Cocktails, craft beer and small plates are available for purchase. Exclusively for ages 21+; IDs will be checked at the door.
Cost: $15-$20

A Timeless Affair 2019: Secrets of the Silk Road

Saturday October 5, 2019 06:30 pm EDT
Join us for an elegant black-tie gala to benefit Fernbank. Festivities include a sunset cocktail hour, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, live music and dancing.
Cost: $500-$25,000

Traveling the Silk Road Opening Day

Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Enjoy Fernbank’s newest special exhibit, featuring the peoples and cultures who benefited from trade on the silk road — not only from the profitable exchange of commodities, but also from the interchange of new technologies, religions, types of music, literature and ways of thinking.
Cost: Free with museum admission

Latin Dance Night

Friday September 27, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Spice things up with sassy Latin rhythms as you dance the night away to Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and Merengue. An Amp’d Entertainment DJ with lead the way and professional dancers from Salsambo Dance Lessons and Entertainment will offer groups lessons.* Dancing beings at 8pm and lessons are offered ar...
Cost: $15

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Friday September 27, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank scientist on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest to experience the unique nocturnal world that awakens at dusk. Listen for owl and frog calls, search for bats using a special echolocation detector, find organisms that glow under UV light, and much more. Children must be accompanied by a...
Cost: $8-$12

Nature Walk

Sunday September 15, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 8+

Cost: Included with general admission

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Sunday September 15, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. This program is excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. Program is held rain or shine but may be cancelled in cases of se...
Cost: Free with general admission

Fernbank After Dark: Makers & Shakers

Friday September 13, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Fernbank After Dark is a monthly series featuring fun science activities, after-hours museum access, live music and a 3D giant screen movie. Cocktails, craft beer and small plates are available for purchase. Exclusively for ages 21+; IDs will be checked at the door.
Cost: $6-$20

Sensory Mornings

Saturday August 24, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Join us for a series of special sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities, special needs or various physical abilities who might benefit from a less-crowded environment. These events will provide a quieter and calmer environment for guests to explore the full museum as well as e...
Cost: Free (member)-$27

Sensory Mornings

Saturday August 24, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Join us for a series of special sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities, special needs or various physical abilities who might benefit from a less-crowded environment. These events will provide a quieter and calmer environment for guests to explore the full museum as well as e...
Cost: $18-$20

Dinosaur Birthday Bash

Saturday August 17, 2019 10:00 am EDT
You’re invited to a prehistoric party at Fernbank Museum! Stomp, chomp and party like a dinosaur in celebration of the anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic.
Cost: Free (members)-Museum admission fee

Dinosaur Birthday Bash

Saturday August 17, 2019 10:00 am EDT
You're invited to a prehistoric party at Fernbank Museum! Stomp, chomp, and party like a dinosaur in celebration of the anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic. 
Cost: Free w/ general admission

Fernbank After Dark: Myth Busters

Friday August 9, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Yippee ki yay, myth busters! Pull back the curtain to see how everything from action movies to your own senses are trying to put one over on you.  Take advantage of kid-free, after-hours access to indoor and outdoor experiences, including Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants. Drink in ...
Cost: $14.95-$19.95

Cosmic Quest

Wednesday July 31, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe.

Recommended for ages 8+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Nature Walk

Wednesday July 31, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 8+

Weather permitting. Program not suitable for strollers.

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Folk Tales

Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:30 am EDT
Hear a story for young visitors from cultures around the world, with a fun activity.

Recommended for ages 1 – 12

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Weekday Wonders

Monday July 29, 2019 11:30 am EDT
Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities.

Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Sunday July 28, 2019 08:30 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank Museum scientist on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest to experience the unique nocturnal world that awakens at dusk. Listen for owl and frog calls, search for bats using a special echolocation detector, find organisms that glow under UV light, and much more. Children must be accompani...
Cost: $8-$12

Geology Rocks

Sunday July 28, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens.

Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Ranger Explorations

Sunday July 28, 2019 01:30 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods.

Recommended for ages 6+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Tadpole Tales

Sunday July 28, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday July 27, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection.

Recommended for ages 4+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday July 27, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection.

Recommended for ages 4+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday July 27, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection.

Recommended for ages 4+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Nature Walk

Saturday July 27, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 8+

Weather permitting. Program not suitable for strollers.

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Tadpole Tales

Saturday July 27, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Tadpole Tales

Saturday July 27, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Geology Rocks

Friday July 26, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens.

Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Ranger Explorations

Friday July 26, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods.

Recommended for ages 6+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Excellent Experiments

Thursday July 25, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation.

Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Folk Tales

Thursday July 25, 2019 11:30 am EDT
Hear a story for young visitors from cultures around the world, with a fun activity.

Recommended for ages 1 – 12

Cost: Free w/ general admissions

Nature Walk

Thursday July 25, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 8+

Weather permitting. Program not suitable for strollers.

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Cosmic Quest

Wednesday July 24, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe.

Recommended for ages 8+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Live Animal Encounter

Wednesday July 24, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection.

Recommended for ages 4+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Ranger Explorations

Wednesday July 24, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods.

Recommended for ages 6+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Tadpole Tales

Wednesday July 24, 2019 11:30 am EDT
Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Weekday Wonders

Tuesday July 23, 2019 11:30 am EDT
Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities.

Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Nature Walk

Tuesday July 23, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 8+

Weather permitting. Program not suitable for strollers.

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Incredible Weather

Monday July 22, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Delve into the dynamic world of weather, climate, and atmospheric science with live experiments and demonstrations.

Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Live Animal Encounter

Monday July 22, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection.

Recommended for ages 4+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Nature Walk

Sunday July 21, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 8+

Weather permitting. Program not suitable for strollers.

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Tadpole Tales

Sunday July 21, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Sunday July 21, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. This program is excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. Program is held rain or shine but may be cancelled in cases of se...
Cost: Free w/ general admission

Cosmic Quest

Saturday July 20, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe.

Recommended for ages 8+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Ranger Explorations

Saturday July 20, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods.

Recommended for ages 6+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Moon Landing Celebration

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:00 am EDT
SoAR Rocketry

Meet the team who flies rockets for fun and enjoy a close look at their favorite rocket models. 

Oreo Cookie Moon Phases Join the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Atlanta to recreate tasty models of each moon phase using cookies and frosting.

LEGO® Rockets

Get yo...
Cost: Included w/ purchase of value pack tickets

Double Feature: Monster Fish and Jaws

Friday July 19, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
For one night only, see Jaws swimming across Fernbank’s 4-story giant screen. Before being terrorized by a giant man-eating great white shark, experience Fernbank’s newest special exhibit, Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants. 7 p.m.-9 p.m.: Enjoy self-guided tours of the blockbuster s...
Cost: $18

Excellent Experiments

Friday July 19, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation.

Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Folk Tales

Friday July 19, 2019 11:30 am EDT
Hear a story for young visitors from cultures around the world, with a fun activity.

Recommended for ages 1 – 12

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Ranger Explorations

Thursday July 18, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods. 

Recommended for ages 6+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Weekday Wonders

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:30 am EDT
Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities.

Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Incredible Weather

Wednesday July 17, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Delve into the dynamic world of weather, climate, and atmospheric science with live experiments and demonstrations.

Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Live Animal Encounter

Wednesday July 17, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection.

Recommended for ages 4+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Nature Walk

Wednesday July 17, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator.

Recommended for ages 8+

Weather permitting. Program not suitable for strollers.

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Excellent Experiments

Tuesday July 16, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation.

Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Ranger Explorations

Tuesday July 16, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods.

Recommended for ages 6+

Cost: Free w/ general admission

Fernbank After Dark: The Great Outdoors

Friday June 14, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Fernbank After Dark is a monthly series for ages 21+ featuring fun science activities, exclusive after-hours museum access, live music and a 3D giant screen movie. Cocktails, craft beer and small plates are available for purchase.
Cost: $14.95-$19.95

Monster Fish Opening Day

Saturday June 8, 2019 10:00 am EDT
The new exhibition includes five life size sculptures of monster fish. 
Cost: Included in museum admission

Latin Dance Night Series

Friday May 17, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
Dance the night away to salsa, bachata, cumbia, and merengue at Fernbank Museum. Professional dancers from Salsambo Dance Lessons and Entertainment will offer group lessons around 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15

Fernbank After Dark: Booze and Botanicals

Friday April 12, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Fernbank takes place each month and features fun science activities for adults. 
Cost: $14.95- $19.95

Little Critters Day

Saturday April 6, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Meet baby animals and participate in a ranger exploration. A few of the scheduled activities include Sam's Path Petting Zoo, Metro Atlanta Beekeepers, and Temporary tattoos. 
Cost: Included in museum admission

Geology Walks

Friday April 5, 2019 02:30 pm EDT
Hands-on expiraments to learn how the rocks of Georgia were formed in The Naturalist Center.
Cost: Included in museum admission

Nature Walk

Friday April 5, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
A closer look at Wildwoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator.

 

Cost: Included in museum admission

Folk Tales

Friday April 5, 2019 11:30 am EDT
Hear a story for young visitors from cultures around the world and enjoy a fun activity.  
Cost: Included in museum admission

Sensory Morning

Saturday March 23, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Special Series Join us for a series of special sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities, special needs or various physical abilities who might benefit from a less-crowded environment. These events will provide a quieter and calmer environment for guests to explore the full muse...
Cost: Standard ticket prices apply for Fernbank’s Sensory Mornings.

Fernbank Forest Native Plants & Wildflowers Tour

Thursday March 21, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank scientist to explore Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre mature mixed-hardwood forest located in the heart of metro-Atlanta.  Participants will explore the diversity of native wildflowers and learn to identify them by their leaves and flowers. This program is for ages 8 and up. Children under...
Cost: included in museum admission

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk - March 17, 2019

Sunday March 17, 2019 09:00 am EDT
Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. This program is excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. All ages are welcome. Program is held rain or shine, but may be c...
Cost: Included in museum admission

Double Feature: Pterosaurs & Jurassic Park

Friday March 15, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
Cost: $18

Lecture: Walking with Mesozoic Giants

Sunday March 10, 2019 05:00 pm EDT
Fernbank’s permanent exhibit, Giants of the Mesozoic, showcases one of the largest land animals that ever walked the earth (Argentinosaurus) and the world’s largest land carnivore (Giganotosaurus). But have you ever wondered about the origin of these Cretaceous superheroes? Take a virtual trip to Pa...
Cost: Free

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday March 4, 2019 11:00 am EST
Conference Rooms

Be a part of a lifesaving team! Fernbank Museum is proud to partner with the American Red Cross for a special blood drive. All “DINO-mite Donors” will receive a voucher valid for Fernbank Museum admission to be used at a later date.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit Red...
Cost: Free

Alligator Extravaganza

Saturday February 23, 2019 11:30 am EST
Learn about alligators during a fun-filled presentation by a Fernbank educator followed by a special animal encounter. This program is in honor of Steve Irwin’s birthday on February 22.
Cost: included in price of museum admission

Latin Dance Night

Friday February 22, 2019 08:00 pm EST
Spice things up with sassy Latin rhythms, a DJ from Amp’d Entertainment, dance lessons from Salsambo Dance Lessons and Entertainment.* Craft beer, cocktails and small plates will be available for purchase.**

Exclusively for ages 21+.

Cost: $15 for members and non-members.***  Space is limited an...
Cost: $15

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of the Dinosaurs

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00 am EST
Neither dinosaur nor bird, pterosaurs flew with their fingers, walked on their wings, and ruled the skies. Journey through the Mesozoic Era with the largest flying animals that ever lived. This immersive exhibit includes remarkable rare fossils and casts, hands-on and digital interactives, enormous ...
Cost: Free with museum admission

Fernbank After Dark - February 8, 2019

Friday February 8, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Cost: $14.95 - $19.95

Pirate Day

Saturday January 26, 2019 10:00 am EST
Visit Fernbank Museum's Great Hall on a high sea adventure. Saturday the 26th of January is Fernbank's Pirate Day that includes fun for the whole family! Cost included with Museum admission and Members are FREE.
Cost: Free - $27

'90s Night

Friday January 18, 2019 07:00 pm EST
Come celebrate the '90s with the other relics and fossils! Event is 21 and up and will be enforced so have your IDs ready.
Cost: $21.95

Noon Year's Eve

Monday December 31, 2018 09:00 am EST
Ring in the New Year a full twelve hours early with Atlanta's biggest party animals! This special family celebration will include a kid's DJ, an appearance by the Georgia Bubbleman, party hats for the first 500 guests, and a countdown to a balloon drop at noon.
Cost: $8-$28

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Sunday December 16, 2018 06:00 pm EST
Grab your ugliest, silliest, tackiest holiday sweater and join us for a festive holiday-themed party! Get into the spirit of the season with an evening of special activities, including, cookie decorating, a seasonal craft, photo opps with the one-and-only Santasaurus and more. Tickets include event ...
Cost: $10-$20

Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party

Friday December 14, 2018 07:00 pm EST
Fernbank After Dark is a monthly series for ages 21+ featuring fun science activities, exclusive after-hours Museum access, live music, craft beer and cocktails, and giant screen movies. Please note: Effective 8/1/18, Fernbank After Dark bars only accept credit cards.
Cost: $10-$20

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk - December 1, 2018

Saturday December 1, 2018 09:00 am EST
Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. This program is excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. All ages are welcome. Program is held rain or shine, but may be can...
Cost: Cost included with Museum Admission

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Saturday December 1, 2018 09:00 am EST
Categories: Museum attractions

Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. This program is excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain.

Cost: Included with Museum admission, and free for Fernbank members and Atlanta Audubon Society members. Space is limited to 25 people and advance reservations are required at 404.929.6400.

Winter Wonderland

Friday November 16, 2018 12:00 am EST
Categories: Museum attraction Prepare to ooh and aah over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees showcasing celebrations around the world in the enchanting Winter Wonderland exhibition. Twinkling with lights, glimmering with color and shining with a variety of cultural objects, a varie...
Cost: Admission to Winter Wonderland is included with Museum admission and is FREE for members.

Winter Wonderland - November 16, 2018

Friday November 16, 2018 12:00 am EST
Prepare to ooh and aah over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees showcasing celebrations around the world in the enchanting Winter Wonderland exhibition. Twinkling with lights, glimmering with color and shining with a variety of cultural objects, a variety of decorated trees and disp...
Cost: Admission to Winter Wonderland is included with Museum admission and is FREE for members.

Forest Therapy Walk

Saturday November 10, 2018 09:00 am EST
Take a walk on the calm side and let the forest be your therapist. Forest therapy is the practice of Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing, through which participants learn and practice techniques to connect more deeply with nature as a tool for better health. Forest Therapy follows a gentle pace and is ap...
Cost: $40 per person for members and non-members.

Flight of the Butterflies 3D

Friday November 2, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Flight of the Butterflies, a breathtaking giant screen adventure from SK Films, is coming back to the 4-story Giant Screen Theater at Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History—this time in 3D—by popular demand, scheduled to show daily from Friday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Based o...
Cost: $8-$13
767 Clifton Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 929-6300
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