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Fernbank Science Center

Call: (678) 874-7102 or visit www.fernbank.edu
A classroom museum and outdoor learning lab owned by the DeKalb County School System. The science center houses an Apollo spacecraft, botanical gardens and — most notably — a planetarium. Prices and hours vary.

Dawn of the Space Age

Thursday August 1, 2019 08:00 pm EDT
From the launch of the first artificial satelltie Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privatley operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with the most accurate historic reconstruction of Man's first steps into space.
Cost: $5-$7

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story

Thursday August 1, 2019 07:00 pm EDT
An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievments of the Apollo progra, and what it took to put the first human on the moon.
Cost: $5-$7

Rosetta

Thursday August 1, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
Join the discover of Comet 67P in the story about the origins of the Solar System and life on Earth. 
Cost: $5-$7

Dawn of the Space Age

Thursday August 1, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
From the launch of the first artificial satelltie, Sputnik, to the lunar landings and privatley operated space flights. Be immersed and overwhelmed with the most accurate, historic reconstruction of Man's first steps into space.

 

Cost: $5-$7

Capcom Go: The Apollo Story

Thursday August 1, 2019 02:00 pm EDT
An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.
Cost: $5-$7

Auroras: Lights of Wonder

Thursday August 1, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
The Aurora is one of the greatest wonders a human can experience in nature. Experience the actual aurora with the world’s first 4K, real-time, full dome video.
Cost: $5-$7

Rosetta and Philae

Thursday August 1, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
Watch the amazing cartoon adventures of Rosetta and Philae and find out how they first got inspired to visit a comet, and follow them on their ten-year journey through the Solar System to their destination.
Cost: $5-$7

Earth, Moon and Sun

Thursday August 1, 2019 11:00 am EDT
Explore the relationship between the earth, moon and sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions.
Cost: $5-$7

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:00 am EDT
11:30 CAPCOM Go! The Apollo Story

Fulldome Planetarium Feature

12:00 GPB/PBS Special Presentation Chasing the Moon: The Giant Leap

1:00 Remembering Apollo with Special Honored Guest Captain Ed Dwight First African American Astronaut Trainee

2:00-4:00 Special Anniversary Screening

Apollo 11: A ...
Cost: Free w/ general admission

Folk Tales

Tuesday July 16, 2019 11:30 am EDT
Hear a story for young visitors from cultures around the world with a fun activity as a part of Fernbank's NatureQuest.

Recommended for ages 1 – 12

Cost: Included w/ general admission

Cumberland Island Exhibit Preview

Sunday June 30, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
An exhibit showcasing Cumberland Island, Georgia

4:30- author talk by naturalist, Carol Ruckdeschel

 

Cost: Included in admission

A Natural History Of Cumberland Island Talk & Exhibit

Sunday June 30, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
On June 30, Supported by Georgia Humanities through appropriations made by the Georgia General Assembly, Carol Ruckdeschel will be in Atlanta for a talk and book-signing at Fernbank Science Center; the event will kick off a six-week exhibit of extraordinary Cumberland images by Diane Kirkland, a pho...
Cost: Free

International Asteroid Day

Saturday June 29, 2019 10:00 am EDT
Fernbank Science Center will celebrate International Asteroid Day on Saturday June 29, 2019. We will commemorate the 101st Anniversary of the Tunguska airburst of an asteroid above the skies of Russia. The planetarium schedule will be filled with shows about rocks from space. At 1:00 p.m., David Ghe...
Cost: Included in admission

The Jungle Book at the Planetarium

Tuesday March 19, 2019 06:00 pm EDT
Categories: Film Escape the urban jungle for a wild night under the big screen! Join us on a journey to the jungle to spotlight how we can save our own “city in the forest.” We’ll be screening the Academy Award-winning, live action film The Jungle Book alongside the Trees Atlanta team. Together, we'...
Cost: Free

Mike Mongo's Astronaut Job Fair

Monday March 18, 2019 08:00 am EDT
Categories: Kids Space athlete, Space veterinarian, Space YouTuber, even Space Fortnite will be listed as some of career opportunities presented this year at the debut of Mike Mongo’s Astronaut Job Fair as a feature event of the 2019 Atlanta Science Festival, 8am-4-pm, March 18 at Dekalb County’s Fe...
Cost: $25

Science Night Out

Friday February 22, 2019 06:00 pm EST

LOCATION:

Fernbank Science Center

156 Heaton Park Drive

Atlanta, GA 30307

678-874-7102

ADMISSION: $20 per student. There is a small charge to cover materials and to support Fernbank LINKS, as they continue to represent DeKalb County Schools at the FIRST Robotics Competition and Host th...
Cost: $20

Head to the Sky M. L. King Holiday Black History Celebration

Saturday January 19, 2019 01:00 pm EST
As part of our King Holiday Celebration, Fernbank Science Center and STEM Atlanta Women invite you on January 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm to meet our keynote speaker Amoy Antunet, 8 year old Neuroscience expert from Atlanta, Georgia.  At 2:00 pm visitors are invited to see the Fernbank Science Center orig...
Cost: Free

Virginia Schenck: Winter Solstice Concert

Saturday December 1, 2018 07:00 pm EST
VA celebrates the Winter Solstice by embracing the dark and allowing the light. World jazz trio, Free Planet Radio, of Asheville, NC joins her. Free Food Tastings by Sun in My Belly & Mystic Roots.
Cost: $10-$25

Astronomy Day at Fernbank Science Center

Saturday April 21, 2018 12:00 am EDT

Fernbank Science Center Celebrates Astronomy Day!

See planetarium programs, explore exhibits and enjoy family activities. Activities (from noon to 2 PM) include making a Moon Mask, assembling a constellation wheel, decoding images from space, folding a star finder, and readers sharing children’s...
Cost: Free admission to the Science Center and family activities; Planetarium show admission $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children.

Jonn Serrie Holiday 50 Year Anniversary Concert

Friday December 1, 2017 08:00 pm EST
Venue: Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 The magic of the holidays celebrated through music in the Jim Cherry Planetarium. Local space music composer and performer Jonn Serrie gives a live performance of his Upon a Midnight Clear while a star show on the planetariu...
Cost: Admission $10

NanoDay

Friday March 18, 2016 08:00 pm EDT
Fernbank Science Center presents NanoDay, a day of learning dedicated to nanoscience, featuring live presentations, hands-on activities, a chemical magic show, nano-themed story time, and games.
Cost: Free

Halloween Fun with Flashlights

Friday October 23, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
World's ONLY interactive, crowd-generated, audience participation planetarium show for kids aged 6 and under! Wear a costume and bring a good flashlight! Note: this is not a drop-off type event; the kids need to be accompanied by a parent or caretaker.
Cost: $5

Chemistry Day

Friday October 23, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Chemistry colors our world! Learn about the chemistry behind colors you see all around you at this free annual event geared for the whole family, especially kids! Join us for lots of hands-on activities and a chemistry magic show.
Cost: Admission is FREE!

Fernbank Seeks Volunteer Gardeners

Monday October 12, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Like to garden? Want to learn more about it? Fernbank Science Center’s composting and pollinator gardens are located at 156 Heaton Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30307. We need volunteers to help tend our compost bins and gardens. We have a pond, a bog garden, and vegetable, pollinator, herb and shade ga...
Cost:

Fall Plant Sale

Friday September 18, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Fernbank Science Center’s twice-annual fundraiser features many perennial, native shrubs, vines, trees and flowers not easily available in commercial nurseries. DeKalb County master gardeners and Fernbank Science Center horticultural staff will be on hand to answer questions. All proceeds support ...
Cost: Free

Cypress South

Thursday April 30, 2015 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $15

Michael Wolfe on the Native Fishes of Georgia

Friday March 6, 2015 07:00 pm EST
Come hear Michael Wolfe on the Native Fishes of Georgia presented by the Atlanta Area Aquarium Association. Classroom opens 1 pm, meeting starts 1:30 pm, presentation starts 2 pm.
Cost: free

Lucky in Love

Thursday February 12, 2015 07:00 pm EST
This year, for the first time, you and your sweetheart can listen to romantic music played by a master of space music under the stars of the planetarium dome. Let's turn some triskaidekaphobes into triskaidekaphiles!
Cost: $35 per couple

Orion Launch Party

Wednesday December 3, 2014 07:00 pm EST
Join us to watch the maiden liftoff of Orion, NASA's new deep space launch vehicle. Live video feeds on the planetarium dome, plus coffee, juice and pastries.
Cost: Free with RSVP.

Paper Lights

Thursday October 23, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $13

Salsa Dance Night featuring Salsambo Dance Studio

Thursday October 16, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $8-$13

Fall Plant Sale at Fernbank Science Center

Friday September 19, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Wide variety of native plants, shrubs and trees will be available. All proceeds support Fernbank science instruction. Check out our newly expanded teaching gardens. Visiting our garden and exhibit hall is free. For more information, visit our website: Cost: admission is free; plant prices vary

Salsa Dance Night featuring Salsambo Dance Studio

Thursday September 18, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $8-$13

Mastodon Once More Around the Sun listening party/signing

Sunday June 22, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
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Cost: admission is free; plant prices vary

Salsa Dance Night featuring Salsambo Dance Studio

Thursday September 18, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $8-$13

Mastodon Once More Around the Sun listening party/signing

Sunday June 22, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Pre-purchase the new album at Criminal Records and fans will receive a pass for entry. See criminalatl.com for additional information.
Cost: Free

Cypress South Live at Fernbank Science Center

Thursday May 1, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Ethereal ambient sounds synched with spacey imagery projected onto the planetarium dome will make this an evening to remember! One show only.
Cost: $10 advance, $12 at the door

Salsa Dance Night ft. Salsambo Dance Studio

Thursday April 17, 2014 08:00 pm EDT
Cost: $8-$13

Halloween Fun with Flashlights in the Planetarium

Friday October 25, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
For the littlest monsters, ages 6 and under: a fun-filled Halloween party under the stars of the planetarium dome! Bring a flashlight, wear a costume, and be ready for fun! Tickets available from the website.
Cost: $5

National Fossil Day at Fernbank Science Center

Friday October 18, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Displays of fossils and fun activities for all ages, including the ever-popular shark tooth dig. Fernbank geologist Bill Witherspoon will make a presentation, and there will be samples of Georgia fossils for sale.
Cost: Free

Fall Plant Sale at Fernbank Science Center

Friday September 20, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowering perennials.Many of the plants are native species that are often difficult to find elsewhere! The Fernbank Science Center horticulture staff will be on hand to provide planting advice and suggestions for gardening problems.All money generated at the ...
Cost: admission is free

Georgia Rock Fest

Wednesday May 29, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Celebrate Georgia's geologic wonders and the release of Roadside Geology of Georgia, the first book on Georgia's geology written for a general audience by geologists. Co-authors Gore and Witherspoon will speak and sign copies of their book. Exhibits from the Atlanta Geological, Cobb County Gem and M...
Cost: Free, planetarium regular price

The Lunchroom Protest Book Launch

Friday May 17, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Twala Meju will be on hand to sign copies of her anti-obesity book for kids. Features door prizes, fitness routines, healthy cooking demos, celebrity autograph signings, health screenings, and live performances. More information at Cost: admission is free, planetarium regular price

The Birds and the Bees

Friday May 3, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
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Cost: admission is free, planetarium regular price

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Friday May 3, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
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Cost: Free

Spring Plant Sale

Friday April 19, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
More than 200 varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowering perennials will be available. Many are hard-to-find native species ideally suited for Atlanta growing conditions. Fernbank Science Center horticulture staff will be on hand to provide planting advice to anyone who might need additional help wit...
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Astronomy Day at Fernbank Science Center

Friday April 19, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Lots of family activities, astronomers on hand to take your questions. At 1 p.m., Dr. Lara Wagner of UNC Chapel Hill will lecture on “Imaging the Ancient Margin: How the Southeastern United States Was Built (And Why You Should Care).” Weather permitting, the Atlanta Astronomy Club will set up s...
Cost: free

NASA's Evening with an Astronaut

Wednesday April 17, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Evening with a NASA astronaut and planetarium show at Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta. Includes an astronaut presentation, autographs, and photos.
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NASA Destination Station Day

Tuesday April 16, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
NASA Destination Station Day at Fernbank Science Center!Live chat with current International Space Station crew members on board NASA’s International Space Station.
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Destination Station Exhibit Grand Opening

Friday April 5, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Learn about the wonders of the International Space Station!Destination Station is NASA's International Space Station Program national awareness campaign that promotes research opportunities, educates communities about activities performed on the International Space Station, and communicates the real...
Cost: Free

Nano Days at Fernbank Science Center

Friday March 29, 2013 08:00 pm EDT
Fernbank's exhibit hall will be full of hands-on activity stations, a nano magic show, and story time featuring Horton Hears a Who. New this year: Nanozone
Cost: Free

Bite Size Science Day

Friday January 25, 2013 07:00 pm EST
, Fernbank Science Center presents Bite Size Science Day. Future scientists age 3 to 7 and their parents are invited to come and check out hands-on chemistry, physics, earth science, astronomy, and life science activities designed especially for children full of curiosity about the world around them...
Cost: Free

Jonn Serrie: Upon A Midnight Clear

Thursday December 6, 2012 07:00 pm EST
Atlanta musician Jonn Serrie is known world-wide for his hauntingly beautiful compositions. On Dec. 7, Serrie performs holiday favorites live in the planetarium at Fernbank Science Center. First come, first seated, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $4-$5

Dino Night at Fernbank Science Center!

Thursday November 29, 2012 07:00 pm EST
The fun begins at 6:30pm. Win free tickets to a Saturday night sneak preview of Dino Time, and other promotional items for the movie. Fossil shark tooth dig for the kids, and fossils on exhibit. PaleoTalk and special screening of the ArcticSaurs planetarium show at 7pm.
Cost: admission is free, planetarium regular price

Meet Cree and Scooter

Friday October 26, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Meet Cree and Scooter, characters created by the WNBA's Tammy Sutton-Brown, when they visit Fernbank Science Center as part of the Think of Me" campaign against texting and driving with children in the car."
Cost: Free

National Fossil Day

Friday October 12, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
Fancy a quick visit to the late Cretaceous? Come face to face with a Triceratops when Fernbank Science Center celebrates National Fossil Day, Saturday, October 13th from noon to 4:30 pm. A variety of fossils and casts will be on display. Activities for kids include a fossil shark tooth dig and a pai...
Cost: Free

Celebrating 30 Years of Magic: E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial Night

Thursday October 11, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
A celebration of the 30-year anniversary of E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial at Fernbank Science Center. Doors open at 6:30, Alien Costume Contest at for ages 4+ at 7:00, free E.T. giveaways, Other Earths planetarium show at 8:00.
Cost: Free

Fall Plant Sale

Friday September 21, 2012 08:00 pm EDT
A wide variety of native plants, shrubs and trees will be available. All proceeds support Dekalb Schools science instruction. Come check out our newly expanded vegetable garden and composting area. As always, visiting our garden and our indoor exhibit hall is free of charge. For more information, vi...
Cost: Free

Guided Tour of Order from CHAOS Exhibition

Saturday August 27, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Karen has been designing and fabricating art quilts and wall hangings for over 40 years. She prints her own patterns using traditional marbling techniques on cotton and silk and then often uses hand appliqué' and piecing to combine several prints. Drawing on the surface with pencils and markers an...
Cost: $5 for SEFAA members, $7 for non-members

Guided Tour of Order from CHAOS Exhibition

Saturday August 27, 2011 12:00 am EDT
Karen has been designing and fabricating art quilts and wall hangings for over 40 years. She prints her own patterns using traditional marbling techniques on cotton and silk and then often uses hand appliqué' and piecing to combine several prints. Drawing on the surface with pencils and markers an...
Cost: $5 for SEFAA members, $7 for non-members
156 Heaton Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 874-7102
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