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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.

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

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

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

Lecture: How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls

Sunday October 14, 2018 04:00 pm EDT
Reservations required, call 404-929-6400 
Cost: Free

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Thursday October 11, 2018 06:30 pm EDT
Join a Fernbank Museum scientist on a guided tour of WildWoods and Fernbank Forest to experience the unique world that awakens at dusk. Listen for signs of nocturnal wildlife, find organisms that glow and much more. A highlight of these special tours is the opportunity to explore the new limited-tim...
Cost: $10-$20

Summer Sensory Friendly Series: Early Access at Fernbank Museum

Saturday September 15, 2018 09:00 am EDT
The Museum will open at 9am, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy the Fernbank experience the Museum at their own pace. All indoor exhibits and WildWoods will be open. Fernbank Forest will open at 10am. Guests of all ages and abilities are welcome. Standard ticket prices apply. Purchase tickets onl...
Cost: $18-$20

Fernbank After Dark: Night at the Science Fair

Friday September 14, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Enjoy hands-on fun for adults 21+, including cool science experiments and activities. exclusive after-hours museum access, live music by Flamingo Shadow, craft beer and cocktails, and giant screen movies.
Cost: $10-$15

Treetop Tales

Saturday August 25, 2018 11:45 am EDT
Preschoolers will enjoy a nature-themed story and special activity with a Fernbank educator featuring Anybody Home? by Marianne Berkes and illustrated by Rebecca Dickinson.

This new program takes place in the Kendeda Pavilion in WildWoods.

Cost: Included with Museum admission. Members FREE! 

C...
Cost: Free-$20

Introduction to Breathwalk: Breathing Patterns

Saturday August 25, 2018 09:00 am EDT
Breathwalk is a walking meditation that combines breathing patterns synchronized with your steps and enhanced with mindfulness. Changing the way you breathe can elicit physiological and emotional responses. Join for a guided walk through WildWoods and Fernbank Forest as you learn how to use differen...
Cost: Free-$20

Summer Block Party

Sunday August 19, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Dive into summer with indoor and outdoor fun—no kids allowed. Enjoy a unique night of museum explorations, outdoor adventures, a giant screen movie experience, and a silent disco with Lethal Rhythms. And no block party is complete without refreshing adult beverages and tasty BBQ.* Event Highlights...
Cost: $34

Fernbank's Dinosaur Birthday Bash

Saturday August 18, 2018 10:00 am EDT
There’s a prehistoric birthday around the corner, and you’re invited! Join the celebration at Fernbank’s Dinosaur Birthday Bash on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. as we sing “Happy Birthday” to the Giants of the Mesozoic – the biggest dinosaurs to ever walk the earth – and stomp, chomp and par...
Cost: $20

Introduction to Breathwalk: Breathing Patterns

Saturday August 18, 2018 09:00 am EDT
Breathwalk is a walking meditation that combines breathing patterns synchronized with your steps and enhanced with mindfulness. Changing the way you breathe can elicit physiological and emotional responses. Join for a guided walk through WildWoods and Fernbank Forest as you learn how to use differen...
Cost: Free-$20

Sensory Friendly Screening at Fernbank Museum

Saturday August 18, 2018 09:00 am EDT
Join us for a “Sensory Friendly” screening of Amazon Adventure 2D (run time: 45 minutes). The film follows the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. This special screening will feature a modified Giant S...
Cost: $8 Members / $13 Non-members

Fernbank After Dark: Brewing & Bootlegging

Friday August 10, 2018 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, craft beer and cocktails, and giant screen movies. 7pm – dusk Explore Fernbank's newest addition, WildWoods, featuring outdoor exhibits, highline trails, elevate...
Cost: $10-$20

Tadpole Tales

Friday August 10, 2018 11:30 am EDT
Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator featuring How Do You Lift a Lion? by Robert E. Wells. Cost: Included with Museum admission. Members FREE! Check out more Family Fun at Fernbank programs.
Cost: Free-$20

FOOD: Our Global Kitchen

Tuesday July 31, 2018 10:00 am EDT
This immersive exhibit takes a look into the role food plays in cultures around the world with a virtual kitchen, tasting experiences, and more. Through Aug. 19
Cost: $18-$20

Summer Sensory Friendly Series: Early Access at Fernbank Museum

Saturday July 21, 2018 09:00 am EDT
The Museum will open at 9am, giving guests an opportunity to enjoy the Fernbank experience the Museum at their own pace. All indoor exhibits and WildWoods will be open. Fernbank Forest will open at 10a.m. Standard ticket prices apply. Purchase tickets online or at 404.929.6400. Questions? Let us kno...
Cost: Free-$20

Robots Day

Saturday June 23, 2018 11:00 am EDT
Get up close with real robots to investigate artificial intelligence and enjoy crafts, activities and demonstrations with local robotics groups.

Cost: Included with Museum admission. Members free.

Cost: Free

Salsa Night

Friday June 15, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Spice things up with sassy Latin rhythms, a guest DJ, dance lessons and a performance by professional dancers from Salsambo Dance Lessons and Entertainment.** Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Cost: $15, cash only.*** For ticket information, contact Salsambo at 770.899.2166.

Parkin...
Cost: $15

Salsambo Salsa Night at Fernbank Museum

Friday June 15, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
Salsambo hosts this high energy dance event under the dinosaurs every 3rd Friday of the month. 7pm Kizomba class & 8pm Salsa lesson included with admission. Performance at 10pm & Social dancing till midnight.
Cost: $15

Fernbank Forest Twilight Tour

Friday June 15, 2018 06:00 pm EDT
Enjoy the great outdoors as the day’s heat winds down with Fernbank Museum scientists on an evening guided tour through WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Slowdown from the daily hustle and appreciate the character and interconnected parts of Georgia’s Piedmont forest ecosystem. This program is suitable...
Cost: $0-$5

FOOD - ology Days

Saturday June 9, 2018 10:00 am EDT
<br>Join Fernbank Museum of Natural History for FOOD-ology Days to celebrate the newest exhibit, FOOD: Our Global Kitchen! Come consider the complex relationship between food, culture, nature and history. Experience samples, demonstrations, special appearances and more during these fes...
Cost: Free-$20

FOOD-ology Day

Saturday June 9, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Indulge your senses during this family-friendly event inspired by FOOD: Our Global Kitchen that features tastings, demonstrations, cultural influences and special guests.
Cost: Free

Fernbank After Dark

Friday June 8, 2018 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, craft beer and cocktails, and giant screen movies.
Cost: $10-$20

Fernbank After Dark: Life Hacks

Friday June 8, 2018 10:00 am EDT
Come join us for this month's extra special Fernbank After Dark! This month's theme is Life Hacks! Learn some simple science tricks to make your life easier and catch a sneak preview of new exhibit FOOD: Our Global Kitchen, before it opens to the public. After you've satisfied your curiosity and you...
Cost: $10-$15

Astronomy Day

Saturday February 24, 2018 10:00 am EST
We are ready for blast-off! Join our mission to discover space, astronomy and how scientists learn about our universe through crafts, games and hands-on activities.
Cost: $8-$27

Tadpole Tales

Saturday February 17, 2018 03:30 pm EST
Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator featuring Grandmother Fish by Jonathan Tweet and illustrated by Karen Lewis.
Cost: $8-$27

Fernbank Forest Winter Habitats Tour

Sunday February 11, 2018 01:00 pm EST
Enjoy the wonders of winter with Fernbank scientists on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest. Learn more about the importance of Georgia's Piedmont old-growth forests and its inhabitants while gaining a better understanding of changes the forest experiences seasonally. This program is for ages 8 and up ...
Cost: $8-$27

Meet Your Microbes

Saturday February 10, 2018 10:00 am EST
Say hello to your microbes—the microscopic, non-human life living in and our bodies! Celebrate the opening of the new special exhibit, The Secret World Inside You, with hands-on games, crafts and activities that explore how microbes keep us healthy.
Cost: $8-$27

Fernbank After Dark

Friday February 9, 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.

Details. 

Cost: $8-$27

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Saturday February 3, 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.

Details.

Cost: $8-$27

Winter Wonderland

Sunday January 7, 2018 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Friday January 5, 2018 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Thursday January 4, 2018 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Tuesday January 2, 2018 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Sunday December 31, 2017 12:30 pm EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Saturday December 30, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Friday December 29, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Thursday December 28, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Wednesday December 27, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Tuesday December 26, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Sunday December 24, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Saturday December 23, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Friday December 22, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Thursday December 21, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Wednesday December 20, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33

Winter Wonderland

Tuesday December 19, 2017 10:00 am EST
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 displays recognize the diversity...
Cost: $13-$33
767 Clifton Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 929-6300
fernbankmuseum.org