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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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
767 Clifton Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 929-6300
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