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Giant Screen Movies 

Fernbank’s NEW Giant Screen Theater provides a truly immersive experience through a state-of-the-art 4K laser projection system with both 2D and 3D capabilities. Join us for a stunning lineup of award-winning, science-based movies, taking you from the outer limits of space to the deepest depths of the ocean and beyond. 

Purchase tickets online or by calling 404.929.6400. Please be aware that some shows do sell out and may not be available.


Now Showing

Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D

Showing June 22 – November 1, 2018*

10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Join us for a global odyssey into the largest and least-explored habitat on Earth. Our planet’s most astonishing marine animals are within reach as they are splashed across Fernbank’s 4-story giant screen. Come face-to-face with gentle giants, swim alongside sea turtles and meet the smartest fish in the sea. Run time: 45 minutes


Backyard Wilderness

Backyard Wilderness 2D

Showing March 23 – August 2, 2018*

11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

Discover why WiFi is not the only connection that matters as you explore the ecosystems that surround us every day. Through the explorations of a young scientist, audiences reconnect with the natural world to discover the daily dramas of some of our outdoor neighbors, including the blue jay, wood duck, salamander, raccoon, and white-tailed deer. Run time: 42 minutes


Coming Soon

Earthflight 3D
Showing August 3 – December 13, 2018
Discover the fascinating science of flight as you journey across the world on the wings of birds on their seasonal journeys. Run time: 40 minutes.

Flight of the Butterflies 3D
Showing November 2 – January 10, 2019
Soar a mile high alongside one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world, as half a billion Monarch butterflies head south on an epic 3,000-mile journey. Run time: 44 minutes

Great Barrier Reef 3D
Showing December 14 – May 2, 2019
Learn how this living treasure trove of biodiversity, home to a thriving metropolis of creatures, has endured for thousands of years off the coast of Australia—and how it will continue to do so far into the future. Run time: TBD

Flying Monsters
Showing January 11 – June 1, 2019
Travel back in time to a world where pterosaurs ruled the sky. Naturalist David Attenborough takes viewers on a journey to explore why these prehistoric reptiles took flight, how they changed over time and why they went extinct. Run time: 39 minutes

Great Bear Rainforest
Showing May 3 – September 5, 2019
Visit one of the most pristine wilderness environments on earth—the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. This new movie takes an unprecedented look at this vibrant and diverse ecosystem and the home of the elusive Kermode (Spirit) bear. Run time: TBD 


Fernbank After Dark

Experience a new way to Museum at Fernbank After Dark. Offered the 2nd Friday of each month, this monthly series for ages 21+ features fun science activities, exclusive after-hours Museum access, live music, craft beer and cocktails, and movies in the new Giant Screen Theater.**


The Gift of Learning

The all-new Giant Screen Theater upgrades are made possible by a generous gift from local entrepreneur and lifelong advocate of learning, travel and natural history, Dante Stephensen.

Stephensen’s commitment to inspiring youth for generations to come will be fulfilled by Fernbank’s incredible new state-of-the-art theaters.

Film by Jef Bredemeier.


*All moviews, dates and show times are subject to change without notice.
**Martinis & IMAX is no longer offered.