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Fernbank offers a variety of events and activities for all ages with indoor and outdoor experiences perfect for rain, sun, warm and cold weather. Explore things to do with kids and families, for date night, for friends’ night out, for sightseeing and for all types of fun. All activities and events practice physical distancing with limited attendance and other COVID-19 safety protocols.

Story Time

Saturday, September 18, 2021 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special demonstration with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, September 18, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, September 18, 2021 2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Meet a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for all ages.

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, September 19, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Meet a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for all ages.

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, September 19, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Dino Talk

Sunday, September 19, 2021 2:30 PM — 2:45 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and discover some of the dinosaurs that used to walk the land. Recommended for ages 6+

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Sunday, September 19, 2021 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk falls into nighttime.

Story Time

Monday, September 20, 2021 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special demonstration with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Discover Zoology

Monday, September 20, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom by getting up close and personal with some of Fernbank’s animal biofacts. Recommended for ages 6+

Story Time

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special demonstration with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Recommended for ages 6+

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom by getting up close and personal with some of Fernbank’s animal biofacts. Recommended for ages 6+

Excellent Experiments

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Explore the amazing world of science through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Meet a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for all ages.

Mag-Neato!

Thursday, September 23, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

Explore the shocking science of electromagnetism through hands-on experiments and demonstrations with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Ranger Explorations

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Ranger Explorations

Friday, September 24, 2021 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Sea Monsters

Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Dive down deep where darkness takes hold and discover wicked adaptations, monstrous abilities and more in this new event presented as a part of Fernbank’s Supernatural Science Series.

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, September 26, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Meet a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for all ages.

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, September 26, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Dino Talk

Sunday, September 26, 2021 2:30 PM — 2:45 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and discover some of the dinosaurs that used to walk the land. Recommended for ages 6+

Story Time

Monday, September 27, 2021 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special demonstration with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Geology Rocks

Monday, September 27, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Recommended for ages 6+

Story Time

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special demonstration with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Discover Zoology

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom by getting up close and personal with some of Fernbank’s animal biofacts. Recommended for ages 6+

Excellent Experiments

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Explore the amazing world of science through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Take Flight

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

Spread your wings and discover the physics of flight through hands-on activities with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Meet a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for all ages.

Excellent Experiments

Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Explore the amazing world of science through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Friday, October 1, 2021 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk falls into nighttime.

Fernbank After Dark: Potions and Poisons

Friday, October 8, 2021 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Exclusively for ages 21+, Fernbank After Dark is a unique date night for couples, a great place to meet up with friends, and a fun experience for travelers.

Fernbank Forest Walk

Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Join us for a small, group walk through Fernbank Forest highlighting fall foliage and animal activity in the morning hours.

Antarctic Dinosaurs Celebration

Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Come along on a dramatic adventure to Antarctica—one of the most isolated and dangerous environments on Earth—and witness the latest discovery: dinosaurs. Take in a dino talk, explore fossils, “frost” a dinosaur and more.

Educator Preview Day

Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Educators can enjoy a free visit, see the new special exhibit Antarctic Dinosaurs and enjoy a variety of special activities.

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk falls into nighttime.

Creepy Crawlies

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Discover the amazing world of bugs and insects through live encounters, games and more.

Bugs, Bats & Bones

Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Learn more about some of Halloween’s most iconic characters through a variety of interactive activities.

Photographic Tour of Fernbank Forest

Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Join Fernbank ecologist Eli Dickerson and photographer Peter Essick for a guided tour of Fernbank Forest. The walking tour will highlight places featured in the new photography book, Fernbank Forest, by Peter Essick.

Fernbank Forest: Conversation and Book Signing

Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Join photographer Peter Essick and Fernbank ecologist Eli Dickerson for a presentation about the museum’s ongoing ecological restoration efforts and the two-year photography project documenting the diversity of life in Fernbank Forest.

Fright Night

Friday, October 29, 2021 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Have a screaming-good time at Fernbank's annual adults-only Halloween event.

Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Enjoy a frighteningly-fun Halloween party for all ages with a Giggy meet-and-greet, special treats for kids in costumes and more.

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Friday, November 5, 2021 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk falls into nighttime.

Adventures in Science

Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Join us as we investigate what it’s like to be a scientist! Enjoy interactive experiments and engage with Fernbank educators and local Atlanta scientists.

Fernbank After Dark: Makers and Shakers

Friday, November 12, 2021 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Exclusively for ages 21+, Fernbank After Dark is a unique date night for couples, a great place to meet up with friends, and a fun experience for travelers.

Fernbank Forest Walk

Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Join us for a small, group walk through Fernbank Forest highlighting fall foliage and animal activity in the morning hours.

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Sunday, November 28, 2021 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk falls into nighttime.

Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party

Friday, December 10, 2021 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Exclusively for ages 21+, Fernbank After Dark is a unique date night for couples, a great place to meet up with friends, and a fun experience for travelers.