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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.

Animal Encounter

Monday, April 12, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Excellent Experiments

Monday, April 12, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Little Lessons

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

Our littlest visitors will enjoy a special story time with a Fernbank storyteller. Recommended for ages 1 – 4

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with experiments and mineral specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Animal Encounter

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Nature Walk

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers. Recommended for ages 8+

Discover Zoology: Dolphin Edition

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Celebrate National Dolphin Day and learn about these marvelous marine mammals, and how anatomy helps us study animal behavior. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Story Time

Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Ranger Explorations

Friday, April 16, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Dino Talk

Friday, April 16, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and how dinosaurs ruled both in Georgia and around the world. Recommended for all ages.

Fernbank Forest Walk

Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:30 AM — 11:00 AM

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

Story Time

Saturday, April 17, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Wow!

Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

See science at its loudest, biggest, and most impressive during live physics and chemistry demonstrations. Recommended for ages 6+

Animal Encounter

Saturday, April 17, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

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

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, April 18, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Dino Talk

Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and how dinosaurs ruled both in Georgia and around the world. Recommended for all ages.

Animal Encounter

Sunday, April 18, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

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

Animal Encounter

Monday, April 19, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Excellent Experiments

Monday, April 19, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Story Time

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Story Time

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

Join us on National Kindergarten Day to learn about the creator of the modern kindergarten and hear a special story for our youngest schoolchildren. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Nature Walk

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers. Recommended for ages 8+

Excellent Experiments

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

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

Story Time

Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Nature Walk: Earth Day

Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Join us for Earth Day to get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers. Recommended for ages 8+

Geology Rocks: Earth Day

Thursday, April 22, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Dive deep into the Earth’s internal structure with experiments and mineral specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Ranger Explorations

Friday, April 23, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Dino Talk

Friday, April 23, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and how dinosaurs ruled both in Georgia and around the world. Recommended for all ages.

Born to Be Wild

Saturday, April 24, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day with outdoor adventures, live-animal encounters, nature-themed movies*, tree-climbing demos and more!

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Wow!

Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

See science at its loudest, biggest, and most impressive during live physics and chemistry demonstrations. Recommended for ages 6+

Animal Encounter

Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

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

Story Time

Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Excellent Experiments: DNA

Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Celebrate National DNA Day with a set of experiments and demonstrations highlighting the many things genetics can teach us about. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Animal Encounter

Sunday, April 25, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

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

Nature Walk: Audubon Day

Monday, April 26, 2021 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Celebrate the birth of John James Audubon, America’s most famous ornithologist, with a special bird walk in Fernbank Forest. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers. Recommended for ages 8+

Excellent Experiments

Monday, April 26, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Story Time

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with experiments and mineral specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Animal Encounter

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Nature Walk

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers. Recommended for ages 8+

Geology Rocks

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with experiments and mineral specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Story Time

Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Thursday, April 29, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Ranger Explorations: Arbor Day

Friday, April 30, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Dino Talk

Friday, April 30, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and how dinosaurs ruled both in Georgia and around the world. Recommended for all ages.

Museum Chills & Science Thrills - Spring Fling

Friday, April 30, 2021 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Get your science on during this new all-ages series! Enjoy after-hours access to all indoor exhibits and WildWoods, themed science activities and demonstrations, and more.

Robots Day

Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Meet Atlanta’s favorite bots at the ultimate robot meet-and-greet as machines whir, beep and buzz their way into Fernbank, including droids from a galaxy far, far away.

Fernbank Forest Walk

Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Join us for a small Mother’s Day walk through Fernbank Forest.

Fernbank After Dark: Eye Spy

Friday, May 14, 2021 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Come and see what all the fuss is about as we explore the science of how we see. Learn more about your perceptions and observation through ex-eye-ting experiments and more. Live music by Chelsea Shag.