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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.

Geology Rocks

Friday, August 19, 2022 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

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

Critter Corner

Friday, August 19, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Dinosaur Birthday Bash 2022

Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

This August, Fernbank invites you to join us for a DINO-mite day celebrating the birthdays of some of the world’s LARGEST dinosaurs, the Giants of the Mesozoic.

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:30 AM — 12:00 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+

Story Time

Monday, August 22, 2022 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

Critter Corner

Monday, August 22, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Story Time

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

Dino Talk

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:15 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+

Geology Rocks

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

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

Critter Corner

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Thursday, August 25, 2022 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. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Dino Talk

Thursday, August 25, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:15 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+

Excellent Experiments

Friday, August 26, 2022 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

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

Critter Corner

Friday, August 26, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Forest Walks

Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a guided walk through Fernbank Forest. Topics vary each time, and may include birding, fall and winter tree identification, wildflowers, and more. 

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:30 AM — 12:00 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, August 27, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, August 28, 2022 11:30 AM — 12:00 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

Sunday, August 28, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Story Time

Monday, August 29, 2022 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

Dino Talk

Monday, August 29, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:15 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

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

Critter Corner

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 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. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Dino Talk

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 2:00 PM — 2:15 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+

Forest Walks

Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a guided walk through Fernbank Forest. Topics vary each time, and may include birding, fall and winter tree identification, wildflowers, and more. 

Night Walks

Sunday, September 18, 2022 9:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a guided walk through Fernbank Forest as the sun sets and into the early evening. Test out your senses to see how you would fare as a nocturnal animal, and maybe even observe some if you’re lucky.

Weird Science Day

Saturday, September 24, 2022 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Fernbank invites you to explore all things strange, unusual and delightfully weird during this family-friendly discovery day.

Night Walks

Sunday, October 2, 2022 9:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a guided walk through Fernbank Forest as the sun sets and into the early evening. Test out your senses to see how you would fare as a nocturnal animal, and maybe even observe some if you’re lucky.

Fernbank Audubon Walk

Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Join a Georgia Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors.

Forest Walks

Saturday, October 15, 2022 9:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a guided walk through Fernbank Forest. Topics vary each time, and may include birding, fall and winter tree identification, wildflowers, and more. 

Night Walks

Sunday, November 6, 2022 9:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Enjoy a guided walk through Fernbank Forest as the sun sets and into the early evening. Test out your senses to see how you would fare as a nocturnal animal, and maybe even observe some if you’re lucky.