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Special Exhibits

Now on View


Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of the Dinosaurs

On view February 9 – May 5, 2019

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 life-sized models, stunning dioramas and iPad stations with a custom app allowing guests to personalize their experience.

Nature Gallery


This unique outdoor exhibit space is located in WildWoods and is open year-round. Nature-themed special exhibits rotate throughout the year. 

Coming Soon

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

On view April 27 – July 21, 2019

Enjoy larger-than-life creations of some of nature’s most peculiar creatures. Artist David Rogers’ outdoor installation highlights bugs, insects and spiders like you’ve never seen them before. This outdoor exhibit will be featured in WildWoods.

Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

On view June 8 – August 18, 2019

Dive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers in search of bizarre and extraordinary species of freshwater fish. Your virtual guide for this journey will be Zeb Hogan, aquatic ecologist, National Geographic Fellow and host of the Nat Geo WILD series, Monster Fish, as he travels to six continents to find, study and protect these underwater leviathans. This hands-on exhibit includes life-size sculptures of monster fish as well as videos and hands-on interactive activities for audiences of all ages.

Woodland Spirits

On view September 28 – November 10, 2019

Prepare to encounter ghostly visitors in the shadows, up in the trees, deep in the vistas, and waiting in plain sight as you explore WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Drawing inspiration from literature’s countless dark forests, this Halloween-inspired exhibit features a variety of ghostly figures imagined by Fernbank and transformed by Atlanta artist, Laura Lewis.

All dates and titles subject to change.