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Special Exhibits

Now on View

Woodland Spirits

On view October 5 – November 17, 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.

Traveling the Silk Road

On view September 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Step 1,000 years back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and stories of the greatest trading route in history – the legendary Silk Road. Immersive re-creations of ancient settings feature life-size models, artifacts, and hands-on activities, telling the story of the route’s extraordinary golden age and its influence on the world. This exciting exhibit explores a time when the information superhighway was a network of land routes that stretched 4,600 miles across blazing desert sands and snowy mountain passes.

Coming Soon

Winter Wonderland

On view November 22 – January 12, 2020

Enjoy a season of celebrations during Fernbank’s 10th annual Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World. This holiday-inspired exhibition features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols.

Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

On view February 8 – May 3, 2020

Explore this immersive exhibit that challenges and engages the senses and discover how our brains shape the way we perceive the world. Delve into advancements in engineering and scientific research that allow humans to extend our senses with technology.

All dates and titles subject to change.