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Visit Fernbank Museum

Experience a world of adventure filled with dinosaurs, live animals, cultural artifacts and hands-on science explorations. Take a walk on the wild side as you explore 75 acres of new outdoor nature adventures in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Unique movie adventures in science, culture and nature fill Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater as you experience some of the most incredible places, cultures, animals, discoveries and beyond in 2D and 3D formats.

At Fernbank, you’ll discover a new way to museum through immersive, memorable and science-rich experiences.

Summer Fun at Fernbank

Soak up the summer fun at Fernbank! From immersive special exhibits to engaging events, you’ll have plenty of ways to stay entertained during the hot summer months when school’s out and the long, restless days of summer start to set in.

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History strives to be accessible to everyone. Please see our specific accommodations here. If you have suggestions on how to make the museum more accessible, please contact us at 

Calendar of Events

See more and do more by participating in unique events and activities such as family activity days, lectures and other special programs. 

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Fernbank Museum (including all exhibits, WildWoods and Fernbank Forest) and the Giant Screen Theater are open daily 10am to 5pm. Evening hours for ages 21+ available the 2nd Friday of each month during Fernbank After Dark. The museum is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 


A variety of ticket options are available including museum-only, giant screen movie-only, combination tickets and discounted group tickets. Members receive free general museum admission and special pricing for giant screen movies and special events, including Fernbank After Dark and Noon Year's Eve. 

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Special Offers

Enjoy FREE museum admission by becoming a member. Visiting Atlanta? See Atanta's top 5 attractions, hand-picked and packaged together at a savings of 41% or more. Purchase CityPASS online for immediate delivery to your mobile device. Additional savings options available.

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Fernbank Museum is conveniently located east of Midtown, near Emory University at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clifton Road. Free on-site parking is available.

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Museum Store

Take the museum experience home with you. Choose from more than 3,000 unique and educational gifts, from science kits to stuffed animals, jewelry to DVDs and everything dinosaur you can imagine! Open during all Museum hours. Show your membership card and save 10%. 

The Fernbank Café

Enjoy delicious deli-style sandwiches, soups, pizzas, kids' meals and more in this spacious, kid-friendly dining area. Open Monday through Friday 11am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:30am to 4:30pm. Show your membership card and save 10%. Sample Menu Seating is limited to Fernbank Café customers only. 

About Fernbank

Fernbank's mission is to ignite a passion for science, nature and human culture through exploration and discovery. As a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on generous donations from visitors like you! Learn more about Fernbank including our history, frequently asked questions and more.

Press Room

Members of the media can find contact information and current press releases by visiting our online press room.

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Work with Us

Be a part of a team committed to providing the highest quality exhibitions and educational programming. Employment, internship and volunteer opportunities are available.

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Visitor Maps

To help guide you during your visit, pick up a Visitor Map at the greeter's station or download a PDF version before your visit. A limited number of foreign language maps are also available at the greeter's station.