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In addition to a wide array of permanent and special exhibitions and movies on the 4-story giant screen, Fernbank Museum also hosts a variety of special events and programs, as well as drop-in programs offered on weekends and school holidays.

Holiday Hours Notice: Fernbank Museum will be closed Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving and Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas. On Monday, December 31, 2018, Fernbank Museum will open at 12:30pm due to the Museum’s ticketed family event, Noon Year’s Eve. The Giant Screen Theater resumes its normal schedule at 1pm.

Flight of the Butterflies

Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party

Friday, December 14, 2018 7:00 PM

Fernbank After Dark is a monthly series for ages 21+ featuring fun science activities, exclusive after-hours Museum access, live music, craft beer and cocktails, and giant screen movies.

Tadpole Tales

Saturday, December 15, 2018 11:30 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator featuring Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun by Marianne Berkes and illustrated by Janeen Mason.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

Sunday, December 16, 2018 6:00 PM

Grab your ugliest, silliest, tackiest holiday sweater and join us for a festive holiday-themed party!

Tadpole Tales

Saturday, December 22, 2018 11:30 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator featuringHibernation Station by Michelle Meadows and illustrated by Kurt Cyrus.

Noon Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31, 2018 9:00 AM

Ring in the New Year a full twelve hours early with Atlanta’s biggest party animals!

‘90s Night

Friday, January 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Take a field trip back to the ‘90s at Fernbank Museum!

Pirate Day

Saturday, January 26, 2019 10:00 AM

Ahoy, me hearties! Now be the time to weigh anchor and set sail on a swashbuckling adventure at Fernbank's Pirate Day! You'll be a landlubber no more when you navigate pirate-themed crafts and games, and meet members of the Atlanta Pirate and Wenches Guild.