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Special Exhibitions

Now on View

Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
On view September 27 – January 4, 2015

Immersive and engaging hands-on activities encourage visitors to experience fear in a safe and enjoyable environment while learning about the science of why we feel scared. The exhibition examines the difference between learned and instinctive fears, the physical changes we experience when we are afraid, and how some animals not only survive, but thrive in the wild by trusting their fear instincts. Fear has never been so much fun!
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Humans in Space Youth Art Competition
Now on View 

See an inspiring selection of winning entries from the international Humans in Space Youth Art Competition. Youth ages 10-18 were asked to visually communicate their vision of the future of space science, travel and exploration. The competition is part of the Humans in Space Art Program and received more than 2,000 entries from 52 countries. Fernbank’s display will feature 30 of the winning entries. This temporary exhibition located in The Star Gallery, Lower Level.
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Coming Soon

Winter Wonderland
Opens November 21, 2014

This holiday-inspired exhibition features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas, Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols.
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The Power of Poison
Opens February 7, 2015

Explore poison’s roles in nature, myth, and human health—as a defense against predators, source of strength, or lethal weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment. This new special exhibition uses models, objects, interactives and live animals to explore the biology of poison and its role in nature, human history, and health.
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Brain: The Inside Story
Opens June 2015 

Discover the workings of the most complex and fascinating biological structure: the human brain. Explore how the brain has evolved, how it works and how it makes us human through a series of objects, models, games, interactives, videos, and more.
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All dates and titles subject to change.