Special Exhibitions

Now on View

Searching for the Queen of Sheba
On view September 26 - January 3, 2016

Her story is shrouded in mystery. She captured the imagination of artists, mystics, poets, composers and even filmmakers. Yet her origins remain elusive. The legend of the Queen of Sheba will be the focus of a one-of-kind exhibition, making its world premiere at Fernbank Museum.
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Women of Vision
On view September 26 January 3, 2016 

For 125 years, National Geographic has documented the world featuring photography that communicates the nuances of a narrative beyond the words on a page. This photographic exhibition is a tribute to the spirit and the ambition of these journalists who have created powerful experiences for millions through the insightful, sensitive and strategic use of a camera.
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Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World
On view November 20  January 10, 2016

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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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

Wild Music
On view February 6 – July 31, 2016

Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Music is all around us. Explore sound and music in nature and in life through whimsical, hands-on activities. 

Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence
On view March 26 – August 14, 2016

Explore the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards around the world to the alien-like deep-sea fishes and other fantastic creatures that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon.

All dates and titles subject to change.