Notice: Fernbank Museum will open at 11am on Sunday, April 30 so that we may honor our volunteers during a private special event.

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Giant Screen Theatre

Giant Screen Theater 

Fernbank’s NEW Giant Screen Theater provides a truly immersive experience through a state-of-the-art 4K laser projection system with both 2D and 3D capabilities. Join us for a stunning lineup of award-winning, science-based films, taking you from the outer limits of space to the deepest depths of the ocean and beyond. 

Purchase tickets online or by calling 404.929.6400. Please be aware that some shows do sell out and may not be available.

Now Showing

Extreme Weather 3D

Extreme Weather 3D

Showing February 4 – May 19, 2017

10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm (Note: There will be no 10am showtime on Sunday, April 30.) 

Let famed storm chaser and award-winning giant screen filmmaker Sean Casey take you on a dramatic journey to places where few have gone before! Destinations include the edge of a 300-foot-tall calving glacier in Alaska, the front lines of massive wildfires in the Western United States, and directly in the path of deadly (yet mesmerizing) tornadoes in the plains. Run time: 40 minutes

Dream Big

Dream Big 2D

Showing March 4 - June 16, 2017

11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

Take a journey of discovery from the world's tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds. Dream Big: Engineering Our World is one of the first films of its kind giant screen theaters that will transform how you think about engineering. It's a celebration of the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. Run time: 42 minutes

Coming Soon

Amazon Adventure 3D
Opens May 20, 2017

See the Amazon as never before in this new giant screen film. Amazon Adventure highlights the exciting true story of Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the perilous Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science. As in any great detective story, audiences will experience the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of “Batesian” mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others and thus can deceive predators and prey—all unfolding in the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon.

Titans of the Ice Age 2D
Opens June 17, 2017

Take an unforgettable journey back in time to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. This new giant screen film transports viewers to an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our species, a time when humans shared the tundra with majestic woolly beasts.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Mammoths and Mastodons. See them both with a Value Pass!

Fernbank After Dark

Experience a new way to Museum at Fernbank After Dark. Offered the 2nd Friday of each month (Jan. – Nov.) this new monthly series for ages 21+ features fun science activities, exclusive after-hours Museum access, live music, craft beer and cocktails, and films in the new Giant Screen Theater.**

The Gift of Learning

The all-new Giant Screen Theater upgrades are made possible by a generous gift from local entrepreneur and lifelong advocate of learning, travel and natural history, Dante Stephensen.

Stephensen’s commitment to inspiring youth for generations to come will be fulfilled by Fernbank’s incredible new state-of-the-art theaters.

Film by Jef Bredemeier.

*All films, dates and show times are subject to change without notice.
**Martinis & IMAX is no longer offered.