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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

Amazon Adventure 3D

Amazon Adventure 3D

Showing May 20 – September 29, 2017*

10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Evening show times available monthly during Fernbank After Dark.

Experience the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11-year journey through the Amazon rainforest as a young man working to unravel a great scientific mystery. See mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry in the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon and be inspired by Bates' endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature. Run time: 45 minutes

Titans of the Ice Age

Titans of the Ice Age 2D

Showing June 17 – August 27, 2017* 

11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Evening show times available monthly during Fernbank After Dark.

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. Run time: 40 minutes

Make the most of your visit with a COOL Adventures Value Pass to see this film and the special exhibit, Mammoths and Mastodons.


Coming Soon

National Parks Adventure 2D
Opens August 28, 2017

Experience the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Follow modern-day explorers as they explore spectacularly wild and beautiful places, including Yellowstone, the Everglades and the Redwoods.

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The Search for Life in Space
Special Screenings Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.
Available exclusively during Fernbank After Dark

A new era of space exploration has begun. It’s the search to find signs of life somewhere else in the universe. Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, to the ice moons of Jupiter and Saturn, beyond our solar system and out into the far reaches of space in search of planets like ours.

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Tiny Giants 2D
Opens September 30, 2017

Discover the astonishing lives of the smallest of animals during an adventure of giant proportions. This immersive giant screen film will transport audiences into another world to experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive.

Incredible Predators 3D
Opens September 30, 2017

See the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Spectacular scenic and aerial views of nature's greatest places show how the relationship between predator and prey is a fundamental building block of ecology.


Fernbank After Dark

Experience a new way to Museum at Fernbank After Dark. Offered the 2nd Friday of each month, 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.