From the world’s largest dinosaurs to Atlanta’s biggest IMAX® screen, experience a world of adventure! Hands-on exhibits, live animals, archaeological artifacts and other fun experiences make science come alive for all ages. Opening Summer 2016: NEW Outdoor Nature Adventures
Events & Activities
See more and do more by participating in unique events and activities such as family activity days, lectures and other special programs.
Fernbank Museum will be CLOSED Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Museum will reopen at 10am on Friday and will be open during normal business hours the rest of the weekend.
The Museum and IMAX® Theatre are open Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Extended hours are available Fridays (except holiday weekends) during Martinis & IMAX®. The Museum is open 363 days a year, closing Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
A variety of ticket options are available including Museum-only, IMAX®, combination tickets and discounted group tickets. Members receive free Museum admission and discounted IMAX® tickets.
Fernbank Museum is conveniently located east of Midtown, near Emory University at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clifton Road. Free on-site parking is available.
Take the Museum experience home with you. Choose from more than 3,000 unique and educational gifts, from science kits to stuffed animals, jewelry to IMAX® DVDs and everything dinosaur you can imagine! Open during all Museum hours. Show your membership card and save 10%.
The Fernbank Café
Enjoy delicious deli-style sandwiches, soups, pizzas, kids' meals and more in this spacious dining area featuring a spectacular view of the Fernbank Forest Overlook. Show your membership card and save 10%. Sample Menu
Effective August 1, 2015, hours for The Fernbank Café will be Mon – Sat from 11am – 3pm and Sun from 12pm – 3pm.
Fernbank Museum’s mission is to inspire life-long learning of natural history through immersive programming and unmatched experiences to encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants. As a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on generous donations from visitors like you! Learn more about Fernbank Museum including our history, frequently asked questions and more.
Members of the media can find contact information and current press releases by visiting our online press room.
Work with Us
Be a part of a team committed to providing the highest quality exhibitions and educational programming. Employment, internship and volunteer opportunities are available.
To help guide you during your visit, pick up a Visitor Map at the greeter's station or download a PDF version before your visit. A limited number of foreign language visitor guides is also available at the greeter's station. For your convenience, you may also download PDF versions: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.
Photo courtesy of James Emery.