Events & Activities
In addition to a wide array of exhibitions and IMAX® offerings, Fernbank Museum also hosts a variety of special programs for children and families and for adults. Check out the list below or use our searchable calendar of events.
Children's and Family Programs
POWER OF POISON OPENING DAY CELEBRATOIN
Saturday, February 7 from 10am – 2pm
Join for a variety of hands-on activities, including an amulet craft and poisonously fun games presented in celebration of the opening of Fernbank’s newest special exhibition The Power of Poison.
FERNBANK FOREST BIRD WALK
Saturday, February 28 from 8:30am – 11am
Learn more about our feathered friends that call Fernbank Forest home. The program is led by an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and is suitable for all ages.
WITCHES & WIZARDS DAY
Saturday, February 21 from 10am – 2pm
Enjoy a variety of fairy tale and mythology themed activities that explore how poisons have shaped stories throughout history. Presented in conjunction with The Power of Poison. More details to be announced!
Offered monthly on select weekends
This monthly program features a story and a special activity or song led by a Fernbank educator. Perfect for preschoolers. Dates and topics change monthly. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for specific listings.
Offered at noon on the second Saturday of each month, September-May
Join us in Fernbank NatureQuest for exciting tales about the natural world with Rob Cleveland, Fernbank's storyteller-in-residence. This program is suitable for children ages 3 and up.
Weekends in the Naturalist Center
Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities every weekend in the Naturalist Center. Activities vary from animal encounters to science explorations and more, and will be available every weekend. Check the activity sign when you arrive to see what's happening. Included with Museum admission. Free for members.
THE POWER OF POISON EXTENDED HOURS
Fridays, February 6 – February 27 from 7pm – 10pm (last entry at 9:15pm)
Explore the new exhibition, The Power of Poison during Martini & IMAX®. Discover what Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and Snow White have in common in this interactive and immersive exhibition.
LOST OASIS 2015: NIGHT OF ILLUSIONS
Saturday, June 13 from 8pm – midnight
Join the Artemis Guild of Young Professionals for a magical evening featuring live entertainment, open bars, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, the Lost Oasis Wine Cellar and a stunning silent auction.
Salsa DANCE Night
Every 3rd Friday during Martinis & IMAX® from 7pm – 11pm
Monthly Salsa Dance Nights bring Salsambo Dance Studio to Martinis & IMAX®, offering incredible opportunities to enjoy Latin dancing (or appreciating the dance skills of others) with early-evening lessons for those who want a little practice before they heat up the dance floor. A special guest DJ provides the rhythmic beats. Standard Martinis & IMAX® ticket prices apply.
Fernbank's Martinis & IMAX®
Fridays,* from 7pm – 11pm
*Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® will not be offered on the following 2015 holiday weekends: May 22, July 3, September 4, November 27 and December 25.
Shake it up with Atlanta's perfect mix of culture and cocktails. Films, menus and bands change regularly, so it's never the same experience twice! Standard Martinis & IMAX® ticket prices apply.