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
FERNBANK FOREST BIRD WALK
Saturday, November 21 from 9am – 11:30am
Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. This program is excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain.
WINTER WONDERLAND CELEBRATION DAYS
Saturdays, November 21 – December 19
Join us for festive celebrations inspired by Winter Wonderland. Special activities change weekly and include live performances, holiday films, hands-on activities and more. Additional details to be announced soon!
NOON YEAR’S EVE
Thursday, December 31 from 10am – 2pm
Ring in the New Year a full twelve hours early with Atlanta’s biggest party animals! This special family celebration will include a countdown to a balloon drop at noon, a kids’ DJ and more. Free for members.
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.
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 November 27, December 25, January 1, May 27, July 1, September 2 and November 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.