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

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DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS TASTING EVENTS

Sunday, February 22, March 29 and April 26 from noon to 3pm
Featuring local vendors, these tasting events will showcase the tasty thrills of death-defying samples, all made with a “poisonous” ingredient that is safe to eat. VIP entrance for Museum members at 11:30am.
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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.
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WILD POISONS DAY

Saturday, March 14 from 10am – 2pm
Learn more about poisonous plants and animals through a variety of hands-on activities, special demonstrations and more. Presented in conjunction with The Power of Poison
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FERNBANK FOREST BIRD WALK

Saturday, March 21 from 8:30am – 11am
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.
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FERNBANK FOREST GUIDED TOUR

Sunday, March 22 from noon – 2pm
Experience the rich oasis of Fernbank Forest, a 65-acre mature mixed-hardwood forest that is the largest of its kind situated in a major metropolitan area. Suitable for ages 8 and up.
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TADPOLE TALES

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.

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STORYTELLING

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.

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Weekends in the Naturalist Center

Ongoing
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.


Adult Programs

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THE POWER OF POISON Evening HOURS

Fridays, February 6 – March 6 from 7pm – 10pm
Explore the new exhibition, The Power of Poison during Martinis & IMAX®. Discover what Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and Snow White have in common in this interactive and immersive exhibition.
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SPECIAL LECTURE: DEADLY CURES

Sunday, March 1 at 4pm
Ethnobotanist and curator of the Emory Herbarium Dr. Quave shares how the scientific study of poisonous plants has led to the discovery of some of the leading pharmaceutical drugs in use today. Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition The Power of Poison.
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Science On Screen

SCIENCE ON SCREEN: JURASSIC PARK

Sunday, March 22 from 3:30pm – 7pm
Join us as paleontologist and author Dr. Anthony Martin shares the science behind some of the most iconic scenes from this film.
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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.
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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.

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Fernbank's Martinis & IMAX®

Fridays,* from 7pm – 11pm
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.
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*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.
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