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
WILD MUSIC OPENING DAY CELEBRATION
Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10am to 2pm
Join us as we celebrate the new special exhibition Wild Music with a day of family-friendly activities including performances, crafts, hands-on activities and more.
FERNBANK FOREST GEOLOGY WALK
Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1pm – 3pm
Enjoy the great outdoors with Fernbank Museum scientists on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest with a focus on geology. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up and lasts approximately 2 hours.
FERNBANK FOREST WALK: WINTER PLANT IDENTIFICATION
Monday, February 15, 2016 from 11am – 1pm
Enjoy the great outdoors with Fernbank scientists on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest with a focus on learning to identify plants during the winter season. This program is suitable for ages 8 and up and lasts approximately 2 hours.
FERNBANK FOREST ARBOR DAY WALK
Friday, February 19, 2016 from 10am – noon
Celebrate Georgia’s Arbor Day with a special guided walk through Fernbank Forest. Gain a better understanding of the forest ecosystem and native biodiversity, and the threats posed by invasive species.
FERNBANK FOREST BIRD WALK
Saturday, February 20, 2016 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.
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.
LOST OASIS 2016: GLOW
Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 8pm – midnight
Join the Artemis Guild of young professionals for a spectacular night benefitting children’s education featuring live music; heavy hors d’oeuvres; open bars with specialty cocktails; a stunning auction, prize drawing, and the Lost Oasis Wine Wall.
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.