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



Saturday, May 3 from 10am – 2pm
Ahoy buccaneers and land-lubbers! Come aboard for a day of swashbuckling family fun including a Museum Treasure Hunt, recycled newspaper craft, games and more.
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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.

Image of child playing with a dinosaur puzzle.

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.

Adult Programs



Every Friday through April 25 from 7pm to 9:15pm
Enjoy evening hours of Fernbank’s NEW special exhibition, Whales: Giants of the Deep, during Martinis & IMAX®! Be a kid again and enjoy an adult field trip, where chaperones aren’t required and adult beverages are available for purchase.
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Saturday, June 14, from 8pm – midnight 
Join us for an island party hosted by the Artemis Guild of Young Professionals. Guests will enjoy live music and entertainment, a stunning auction, specialty exotic cocktails and more. Funds raised support children’s education programs at the Museum.
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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.


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 holiday weekends: May 23, July 4, November 28 and December 26.