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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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.
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Forest Tours

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.
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Forest Tours

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.

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Forest Tours

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.
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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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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.
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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 November 27, December 25, January 1, May 27, July 1, September 2 and November 25
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