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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SCIENCE AT HAND DAY

Saturday, November 8 from 10am – 2pm
Enjoy one-on-one opportunities to talk with scientists and community volunteers, learn more about sciences through hands-on activities and more.
Learn more.

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FERNBANK FOREST BIRD WALK

Saturday, November 15 from 8am – 10:30am
Join Atlanta Audubon Society volunteers and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. Excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain.
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WINTER WONERLAND CELEBRATION DAY

Saturday, November 22 from 10am – 2pm
Join us for special activities, performances, crafts and more presented in honor of the holiday-inspired special exhibition Winter Wonderland.
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STORYTELLING

Offered at noon on the second Saturday of each month, September-May
Join us in the Naturalist Center 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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MARTINIS & IMAX® FRIGHT NIGHT

Friday, October 31 from 7pm – 11pm
Enjoy bone-rattling live music by Bogey and the Viceroy, a devilishly-delicious drink menu, a hideously-hilarious costume contest and enough fun to wake the dead at this Halloween party for adults.
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GOOSE BUMPS EVENING VIEWING HOURS

Fridays through November 21 from 7pm – 10pm.
For a limited time, enjoy evening exhibition hours of the special exhibition Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear on Fridays during Martinis & IMAX®. Test what sparks the instinct of fear through a variety of exciting, scientific and risk-free activities. So much fun, it’s scary!
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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 holiday weekends: May 23, July 4, November 28 and December 26. 
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