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Visit Fernbank Museum

From the world’s largest dinosaurs to Atlanta’s biggest movie screen, experience a world of adventure! Hands-on exhibits, live animals, archaeological artifacts and other fun experiences make science come alive for all ages. Opening to the public September 24, WildWoods and Fernbank Forest will combine to highlight the natural world through immersive trails, educational programming, hands-on exhibits, and beautiful scenery.

Calendar of Events

See more and do more by participating in unique events and activities such as family activity days, lectures and other special programs.

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Special Extended Hours: Fernbank Museum will be open 9am – 5pm every day (including Sundays) from September 24 – October 30. This includes all exhibitions, WildWoods and Fernbank Forest. Additional IMAX® show times will be offered at 10am and 11am on Sundays. Beginning October 31, we'll resume normal operating hours of Monday - through Friday, 10am to 5pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, noon to 5pm.

The Museum is open 363 days a year, closing Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 


A variety of ticket options are available including Museum-only, IMAX®-only, combination tickets and discounted group tickets. Members receive free Museum admission and discounted IMAX® tickets.

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Fernbank Museum is conveniently located east of Midtown, near Emory University at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clifton Road. Free on-site parking is available.

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Museum Store

Take the Museum experience home with you. Choose from more than 3,000 unique and educational gifts, from science kits to stuffed animals, jewelry to IMAX® DVDs and everything dinosaur you can imagine! Open during all Museum hours. Show your membership card and save 10%.

The Fernbank Café

Enjoy delicious deli-style sandwiches, soups, pizzas, kids' meals and more in this spacious, kid-friendly dining area. Show your membership card and save 10%. Sample Menu

About Fernbank

Fernbank Museum’s mission is to inspire life-long learning of natural history through immersive programming and unmatched experiences to encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants. As a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on generous donations from visitors like you! Learn more about Fernbank Museum including our history, frequently asked questions and more.

Press Room

Members of the media can find contact information and current press releases by visiting our online press room.

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Work with Us

Be a part of a team committed to providing the highest quality exhibitions and educational programming. Employment, internship and volunteer opportunities are available.

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Visitor Guides

To help guide you during your visit, pick up a Visitor Map at the greeter's station or download a PDF version before your visit. A limited number of foreign language visitor guides is also available at the greeter's station.