Notice: Fernbank Museum will open at 11am on Sunday, April 30 so that we may honor our volunteers during a private special event.

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Fernbank Museum is conveniently located at east of Midtown, near Emory University at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clifton Road.

If you are looking for alternate routes due to the I-85 bridge construction project, please know that Fernbank Museum is accessible via a variety of alternate routes.

Some common routes include*:Map

In-town options include routes via*:

*Please check navigation tools for full directions and traffic conditions beforehand. Other routes also exist based on your specific location.

For your convenience, we recommend planning your route via Marta, Waze, Google Maps or using other resources in advance. For I-85 Roadway Closures & Alternate Routes provided by the Georgia Department of Transportation, please visit

For up-to-date traffic information and roadwork information, click here.

Parking is free, but space is limited. Additional parking is available on S. Ponce De Leon Avenue (see map). Parking is not permitted on Clifton Road. On weekends and holidays, we recommend allowing extra time to park and make your way to the Museum.

Directions by Car
 From Interstates 75 and 85:
  Take exit 248C Freedom Parkway (GA 10 East) near downtown Atlanta. Go 1.7 miles to Ponce de Leon Avenue and turn right. Go 1.7 miles to Clifton Road and turn left. Go 1/10 mile to the Museum entrance and turn right.

From Interstate 20:  Take exit 60B for US-23 N/Moreland Ave.Continue 2 miles and take a right on Ponce De Leon Ave NE. Take a left on Clifton Road and the museum entrance will be on your right.

From I-285/Highway 78: Go west on Highway 78 and merge onto Lawrenceville Highway (GA 29). Note: This road changes names several times and will eventually become Ponce de Leon Avenue. Once you reach an arched stone overpass go 1 mile to Clifton Road and turn right. Go 1/10 mile to the Museum entrance and turn right.

Directions by Marta
Take the North/South Rail line to the North Avenue station or the Decatur station. Board bus #2, designated as Ponce de Leon Avenue. Ask the driver to drop you at the corner of Clifton Road. Walk to your north down Clifton Road, and Fernbank will be the first drive on your right.

For more complete details on the Marta Transportation system, call the Marta customer information line at 404.848.4711.