The following information is intended to help you make the most of your visit to Fernbank Museum. Pick up a Visitor Map when you arrive or download a copy before your visit. If you have questions or need assistance, simply ask a volunteer or staff member.
- For safety and comfort of all visitors, Fernbank does not allow skateboards, roller skates or use of “Heelies." Bikes are permitted in parking lots only.
- Fernbank is a nicotine-free campus. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not allowed on the Museum campus.
- All experiences inside the Museum and within WildWoods are ADA accessible. However, due to the natural terrain of Fernbank Forest, some areas include steep inclines, rugged features and unpaved trails.
- Share your memories with us on social media: @FernbankMuseum or #FernbankMuseum
Please follow these guidelines as you explore Fernbank’s 75 acres of new nature adventures!
- The natural world is home to stinging insects, poison ivy and snakes. Please be mindful and stay on the trails to protect yourself and sensitive habitats. Do not wade or swim in creeks, ponds or other water features.
- Leave the natural environment for everyone to enjoy. Do not collect, remove or handle natural items and living things.
- Outdoor exhibitions and pathways are open rain or shine but may be closed in the event of dangerous conditions. There are no refunds due to weather conditions.
- Food and drinks, other than water, are not permitted in Fernbank Forest or WildWoods.
- There are no restrooms, water or trash facilities in Fernbank Forest. Restrooms and water fountains are available inside the Museum and in WildWoods at the Kendeda Education Pavilion.
- Fernbank Forest closes at 4:30pm, and the Museum closes at 5pm. For those with timed programs, including giant screen film tickets, please be aware that it takes a minimum of 10-15 minutes to walk from the Fernbank Forest gate to the Museum.
We hope you enjoy your visit! If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.
The Museum is open 363 days a year, closing Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On Sunday, December 31, 2017, Fernbank Museum will open at 12:30pm due to the Museum’s ticketed family event, Noon Year’s Eve. The Giant Screen Theater resumes its normal schedule at 1pm.