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A 2022 Discovery Inspired Fernbank's Newest Giant Screen Film

T. REX captured the incredible discovery for audiences everywhere!

Celebrate the ROAR, White and Blue at Fernbank this July

Looking for things to do in July? Embrace the summer with exhibits, events, films and more at Fernbank.

A JUNE-ique Month at Fernbank

Check out what’s happening at Fernbank this June.

Fear Factor at Fernbank After Dark

Looking for things to do in Atlanta on Friday nights? Check out our upcoming Fernbank After Dark: Fear Factor event on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 7-11 p.m.

Summer Fun at Fernbank, Curated for Adults

Here’s a list of more ways adults can follow their curiosity to find fun and adventure at Fernbank. 

5 Fun Facts about Flora Fauna and Flight 

Discover how plants and animals defy gravity through flight in Fernbank’s artistic outdoor special exhibit: Flora, Fauna & Flight, now on view through June 23, 2024.

MAY This Month be Tons of Fun!

Check out what’s happening at Fernbank this month.

Join Atlanta’s City Nature Challenge

If you’ll be in the Greater Atlanta Metro Area from April 26-29, 2024, we invite you to participate in a global nature competition. If you like to take pictures of nature, enjoy citizen science projects and like learning more about nature, you can be part of an international research project from your backyard, local park or even in Fernbank Forest.

Explore Booze and Botanicals at Fernbank After Dark

Springtime is here and so is one of our favorite events! Discover the power of flowers at Fernbank After Dark: Booze and Botanicals.

Have an Awesome April at Fernbank

Learn what exciting programming is happening this month!

Exciting Volunteer Opportunities at Fernbank Museum

Volunteers are essential to the success of Fernbank Museum. We are so thankful for the people who dedicate their time to help us achieve our mission of igniting a passion for science, nature and human culture. Please click here to learn about the exciting volunteer opportunities for 2024.

Spider Insiders

Wander into the world of spiders and discover 6 fascinating facts about these often-misunderstood arachnids.

Fernbank Staff's Favorite Museum-Themed Movies

Fernbank may be known for its Giant Screen Theater, which brings incredible documentaries and in-depth stories to life on a 4-story, 3D screen. But we love a little fiction with our science as well. Check out 10 movies that are favorites of Fernbank’s own staff for their natural history ties—realistic or not.

Spring into March Programming at Fernbank

Warmer weather is near, and so are exciting new exhibits, events, films and more at Fernbank!

Celebrate Why We Love Museums this Valentine’s Day

Check out what some of you had to say about why you love museums!

Celebrating Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History Month this year, Fernbank wants to recognize notable Black leaders and changemakers in the STEAM world.

Love is on the Brain at Fernbank After Dark

If you are looking for things to do in Atlanta for Valentine’s Day, romantic or not, we have a great idea! Fernbank After Dark is a great night out for couples, singles and groups with access to the full museum, the new Spiders: From Fear to Fascination exhibit, the immersive outdoor WildWoods: AGLOW experience, hands-on science activities, live music, and more!

Ignite 2024 at Fernbank After Dark

Kick-start your new year with Atlanta’s most popular adult science night -  Fernbank After Dark: New Year New Energy - on Friday, Jan. 12 from 7-11 p.m. Enjoy specialty cocktails, light bites, fun activities, live music and access to our exhibits. The best part is this event is exclusively for 21 and up!

New Year, New Programming at Fernbank

We’re ringing in the New Year at Fernbank with exhibits, events, films and more!

Top Things at Fernbank to Put on your To-Do List for 2024

Fernbank has a line-up of events, experiences, exhibits and films you should add to your calendar now!

Fernbank Celebrates Its Volunteers of the Year

We’d like to say “thank you” to all our helpful volunteers!

Go on a Dinosaur Hunt to Find These Favorite Dinosaur Spots

At Fernbank, we are always excited to welcome dinosaur fans of all ages! Something that is often fun for Fernbank’s staff members is when we see our guests dressed in their dinosaur attire. Even if you don’t have a dinosaur-themed wardrobe, there are plenty of ways to seek out dinosaurs on your next Fernbank visit.

10 Gifts Worth Giving this Holiday Season

Whether it's a birthday gift, special milestone, or other occasion we’ve curated a selection of thoughtful and unique gift ideas that cater to a variety of tastes and celebrations that will allow you to share a bit of Fernbank. The perfect gift is awaiting your discovery!

Winter Festivities at Fernbank Museum

Escape the holiday chaos and ring in your holiday season with a festive fun-filled night featuring after-hours access to our exhibits, the captivating lights of WildWoods: AGLOW, holiday-themed activities, music and so much more!

5 Fun Facts of Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World has returned for the holiday season at Fernbank! Here are a few highlights from the many cultural celebrations, events and traditions displayed in this special exhibit. 

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Fernbank

As the year winds down, Fernbank is ramping up to end 2023 with a slew of exciting exhibits, events and more!

10 Different Fernbank Museum Visitors

While working at a museum, you begin to pick up on the different kinds of people that visit day to day. For your entertainment, here is a very summarized list of visitors we often see.

Our favorite dinosaurs in media

It’s no secret that here at Fernbank we love dinosaurs and we even have our very own mascot -  Giggy the Giganotosaurus. Characters like Giggy bring the past to life, inspire us to learn and view the world in a new perspective. So, let’s go back in time and visit some our favorite dinosaur characters many of us grew up on!

EXCLUSIVE: A behind the scenes look at Fernbank’s Winter Wonderland

As we commemorate the 14th year of Winter Wonderland, we wanted to give you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what goes into installing an exhibit that we not only love but look forward to each year.

Fernbank's Weather Guide

Fernbank is the perfect destination no matter the weather!

The Hidden Stories of WildWoods: AGLOW That Reveal the Magic of Nature

Unlike anything else in Atlanta, WildWoods: AGLOW returns for another season and we would like to let you in on a few tips and "secrets" on what to look for and how to interact with this immersive nighttime experience.

Top 10 Wedding Photos at Fernbank Museum

Most people think of Fernbank as a great destination for exploring and learning about science, nature and human culture. But did you know Fernbank is also a great place to host a spectacular event?

Fernbank Lights Up for November

It’s November in Atlanta, which means it’s finally starting to get cooler, the air is getting crisper and Fernbank is getting ready to give you a month full of fun exhibits, events and more!

3 Must-See Artifacts in Vikings: Warriors of the Sea and the Fun Facts Behind Them

Everyone will discover their favorite objects, artifacts and interactives in this exhibit (there are plenty to choose from!).

5 fang-tastic Halloween costumes at Fernbank Museum

With Halloween around the corner, Fernbank Museum is embracing spooky season; with all-ages events like Monster Mash to adult-only (21+) events, like Fright Night. With Halloween celebrations comes the need for a fang-tastic costume!

Boos and Booze at upcoming Fernbank After Dark

To all the spooky season lovers and Halloween enthusiasts looking for things to do this year, Fernbank has quite a few!

Fernbank Museum is SPOOKtacular - October Things to Do

Returning for its sixth year, guests can take a walk on the supernatural side when Fernbank Museum is haunted by friendly figures in the outdoor exhibit, “Woodland Spirits.”

3 Ways to Experience Fernbank Like a VIP

Experience Fernbank like you never have before and like you never knew you could. Gain exclusive access to private tours, Fernbank’s live animal collection and more.

Five native plants for home landscaping

Today, we want to share five native plants that are not only beautiful species but also some of our favorites that you can find here at Fernbank Museum.

5 Animals to meet during Animal Encounters at Fernbank Museum

Explore the world of animals in a fun and hands-on way. During live animal encounters, you will learn about the basic needs of animals, how they live, grow and respond to different environments.