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Fernbank offers a variety of events and activities for all ages with indoor and outdoor experiences perfect for rain, sun, warm and cold weather. Explore things to do with kids and families, for date night, for friends’ night out, for sightseeing and for all types of fun.

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom by getting up close and personal with some of Fernbank’s animal biofacts. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Live Animal Encounter

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Geology Rocks

Thursday, July 25, 2024 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Family Nature Walk

Thursday, July 25, 2024 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to take a walk on the wild side and explore outdoor nature adventures in Fernbank Forest.

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, July 25, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Discover Zoology

Friday, July 26, 2024 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom by getting up close and personal with some of Fernbank’s animal biofacts. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Dino Talk

Friday, July 26, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and discover some of the dinosaurs that used to walk the land. Recommended for ages 6+

Fernbank...but Later: Creature Quest

Friday, July 26, 2024 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Get ready for a night at the museum, where science and your social life come alive through a series of evening events offering later access to Fernbank.

Family Nature Walk

Saturday, July 27, 2024 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to take a walk on the wild side and explore outdoor nature adventures in Fernbank Forest.

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, July 27, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Meet a Ranger

Sunday, July 28, 2024 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, July 28, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Geology Rocks

Monday, July 29, 2024 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Dino Talk

Monday, July 29, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and discover some of the dinosaurs that used to walk the land. Recommended for ages 6+

Story Time

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 11:30 AM — 11:50 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story with a Fernbank educator.   Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom by getting up close and personal with some of Fernbank’s animal biofacts. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Live Animal Encounter

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Sensory Morning

Saturday, August 3, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Join us for a series of sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities or special needs who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.

Fernbank After Dark: Sense-ational Science

Friday, August 9, 2024 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Explore the science behind sensations and put those senses to the test! Features after-hour access to the new special exhibit, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature and outdoor exhibit, Forest Forms.

Fernbank...but Later: Fossil Friday

Friday, August 30, 2024 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Get ready for a night at the museum, where science and your social life come alive through a series of evening events offering later access to Fernbank.

Morning Hike

Friday, September 13, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Enjoy a guided hike through Fernbank Forest.

Fernbank Forestry Day

Saturday, September 21, 2024 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

You interact with forests every single day, whether you realize it or not! Climb into the world of working forests during Forestry Day, where you’ll explore the relationship between humans and forests through demonstrations and hands-on activities.

Fernbank...but Later: Stellar Science

Friday, September 27, 2024 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Get ready for a night at the museum, where science and your social life come alive through a series of evening events offering later access to Fernbank.

Morning Hike

Sunday, September 29, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Enjoy a guided hike through Fernbank Forest.

Morning Hike

Sunday, October 13, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Enjoy a guided hike through Fernbank Forest.

Armored Animals Day

Saturday, October 19, 2024 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Step into the fascinating world of armor as you meet our animal ambassadors, explore the evolution of adaptations over time, unleash your creativity with an engineering challenge and more.

Sensory Morning

Sunday, November 17, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Join us for a series of sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities or special needs who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.

Morning Hike

Sunday, November 17, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Enjoy a guided hike through Fernbank Forest.