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3D Giant Screen Movies 

Fernbank’s Giant Screen Theater provides a truly immersive experience through a state-of-the-art 4K laser projection system. Join us for a stunning lineup of award-winning, science-based movies, taking you from the outer limits of space to the deepest depths of the ocean and beyond. 

Movie-only tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for children 12 and under and $8 for members. Upgrade your movie ticket to a combination move and museum ticket and enjoy self-guided tours of Fernbank's exhibits (indoors and outdoors). Purchase tickets online or by calling 404.929.6400. Please be aware that some shows do sell out and may not be available.


Now Playing

Flying Monsters 3D

Playing January 11 – June 1, 2019*

10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

The 10am showing on Saturday, March 23 will be preempted by a special sensory-friendly screening of Great Barrier Reef 2D

Travel back in time to a world where pterosaurs ruled the sky. Naturalist David Attenborough takes viewers on a journey to explore why these prehistoric reptiles took flight, how they changed over time and why they went extinct. Run time: 40 minutes | Assisted listening devices are available; Closed captions are not available. 


Great Barrier Reef 3D

Playing December 14 – May 2, 2019*

11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

A special sensory-friendly 2D version of Great Barrier Reef will be shown Saturday, March 23 at 10am. 

Every year millions of visitors travel to see one of the seven wonders of the natural world. So grab your mask and snorkel and join the expedition to swim with giant mantas, sea turtles, sharks and Minke whales as you explore this awesome, bizarre, and vibrant living world. Run time: 40 minutes | Assisted listening devices and closed captions are available. 


Coming Soon

Great Bear Rainforest 3D
Playing May 3 – September 5, 2019
Visit one of the most pristine wilderness environments on earth—the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. This new movie takes an unprecedented look at this vibrant and diverse ecosystem and the home of the elusive Kermode (Spirit) bear. Run time: 40 minutes

Superpower Dogs 3D
Opens Summer 2019

Experience the life‐saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story, our best friends are also real‐life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Run time: 45 minutes


Fernbank After Dark

Experience a new way to Museum at Fernbank After Dark. Offered the 2nd Friday of each month, this monthly series for ages 21+ features fun science activities, exclusive after-hours Museum access, live music, craft beer and cocktails, and 3D giant screen movies.


The Gift of Learning

The all-new Giant Screen Theater upgrades are made possible by a generous gift from local entrepreneur and lifelong advocate of learning, travel and natural history, Dante Stephensen.

Stephensen’s commitment to inspiring youth for generations to come will be fulfilled by Fernbank’s incredible new state-of-the-art theaters.

Film by Jef Bredemeier.


*All movies, dates and show times are subject to change without notice.
Martinis & IMAX is no longer offered.