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Summer Shorts Film Fest

Monday, May 31 – June 6, 2021

Kick off summer with an exciting line-up of some of Fernbank’s most popular giant screen movies, back for one week only! Follow a majestic migration of monarch butterflies, spend a night in a museum, fly on the wings of prehistoric reptiles and more. Eight “fan-favorite” and two newer films will be offered throughout the fest, with a different line-up every day. Films presented in 2D and run approximately 25 minutes.

SPECIAL FILM FEST PRICING: Your ticket to adventure is $5 per film for members and non-members, in addition to general admission.*

Tickets for Fernbank’s Summer Shorts Film Fest open Monday, May 17.

Summer Shorts Film Fest Schedule**

About the Films

Australia’s Great Wild North

Travel through some of the wildest territory on Earth, exploring rich wetlands and remote rainforests.
Official Site | Members | Non-members


Journey across the world on the wings of birds as you learn how they maneuver in flocks a million strong.
Members | Non-members

Flight of the Butterflies

Immerse yourself in a triumphant journey of perseverance spanning thousands of miles and several generations, tracking monarch butterflies.
Official Site | Members | Non-members

Flying Monsters

Travel back in time to a world where pterosaurs ruled the skies.
Members | Non-members

Incredible Predators

Experience the thrill of the chase, the great escapes and the remarkable strategies of nature’s predators.
Official Site | Members | Non-members

Museum Alive!

Spend the night in the museum with celebrated naturalist Sir David Attenborough.
Official Site | Members | Non-members

Oceans: Our Blue Planet

Discover the world of life beneath the waves and come face-to-face with a variety of sea life.
Official Site | Members | Non-members


Watch this breathtaking, endearing and ultimately triumphant quest of a brave king penguin.
Members | Non-members

Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker

Enjoy a classic coming of age tale filled with hope, humor and wonder.
Official Site | Members | Non-members

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Go where few would dare and discover the exciting science behind the Earth’s origins.
Official Site | Members | Non-members

Film tickets must be added to general admission. Movie-only tickets are not available.

*Regularly $6.95. On Monday, June 7, giant screen movie tickets will return to regular price at $6.95 for members and non-members. Throughout the summer, the theater will be open daily (May 29 through September 6, 2021) [subject to change].

**Titles and showtimes are subject to change without notice. Films will be presented in 2D format and will run approximately 25 minutes.