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Special field trip pricing is available for pre-K-12th grade public and private schools, daycares and homeschool groups (with a letter of intent). Prices listed below are valid for groups of 10 or more with a minimum 48-hour advance reservation. Special pricing is also available for non-education groups.

Prices and Ticket Options




Estimated Time**




2-3 hours

Giant Screen Movie



50 minutes

Museum & Giant Screen Movie



2.5-3.5 hours

Museum & School Program



2.5 hours-4 hours

Museum, Giant Screen Movie & School Program 



3.5 – 5.5 hours

Museum & Giant Screen Movie Double Feature



4 hours

*Prices do not include tax.

**Please Note: Estimated times do not include breaks between activities, lunch, store visits or travel time to/from the museum. Add an additional 30 minutes to 1-1/2 hours if exploring Fernbank Forest. Program lengths vary by grade level. If your trip will include a lunch break, we suggest you allow an additional 45 minutes.

Chaperone Prices and Tickets

Adult chaperones are given complimentary admission on a ratio of 1 adult to 10 students. Additional adults included in the field trip reservation are admitted at a discounted rate. Persons not included in the reservation must purchase tickets at individual admission rates on a space-available basis. School Programs are not available for same-day purchase. Bus drivers receive complimentary admission. Please include the number of bus drivers in your reservation and final head count at check-in. If your group has fewer than 10 students, adults must pay individual admission rates.

Field Trip Policies

For a safe and enjoyable visit, please adhere to the following policies during your visit to Fernbank. We reserve the right to ask any disorderly guest to leave the campus. Under those circumstances, refunds will not be given.

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Lunch Information

There are 2 lunch options available to field trip groups: buy lunch in advance from the Fernbank Café or bring your own. Please note, groups must purchase museum admission as part of their itinerary to eat lunch inside Fernbank.

  • Ordering Lunch: The Fernbank Café offers individual lunches for your group for $6.50 (plus tax), featuring a 1 oz. bag of chips, a small cookie, a drink (soda, milk, bottled water or juice box), and a sandwich, hot dog or slice of pizza. To order, submit a completed order form at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.* To pick up pre-ordered lunches, the group leader should report to the Fernbank Café at the predetermined time of pick-up. Chaperones are responsible for distributing lunches to the students.

  • Bring Your Lunch: Lunches can be stored under the staircase in the Great Hall or on the buses. For safety reasons, please use the elevator to transport your food. Please notify security when you are ready to eat so trash cans can be made available. All lunches should be disposed of properly. Groups are responsible for their own food quality. Fernbank will not supply additional coolers or food prep areas.

  • Where to Eat: Your group may enjoy lunch picnic style on the front lawn, the Dinosaur Plaza, the Terrace or on the floor in the Great Hall. We ask that you do NOT eat on the steps inside or outside the Museum, on the Giants of the Mesozoic exhibit or in The Fernbank Café. No food or drink (other than water) is permitted in WildWoods or Fernbank Forest. Groups are responsible for their own clean up. Please dispose of all trash/recyclable materials in the containers provided.

Museum Store

Schedule time in your itinerary to visit the Museum Store. Students can discover fun and educational souvenirs like fossils, magnets, science books and kits. If time doesn’t permit a visit to the store, pre-purchase Nature Packs appropriate for pre-K through 3rd grade for only $3 per person. To order, submit a completed form at least 2 weeks prior to your visit.

Make a reservation online or contact the Field Trip Team at 404.929.6320 or

*Fernbank can cater up to 500 school lunches per day. If the maximum number of lunches has been sold when you make reservations, students will need to bring lunch. If you forget your lunches and have not made prior arrangements, please ask about the emergency on-site lunch option.