Events & Activities

In addition to a wide array of exhibitions and IMAX® offerings, Fernbank Museum also hosts a variety of special programs for children and families and for adults. Check out the list below or use our searchable calendar of events.


Children's and Family Programs

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REPTILE DAY

Saturday, July 11 from 10am – 2pm
Come face-to-face with table after table of live reptiles and amphibians and learn more about these unique and ecologically-important creatures.
Learn more.

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FERNBANK FOREST CHAMPION TREE TOUR

Saturday, July 25 from 9am – 11:30am
Join Fernbank’s ecologist on a tour of the magnificent champion trees of Fernbank Forest and learn more about how they are measured and documented. All ages, but not suitable for strollers.
Learn more.

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BRAINS & BOTS DAY

Saturday, July 25 from 10am – 2pm
Build your very own robot, touch real human and animal brains, collect robot trading cards and more. You won’t want to miss this this mind-blowing day of fun perfect for the entire family!
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TADPOLE TALES

Offered monthly on select weekends
This monthly program features a story and a special activity or song led by a Fernbank educator. Perfect for preschoolers. Dates and topics change monthly. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for specific listings.

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STORYTELLING

Offered at noon on the second Saturday of each month, September-May
Join us in Fernbank NatureQuest for exciting tales about the natural world with Rob Cleveland, Fernbank's storyteller-in-residence. This program is suitable for children ages 3 and up.

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Weekends in the Naturalist Center

Ongoing
Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities every weekend in the Naturalist Center. Activities vary from animal encounters to science explorations and more, and will be available every weekend. Check the activity sign when you arrive to see what's happening. Included with Museum admission. Free for members.


Adult Programs

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MARTINIS & IMAX SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

Fridays* from 7pm – 11pm through August 28
As the weather heats up, we are cooling things down with a Summer Block Party, featuring a unique pair of micro craft breweries each month, a variety of games, new films in the IMAX® Theatre and different live entertainment every Friday night. Standard Martinis & IMAX® ticket prices apply.
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A TIMELESS AFFAIR 2015: LEGEND OF THE QUEEN OF SHEBA

Saturday, October 3 at 7pm
Join us for A Timeless Affair 2015: Legend of the Queen of Sheba, Fernbank’s signature benefit gala. Festivities include cocktails, a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and a private viewing of the special exhibitions, Searching for the Queen of Sheba and Women of Vision. Patron levels begin at $1,600 and tables of 10 begin at $12,000.
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Salsa DANCE Night

Every 3rd Friday during Martinis & IMAX® from 7pm – 11pm
Monthly Salsa Dance Nights bring Salsambo Dance Studio to Martinis & IMAX®, offering incredible opportunities to enjoy Latin dancing (or appreciating the dance skills of others) with early-evening lessons for those who want a little practice before they heat up the dance floor. A special guest DJ provides the rhythmic beats. Standard Martinis & IMAX® ticket prices apply.

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Fernbank's Martinis & IMAX®

Fridays,* from 7pm – 11pm
Shake it up with Atlanta's perfect mix of culture and cocktails. Films, menus and bands change regularly, so it's never the same experience twice! Standard Martinis & IMAX® ticket prices apply.
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*Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® will not be offered on the following 2015 holiday weekends: May 22, July 3, September 4, November 27 and December 25.
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