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
SUMMER FUN AT FERNBANK
Activities Offered Daily
Soak up the summer fun at Fernbank Museum with an exciting line-up of unique programs, events, activities, celebrations, giveaways and more. From immersive special exhibitions to engaging family events, you’ll have plenty of ways to stay entertained during the hot summer months.
FERNBANK FOREST NIGHT WALK
Friday, August 7 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Join Fernbank Museum scientists on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest to experience the unique nocturnal world that awakens at dusk. Suitable for ages 8 and up.
DINOSAUR BIRTHDAY BASH
Saturday, August 22 from 10am – 2pm
Join the fun as we celebrate the 14th anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic with a day filled with dinosaur- and birthday-themed activities.
FERNBANK FOREST GEOlOgY TOUR
Sunday, August 30 from 10am – noon
Enjoy the great outdoors with Fernbank Museum educators on a guided tour of Fernbank Forestwith a focus on geology. Suitable for ages 8 and up.
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.
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.
Weekends in the Naturalist Center
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fernbank's Martinis & IMAX®
Fridays,* from 7pm – 11pm
*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.
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.