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Calendar of Events

In addition to a wide array of permanent and special exhibitions and movies on the 4-story giant screen, Fernbank Museum also hosts a variety of special events and programs, as well as drop-in programs offered on weekends and school holidays.

Our Senses

Pirate Day

Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Prepare to weigh anchor and set sail on a swashbuckling adventure with pirate-themed crafts and games.

Tadpole Tales: Pirate Dinosaurs

Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:00 AM

Wee mateys will enjoy a story with a Fernbank crew member, who shall also lead a special activity or song, featuring Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, January 25, 2020 2:00 PM

Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Recommended for ages 4+

Cosmic Quest

Saturday, January 25, 2020 3:00 PM

Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe. Recommended for ages 8+

Tadpole Tales

Sunday, January 26, 2020 11:00 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:00 PM

Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Recommended for ages 4+

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, January 26, 2020 1:30 PM

Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods. Recommended for ages 6+

Cosmic Quest

Sunday, January 26, 2020 3:00 PM

Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe. Recommended for ages 8+

Little Lessons

Monday, January 27, 2020 11:30 AM

Our littlest visitors will enjoy a special story time with a Fernbank storyteller. Recommended for ages 1 – 4

Geology Rocks

Monday, January 27, 2020 2:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens. Recommended for ages 8+

Folk Tales

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:30 AM

Hear a story for young visitors from cultures around the world, with a fun activity. Recommended for ages 1 – 12

Discover Zoology

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:30 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8+

Little Lessons

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:30 AM

Our littlest visitors will enjoy a special story time with a Fernbank storyteller. Recommended for ages 1 – 4

Live Animal Encounter

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:00 PM

Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Recommended for ages 4+

Incredible Weather

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:30 PM

Delve into the dynamic world of weather, climate, and atmospheric science with live experiments and demonstrations. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Tadpole Tales

Thursday, January 30, 2020 11:30 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Geology Rocks

Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens. Recommended for ages 8+

Folk Tales

Friday, January 31, 2020 11:30 AM

Hear a story for young visitors from cultures around the world, with a fun activity. Recommended for ages 1 – 12

Discover Zoology

Friday, January 31, 2020 2:30 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8+

Our Senses Opening Day

Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:00 AM

Enjoy hands-on activities and games that’ll engage your senses.

Fernbank After Dark: It’s Electric

Friday, February 14, 2020 7:00 PM

Sparks will fly during an electrifying evening of hands-on science.

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:00 AM

Learn more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest during a guided walk.

Latin Dance Night

Friday, February 28, 2020 7:00 PM

Spice things up with sassy Latin rhythms as you dance the night away to Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and Merengue.

Fernbank Forest Winter Tree ID Tour

Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Learn how to identify trees even when their leaves are fallen.