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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.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Tadpole Tales

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Nature Walk

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Folk Tales

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Incredible Weather

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Little Lessons

Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15.

Nature Walk

Friday, June 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Weekday Wonders

Friday, June 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Cosmic Quest

Friday, June 21, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Adult Summer Camp

Friday, June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Get in on the summer fun and enjoy outdoor games and entertainment like the good old days of summer camp.

Little Lessons

Saturday, June 22, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Excellent Experiments

Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Nature Walk

Sunday, June 23, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Little Lessons

Sunday, June 23, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, June 23, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Tadpole Tales

Monday, June 24, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Monday, June 24, 2019 2:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Nature Walk

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Folk Tales

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Incredible Weather

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Little Lessons

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15.

Weekday Wonders

Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Nature Walk

Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Tadpole Tales

Friday, June 28, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Friday, June 28, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Cosmic Quest

Friday, June 28, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Sensory Morning

Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:00 AM

Join us for a series of special sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities, special needs or various physical abilities who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.

Weekend Wonders

Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:00 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Nature Walk

Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Excellent Experiments

Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Weekend Wonders

Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:00 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Fernbank After Dark: H2-Oh!

Friday, July 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Get beneath the surface and take a deeper look at water through live animal encounters, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Reptile Day

Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:00 AM

Come face to face with live reptiles and amphibians at this popular annual event. Learn about and interact with unique creatures, including snakes, tortoises, lizards and many more.

Double Feature: Monster Fish & Jaws

Friday, July 19, 2019 7:00 PM

For one night only, see Jaws swimming across Fernbank’s 4-story giant screen. Before being terrorized by a giant man-eating great white shark, experience Fernbank’s newest special exhibit, Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.

Moon Landing Celebration

Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 AM

Usher in the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon in a special celebration of NASA’s 1969 moon landing with interactive activities and special screenings of Apollo 11: First Steps Edition.

Fernbank After Dark: Myth Busters

Friday, August 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Pull back the curtain to see how everything from action movies to your own senses are trying to put one over on you.

Dinosaur Birthday Bash

Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:00 AM

You’re invited to a prehistoric party at Fernbank Museum! Stomp, chomp and party like a dinosaur in celebration of the anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic.

Sensory Morning

Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:00 AM

Join us for a series of special sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities, special needs or various physical abilities who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.

Latin Dance Night

Friday, September 27, 2019 8:00 PM

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

A Timeless Affair 2019: Secrets of the Silk Road

Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:30 PM

Join us for an elegant black-tie gala to benefit Fernbank.

Sensory Morning

Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:00 AM

Join us for a series of special sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities, special needs or various physical abilities who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.