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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.

Apollo 11

Folk Tales

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Excellent Experiments

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Nature Walk

Wednesday, July 17, 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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Incredible Weather

Wednesday, July 17, 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

Weekday Wonders

Thursday, July 18, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Folk Tales

Friday, July 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.

Excellent Experiments

Friday, July 19, 2019 2:30 PM

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

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 2D.

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, July 20, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Cosmic Quest

Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Sunday, July 21, 2019 9:00 AM

Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors.

Nature Walk

Sunday, July 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.

Tadpole Tales

Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator.

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:00 PM

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

Cosmic Quest

Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Monday, July 22, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Incredible Weather

Monday, July 22, 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

Nature Walk

Tuesday, July 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.

Weekday Wonders

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Tadpole Tales

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:30 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator.

Live Animal Encounter

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Ranger Explorations

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Cosmic Quest

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Nature Walk

Thursday, July 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

Thursday, July 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.

Excellent Experiments

Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Yoga Under the Stars - SOLD OUT

Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:30 PM

Practice presence under the night sky in the Fernbank’s Star Gallery.

Ranger Explorations

Friday, July 26, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Friday, July 26, 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

Saturday, July 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.

Tadpole Tales

Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator.

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, July 27, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:00 PM

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

Cosmic Quest

Saturday, July 27, 2019 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, July 28, 2019 11:00 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator.

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Sunday, July 28, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Sunday, July 28, 2019 8:30 PM

Join a Fernbank Museum scientist on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest to experience the unique nocturnal world that awakens at dusk.

Weekday Wonders

Monday, July 29, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Incredible Weather

Monday, July 29, 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

Folk Tales

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Nature Walk

Wednesday, July 31, 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.

Cosmic Quest

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:30 PM

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

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.

Fernbank After Dark: Makers & Shakers

Friday, September 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Join us for a little bit of tinkering and a little bit of drinkering!

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.