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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.

Pandas 3D

Weekday Wonders

Friday, November 22, 2019 11:30 AM

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

World of the Silk Road

Friday, November 22, 2019 2:30 PM

Journey to discover how science and nature helped shape the history of the Silk Road. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Folk Tales

Saturday, November 23, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, November 23, 2019 2:00 PM

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

Incredible Weather

Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Folk Tales

Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Nature Walk

Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+

Natural Selection Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:00 PM

Learn how natural selection helps shape the animals we see in the world today in honor of the 160th anniversary of The Origin of Species. Recommended for ages 4+

Incredible Weather

Sunday, November 24, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Little Lessons

Monday, November 25, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Cosmic Quest

Monday, November 25, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Weekday Wonders

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Tadpole Tales

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 11:30 AM

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

World of the Silk Road

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:30 PM

Journey to discover how science and nature helped shape the history of the Silk Road. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Tadpole Tales

Friday, November 29, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Friday, November 29, 2019 2:00 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Friday, November 29, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Little Lessons

Saturday, November 30, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Nature Walk

Saturday, November 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:00 PM

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

Excellent Experiments

Saturday, November 30, 2019 3:00 PM

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

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.

Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party

Friday, December 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Add a little Jurassic to your jingle bells at Fernbank After Dark’s Holiday Party.

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:00 AM

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

Noon Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00 AM

Ring in the New Year a full twelve hours early with Atlanta’s biggest party animals.

'90s Night

Friday, January 24, 2020 7:00 PM

We’re throwing it back to the days of flannel, slap bracelets, and TRL during this adults-only party.

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.