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Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party

Friday, December 13, 2019 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Fernbank After Dark is a monthly series featuring fun science activities, after-hours museum access, live music and a 3D giant screen movie. Cocktails, craft beer and small plates are available for purchase. Exclusively for ages 21+; IDs will be checked at the door. 

Holiday Party

7pm – 10pm

Add a little Jurassic to your jingle bells at Fernbank After Dark’s Holiday Party. We’re mixing a touch of class (we are a museum after all) with a hearty helping of holiday fun. So summon your inner Clark Griswold and hitch a ride on Santa’s sleigh.

7pm – 11pm

Enjoy the Festivi-trees as you explore two floors of decorated trees showcasing celebrations around the globe in the holiday exhibit, Winter Wonderland. And take advantage of after-hours, kid-free access to all indoor exhibits, and the special exhibit, Traveling the Silk Road.

7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9pm, 9:45pm or 10:30pm

Watch a brave king penguin waddle his way through one of the wildest places on Earth in a search to find his perfect mate in Penguins 3D.

8pm – 9pm and 10pm – 11pm

Enjoy live music by Cadillac Jones, a funk-jazz group layering horns, keyboards, synthesizers, and pedal steel guitar over driving beats and delicate ambiance.


Fernbank After Dark tickets are $14.95 for members and $19.95 for non-members. All tickets include admission to a special 20-minute 3D movie. A movie showtime must be selected at time of ticket purchase. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 404.929.6400. There is a $3.50 processing fee for tickets purchased online and a $3.75 fee for tickets purchased over the phone.

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Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase is recommended; walk-up tickets are not guaranteed. Tickets are non-refundable. A valid ID matching the name on the reservation must be presented for will call. Changes to dates and/or movie showtimes are subject to $2 a transfer fee. Fernbank After Dark events are strictly limited to ages 21+; IDs are checked at the door. 

Please note: WildWoods will not be open during this event; WildWoods evening hours resume April 2020. 

Parking is limited and spaces will fill up quickly. We highly encourage using ride services such as Uber, Lyft or taxis.

Schedule subject to change without notice.

*Credit cards only; no cash payments accepted.