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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
+1 404-929-6300
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Spent four hours here but we could have stayed longer. Interesting exhibits and movies. Would like... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lm5104
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Great free parking.

Parking is free and within walking distance. I suggest arrive early for best parking spaces. We got... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cmom1962
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McDonough, Georgia
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At Fernbank Museum of Natural History, visitors explore world cultures, nature, live animals, the prehistoric Earth, and hands-on science through dynamic exhibitions, programs and Giant Screen films. Fernbank also includes experiences in the great outdoors with WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, which combine for 75 acres of nature trails, outdoor exhibits and more. Come face to face with the world's largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through Georgia's modern landscapes, connect with cultures from around the world, and engage in learning through a variety of hands-on programs, including live animal encounters, family programming days, Weekends in the Naturalist Center, summer camps and more. Children can't get enough of the immersive 7,000-square-foot children's exhibition "Fernbank NatureQuest," where they journey through ecosystems filled with hands-on discovery, learning and exploration, while adults can't wait to return After hours for the monthly 21+ series, Fernbank After Dark, featuring hands-on science encounters, full museum access for adults only, craft beers and cocktails, live music and Giant Screen Films. The Museum also offers several special exhibitions throughout the year, and correlates field trips to education standards for schools seeking a memorable learning adventure!
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  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent four hours here but we could have stayed longer. Interesting exhibits and movies. Would like to return in a year or so to see new exhibits. The food in the cafe is expensive.More

Thank lm5104
FernbankAtlanta, Guest Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience. We are happy you could spend so much time here and still wish you could stay longer. As you mentioned, we have some great exhibits coming in 2018, so we are happy you are planning to return. The Secret World...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is free and within walking distance. I suggest arrive early for best parking spaces. We got there a little after 10 when it opened and stayed all day. There is an overflow parking area a little more to walk. You can bring your own...More

Thank cmom1962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's amazing place. It was a super cool see the dinosaurs. They have a long trails. You can have a snack or lunch there.

Thank Juliano S
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the afternoon exploring the museum which had several very interesting exhibits. The special exhibition gallery was displaying the Gladiators with many archaeological pieces from the Colosseum in Rome. The gladiator costumes were a big hit with our 11-year-old. There are several visiting pieces...More

Thank Travelin M
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your review. We're happy to know you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a family membership to the museum. It’s worth it. For rainy days, or hot days (they have the best AC), or just days where we have nothing to do. The parking is plentiful, free, and easy. It’s stroller friendly, although the one elevator...More

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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for being a member and for sharing your experiences. We love hearing how much time you spend with us and that you enjoy your visits. As you probably know, we're always adding new activities for all ages, including toddlers, which can be found on...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

I took my grandsons aged 10 and 13 to Fernbank. We have visited the museum several times but had not visited the new outside area! It is wonderful. You can take a lovely walk through nature. There is a special area for children with rope...More

Thank 8950emily
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for including a review of your visit. We love hearing that you learned so much and enjoyed a fun experience with your grandsons at the same time.

Reviewed 28 October 2017

We attended a wedding reception at this museum and the atrium area is beautiful. We were able to walk around the upper level to view the photography. There were dinosaurs and other natural history exhibits that were interesting. We had appetizers on the terrace which...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We spent about 3 hours walking through the museum, 3-D movie and forest. Great place for kids, lots of dinosaurs and a good place to be on those very hot and humid days.

Thank NewCanaanBetty
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We are happy to know that your family enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Enjoyed the dinosaur replicas, the information about the beginning of the Universe, and the outdoor nature trails. If you are into science, history, and outdoors, this museum is worth the trip a nice spring/summer day.

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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're excited to know you had a great visit. We're always working to understand what our guests enjoy most, so it's great to hear from you.

Reviewed 24 October 2017

We spent a 2 hours in the morning and returned to continue the rest of the day. We had a 6 year old and a 4.5 year old and they thoroughly enjoyed the entire museum and outdoor park! Suggest you do the outside park first...More

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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit enough to come back for a second experience later in the day! Thank you for sharing details about what you enjoyed most. The more detail you share, the more we can use it to perfect our...More

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Christina V
16 August 2017|
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Response from Pamela R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking lot next to the building with an additional lot within a short walking distance.
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Nichelle I
10 December 2016|
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Response from FernbankAtlanta | Property representative |
Yes, you are welcone to bring your own lunch. There are several places you can eat, including a table in te Fernbank Cafe, on the patio, or one of the benches surrounding the dinosaurs in the Great Hall. No food or drinks... More
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annaem1
3 November 2016|
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Response from FernbankAtlanta | Property representative |
The museum is 10 minutes or less from exit 248c.
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