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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Address: 767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
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+1 404-929-6300
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At Fernbank Museum of Natural History, visitors explore world cultures,...

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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US$62.40*
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Small Group Tour to Fernbank Museum of Natural History
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US$81.25*
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Atlanta CityPass

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Nice Day Trip !

Our monthly trip was to tour Fernbank Museum and we had a wonderful time !! Arriving , the first thing I saw was a huge dinasour. Amazing. What was so wonderful about it was... read more

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the 5yr old grandaughter so she could climb all the fun climbing structures, slides, play with age appropriate hands-on science projects, touch dinosaurs, fossils, and run wild (outside and supervised!)! As a bonus, they have a really good little cafe, unexpected in a museum.Highly recommend the grilled ham and cheese panini. Everything is very well thought out, and fascinating... More 

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Thank Karl K
Jackson, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited Fernbank many times in early 2000s and I have taken school groups before as a teacher. We thought our 7 & 4 year old grandsons might enjoy it, but it was not as child-friendly as I recalled in years past. IMAX film cost extra and was about space, but was not engaging: my younger grandson cried because... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our monthly trip was to tour Fernbank Museum and we had a wonderful time !! Arriving , the first thing I saw was a huge dinasour. Amazing. What was so wonderful about it was that the children were immediately drawn to the greeting dinasour. We went in and the greeters were wonderful. The people in the gift shop were wonderful... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful static displays of dinosaurs, local animals, an elevated walkway that winds though the nature preserve, a large movie theatre and an indoor activity center for the children. This was an "filler" for our city pass since we could not find parking at the zoo. We were so glad that we made Fernbank part of our vacation, you will not... More 

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Recife, PE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love dinos and natural history museums. We could not miss the opportunity once it is included in the Atlanta Pass. We liked it.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had annual passes that have just expired. The kids loved it. The older kids love the science explore room while the younger ones love the play room with tree house. The IMAX movies are also a great addition to any visit! The on-site cafe serves different lunch items with pizza being out most ordered item. The newly opened Fernbank... More 

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Augusta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time and we were extremely satisfied with the experience. We saw a movie on the large screen about space, visited several exhibits and let the kids run around outside. Can't think of one bad thing.

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Thank Christian H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

At the front of the building you are greeted by a gorgeous statue of a dinosaur life restoration, and the main hall is filled with spectacular skeletal mounts. These set my expectations high, only for them to be shattered by bad exhibits, the dinosaur hall stands out as particularly bad, with ugly, outdated models that look more like caricatures of... More 

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Palatka, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time! The volunteers were very helpful and attentive. We told them it was our first time and they took time to show us the best way to visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went last year for the whale exhibition, and it was great. The different rooms and vignettes of the different nature types indigenous to GA and the southeast was good too. Great for kids, and the monstrous dinosaur in the atrium was pretty cool.

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