Homeschool Day

Monday, February 24

Immerse your child in a special day of hands-on learning adventures during Fernbank’s Homeschool Day.

Participate in educational activities directed by Fernbank’s education team. Your child can also enjoy a chance to socialize with other homeschoolers, experience the new special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep or see an IMAX® film (additional ticket).  

Scheduled Activities*

Whales: Giants of the Deep Guided Tours
11am and 1pm
Fernbank’s newest special exhibition is filled with life-size models, interactive displays, and more than 20 stunning whale skulls and other specimens including a 58-foot-long sperm whale skeleton. Offering a unique blend of science and culture, Whalesis a great fit for students of all ages and covers topics in life sciences, social studies and geography.

  • No reservations required
  • Meet at the entrance to our Special Exhibition Hall (located on the first floor)
  • Led by a member of our education team
  • Suitable for grades K-12; all ages welcome

Ocean Scavenger Hunt
10am – 5pm

  • Museum-wide scavenger hunt for all ages
  • Pick up your copy at the Box Office when you arrive

Drop-In Activities in the Naturalist Center

11am – 2pm

  • No reservations required
  • Hands-on exploration related to Whales: Giants of the Deep exhibition
  • All ages welcome

Self-Guided Museum Tours
10am – 5pm
Explore the Museum at your own pace. Come face-to-face with the world's largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of present-day Georgia, connect with cultures from around the globe, engage in a variety of hands-on exhibitions and more! Download an activity for a more in-depth exploration of the exhibitions.

Films in the IMAX® Theatre
Choose from two educational and entertaining films:  Journey to the South Pacific and Jerusalem (Requires a separate ticket purchase.)

Ticket Prices

  • Member Adults: Free
  • Member Children: Free
  • Non-member Adults: $18**
  • Non-member Children: $7**

Call 404.929.6400 to purchase Homeschool Day tickets. Please note: Advance registration is required.

If you have questions about Fernbank’s Homeschool Day, please contact us at or 404.929.6306.

*Activities subject to change without notice.

**Homeschool Day participants must present a state letter of intent to qualify for these special Homeschool Day rates.

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