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Special Exhibitions

Now on View

Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear
On view September 27 – January 4, 2015

Immersive and engaging hands-on activities encourage visitors to experience fear in a safe and enjoyable environment while learning about the science of why we feel scared. The exhibition examines the difference between learned and instinctive fears, the physical changes we experience when we are afraid, and how some animals not only survive, but thrive in the wild by trusting their fear instincts. Fear has never been so much fun!
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Winter Wonderland
On view November 21 - January 11, 2015

This holiday-inspired exhibition features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas, Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols.
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Humans in Space Youth Art Competition
Now on View 

See an inspiring selection of winning entries from the international Humans in Space Youth Art Competition. Youth ages 10-18 were asked to visually communicate their vision of the future of space science, travel and exploration. The competition is part of the Humans in Space Art Program and received more than 2,000 entries from 52 countries. Fernbank’s display will feature 30 of the winning entries. This temporary exhibition located in The Star Gallery, Lower Level.
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Coming Soon

The Power of Poison
On view February 7 through May 3, 2015

Explore poison’s roles in nature, myth, and human health—as a defense against predators, source of strength, or lethal weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment. This new special exhibition uses models, objects, interactives and live animals to explore the biology of poison and its role in nature, human history, and health.
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Brain: The Inside Story
On view June 6 - August 23, 2015

Discover the workings of the most complex and fascinating biological structure: the human brain. Explore how the brain has evolved, how it works and how it makes us human through a series of objects, models, games, interactives, videos, and more.
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The Queen of Sheba
On view September 26 - January 3, 2016

Her story is shrouded in mystery. She captured the imagination of artists, mystics, poets, composers and even filmmakers. Yet her origins remain elusive. The legend of the Queen of Sheba will be the focus of a one-of-kind exhibition, making its world premiere at Fernbank Museum.
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Women of Vision
On view September 26 - January 3, 2016 

For 125 years, National Geographic has documented the world featuring photography that communicates the nuances of a narrative beyond the words on a page. This photographic exhibition is a tribute to the spirit and the ambition of these journalists who have created powerful experiences for millions through the insightful, sensitive and strategic use of a camera.
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Winter Wonderland
On view November 20 - January 10, 2016

This holiday-inspired exhibition features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas, Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols. 

All dates and titles subject to change.