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Giant Screen Theatre

Giant Screen Theater 

Fernbank’s NEW Giant Screen Theater provides a truly immersive experience through a state-of-the-art 4K laser projection system with both 2D and 3D capabilities. Join us for a stunning lineup of award-winning, science-based movies, taking you from the outer limits of space to the deepest depths of the ocean and beyond. 

Purchase tickets online or by calling 404.929.6400. Please be aware that some shows do sell out and may not be available.

Holiday Hours Notice: Fernbank Museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving and Monday, December 25 for Christmas. On Sunday, December 31, 2017, Fernbank Museum will open at 12:30pm due to the Museum’s ticketed family event, Noon Year’s Eve. The Giant Screen Theater resumes its normal schedule at 1pm.


Now Showing

Incredible Predators 3D

Showing September 30 – February 8, 2018*

10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Evening show times available monthly during Fernbank After Dark.

See the world of major predators as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Spectacular scenic and aerial views of nature's greatest places show how the relationship between predator and prey is a fundamental building block of ecology. Run time: 40 minutes

Tiny Giants 2D

Showing September 30 – February 8, 2018*

11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

Discover the astonishing lives of the smallest of animals during an adventure of giant proportions. This immersive giant screen film will transport audiences into another world to experience the titanic battles these creatures face to survive. Run times: 40 minutes

The Search for Life in Space

Special Screenings Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.

Available exclusively during Fernbank After Dark

A new era of space exploration has begun. It’s the search to find signs of life somewhere else in the universe. Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, to the ice moons of Jupiter and Saturn, beyond our solar system and out into the far reaches of space in search of planets like ours. Run time: 32 minutes


Coming Soon 

Please check back for our 2018 Giant Screen Theater film schedule!


Fernbank After Dark

Experience a new way to Museum at Fernbank After Dark. Offered the 2nd Friday of each month, this new monthly series for ages 21+ features fun science activities, exclusive after-hours Museum access, live music, craft beer and cocktails, and movies in the new Giant Screen Theater.**


The Gift of Learning

The all-new Giant Screen Theater upgrades are made possible by a generous gift from local entrepreneur and lifelong advocate of learning, travel and natural history, Dante Stephensen.

Stephensen’s commitment to inspiring youth for generations to come will be fulfilled by Fernbank’s incredible new state-of-the-art theaters.

Film by Jef Bredemeier.


*All movies, dates and show times are subject to change without notice. Holiday Hours Notice: Fernbank Museum will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving and Monday, December 25 for Christmas. On Sunday, December 31, 2017, Fernbank Museum will open at 12:30pm due to the Museum’s ticketed family event, Noon Year’s Eve. The Giant Screen Theater resumes its normal schedule at 1pm.
**Martinis & IMAX is no longer offered.