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Giant Screen Movies 

Fernbank’s 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 22 for Thanksgiving and Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas. On Monday, December 31, 2018, 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

Flight of the Butterflies 3D

Showing November 2 – January 10, 2019*

10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

See hundreds of millions of butterflies in stunning 3D imagery fluttering across Fernbank’s giant screen. Immerse yourself in a triumphant journey of perseverance spanning thousands of miles and several generations, tracking monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven. Run time: 44 minutes


Earthflight 3D

Showing August 3 – December 13, 2018*

11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm

Soar into the heart of the action and discover the fascinating science of flight. Journey across the world on the wings of birds as you learn how they simultaneously maneuver in flocks a million strong, navigate across continents and collaborate with other animals to find food. Run time 40 minutes


Coming Soon

Great Barrier Reef 3D
Showing December 14 – May 2, 2019
Learn how this living treasure trove of biodiversity, home to a thriving metropolis of creatures, has endured for thousands of years off the coast of Australia—and how it will continue to do so far into the future. Run time: 40 minutes

Flying Monsters 3D
Showing January 11 – June 1, 2019
Travel back in time to a world where pterosaurs ruled the sky. Naturalist David Attenborough takes viewers on a journey to explore why these prehistoric reptiles took flight, how they changed over time and why they went extinct. Run time: 39 minutes

Great Bear Rainforest 3D
Showing May 3 – September 5, 2019
Visit one of the most pristine wilderness environments on earth—the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. This new movie takes an unprecedented look at this vibrant and diverse ecosystem and the home of the elusive Kermode (Spirit) bear. Run time: TBD 


Fernbank After Dark

Experience a new way to Museum at Fernbank After Dark. Offered the 2nd Friday of each month, this 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 moviews, dates and show times are subject to change without notice.
**Martinis & IMAX is no longer offered.