Events & Activities

In addition to a wide array of exhibitions and IMAX® offerings, Fernbank Museum also hosts a variety of special programs for children and families and for adults. Check out the list below or use our searchable calendar of events.


Children's and Family Programs

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FERNBANK FOREST BIRD WALK

Saturday, October 25 from 8am – 10:30am
Join Atlanta Audubon Society volunteers and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors. Excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain.
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FERNBANK BOO-SEUM TRICK-OR-TREAT

Saturday, October 25 from 10am – 2pm
Dust off those costumes, practice your monster-mash and prepare your teeth for sugar overload. You're invited to a safe and not scary trick-or-treating event featuring treats, games, music and more.
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SCIENCE AT HAND DAY

Saturday, November 8 from 10am – 2pm
Enjoy one-on-one opportunities to talk with scientists and community volunteers, learn more about sciences through hands-on activities and more.
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STORYTELLING

Offered at noon on the second Saturday of each month, September-May
Join us in the Naturalist Center for exciting tales about the natural world with Rob Cleveland, Fernbank's storyteller-in-residence. This program is suitable for children ages 3 and up.

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Weekends in the Naturalist Center

Ongoing
Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities every weekend in the Naturalist Center. Activities vary from animal encounters to science explorations and more, and will be available every weekend. Check the activity sign when you arrive to see what's happening. Included with Museum admission. Free for members.


Adult Programs

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MARTINIS & IMAX® FRIGHT NIGHT

Friday, October 31 from 7pm – 11pm
Enjoy bone-rattling live music by Bogey and the Viceroy, a devilishly-delicious drink menu, a hideously-hilarious costume contest and enough fun to wake the dead at this Halloween party for adults.
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Salsa DANCE Night

Every 3rd Friday during Martinis & IMAX® from 7pm – 11pm
Monthly Salsa Dance Nights bring Salsambo Dance Studio to Martinis & IMAX®, offering incredible opportunities to enjoy Latin dancing (or appreciating the dance skills of others) with early-evening lessons for those who want a little practice before they heat up the dance floor. A special guest DJ provides the rhythmic beats. Standard Martinis & IMAX® ticket prices apply.

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Fernbank's Martinis & IMAX®

Fridays,* from 7pm – 11pm
Shake it up with Atlanta's perfect mix of culture and cocktails. Films, menus and bands change regularly, so it's never the same experience twice! Standard Martinis & IMAX® ticket prices apply.
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*Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® will not be offered on the following holiday weekends: May 23, July 4, November 28 and December 26. 
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