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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OCEAN LAB

Sundays through July 27 from 1pm – 4pm
Have you ever wondered how a sea star eats? Explore this topic and more while creating marine-themed crafts, exploring aquatic biofacts and helping to construct an oceanic mural.

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CARNIVAL SCIENCE DAY

Saturday, July 26 from 10am – 2pm
Embrace your inner-scientist! Enjoy special performances from Imperial Opa, lively demonstrations from Big Thinkers, a variety of carnival games and a special craft.
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DINOSAUR BIRTHDAY BASH

Saturday, August 23 from 10am – 2pm
Guests will enjoy a day filled with dinosaur- and birthday-themed activities, including games, crafts, hands-on activities and more. Costumes encouraged!
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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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WHALES EVENING HOURS

Every Friday through August 22 from 7pm – 10pm
Enjoy evening hours of Fernbank’s NEW special exhibition, Whales: Giants of the Deep, during Martinis & IMAX®! Be a kid again and enjoy an adult field trip, where chaperones aren’t required and adult beverages are available for purchase.
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A TIMELESS AFFAIR 2014: THE WITCHING HOUR

Saturday, October 4 at 7 p.m.  
Fernbank’s signature benefit gala will include cocktails, a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing and a private viewing of the new exhibition, Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear.
Learn more.

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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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