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
HOLLY JOLLY ACTIVITIES
Weekends, November 29 – December 21 (Times vary)
‘Tis the season for festive family fun! In additional to the holiday-inspired exhibition Winter Wonderland, Fernbank will offer a variety of unique, engaging activities including free holiday cartoon classics, appearances by Santa-saurus, puppet making and more.
NOON YEAR’S EVE
Wednesday, December 30 from 10am – 2pm
Ring in the New Year a full twelve hours early with Atlanta’s biggest party animals! This special family celebration will include a countdown to a balloon drop at noon, mocktails for kids and more.
WINTER WONDERLAND SEEK AND FIND
Available daily November 21 – January 11
Use this self-guided activity as you explore the displays of Winter Wonderland. See if you can match the photos to the displays. A great activity for families. Copies available at the greeter’s station.
FERNBANK FOREST GUIDED TOUR
Sunday, January 25 from Noon to 2pm
Enjoy the great outdoors with Fernbank Museum educators on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest. This program offers a unique opportunity to become familiar with the interconnected parts of an ecosystem. Suitable for ages 12 and up.
Offered monthly on select weekends
This monthly program features a story and a special activity or song led by a Fernbank educator. Perfect for preschoolers. Dates and topics change monthly. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for specific listings.
Offered at noon on the second Saturday of each month, September-May
Join us in Fernbank NatureQuest 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.
Weekends in the Naturalist Center
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.
WINTER WONDERLAND EVENING HOURS
Fridays through January 9 from 7pm – 11pm*
Adults can enjoy music, films, small plates, a nip from a yuletide toddy and more as you enjoy evening viewing hours of Winter Wonderland during Martinis & IMAX®.
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.
Fernbank's Martinis & IMAX®
Fridays,* from 7pm – 11pm
*Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® will not be offered on the following holiday weekends: May 23, July 4, November 28 and December 26.
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.