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April 01, 2024

Have an Awesome April at Fernbank

Get ready for a Fernbank April that’s full of exciting exhibits, events, programming and more.  

EVENTS GALORE — Make sure your calendars are clear because you’re not going to want to miss any of Fernbank’s special events this month. First, Fernbank After Dark: Booze and Botanicals will be Friday, April 12 for those 21 and over. Then, Little Critters Day will be Saturday, April 20, where all ages are invited to enjoy time with baby animals (and some of the littlest creatures — spiders in Spiders: From Fear to Fascination). And finally, we round out April for adults 21 and over, who are invited to relive the glory days with Adult Prom: Back to the ‘80s on Friday, April 26.  

GET OUTSIDE — Get ready for a weekend spent outdoors with the City Nature Challenge! Connect with nature and discover what kind of species live around you as you strive to help Atlanta become recognized as the most well-documented city for biodiversity.  

Participation is EASY. Get outside in any local green space, including Fernbank Museum, and snap photos of nature using the app, iNaturalist. That’s it! Learn more about City Nature Challenge here.  

FASCINATING FEAR — April marks the last full month of Spiders — From Fear to Fascination. Creepy crawl your way through this special exhibit and gain a web of knowledge as you view live and preserved spider specimens, dioramas, digital displays and more. Learn more about the exhibit here.  

TAKE FLIGHT — Back by popular demand, guests can discover how plants and animals defy gravity when journeying through WildWoods to explore the returning outdoor exhibit, Flora, Fauna & Flight! You can learn more about the exhibit here.  

Pro-tip: Take your camera and strike a pose! Photos are encouraged. Don’t forget to #FernbankMuseum

Then, when you want to learn a little more about plants, animals and maybe even gravity, check out these ideas.   

Garden Faire | 25 miles from Fernbank   

  • Looking for a day all about plants? Head up to Alpharetta for Garden Faire! You can not only buy plants but also browse vintage and slightly used gardening tools, ask master gardeners for horticultural advice, listen to speakers and more. Admission is free.   

Rise and Dine with the Animals | 5 miles from Fernbank  

  • You have two chances this month to enjoy early admission to Zoo Atlanta, as well as a continental breakfast while learning about elephants! These are April 13 and 20 starting at 8:30 a.m. Ticket prices vary.   

Delta Flight Museum | 13 miles from Fernbank  

  • Ever wanted to learn more about the airline that takes up a whole terminal at the world’s busiest airport? The Delta Flight Museum is open every day except Wednesday for those who want to see rare artifacts, tours of aircrafts, experience a flight simulator and more. Ticket prices vary.