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January 05, 2024

Ignite 2024 at Fernbank After Dark

A new year brings new resolutions, new opportunities, new aspirations, and overall, a new energy. Fernbank is all about new beginnings. Each year, we work to bring different opportunities for our community to enjoy learning and discovering something new every day. In 2024, we challenge you to step outside your everyday bubble and into a world that's thought-provoking, informative, and inspiring at Fernbank Museum.

Kick-start your new year with Atlanta’s most popular adult science night -  Fernbank After Dark: New Year New Energy - on Friday, Jan. 12 from 7-11 p.m. Enjoy specialty cocktails, light bites, fun activities, live music and access to our exhibits. The best part is this event is exclusively for 21 and up! 

Guests will have access to all exhibits during this January event, including our special experience, WildWoods: AGLOW. The Giant Screen Theater will also be showing Fungi: Web of Life

Along with the exhibits, several activities will be available for guests to observe and get hands-on with. Some activities to look forward to are our annual New Year's resolution board, building lemon batteries that get your energy flowing, turning manpower into electrical power by creating a spark with the 1880s Wimhurst machine, and exploring color-changing fire chemistry. 

An eclectic and passionate vocalist, Ansley Stewart ,will provide live music throughout the night.

If you can't attend this month's Fernbank After Dark, we have provided a cocktail and mocktail recipe you can try at home so you can join us in spirit.

Peach Drop Cocktail:


2oz DoMA Peach Flavored Vodka

0.5oz Lime Juice

0.5oz Grenadine

Club Soda

Pour the peach vodka into a glass with ice, followed by lime juice, and top with club soda. Add a splash of grenadine and enjoy!

Pomegranate Sunrise Mocktail:


1.5oz Orange Juice

1.5oz sparkling water or non-alcoholic sparkling wine

1oz Pomegranate Syrup

First, add pomegranate syrup to the bottom of the champagne flute. Then pour in the orange juice and sparkling water/non-alcoholic sparkling wine and garnish with an orange slice. Cheers!

Cheers to a brand-new chapter and a chance to create a year filled with memorable moments and the joy of expanding your knowledge of the things around you. Fernbank After Dark is offered on the second Friday of each month and is a unique experience for couples, travelers, and friendly meetups. Please visit here to learn more about our upcoming Fernbank After Dark events. Click here to read last month’s blog post about things to look forward to in 2024.