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May 01, 2024

MAY This Month be Tons of Fun!

Fernbank is heating up to go into full summer mode this May! From exciting films to after-hours explorations, there’s something for everyone to do this month.  

LAST CALL FOR CRITTERS — There are only a few more days until Spiders — From Fear to Fascination closes on May 5, and you don’t want to miss this chance to see 250 live and preserved spiders, as well as fun, immersive digital elements! Learn more about the exhibit here.  

TAKE A HIKE — Morning bird? You’re in luck! There are two morning hikes through Fernbank Forest this month. You can join an educator from 9 – 11 a.m. on May 10 or May 19 and learn about topics that vary from birding, tree identification, wildflowers and more.  

NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM — Not only is there Fernbank After Dark: Carnival Science on May 10, but we’re also unveiling a new after-hours event, Fernbank... but Later! Join us for the first installment in this summer series when Fernbank... but Later: Weird Science happens on May 31.  

A QUIETER ENVIRONMENT — Enjoy Fernbank an hour earlier on May 5 for a Sensory Morning designed for guests with sensory sensitivities or special needs who might benefit from a less-crowded environment. Explore the museum and WildWoods in a quieter state and watch a sensory-friendly film in the Giant Screen Theater. Learn more about Sensory Mornings here.  

SUPERHUMAN SHOWING — The Giant Screen Theater’s newest film, Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels, narrated by Academy-Award winner Matthew McConaughey, details all the innovative ways science and technology are helping humans live better lives. Once you see this film, you’ll want another taste of STEAM, and we’ve got the ideas just for you.   

Alive! Expo | 25 miles from Fernbank  

  • Learn about all things natural, organic and green at Alive! Expo from May 4-5. This expo features live lectures, fitness demonstrations and more to teach you all about how to live a healthy life. Ticket prices vary.   

Atlanta Cycling Festival | Around Atlanta  

  • Not only can you tap into some fitness fun with the Atlanta Cycling Festival, but you can enjoy bike-themed art, films, tech, jobs, trends and more through May 11-18.   

Computer Museum of America | 26 miles from Fernbank  

  • Visit the Computer Museum of America in Roswell and discover different sides of technology, like a timeline of STEAM events, an exhibit about supercomputing, an Enigma machine from World War II and more. Ticket prices vary.