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Fernbank offers a variety of events and activities for all ages with indoor and outdoor experiences perfect for rain, sun, warm and cold weather. Explore things to do with kids and families, for date night, for friends’ night out, for sightseeing and for all types of fun. All activities and events practice physical distancing with limited attendance and other COVID-19 safety protocols.

HOLIDAY HOURS: Fernbank will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Saturday, December 25. The museum will be open daily 10am – 5pm the rest of the holiday season.

Geology Rocks

Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Critter Corner

Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Meet a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Drop in any time during this window.   Recommended for all ages 

Ranger Explorations

Friday, December 10, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Discover Zoology

Friday, December 10, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom by getting up close and personal with some of Fernbank’s animal biofacts. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party - SOLD OUT

Friday, December 10, 2021 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Exclusively for ages 21+, Fernbank After Dark is a unique date night for couples, a great place to meet up with friends, and a fun experience for travelers.

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, December 11, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Geology Rocks

Sunday, December 12, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Story Time

Monday, December 13, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special demonstration with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Dino Talk

Monday, December 13, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and discover some of the dinosaurs that used to walk the land. Recommended for ages 6+

Story Time

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special demonstration with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Discover Zoology

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom by getting up close and personal with some of Fernbank’s animal biofacts. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Excellent Experiments

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Explore the amazing world of science through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Critter Corner

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Meet a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Drop in any time during this window.   Recommended for all ages 

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, December 16, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Geology Rocks

Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Ranger Explorations

Friday, December 17, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Dino Talk

Friday, December 17, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and discover some of the dinosaurs that used to walk the land. Recommended for ages 6+

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, December 18, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, December 18, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Join a Fernbank educator for a presentation featuring some members of our animal collection. Recommended for all ages 

Excellent Experiments

Sunday, December 19, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Explore the amazing world of science through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Ranger Explorations

Friday, December 24, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the outdoors world. Subject to cancellation in the event of inclement weather. Recommended for ages 6+

Discover Zoology

Friday, December 24, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Explore the diversity of the animal kingdom by getting up close and personal with some of Fernbank’s animal biofacts. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Geology Rocks

Sunday, December 26, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Discover how rocks and minerals form and change over time with a little help from water, volcanoes, and the movement of Earth itself. Drop in any time during this window. Recommended for ages 6+

Fernbank After Dark: Hello 2022!

Friday, January 14, 2022 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Join us as we kick off a new year of Atlanta’s adult science nights with after-hours access to exhibits, interactive science and live music.

Pirate Day

Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Now be the time to weigh anchor and set sail on a swashbuckling adventure at this annual pirate-themed event.

A Knight's Tale

Saturday, February 5, 2022 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Join us for a special event celebrating the opening of the new temporary exhibit, Knights in Armor.

Little Critters Day

Saturday, March 12, 2022 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Ring in spring with cute baby animals and fun activities.