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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.

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, October 24, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 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+

Ghostly Gatherings

Sunday, October 24, 2021 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Join us for a bewitchingly fun special event featuring evening hours of the outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits, as well as activities for all ages.

Story Time

Monday, October 25, 2021 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Monday, October 25, 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.

Story Time

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, October 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+

Dino Talk

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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+

Excellent Experiments

Wednesday, October 27, 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

Discover Zoology

Thursday, October 28, 2021 11:30 AM — 12:00 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+

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, October 28, 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.

Photographic Tour of Fernbank Forest

Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Join Fernbank ecologist Eli Dickerson and photographer Peter Essick for a guided tour of Fernbank Forest. The walking tour will highlight places featured in the new photography book, Fernbank Forest, by Peter Essick.

Fernbank Forest: Conversation and Book Signing

Thursday, October 28, 2021 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM

Join photographer Peter Essick and Fernbank ecologist Eli Dickerson for a presentation about the museum’s ongoing ecological restoration efforts and the two-year photography project documenting the diversity of life in Fernbank Forest.

Dino Talk

Friday, October 29, 2021 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

Friday, October 29, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 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+

Fright Night

Friday, October 29, 2021 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Have a screaming-good time at Fernbank's annual adults-only Halloween event.

Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Enjoy a frighteningly-fun Halloween party for all ages with a Giggy meet-and-greet, special treats for kids in costumes and more.

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:30 PM — 2:00 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+

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Friday, November 5, 2021 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk falls into nighttime.

Adventures in Science

Saturday, November 6, 2021 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Join us as we investigate what it’s like to be a scientist! Engage with Fernbank educators and local Atlanta scientists as you enjoy fun experiences all around the museum.

Fernbank After Dark: Makers and Shakers

Friday, November 12, 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.

Fernbank Forest Walk

Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Join us for a small, group walk through Fernbank Forest highlighting fall foliage and animal activity in the morning hours.

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Sunday, November 28, 2021 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk falls into nighttime.

Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party

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.