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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.

Family Nature Walk

Saturday, January 28, 2023 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to take a walk on the wild side and explore outdoor nature adventures in Fernbank Forest.

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, January 28, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Meet a Ranger

Sunday, January 29, 2023 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

Sunday, January 29, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:15 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+

Excellent Experiments

Monday, January 30, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 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+

Geology Rocks

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 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

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Excellent Experiments

Thursday, February 2, 2023 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Thursday, February 2, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 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+

Discover Zoology

Friday, February 3, 2023 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+

Geology Rocks

Friday, February 3, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 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+

Meet a Ranger

Saturday, February 4, 2023 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

Saturday, February 4, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:15 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+

Family Nature Walk

Sunday, February 5, 2023 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to take a walk on the wild side and explore outdoor nature adventures in Fernbank Forest.

Story Time

Monday, February 6, 2023 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

Critter Corner

Monday, February 6, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

All About Birds

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Come learn about ornithology, the study of birds.

Dino Talk

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:15 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+

Chlorophyll Art

Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Learn how chlorophyll plays an important role in plant growth and create your own chlorophyll art print.  Recommended for ages 6+ 

Discover Zoology

Thursday, February 9, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 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

Friday, February 10, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Adventures in Color

Saturday, February 11, 2023 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

This February, Fernbank invites you to join us for a day of exploration as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, The Nature of Color.

Meet a Ranger

Sunday, February 12, 2023 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+

Excellent Experiments

Monday, February 13, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Chlorophyll Art

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Learn how chlorophyll plays an important role in plant growth and create your own chlorophyll art print.  Recommended for ages 6+ 

All About Birds

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Come learn about ornithology, the study of birds.

Critter Corner

Thursday, February 16, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Chlorophyll Art

Friday, February 17, 2023 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Learn how chlorophyll plays an important role in plant growth and create your own chlorophyll art print.  Recommended for ages 6+ 

All About Birds

Friday, February 17, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Come learn about ornithology, the study of birds.

Meet a Ranger

Saturday, February 18, 2023 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+

Family Nature Walk

Sunday, February 19, 2023 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to take a walk on the wild side and explore outdoor nature adventures in Fernbank Forest.

Story Time

Monday, February 20, 2023 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

All About Birds

Monday, February 20, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Come learn about ornithology, the study of birds.

Story Time

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

All About Birds

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Come learn about ornithology, the study of birds.

Chlorophyll Art

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Learn how chlorophyll plays an important role in plant growth and create your own chlorophyll art print.  Recommended for ages 6+ 

Critter Corner

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Thursday, February 23, 2023 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+

Dino Talk

Thursday, February 23, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:15 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+

Chlorophyll Art

Friday, February 24, 2023 11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Learn how chlorophyll plays an important role in plant growth and create your own chlorophyll art print.  Recommended for ages 6+ 

Discover Zoology

Friday, February 24, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 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+

Meet a Ranger

Sunday, February 26, 2023 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+

All About Birds

Sunday, February 26, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Come learn about ornithology, the study of birds.

Chlorophyll Art

Monday, February 27, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Learn how chlorophyll plays an important role in plant growth and create your own chlorophyll art print.  Recommended for ages 6+ 

Story Time

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

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

Critter Corner

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Little Critters Day

Saturday, March 4, 2023 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Put a spring in your step by celebrating warmer weather and sunnier skies with baby animals, seasonal crafts and fun activities.