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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.

Fernbank...but Later: Weird Science

Friday, May 31, 2024 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Explore the quirky, odd, curious and totally WEIRD side of science through a variety of hands-on explorations, including sound experiments, dry ice bubble formations, electricity investigations, a scavenger hunt and more.

Morning Hike

Saturday, June 1, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Enjoy a guided hike through Fernbank Forest.

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, June 1, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Family Nature Walk

Sunday, June 2, 2024 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.

Geology Rocks

Monday, June 3, 2024 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

Monday, June 3, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 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, June 4, 2024 11:30 AM — 11:50 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 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+

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 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

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Thursday, June 6, 2024 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+

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Friday, June 7, 2024 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+

Dino Talk

Friday, June 7, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 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+

Patterns at Play

Saturday, June 8, 2024 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Join us for an event that is equal parts fun and enchanting.

Meet a Ranger

Sunday, June 9, 2024 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

Sunday, June 9, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Monday, June 10, 2024 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

Monday, June 10, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 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, June 11, 2024 11:30 AM — 11:50 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 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+

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 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

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Thursday, June 13, 2024 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+

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, June 13, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Friday, June 14, 2024 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+

Dino Talk

Friday, June 14, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 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+

Fernbank After Dark: Fear Factor

Friday, June 14, 2024 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Come face your fears at Fernbank After Dark! Learn about the science behind fear, the most common phobias and much more.

Meet a Ranger

Saturday, June 15, 2024 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, June 15, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Family Nature Walk

Sunday, June 16, 2024 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

Sunday, June 16, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Monday, June 17, 2024 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

Monday, June 17, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 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, June 18, 2024 11:30 AM — 11:50 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 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+

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 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

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Thursday, June 20, 2024 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+

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, June 20, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Friday, June 21, 2024 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+

Dino Talk

Friday, June 21, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 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

Saturday, June 22, 2024 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, June 22, 2024 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, June 23, 2024 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

Sunday, June 23, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Monday, June 24, 2024 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

Monday, June 24, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 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, June 25, 2024 11:30 AM — 11:50 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 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+

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 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

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Thursday, June 27, 2024 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+

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, June 27, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Friday, June 28, 2024 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+

Dino Talk

Friday, June 28, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:20 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+

Fernbank...but Later: Naturally aMAZEing

Friday, June 28, 2024 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Be amazed by the wonders, patterns and math in nature through our special exhibit A Mirror Maze and hands-on explorations in this after-hours event.

Meet a Ranger

Saturday, June 29, 2024 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, June 29, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Family Nature Walk

Sunday, June 30, 2024 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

Sunday, June 30, 2024 2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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

Reptile Day

Saturday, July 20, 2024 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Come face-to-face with a variety of scaly, slimy, spiny and sssssspectacular animals!

Sensory Morning

Saturday, August 3, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Join us for a series of sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities or special needs who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.

Fernbank After Dark: Sense-ational Science

Friday, August 9, 2024 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Explore the science behind sensations and put those senses to the test! Features after-hour access to the new special exhibit, A Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature and outdoor exhibit, Forest Forms.

Morning Hike

Friday, September 13, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Enjoy a guided hike through Fernbank Forest.

Morning Hike

Sunday, September 29, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Enjoy a guided hike through Fernbank Forest.

Morning Hike

Sunday, October 13, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Enjoy a guided hike through Fernbank Forest.

Sensory Morning

Sunday, November 17, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Join us for a series of sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities or special needs who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.

Morning Hike

Sunday, November 17, 2024 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Enjoy a guided hike through Fernbank Forest.