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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.

Story Time

Thursday, May 13, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Thursday, May 13, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Discover Zoology

Friday, May 14, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Cosmic Quest

Friday, May 14, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe. Recommended for ages 8+

Fernbank After Dark: Eye Spy

Friday, May 14, 2021 7:00 PM — 11:00 PM

Come and see what all the fuss is about as we explore the science of how we see. Learn more about your perceptions and observation through ex-eye-ting experiments and more. Live music by Chelsea Shag.

Story Time

Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Explosive Experiments

Saturday, May 15, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

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

Dino Talk

Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and how dinosaurs ruled both in Georgia and around the world. Recommended for all ages.

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, May 16, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Monday, May 17, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Excellent Experiments

Monday, May 17, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Story Time

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Excellent Experiments

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Nature Walk

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers. Recommended for ages 8+

Live Animal Encounter

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

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

Story Time

Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Thursday, May 20, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with experiments and mineral specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Incredible Weather

Friday, May 21, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Delve into the dynamic world of weather, climate, and atmospheric science with live experiments and demonstrations. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Dino Talk

Friday, May 21, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and how dinosaurs ruled both in Georgia and around the world. Recommended for all ages.

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Friday, May 21, 2021 7:30 PM — 9:30 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk fades to night.

Dino Talk

Saturday, May 22, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and how dinosaurs ruled both in Georgia and around the world. Recommended for all ages.

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Cosmic Quest

Saturday, May 22, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe. Recommended for ages 8+

Story Time

Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Excellent Experiments

Sunday, May 23, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

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

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:30 PM — 9:30 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk fades to night.

Live Animal Encounter

Monday, May 24, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Excellent Experiments

Monday, May 24, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Monday, May 24, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with experiments and mineral specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Story Time

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with experiments and mineral specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Nature Walk

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers. Recommended for ages 8+

Live Animal Encounter

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

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

Story Time

Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Cosmic Quest

Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe. Recommended for ages 8+

Incredible Weather

Friday, May 28, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Delve into the dynamic world of weather, climate, and atmospheric science with live experiments and demonstrations. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Discover Zoology

Friday, May 28, 2021 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Story Time

Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:20 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Excellent Experiments

Saturday, May 29, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

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

Museum Chills & Science Thrills - CANCELED

Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

This event has been canceled.

Dino Talk

Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and how dinosaurs ruled both in Georgia and around the world. Recommended for all ages.

Geology Rocks

Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with experiments and mineral specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Dino Talk

Sunday, May 30, 2021 3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Learn about the Earth of millions of years ago and how dinosaurs ruled both in Georgia and around the world. Recommended for all ages.

Live Animal Encounter

Monday, May 31, 2021 11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Excellent Experiments

Monday, May 31, 2021 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Scales and Tails

Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Join us for the opening of our new special exhibits ‘Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World’ and ‘Nature’s Ninjas’, and discover unique reptiles and amphibians from Fernbank’s animal collection.

Educator Appreciation Day

Sunday, June 6, 2021 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Educators can enjoy a free visit to Fernbank.

Fernbank After Dark: Microbe Brews

Friday, June 11, 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

Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Friday, June 18, 2021 7:30 PM — 9:30 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk fades to night.

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Sunday, June 20, 2021 7:30 PM — 9:30 PM

Join us for a small group walk in Fernbank Forest and learn how the forest changes as the sun sets and dusk fades to night.

Reptile Day

Saturday, July 17, 2021 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Come face-to-face with live reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, tortoises, lizards and more.