Watch where you step... you are walking on fossils. The floors of Fernbank Museum are made of 40,000 limestone tiles, each containing fossil remains of animals that lived in a shallow reef more than 150 million years ago.
The Naturalist Center features the special gallery, Curator's Corner, highlighting items from Fernbank's permanent collection. Out of an abundance of caution, Daily Programs, including Live Animal Encounters, Storytelling, Excellent Experiments and others are temporarily suspended. Please continue to check the schedule for updates on when programming resumes.
Explore the nighttime sky in this unique gallery of 542 twinkling stars and discover a variety of constellations, from Orion to the Big Dipper.
Fernbank Museum is home to a variety of interesting exhibits and features, but some exhibits are less obvious than others. If you have been to the museum before, you may have unknowingly walked right past one of our outdoor features on your way in. Fernbank's Rain Garden is an example of how water conservation practices can be incorporated into the most unlikely of places.
Part of the Olmsted Linear Parks, Deepdene Park is located approximately 1 mile from the Museum on Ponce de Leon Avenue. This wooded tract features a stream winding through its 22 acres and a topography that ranges from steep slopes to a flat meadow. Free self-guided tours are available in Deepdene Park.
Part of the Olmsted Linear Parks, Dellwood Park, located directly across Ponce de Leon Avenue from the Museum's campus, is named for the natural depression at its eastern end—a dell. It is a continuation of the pastoral style—open space with scattered groups of trees. It is graced with some particularly fine large trees. Free self-guided tours are available in Dellwood Park.