Special Exhibits

Now on View

Amazing Animals: Built to Survive

On View October 3 – January 3, 2021

Have you ever wondered how some creatures can fly for miles without resting, sense prey hundreds of meters away, or crush over 8,000 pounds in one bite? From the inside out, every living thingincluding humans—is a machine built to survive, move, and discover. Try your hand at “flying,” feel how hard a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood, and investigate the other marvels of natural engineering.

68 Voces / Voices

On View November 20, 2020 - January 8, 2021

This animated artistic series, narrated in 68 Mexican indigenous languages, highlights the cultural treasures and heritage behind the tales of an indigenous community rich in traditions that celebrate diversity. Moved by the loss of her Mayan grandfather, Gabriela Badillo created this project to keep the legacy of his language, stories, traditions and customs alive for future generations.

Winter Wonderland

On View November 20, 2020 - January 8, 2021

Enjoy trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols. NEW in 2020: Outdoor experiences including giant snow globes and a sock skating rink.

Sky High

Now on View

Discover Georgia’s extraordinary birds in this exhibit highlighting specimens from Fernbank’s permanent collection. Whether year-round residents or migratory species, these birds don’t just wing it. They have unique adaptations to survive in the diverse landscapes of Georgia.


Coming Soon

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

On View February 13 – May 9, 2021

In this immersive, hands-on exhibition, find out what archaeologists have discovered about the ancient Maya civilization that flourished in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Visitors will learn about the lifeways of both Maya elite and working-class through authentic artifacts, architectural elements, reconstructions, and interactives.

All dates and titles subject to change.

Due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the special exhibits Survival of the Slowest and Nature's Ninjas have been postponed.