Fall Forest Happenings

Crisp air, clear blue skies and the crunch of leaves beneath your feet—these are a few of our favorite fall things! Explore 75 acres of autumnal adventures in Fernbank Forest and WildWoods.

Five Ways to Enjoy Fall at Fernbank

  1. Leaf Watching Look for bright yellow hickory and tulip-poplar leaves, along with red black gum and maple leaves.
  2. Take Notice Listen closely, many migratory songbirds are passing through the forest on their fall migration routes. You might also hear the rustle of squirrels and chipmunks preparing for winter.
  3. New Views As leaves drop, dramatic views begin to open in both WildWoods and Fernbank Forest.
  4. Guided Experiences Enjoy a guided tour for a more in-depth experience. (See below for details.)
  5. All-weather Fun WildWoods and Fernbank Forest are open year-round—rain or shine—so there’s always something NEW to discover.

All tickets must be reserved online in advance. This applies to both members and non-members. Know before you go! Visit our website for helpful FAQs and what we are doing to keep you safe.      

Special Outdoor Programming*

Fernbank Forest Walks
November 14, December 13
Discover the benefits of forests and how they improve our quality of life while also learning to identify common species of plants and animals which live there.
Cost: $10 for members and $20 for non-members

Fernbank Forest Night Walks
October 31, November 6, November 7
Experience the unique nocturnal world that awakens at dusk. Listen for owl and frog calls, search for bats and more.
Cost: $10 for members and $20 for non-members

Ranger Explorations
Dates and Times Vary
Join a Fernbank Forest Ranger to learn more about the great outdoors during this 30-minute, drop-in program.
Cost: Free with general museum admission.

Dig Deeper

For a more hands-on opportunity, become a Forest Restoration Volunteer and help protect the health and beauty of Fernbank Forest and the entire museum campus. Suitable for ages 18+.

*As part of our ongoing commitment to keep guests and staff safe, space is limited for all programs. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn what we are doing to keep you safe.