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Giant Screen 3D Theater

See an exciting lineup of award-winning, science-based documentaries made for Giant Screen and IMAX® theaters. Blockbuster excitement meets real-life science and drama on a 4-story screen, taking you from the outer limits of space to the deepest depths of the ocean and beyond. 

Movie-only tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for children 12 and under and $8 for members. Upgrade your ticket to a combination movie and museum ticket and enjoy self-guided tours of Fernbank's exhibits (indoors and outdoors). Purchase tickets online or by calling 404.929.6400. Please be aware that some shows do sell out and may not be available.

Now Playing*

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation 3D

Playing September 13 — January 16, 2020

10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm 

Volcanoes are astounding forces of nature. They possess the power both to destroy and create. From the depths of the ocean to grasslands and tropical forests, volcanoes help shape vibrant ecosystems. Go where few would date and discover the exciting science behind the Earth’s origins. Run time: 42 minutes | Assisted listening devices and closed captions are available upon request.

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Great Bear Rainforest 3D

Playing May 3 – October 31, 2019

11am, 3pm, 5pm 

Visit one of the most pristine wilderness environments on earth—the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. This new movie takes an unprecedented look at this vibrant and diverse ecosystem that is home to the elusive Kermode (Spirit) bear. Run time: 40 minutes | Assisted listening devices and closed captions are available upon request.

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Apollo 11: First Steps Edition 2D

Playing May 31 – December 5, 2019


Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon. Join Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the Mission Control team and millions of spectators around the world, during those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. Run time: 47 minutes

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Coming Soon

Pandas 3D
November 1, 2019 - February 13, 2020
Journey alongside dedicated researchers to reintroduce a Giant Panda cub into her natural habitat in the mountains of the Sichuan province of China.

Back from the Brink 3D
January 17 - April 30, 2020
Witness real and inspiring conservation stories from across the globe. Meet the Christmas Island Red Crabs, the Golden Monkey of Yunnan, China, and California’s Channel Island Fox, the smallest canid in the world.

Hidden Pacific 3D
February 14 - June 25, 2020
Travel to the Pacific Ocean’s most beautiful islands and marine national monuments and their many animal inhabitants. Also explore the history of Palmyra, Midway and other atolls and the role they played during World War II.

Australia’s Great Wild North 3D
May 1 – August 13, 2020
Travel through some of the wildest territory on Earth, exploring rich wetlands and remote rainforests that are home to a diverse array of creatures, including the giant cassowary, new species of frogs, and Australia’s apex predator, the saltwater crocodile.

Fernbank After Dark

Experience a new way to Museum at Fernbank After Dark. Offered the 2nd Friday of each month, this monthly series for ages 21+ features fun science activities, exclusive after-hours Museum access, live music, craft beer and cocktails, and 3D giant screen movies.

The Gift of Learning

The all-new Giant Screen Theater upgrades are made possible by a generous gift from local entrepreneur and lifelong advocate of learning, travel and natural history, Dante Stephensen.

Stephensen’s commitment to inspiring youth for generations to come will be fulfilled by Fernbank’s incredible new state-of-the-art theaters.

Film by Jef Bredemeier.

*All movies, dates and show times are subject to change without notice.
Martinis & IMAX is no longer offered.