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Holiday Happenings

Turn your holidays into holi-yays! Fernbank offers a variety of special programming sure to make even the grinchiest Grinch get in the spirit of the season.

Share the joy and wonder of Fernbank this holiday season Give a gift membership, gift tickets or find the perfect present in the Museum Store. Check out Fernbank's 2021 Gift Guide.

Indoor Experiences

Winter Wonderland
November 20 – January 9 | Open Daily

Celebrate the season with this holiday-inspired exhibit featuring decorated trees and cultural displays. 

Cost: Included withgeneralmuseum admission;members FREE. 

Antarctic Dinosaurs 
October 9 – January 3 | Open Daily

What’s cooler than being cool? Ice-cold dinosaurs! Go on a dino-mite adventure that will give you goosebumps in this special exhibit and the companion movie, Dinosaurs of Antarctica

Cost: Exhibit is included with general admission; members FREE. Movie tickets are an additional $6.95. 


Outdoor Experiences

Sock Skating Rink 
November 20 – January 9| Open Daily

Skip the skates and enjoy a wintertime tradition not often experienced in the South, wearing only socks to slide around like you're skating across the "ice." Check out helpful tips on how to best enjoy this special experience. 

Cost: Included withgeneralmuseum admission;members FREE. 

Snow Globes 
November 20 – January 9| Open Daily

Walk among six giant (some up to 7 feet tall) decorated snow globes highlighting the best of the holidays, including sledding, gingerbread houses, New Year’s Eve and more.

Cost: Included withgeneralmuseum admission;members FREE. 


Special Events 

Museum Store Sunday 
Sunday, November 28 | 10am – 5pm

Fernbank is proud to participate in this global annual shopping event supporting science, arts, and cultural institutions. Shop the main Museum Store (Entry Level) or the Antarctic Dinosaurs Store (Lower Level) and save 25% off full-priced merchandise.* 

Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party**
Friday, December 10 | 7pm – 11pm   

Bring your best holiday cheer for a night of festive fun featuring after-hours access to the holiday exhibit Winter Wonderland, holiday-themed activities, live music and more.

Cost: $16.95 for members and $21.95 for non-members.*** 

HOLIDAY HOURS: Fernbank will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Saturday, December 25. The museum will be open daily 10am – 5pm the rest of the holiday season. 


*Valid 11/28/21 only. Discount applies only to regularly-priced merchandise. May not be combined with any other offer, including discounts for members and volunteers.  

**Capacity is limited and advance tickets are required for both members and non-members. Space is limited and tickets will sell out.   

***Tickets purchased at the Box Office are $18.90 for members and $23.90 for non-members. An additional $2.50 service fee per ticket applies to phone purchases. Tickets are non-refundable. Changes to dates are subject to a $2 transfer fee per ticket.