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Summer Camp

Fernbank Museum's Summer Camps consist of week-long sessions for ages 5 to 12. Museum educators guide campers on explorations of the scientific world through a variety of hands-on experiences. Camps are age-specific, dates for each age group are listed below.

Registration: Online registration opens February 4 for members and February 11 for non-members. Registration is on a space-available basis and sells out quickly. 

Cost: Week-long camps are $300 for members; $350 for non-members. A special 3-day camp will be available for 8 – 10 year old campers from July 1 – July 3. This camp is $210 for both members and non-members.

Hours: Camp runs from 9am to 4pm every day.

Before and After Care: Before Care is available 8am – 9am at no additional cost. After Care is available until 5:30 pm for an additional $15/day or $60/week. After Care for the short week is $15/day or $40/week. Your child must be signed up for the full week of After Care to receive weekly rates.

Cancellation policy: After May 24, 2019, no refunds will be issued. Exceptions may be made for documented medical reasons. A $50 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for all cancellations.

Day Camps (Ages 5 – 10)

Featuring games, activities, and crafts centered around the theme of each day, including:

  • Aqua Day—Campers will investigate life in the water. Activities may include sampling water quality, hunting macroinvertebrates, a fish dissection, or an encounter with an aquatic animal.
  • No Bones Day—Campers will explore the weird and amazing world of invertebrates: BUGS. Activities may include searching for invertebrate habitats, meeting invertebrates and tasting insects.
  • Archaeology Day—Campers will venture into human history and discover how we interpret the past with artifacts. Activities may include making and stamping clay pots or unearthing human artifacts.

Specific activities vary by age and are subject to change without notice. Please select a week that corresponds with your camper’s age (must be within this age range by the first day of camp):

Ages 5-6 June 3 – 7 SOLD OUT
  June 10 – 14 SOLD OUT
Ages 7-8 June 17 – 21 SOLD OUT
  June 24 – 28 SOLD OUT
Ages 8-10 July 1 – 3 SOLD OUT
Ages 9-10 July 8 – 12
  July 15 – 19

Fernbank Ranger Camp (Ages 10 – 12)

Featuring hands-on activities including tree measuring, water quality testing and aquatic species surveys. Campers learn about forest ecosystems, biodiversity and native plants and animals in Fernbank Forest. This camp takes place primarily in Fernbank’s outdoor areas.

Ages 10 – 12 July 22 – 26

Contact the education department at or 404.929.6342 or 404.929.6327 for more information.