You, our visitors, inspire what we do at Fernbank. Your ticket purchases, family and patron memberships, philanthropic donations, and rental of our spaces for memorable events like birthday parties and weddings help Fernbank thrive. However, our closure meant most of these revenue streams were no longer available to us, resulting in a significant loss of earned income. There is now an urgent need for philanthropic support from the community.

We Need You

During this time when the intersection of science, nature and human culture are more relevant than ever, your support matters more than ever.


Your tax-deductible donation will help us present you the highest quality programming, including virtual programs from our new STEAM Lab, which will open as a virtual studio later this year. Your thoughtful gift will also help us continue important initiatives, such as afterschool and outdoor programs for underserved communities, care of our live animal collection, special exhibitions, family day programs, movies, and more, so Fernbank's World of WOW is available for all audiences. 

Thank you!

We appreciate all that you do to make Fernbank Atlanta's Science and Nature Experience.


*Gifts to Fernbank's COVID-19 Recovery Fund are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donors who make gifts of $1,000 or more will receive recognition on a digital donor panel in special exhibitions during 2020 and 2021.  

Fernbank is a 501(c)(3) and has attained the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency for the seventh consecutive year. Only 7% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received seven consecutive 4-star evaluations.