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Calendar of Events

In addition to a wide array of permanent and special exhibitions and movies on the 4-story giant screen, Fernbank Museum also hosts a variety of special events and programs, as well as drop-in programs offered on weekends and school holidays.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:00 AM

Join an Atlanta Audubon Society volunteer and discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors.

Tadpole Tales

Sunday, June 16, 2019 11:30 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, June 16, 2019 1:30 PM

Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods. Recommended for ages 6+

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, June 16, 2019 3:00 PM

Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Recommended for ages 4+

Weekday Wonders

Monday, June 17, 2019 11:00 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Excellent Experiments

Monday, June 17, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Tadpole Tales

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 11:30 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Ranger Explorations

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 1:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods. Recommended for ages 6+

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Nature Walk

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Folk Tales

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:30 AM

Hear a story for young visitors from cultures around the world, with a fun activity. Recommended for ages 1 – 12.

Incredible Weather

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:30 PM

Delve into the dynamic world of weather, climate, and atmospheric science with live experiments and demonstrations. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Little Lessons

Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:30 AM

Our littlest visitors will enjoy a special story time with a Fernbank storyteller. Recommended for ages 4 and under

Ranger Explorations

Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods. Recommended for ages 6+

Discover Zoology

Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15.

Nature Walk

Friday, June 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Weekday Wonders

Friday, June 21, 2019 11:00 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Cosmic Quest

Friday, June 21, 2019 2:30 PM

Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe. Recommended for ages 8+

Adult Summer Camp

Friday, June 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Get in on the summer fun and enjoy outdoor games and entertainment like the good old days of summer camp.

Little Lessons

Saturday, June 22, 2019 11:30 AM

Our littlest visitors will enjoy a special story time with a Fernbank storyteller. Recommended for ages 4 and under

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods. Recommended for ages 6+

Excellent Experiments

Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Nature Walk

Sunday, June 23, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Little Lessons

Sunday, June 23, 2019 11:30 AM

Our littlest visitors will enjoy a special story time with a Fernbank storyteller. Recommended for ages 4 and under

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, June 23, 2019 3:00 PM

Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Recommended for ages 4+

Tadpole Tales

Monday, June 24, 2019 11:30 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Geology Rocks

Monday, June 24, 2019 2:30 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Nature Walk

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Folk Tales

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:30 AM

Hear a story for young visitors from cultures around the world, with a fun activity. Recommended for ages 1 – 12.

Incredible Weather

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 2:30 PM

Delve into the dynamic world of weather, climate, and atmospheric science with live experiments and demonstrations. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Little Lessons

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:30 AM

Our littlest visitors will enjoy a special story time with a Fernbank storyteller. Recommended for ages 4 and under

Ranger Explorations

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods. Recommended for ages 6+

Discover Zoology

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the different ways animals survive and thrive as you solve a science mystery. Recommended for ages 8 – 15.

Weekday Wonders

Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Nature Walk

Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:30 PM

Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection. Recommended for ages 4+

Tadpole Tales

Friday, June 28, 2019 11:30 AM

Preschoolers will enjoy a story and special activity with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Ranger Explorations

Friday, June 28, 2019 1:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods. Recommended for ages 6+

Cosmic Quest

Friday, June 28, 2019 2:30 PM

Blast off for an exploration of space that will take you from Earth through the universe. Recommended for ages 8+

Sensory Morning

Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:00 AM

Join us for a series of special sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities, special needs or various physical abilities who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.

Weekend Wonders

Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:00 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Nature Walk

Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+. Weather permitting. Not suitable for strollers.

Excellent Experiments

Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Weekend Wonders

Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities. Recommended for ages 4 – 12

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:00 PM

Join a Fernbank Ranger for fun and informative outdoor activities in WildWoods. Recommended for ages 6+

Geology Rocks

Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:00 PM

Discover how the rocks of Georgia formed with hands-on experiments and touchable specimens. Recommended for ages 8 – 15

Fernbank After Dark: H2-Oh!

Friday, July 12, 2019 7:00 PM

Get beneath the surface and take a deeper look at water through live animal encounters, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Reptile Day

Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:00 AM

Come face to face with live reptiles and amphibians at this popular annual event. Learn about and interact with unique creatures, including snakes, tortoises, lizards and many more.

Double Feature: Monster Fish & Jaws

Friday, July 19, 2019 7:00 PM

For one night only, see Jaws swimming across Fernbank’s 4-story giant screen. Before being terrorized by a giant man-eating great white shark, experience Fernbank’s newest special exhibit, Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.

Moon Landing Celebration

Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 AM

Usher in the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon in a special celebration of NASA’s 1969 moon landing with interactive activities and special screenings of Apollo 11: First Steps Edition.

Dinosaur Birthday Bash

Saturday, August 17, 2019 10:00 AM

You’re invited to a prehistoric party at Fernbank Museum! Stomp, chomp and party like a dinosaur in celebration of the anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic.

Sensory Morning

Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:00 AM

Join us for a series of special sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities, special needs or various physical abilities who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.

Latin Dance Night

Friday, September 27, 2019 8:00 PM

Spice things up with sassy Latin rhythms as you dance the night away to Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia and Merengue.

A Timeless Affair 2019: Secrets of the Silk Road

Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:30 PM

Join us for an elegant black-tie gala to benefit Fernbank.

Sensory Morning

Saturday, December 7, 2019 9:00 AM

Join us for a series of special sensory events, designed for guests with sensory sensitivities, special needs or various physical abilities who might benefit from a less-crowded environment.