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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.

Halloween Happenings

Tadpole Tales

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Little Lessons

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:30 AM

Our littlest visitors will enjoy a special story time with a Fernbank storyteller. Recommended for ages 1 – 4

World of the Silk Road

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:30 PM

Discover how science and nature helped shape the culture and history of the Silk Road Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Weekday Wonders

Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:30 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities.

Geology Rocks

Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Folk Tales

Friday, October 25, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Friday, October 25, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Incredible Weather

Friday, October 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+

Fright Night

Friday, October 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Don't miss this annual adults-only Halloween party and costume contest.

Dinosaur Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 AM

Enjoy a frighteningly-fun Halloween party featuring games, hands-on activities, a kids’ DJ and special treats for kids.

Spooky Animal Encounter

Saturday, October 26, 2019 11:00 AM

Get up close and personal with a creepy crawler from Fernbank’s live animal collection. Recommended for ages 4+

Cosmic Quest

Saturday, October 26, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Weekend Wonders

Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Nature Walk

Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Get a closer look at nature in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest with a Fernbank educator. Recommended for ages 8+

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, October 27, 2019 12:00 PM

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

Cosmic Quest

Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Ghostly Gatherings

Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:00 PM

Join us Sunday evenings in October for this bewitchingly fun special event series featuring evening hours of the Halloween-themed outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits, as well as musical entertainment and hands-on activities for all ages.

Little Lessons

Monday, October 28, 2019 11:30 AM

Our littlest visitors will enjoy a special story time with a Fernbank storyteller. Recommended for ages 1 – 4

Discover Zoology

Monday, October 28, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Folk Tales

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:00 PM

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

World of the Silk Road

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:30 PM

Discover how science and nature helped shape the culture and history of the Silk Road Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Weekday Wonders

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:30 AM

Drop in for a variety of science-themed hands-on activities.

Geology Rocks

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Spoooky Stories

Thursday, October 31, 2019 11:30 AM

Enjoy a special Halloween-themed story time and learn about spooky science. Recommended for ages 1 – 6

Eerie Experiments

Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:30 PM

Explore the weird world of chemistry through fun experiments in a special Halloween-themed science presentation. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Friday, November 1, 2019 6:30 PM

Join a Fernbank scientist on a guided tour of Fernbank Forest to experience the unique nocturnal world that awakens at dusk.

Adventures in Science

Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:00 AM

Join us as we investigate what it’s like to be a scientist.

Fernbank After Dark: Cocktails & Culture

Friday, November 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Explore beverages, writing, dance and other cultural traditions through a variety of fun, hands-on activities and interactive demonstrations inspired by special exhibit, Traveling the Silk Road.

Latin Dance Night

Friday, November 15, 2019 8:00 PM

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

Things New and Strange: A Southerner’s Journey Through the Smithsonian Collections

Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:30 PM

Free lecture and book signing by Dr. G. Wayne Clough, author of Things New and Strange: A Southerner’s Journey through the Smithsonian Collections.

Past Meets Presence: Yoga Under the Dinosaurs

Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:00 PM

Join instructor Elizabeth Rowan for an evening of movement and meditation. Beginners welcome!

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.

Noon Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:00 AM

Ring in the New Year a full twelve hours early with Atlanta’s biggest party animals.