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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.

Pandas 3D

Weekday Wonders

Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Thursday, December 12, 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, December 13, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Friday, December 13, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Party

Friday, December 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Add a little Jurassic to your jingle bells at Fernbank After Dark’s Holiday Party.

Storytelling with Rob Cleveland

Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00 AM

Join us for exciting tales about the natural world with Rob Cleveland, Fernbank's storyteller-in-residence. Recommended for ages 1 – 12

Nature Walk

Saturday, December 14, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:00 AM

Learn more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest during a guided tour.

Tadpole Tales

Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:30 PM

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

Incredible Weather

Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Little Lessons

Monday, December 16, 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

Monday, December 16, 2019 2:30 PM

Journey to discover how science and nature helped shape the history of the Silk Road. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Tadpole Tales

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Weekday Wonders

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Cosmic Quest

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Folk Tales

Thursday, December 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

Live Animal Encounter

Thursday, December 19, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Geology Rocks

Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Little Lessons

Friday, December 20, 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

Friday, December 20, 2019 2:30 PM

Journey to discover how science and nature helped shape the history of the Silk Road. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Tadpole Tales: Winter Solstice

Saturday, December 21, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, December 21, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Excellent Experiments

Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Little Lessons

Sunday, December 22, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Nature Walk

Sunday, December 22, 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, December 22, 2019 12:00 PM

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

Excellent Experiments

Sunday, December 22, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Folk Tales

Monday, December 23, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Monday, December 23, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Tadpole Tales

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 11:30 AM

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

World of the Silk Road

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 2:30 PM

Journey to discover how science and nature helped shape the history of the Silk Road. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Little Lessons

Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Thursday, December 26, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Weekday Wonders

Friday, December 27, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Friday, December 27, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Folk Tales

Saturday, December 28, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Nature Walk

Saturday, December 28, 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

Saturday, December 28, 2019 2:00 PM

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

World of the Silk Road

Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:00 PM

Journey to discover how science and nature helped shape the history of the Silk Road. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Folk Tales

Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:00 PM

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

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, December 29, 2019 1:30 PM

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

World of the Silk Road

Sunday, December 29, 2019 3:00 PM

Journey to discover how science and nature helped shape the history of the Silk Road. Recommended for ages 5 – 15

Tadpole Tales

Monday, December 30, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Monday, December 30, 2019 2:30 PM

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

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.

Live Animal Encounter

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Fernbank After Dark: On the Rocks

Friday, January 10, 2020 7:00 PM

Beat those dead-of-winter seasonal blues as we kick off a new year of Fernbank After Dark.

'90s Night

Friday, January 24, 2020 7:00 PM

We’re throwing it back to the days of flannel, slap bracelets, and TRL during this adults-only party.

Pirate Day

Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Prepare to weigh anchor and set sail on a swashbuckling adventure with pirate-themed crafts and games.