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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.

Volcanoes

Tadpole Tales

Friday, September 20, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Friday, September 20, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Little Lessons

Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Nature Walk

Saturday, September 21, 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, September 21, 2019 2:00 PM

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

Cosmic Quest

Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Little Lessons

Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:00 PM

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

Ranger Explorations

Sunday, September 22, 2019 1:30 PM

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

Cosmic Quest

Sunday, September 22, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Weekday Wonders

Monday, September 23, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Discover Zoology

Monday, September 23, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Little Lessons

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Tuesday, September 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

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Cosmic Quest

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Little Lessons

Thursday, September 26, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Tadpole Tales

Friday, September 27, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Friday, September 27, 2019 1:00 PM

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

Discover Zoology

Friday, September 27, 2019 2:30 PM

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

Fernbank Forest Night Walk SOLD OUT

Friday, September 27, 2019 7:00 PM

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

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.

Traveling the Silk Road Opening Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM

Enjoy Fernbank’s newest special exhibit, featuring the peoples and cultures who benefited from trade on the silk road.

Field Trip Preview Day

Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM

Fernbank invites educators to enjoy a free event featuring museum explorations, special activities and more.

Silk Road Folk Tales

Saturday, September 28, 2019 11:00 AM

Celebrate the opening of the new special exhibit, Traveling the Silk Road, with a special story from South Asia for young visitors.

Ranger Explorations

Saturday, September 28, 2019 1:30 PM

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

Live Animal Encounter

Saturday, September 28, 2019 2:00 PM

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

Incredible Weather

Saturday, September 28, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Folk Tales

Sunday, September 29, 2019 11:00 AM

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

Nature Walk

Sunday, September 29, 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, September 29, 2019 12:00 PM

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

Incredible Weather

Sunday, September 29, 2019 3:00 PM

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

Little Lessons

Monday, September 30, 2019 11:30 AM

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

Geology Rocks

Monday, September 30, 2019 2:30 PM

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

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.

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Sunday, October 6, 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.

Fernbank After Dark: Weird Science

Friday, October 11, 2019 7:00 PM

Learn more about the real science behind some of nature’s weirdest phenomena through a variety of fun, hands-on activities and experiments.

Ghostly Gatherings

Sunday, October 13, 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.

Fernbank Forest Night Walk

Saturday, October 19, 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.

Fernbank Forest Bird Walk

Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:00 AM

Discover more about the feathered inhabitants of Fernbank Forest, both permanent residents and visitors.

Ghostly Gatherings

Sunday, October 20, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.