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Family Fun at Fernbank

In addition to award-winning permanent exhibitions, educational and entertaining films on the biggest screen in Atlanta and an impressive calendar of traveling special exhibitions, Fernbank Museum also offers special opportunities for families.

Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities available weekends and holidays—from animal encounters to live science shows.

Family-Friendly Programs*

Elements of Weather Learn how to be a meteorologist and decode the daily forecast through fun weather demonstrations.

Excellent Experiments
Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation.

Live Animal Encounter
Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection.

Tadpole Tales
Preschoolers can enjoy story time with a Fernbank educator, along with a special activity or song.

Weekend Wonders
Enjoy a variety of hands-on learning fun all about various natural history topics.

Join us in Fernbank NatureQuest for exciting tales about the natural world with Rob Cleveland, Fernbank's storyteller-in-residence.

Science Discovery Carts
Learn about various science topics from the Museum’s FUN youth volunteers. Topics include fossils, shells, whales, astronomy, archaeology, butterflies, food chains, scat, habitats, nanotechnology and more.

Special themed family days are offered monthly. Visit the calendar of events for more info.

*Programs change each weekend. At least one of the programs will be offered per day, but many weekends include multiple experiences. Check the “Today at Fernbank” sign when you arrive for each day’s lineup.

Activities are included with Museum admission and are FREE for members.

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