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Welcome to Fernbank

We are excited to safely welcome you back to experience A World of WOW at Atlanta's Science and Nature Experience, highlighted by 75 acres of outdoor nature adventures in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest.

The health and safety of our guests, members and staff is essential. Learn more about what we're doing to protect our community, including requiring physical distancing and mandatory face coverings in some areas. 

This new operations model will evolve over time. Please stay in touch via social media and sign up for e-news alerts for updates.


Fernbank is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at a limited capacity to keep guests safe. Fernbank Forest closes one hour earlier each day and evening. The Giant Screen Theater is open weekends and during major holiday breaks. 

Evening hours are available the 2nd Friday of every month during Fernbank After Dark and during select special events. Admission tickets will only be available for ages 21+ during these special, limited capacity evening events.


Timed tickets are available from 10am to 3pm (last entry at 4pm). ALL guests (members and non-members) must reserve their tickets in advance. Your hourly admission ticket allows you to arrive during the ticket window you choose at the time of purchase. You must arrive within this hour to ensure ample room for physical distancing.


Calendar of Events

Some hands-on experiences will remain closed temporarily. We've reduced capacity  to allow for physical distancing and have expanded our hours to allow for more access. Visit the Calendar of Events for up-to-date information on daily offerings.   



Fernbank Museum of Natural History strives to be accessible to everyone. To allow elevator access to those with physical needs, we ask that you temporarily leave strollers at home as a way to reduce elevator demand. If you have suggestions on how to make the museum more accessible, please contact us at


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Fernbank Museum is conveniently located east of Midtown, near Emory University at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Clifton Road. Free on-site parking is available.



The Museum Store and the Fernbank Café will be available with modified operations to provide a low-contact experience. The Museum Store will offer curated inventory, allowing you to select items without entering the store, as in-store browsing is temporarily suspended. The Fernbank Café is offering new Grab & Go concessions, available in the Great Hall. 

Credit/debit cards are the only forms of payment accepted.

Our Story

Fernbank is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to ignite a passion for science, nature and human culture through exploration and discovery. Now more than ever we need your help. Help make more possible with a gift to the COVID-19 Recovery Fund.


Mobile Map

As part of our low-contact operations model, we have created a digital mobile map, designed to be easily viewed on your mobile device. Paper maps will not be available until further notice.


Press Room

Members of the media can find contact information and current press releases by visiting our online press room.


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