For Immediate Release
Fernbank Cautiously Reopening to Members June 1; General Public June 4
Atlanta’s Science and Nature Experience Returns with New Protocols
Fernbank announces plans to cautiously and safely reopen to members on Monday, June 1, 2020, and to the general public on Thursday, June 4, 2020. In addition to the “World of Wow” guests have come to expect, they also will find a number of new health and safety procedures.
Highlighted by 75-acres of vast outdoor experiences in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest and a 3-story natural history museum, Fernbank offers both indoor and outdoor experiences that intuitively favor physical distancing, including 2 miles of nature trails, a tree-lined canopy walk, a creek-lined pollinator sanctuary, and a variety of trees, native plants and blooming wildflowers. Guests can search for wildlife—including reptiles, mammals, birds and insects—as well as appreciate the natural beauty of a rare old-growth forest in the middle of the city. Most museum exhibits will also be open to explore, with some hands-on exhibits, outdoor children's exhibits and some interactives temporarily unavailable. The 3D Giant Screen Theater remains temporarily closed at this time.
Guests should be aware of several new operational updates for the safety of guests and staff:
“We are eager to welcome guests back to cultivate their curiosity and reconnect with nature. With science and nature at the forefront of our mission, our team is more committed than ever to inspire learning, discovery and exploration,” said Jennifer Grant Warner, Fernbank’s President and CEO. “Our team has diligently implemented new protocols to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff, and it’s a responsibility that we do not take lightly. I look forward to seeing our community exploring WildWoods, Fernbank Forest and the Museum again soon. And, for anyone not ready yet, I hope they’ll continue to engage their curiosity through our free Museum at Home online content, featuring experiments, animal encounters, edible science and more.”
For tickets, further health and safety protocols, pre-visit information, frequently asked questions and more, visit FernbankMuseum.org.