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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Address: 767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
Phone Number:
+1 404-929-6300
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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At Fernbank Museum of Natural History, visitors explore world cultures,...

At Fernbank Museum of Natural History, visitors explore world cultures, nature, live animals, the prehistoric Earth, and hands-on science through dynamic exhibitions, programs and Giant Screen films. Fernbank also includes experiences in the great outdoors with WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, which combine for 75 acres of nature trails, outdoor exhibits and more. Come face to face with the world's largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through Georgia's modern landscapes, connect with cultures from around the world, and engage in learning through a variety of hands-on programs, including live animal encounters, family programming days, Weekends in the Naturalist Center, summer camps and more. Children can't get enough of the immersive 7,000-square-foot children's exhibition "Fernbank NatureQuest," where they journey through ecosystems filled with hands-on discovery, learning and exploration, while adults can't wait to return After hours for the monthly 21+ series, Fernbank After Dark, featuring hands-on science encounters, full museum access for adults only, craft beers and cocktails, live music and Giant Screen Films. The Museum also offers several special exhibitions throughout the year, and correlates field trips to education standards for schools seeking a memorable learning adventure!

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US$ 62.40*
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Small Group Tour to Fernbank Museum of Natural History
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US$ 82.77*
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Some of the exhibits were closed but the place is beautiful and well kept by the staff. The downside is that they only have one elevator and it takes to long for disabled citizens... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very good displays, very much different animals to see, very educational, friendly place for children to visit. good restaurant good information about the animals

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I feel ripped off, just paid $18.19. The traveling exhibit gallery is closed, the theater is closed and they are setting up an event. If the museum was $8 or $9 dollars it would be different. At $26 with theater or $17 without theater I except and am paying for an excellent customer experience. The exhibits seem old and galleries... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the exhibits were closed but the place is beautiful and well kept by the staff. The downside is that they only have one elevator and it takes to long for disabled citizens to transfer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alot of fun, sightseeing, interactive fun, Theres alot of history with the dinosaurs and nature.Educational for all ages.

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Chatsworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming here sense I was a kid, and love it every time I come. Now I bring my kids to visit and it's cool to see them light up too.

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Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family generally supports the museum annually through a membership. We enjoy the large IMAX theater, "nature" play area on the top floor and special events such as "Noon Year's Eve" geared toward young children. Recently, the opened a natural trail into the hardwood forest behind the museum that is extensive, provides multiple play areas for children and also a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really nice for my toddler. He especially liked the "touch the animal" part but unfortunately because he is younger than 4, he was not allowed to touch the snake. He had fun in the Nature Quest area as well. We did not go onto the walk, so can not say anything about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, it is a must see specially for kids, I loved waking outside in the woods it is breath taking. Very recommended, free parking, cafeteria food is decent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indoor and outdoor fun and learning for the entire family. My grandchildren enjoyed Dinosaurs Alive showing on IMAX. I enjoyed the Christmas trees from all over the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular place for both tourists and locals, so go when it opens up. It's very family oriented, with special exhibits and hands-on experiences for young children. We really enjoyed learning more about the evolution of the earth's creatures and more details about dinosaurs.

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