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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
+1 404-929-6300
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US$ 62.40*
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Small Group Tour to Fernbank Museum of Natural History
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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!
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“nature quest” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
+1 404-929-6300
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have young ones this is the place to go to let them explore and learn inside and out! Adults will enjoy it just as much with changing exhibits, IMAX movies and the urban forest- WildWoods. Such beautiful nature right in the middle of...More

Thank TheLifeToo
Reviewed 2 days ago

First off, if you have small children then I would give this a 3 or 4 and would recommend it to you. However, we do not have small children, so my review is based on that fact. The real dinosaur bones are only individual or...More

Thank WestTN
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's so a nice place to learn about the great state of Georgia. The mammoth temporary expo is a must so don't miss it. The cafe has great prices and nice meals. The store is a must for your kids. It can renovate some of...More

Thank Irving M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family visited in July. It was part of the city pass. I was worried my kids were not going to really enjoyed it. But they LOVED it!! They loved all the exhibits. And most of them you can touch . Which was great. They...More

Thank RudyFamBam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my wife for a Fernbank After Dark event. The theme was Botanicals in Alcohol. They had a number of alcohol related local businesses there to educate as to the science behind their products. The event also had food ($), drink ($), and live...More

Thank Russell M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our final stop with the City Passes. This was a nice place to wind down our four day trip. We spent about 2.5 hours here but a person could spend more if you walked the all the nature paths and read everything. After...More

Thank Bee_Keeper_05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually enjoyed the museum. It was my husband, our 6 year old and I. He loved the dinosaur exhibits. He was intrigued by the mammoth exhibit and enjoyed the 3rd floor science stations. We ventured outside to the playground and he enjoyed that for...More

Thank cmmccla
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have mostly gone to the special events held at this museum and they are great activities. Highly recommended especially for Salsa nights!

Thank Melanie A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with a 4 and 1 yo and it was fantastic. There is a huge play area on the top floor and an excellent playground outside to the right of doors for little ones. There is also an extensive playground for older children outside...More

Thank chrisbean08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum surprised me. Very well kept, displays are historic and laid out so well. The different areas are so well spaced there are no crowds pushing anywhere. It's calm and classy! We did an IMAX show as well. Restaurant offered good food choices. Great...More

Thank Faikah H
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and sharing your experience. We hope to see you again!

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Nichelle I
11 December 2016|
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Response from FernbankAtlanta | Property representative |
Yes, you are welcone to bring your own lunch. There are several places you can eat, including a table in te Fernbank Cafe, on the patio, or one of the benches surrounding the dinosaurs in the Great Hall. No food or drinks... More
4 November 2016|
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Response from FernbankAtlanta | Property representative |
The museum is 10 minutes or less from exit 248c.
15 October 2016|
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Response from Margolf53 | Reviewed this property |
Plan for a good two hour visit.