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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...more
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767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
+1 404-929-6300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It says it is hands on, but only one is. Was not very interesting. A lot to read if you have kids. Went as part of the City Pass. The outdoor is just a pass.

Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Fernbank Museum on a Sunday alone as my friends decided to stay in. It was fun, there is so much to see and the peaceful thing was the trail walk for me. Wish I was properly dressed I would have walked the entire...More

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

Your friends missed out. :) We hope you get to return and explore all 75 acres! We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for visiting and sharing your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids out for the day to visit Fernbank and get some fun and education in at one time. Great place to visit and gain some more knowledge of history. The 3D movie was well worth the time as well.

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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and sharing your feedback. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at the museum and in the 3D theater.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Atlanta to go to the Aquarium and fell in love with the Fernbank Museum and Old Growth Forest. It is truly a special museum with exhibits and Nature that is both accessible and inviting. And none of the crowds the Aquarium got....More

3  Thank Jcp650
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you found us on your visit to Atlanta and even happier that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for experiencing the museum and for sharing your feedback!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a Auntie I love this place, I go here every Wednesday with two of my nephews. We love walking in the forest. The forest rangers are so smart and so knowledgeable. My nephews have leaned so much from all of them. Especially our very...More

3  Thank supergirl114
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm sorry for not responding earlier. (I thought I had already done so but clearly did not). This is such a heartfelt review and we've shared with Gabe (and his supervisor)! Thank you for such wonderful feedback and for singing the praises of Gabe and...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

It was such an enjoyment and a nice learning experience visiting the museum today. The service was very good, everyone was always helping out and any question we had they answered. It will be awesome to visit with your kids and your family it is...More

Thank bladbalmaceda
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for visiting and sharing your review. We are thrilled you had such a good time. We'll also pass along your compliments to our customer service team. Thanks again!

Reviewed 22 October 2018

Hands-on Kid Fest venue, with Dinosaur Skeleton dominating the lobby. Nice diversion for a rainy day!

Thank mrst2222
Reviewed 22 October 2018

With us being adults, very few of the attractions actually kept our attention too long, but we wanted to check it out (it was, afterall, part of the city pass) and see for ourselves. It is large, but the exhibits do not compare to other...More

Thank AmbyrLynne
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Not impressed and definitely not worth the admission price. There were only a few collections and they were terribly curated. In the Georgia history section the displays were poorly lit, out of order and the video presentation at the beginning was blurry and in desperate...More

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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

We're sorry your experience didn't live up to expectations. We'll be the first to admit that our directional signage doesn't help guests discover everything we have at the museum, including approximately 10 indoor exhibits/displays and 75 acres of outdoor experiences (with 3 more large exhibit...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The museums it's small, has a lot of stuff for childrens. The have outdoors pathways so make sure its sunny outside. It's an ok Museum has cool stuff but if you have go to New York museum I would not recommend going here. For price...More

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Christina V
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Response from Pamela R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking lot next to the building with an additional lot within a short walking distance.
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.