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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Address: 767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
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+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$ 81.51*
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Atlanta CityPASS

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Fun historical adventure

This was great for our elementary age children. The highlights were the nature area that allowed playing, science room, weather room and outside adventure and playground. There... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All we could do was look through the windows at the trails, paths, bridges, exhibits in the 65 acre Fernwood Forest behind the building because a thunderstorm had come through. By the time the storm passed the museum was closing. I was disappointed because it looked so interesting but the inside was great enough to made up for it. The... More 

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fernbank museum of natural history is wonderful! I had not been there in at least five years and I truly loved it. The Fernbank Forest is a wonderful addition. You could spend the day here. Food at the café is also delicious.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we went here.. and it was too small and nothing to see here.. dont waste your time if you are in time crunch.... We went there coz it was included in city pass

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Covington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little off the beaten path, but is included in the City Pass for Atlanta. It wasn't very big and didn't take a lot of time, but it was worth seeing. The museum has nice exhibits and a really nice nature trail area out back. The volunteer at the entry point was very nice and took the time... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum has everal play areas inside and out. Some very cool interactive exhibits for our son. I would say the appropriate age would be pre-K to third grade (ages 4-8). One downside to our visit was about 150 fourth to sixth graders waiting to enter. We tried to hurry up and do as much possible before they entered. As... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While vacationing in Atlanta, we bought a city pass that had 5 different places to visit. Out of all the sites we explored, the Fernbank was by far our favorite activity. There were a plethora of things to experience from history lessons, to botany facts, to hiking, several playgrounds for the kids, identifying birds, trees, and plants, and mostly to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was great for our elementary age children. The highlights were the nature area that allowed playing, science room, weather room and outside adventure and playground. There were interesting exhibits about animals, dinosaurs and history as well. Several exhibits are interactive. They layout was a little wonky and required back-tracking at times. There was a small cafe, but we did... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this museum probably once a year for the past 25 years and it is continually evolving into one of the country's great museums. I especially enjoy taking my grandchildren so that they can participate in the hands-on exhibits. This is a must see if visiting Atlanta. It is very family oriented and child friendly.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an great time at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The fact that you also had a chance to be interactive with the different exhibition.

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Mobile, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite similar to other natural history museums in other cities. OK hands on kids learning area. Information on GA area just OK. Center of the building has replica dinosaurs giving a suggestion of size. Well maintained, but we have seen similar in other cities.

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