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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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Great place for a chill museum visit

We have a family membership to the museum. It’s worth it. For rainy days, or hot days (they have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
An Amazing Day

I took my grandsons aged 10 and 13 to Fernbank. We have visited the museum several times but had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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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!
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  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We have a family membership to the museum. It’s worth it. For rainy days, or hot days (they have the best AC), or just days where we have nothing to do. The parking is plentiful, free, and easy. It’s stroller friendly, although the one elevator...More

Thank melaniebaptiste
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my grandsons aged 10 and 13 to Fernbank. We have visited the museum several times but had not visited the new outside area! It is wonderful. You can take a lovely walk through nature. There is a special area for children with rope...More

Thank 8950emily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a wedding reception at this museum and the atrium area is beautiful. We were able to walk around the upper level to view the photography. There were dinosaurs and other natural history exhibits that were interesting. We had appetizers on the terrace which...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent about 3 hours walking through the museum, 3-D movie and forest. Great place for kids, lots of dinosaurs and a good place to be on those very hot and humid days.

Thank NewCanaanBetty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the dinosaur replicas, the information about the beginning of the Universe, and the outdoor nature trails. If you are into science, history, and outdoors, this museum is worth the trip a nice spring/summer day.

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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback. We're excited to know you had a great visit. We're always working to understand what our guests enjoy most, so it's great to hear from you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a 2 hours in the morning and returned to continue the rest of the day. We had a 6 year old and a 4.5 year old and they thoroughly enjoyed the entire museum and outdoor park! Suggest you do the outside park first...More

Thank 690CT
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit enough to come back for a second experience later in the day! Thank you for sharing details about what you enjoyed most. The more detail you share, the more we can use it to perfect our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The traveling exhibit on gladiators and their culture was by far the coolest part of the museum. My wife adores Greek and Roman culture and loved every minute of it. She was at home there and explained everything to me 😀. I would rate this...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Warning: This is not the same place as the Fernbank science center. They do not do science museum reciprocal here, where the science center does. This was a great museum for lover of dinosaurs, fossils, and nature. It is also great at having areas that...More

Thank TaraMcConkey
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We weren't sure about Fernbank but headed over. What a surprise? The exhibitions were pretty good--and they just opened an exhibition on gladiators organized by the Colosseum folks in Rome. Probably a little over the head of most children but lots of stuff they would...More

Thank lnwyd
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Natural history museums are my favorite type of museums to visit and I work/studied/know art and design for a living. This place is the most expansive natural history museums I have been to. The museum itself is 3 floors. The first floor has a new...More

Thank Jacqueline J
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Christina V
16 August 2017|
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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.