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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't visited this museum in years. Decided it was time for another try. Fernbank has added paths through the 75 acres of forests since I've last visited. Still big exhibit on dinosaurs. Fascinating exhibit about how some small glass beads found in south Georgia led...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our ~6 year old granddaughter here this past weekend. She loved it, especially the kids play area where she could have spent hours running around and exploring with the other kids. The adults enjoyed the natural history education and the well thought out...More

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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love hearing about the great experiences our guests and their grandchildren have at Fernbank. Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We definitely hope we get to host your granddaughter and her parents soon (and we hope you get to come back, too!)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good place to go with kids.... lots to see, learn and experience. Wish there were more exhibits to learn about the dinosaurs.More

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

Thanks for visiting and sharing your feedback. Since you hoped for more dinosaurs, I want to share an upcoming traveling exhibit that you might enjoy on your next visit. Even though it's not exactly a dinosaur exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter wanted to go to Fernbank while we were in Atlanta. I was not sure about this at first but really enjoyed the afternoon we spent there. Had a great time at all the exhibits and dinosaurs. A really nice place to spend the...More

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

Two cheers for your daughter for asking to visit and a bonus cheer for you for having such a a great time! Thanks for exploring science, nature and culture with us. We also appreciate you sharing this review with others.

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Okay folks. This place is hardly a natural history museum. The taxidermy wildlife displays were few and far between. The dinosaur exhibit was laughable at best. They did have an Argentinosarus and a Giganotosaurus in the main entry way which was fantastic, but other than...More

Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I was looking for something to do with my young kids (under 7 years) and was delighted by what the Fernbank Natural History Meuseum had to offer. The dinosaur skeleton displays were awe inspiring. The combination of indoor activities and outdoor walks was good for...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This was my first time at fernbank and I’ve always heard great things. This was a 21+ event but the museum is also heavily catered toward family & kids during the day. The event was fun, I loved getting to walk around the natural history...More

Thank Rachel S
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed Fernbank After Dark! We created these adult science nights just for guests like you, who want to have their share of fun with just the grown-ups. We're excited to know it was a good fit and that you had good time....More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

Beautiful building with very little in it! I would rate it a little higher for families with younger kids, but even then, it is expensive for the little bit that you actually get to see and do. Exhibits were professionally designed and they did have...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

My husband and I were in town visiting and had an open evening and weren't sure what to do. I was searching through events on FB and came across the Adults Only night at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. We had visited this museum...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We on reptile day. It was so amazing. We saw several different snakes. All non poisonous but learn a lot about the different species of pythons. The movie backyard to nature was entertaining.

1  Thank Jonette B
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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.