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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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US$ 81.51*
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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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“imax movie” (71 reviews)
“city pass” (83 reviews)
“nature quest” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
+1 404-929-6300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The movies were the best part. The museum is well done and interest. New (to us) information. Too hot and humid for us to enjoy the grounds, which look to be much fun to walk through.

Thank Huskie4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all enjoyed the outside trails and activities. We had a five year old with our group who really enjoyed the maze and rope tunnels. The inside jungle room was also a big hit for our little one while we enjoyed all the displays and...More

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish we could have spent more time. Were able to enjoy the exhibits and will visit the IMAX, playground and trails next time. Enjoyed the young volunteers who had set up four science/discovery centers to explain in detail dinosaurs, the human body, fossils and nanotechnology.

Thank cchamp7303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can spend half a day or a full day here...there is so much to do for all age groups. A variety of things to do from walking trails to studying dinosaurs to interactive exhibits. Wear comfortable shoes and if you are going to do...More

Thank gagirl90
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an adult, I'd advise you to visit the "Fernbank After Dark" series that they have going on the 1st Friday of each month. Each month the series operates under a different theme. Great music, nice people and multiple bars with cocktails. They've also just...More

Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last thing we did on Mother's Day - The drive was very pleasant and despite all of it's twist and turns to get there I was very pleased... I just wish my family was more into it as I was... It seemed they were most...More

Thank ihartsouthcarolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of internal exhibits that were good but expected, but lots of external walks that were fascinating and included local works. Very well set out, and had lovely live piano music to listen to as we had our lunch!

Thank leatherdayalec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This should be on everyone top 5 list of places to go in Atlanta. Esp with kids. The IMAX is great, the outdoor area is fantastic, the indoor natures center is one of the best places to visit when the weather is bad. And the...More

Thank heatherinat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Fernbank with my son, daughter-in-law & granddaughter, age 3. We had a wonderful time watching her play in the the water play area. She had a ball! The gardens are beautiful and well maintained.

Thank stacyschu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were unsure about this museum because we hadn't seen much info on it. Trust me, it should be the first place you visit. The museum is fun and informative for all ages and was definitely the best surprise of our trip! Make sure you...More

1  Thank chandapan
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Nichelle I
Is there a place you can sit and eat your own lunch? Can you bring in food? Water bottle?
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
Driving down i75 aon a road trip and wondering how far the museum is from our route.
4 November 2016|
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Response from FernbankAtlanta | Property representative |
The museum is 10 minutes or less from exit 248c.
how long do you recommend we plan to visit with the new outdoor area open now too?
15 October 2016|
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Response from Margolf53 | Reviewed this property |
Plan for a good two hour visit.