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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$ 81.25*
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Atlanta CityPASS

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We very much enjoyed our trip to Fernbank! Our 5 and 8 year olds loved it. When we first arrived, there were many school trips present, but they started clearing out in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting museum take at least 3 hours to see it and all. It's glory. If your like science you have to see it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our children had fun here. We bought the City Pass and was not able to do the shows due to them being sold out and we went early! The dinosaur exhibits around were really cool. We paid $21 for a pizza and it was aweful! The grilled cheese was even worse. Would go abck but not ever order food! Over... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We very much enjoyed our trip to Fernbank! Our 5 and 8 year olds loved it. When we first arrived, there were many school trips present, but they started clearing out in the early afternoon. By mid afternoon, there was not a crowd. The museum is not all natural history. Yes there are some impressive dinosaur casts, but there are... More 

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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent trip to Fernbank Museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and most certainly hope to see you again soon. We're sorry to hear about the remark that the Cafe was about to close as you were trying to order. We appreciate you dining in the Fernbank Cafe and are happy follow up with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since this is a natural history museum, I expected the displays to reflect more historical information. The museum has a nice sized exhibit on weather phenomena, and a nice area outside for kids to explore, and an Imax theater, but I wouldn't classify this as a natural history museum. I would also advise to possibly contact the museum prior to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The population of the Atlanta Metropolitan area is something like 5.5 million people. For a major metropolitan area, the Fernbank is nothing short of pathetic. Other reviews are for the most part about specific IMAX movies - those come and they go so reviewing those is rather pointless. Is the museum for young kids - maybe so. (Although it'll set... More 

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Thank GeneDenver
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place for kids, I took you to get this museum and this place has a large bone structure of dinosaurs and interesting other exhibits. Good for learning history and education

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids like this museum. It's like a science center. There are 3 levels inside plus a huge place to play outside. There is a lot of walking trails as well. We brought some food for picnic but had to purchase some as well. Wow! Kinda pricey for 4 hot dogs and a grilled cheese. No chips or drinks except... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the Imax movie. The cafe was confusing crowded and limited. Don't expect a real meal here. Dinosaur exhibit was impressive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found out about the Fernbank Museum when looking into purchasing a CityPass. We considered skipping it, but decided to go at last minute and are glad we did. The kids area on the third floor was amazing, but probably isn't suitable for kids over 9 or 10. There are of course other areas that aren't as beneficial for kids... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Fernbank with our child. We all really enjoyed it. They had an upstairs area for children I would say toddler to maybe 8 years old I don't think an older child would enjoy it as much. They also have a great outdoor area for all age levels. The Fernbank has a cafe that was decent. Being a... More 

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