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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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Small but nice

When i first arrived i thought the museum itself would be larger. There really weren't many exhibits open, and if there was more than one on each floor then they were on the small... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When i first arrived i thought the museum itself would be larger. There really weren't many exhibits open, and if there was more than one on each floor then they were on the small size. A lot of them were very dark so it was hard to see some of the animals on display. The best part of this museum... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome place to spend the afternoon. I imagine the kids would be amazed in the planetarium. I was an i;m an adult. well at least most of the time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in a really nice part of East Atlanta, Fernbank's is one of our favorite family trips. Admission is a bit pricey, and I recommend the memberships if you plan on heading back. The museum itself is large, open, and beautiful. There are hands on science exhibits for children and children at heart, an exhibit on culture diversity, rocks/minerals, Georgia... More 

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ardmore , oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum and great nature walk. If you walk the trails ,make sure you wear tennis shoes. I kept getting mulch stuck on my sandals.

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Thank blondiee712
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well first off I would recommend if you go during the week, expect schools on field trips. Not a bad thing, but made the small museum feel a bit crowded. However, when the classes moved on, it made for some great photographs of the exhibits. The special exhibit during our visit was the storms exhibit.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My last review was about museum of Ethnology! Sorry, got confused... The Natural History museum is being done up at the time, was there just last wednesday!

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to going to this museum, but was surprised how quickly we went through it. They didn't see to have that many attractions.I did enjoy the limited dinosaur section. And some of the activities/games were fun to do. I noticed that there was an outdoor trail people could walk on, but we did not attempt it.... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your not from Atlanta, come and check it out. Come early because it closes at five and esc. if your bringing little kids, it will take hours to tour. That said, if your from Atlanta you've probably been a million times, and it's only worth coming to if they've got a special exhibit in town. Also worth saying, they've... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibits were pretty decent, but overall not that many to look at. The outdoor walking paths are pretty nice

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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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