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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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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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767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoy visiting museums of natural history and science, in order to learn about our world, and we found this one to contain several good exhibits. “Reflections of Culture” was quite informative, with global artifacts focusing on the theme of personal adornment (not sure this...More

Thank ellenbee56
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the exhibits were fine. But if you do not agree with their therories just keep walking. It only took a half a day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 7, 12 and 14 yr olds. They all enjoyed it. They especially liked the outdoor forest area and the giant screen theater and the archeology play area on the 3rd floor. So much to do, we should have arrived earlier. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a bit out of the city center, but worth a visit - we took an Uber to get there. There are nice exhibits inside, but the museum itself consists of two parts, the building and the forested area, which is a living exhibition of...More

Thank Ana P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum because it was one of the options in our City Pass. Parking was free and there was plenty on a Sunday around lunch time. I will say that I expected more than what I experienced but overall it was still a...More

Thank Miguel M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled here on Saturday, 4/7 with our three kids ages 9,5, and 3. I was a bit worried from the reviews we read, but we had a great time and spent over 4 hours here! The trails were a highlight for us, as were...More

Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been many, many years since we visited and my teen requested a visit for spring break. Love the exhibits, the fun interactive info. I had two 16 yo with me. They enjoyed it very much. Loved the outdoor trails.More

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

Making teenagers happy (not to mention being the requested place to go) is one of the best compliments we could receive! Thank you for sharing your experience. Thanks for coming back years after your first visit, and we're very glad you enjoyed your day with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 10 year old twin boys to this museum on a Monday in April. I got there right at opening so we got a nice parking space. I suggest getting there early as by 12 the parking lots appeared to be full. Its...More

Thank aprilsumner
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You'll see more neat and old stuff in your grandmother's attic. Seriously. My aunt has more gems and father-in-law has more arrowheads. "Replicas" of fossils??? Do something else. Anything else.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Went there as it was listed as a place to see when visiting Atlanta. I got the value pack for myself, mom and sister to enter the museum and view a 3D movie. The museum itself was on the underwhelming side, but it wasn’t bad...More

Thank Anand D
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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for bringing this incident to our attention. We will look into it and assess our policies to explore how to better handle guests' needs if they miss a movie due to an emergency situation. We apologize that your experience did not meet expectations....More

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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.
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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
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Response from FernbankAtlanta | Property representative |
The museum is 10 minutes or less from exit 248c.
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