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Fernbank Science Center

156 Heaton Park Dr NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307-1318
+1 404-378-4311
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Great planetarium show

Went to the northern lights show. Excellent star show for 20 minutes prior to main event narrated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David W
Great place to visit with kids.

Love the fernbank and they keep getting better and better. We have been members for years because... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Highlights of this science museum include an exhibit on the development of life in Georgia over the past 500 million years, the original Apollo 6 space capsule and the world's largest telescope dedicated to public education.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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156 Heaton Park Dr NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307-1318
+1 404-378-4311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the northern lights show. Excellent star show for 20 minutes prior to main event narrated by a Vs Tech astronomer PhD student. showed what the ATL might would look like with no light pollution.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the fernbank and they keep getting better and better. We have been members for years because it's a great educational place to go when the weather is less then optimal. The IMAX is great as well as the indoor and out door play areas.

Thank hbtubbs
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Truly a unique experience. First class museum that is in a beautiful setting, although it needs more parking for evening activities.

Thank kimafadel
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Several uninformed reviewers on this page giving out bad info. The Fernbank Science Center and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History are two SEPARATE places and two DIFFERENT organizations. Anyone describing the cafe or the IMAX theater isn't talking about the Fernbank Science Center, they're...More

3  Thank TravelingManAtlanta
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Fortunately used a $15 groupon for my family of 4 to see the planetarium and I find that even a stretch for value. Not only is the center old, outdated and run down, the 45-minute show was very boring and uninforming. I've been to the...More

1  Thank datotaro
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went with our daughter and son-in-law and two grandboys ages 6 and 10. We mainly went for the planetarium show, but there is also a nice little museum part also. Although not as new and shiny as the other Fernbank Museum it was still...More

Thank hsoprano
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Bought a Groupon for 4 and took the grandkids to see the program about the upcoming solar eclipse. They live in Greenville, SC where they will see 100% of it and are very excited. Arrived early enough to look through the exhibits - a few...More

1  Thank Techgirl1
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We were there for Reptile Day and it was a hit with the children. There was a long wait, but the 9 year old got to touch snakes and learn more about them. The outdoor walking/play areas gave the children a great opportunity to run...More

Thank Fisherman100
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I have taken my grand daughter to this museum; this is designed for use by children and she learns a lot. I in turn listen to the discussions and learn more. The play grounds (inside and outside) are well kept. Amazing place for a visit...More

1  Thank sankar10212013
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Went yesterday and really enjoyed the couple hours spent there. Definitely suggest you pay the small $ 5 or 6 fee and watch a movie in the observatory. We saw Totalarity, about the total eclipse, very interesting facts and videos. They have space craft, stuffed...More

Thank kb5659
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20 August 2017|
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Response from datotaro | Reviewed this property |
Not within walking distance.
20 August 2017|
Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any place there where you could bring a picnic lunch. If you are from around here and know the area you could go over by Emory University on North Decatur Road. A fun noodle place at 1556 North Decatur Rd... More