Experience a world of adventure filled with dinosaurs, live animals, cultural artifacts and hands-on science explorations. Take a walk on the wild side as you explore 75 acres of new outdoor nature adventures.
In addition to award-winning permanent exhibitions, educational and entertaining films on the biggest screen in Atlanta and an impressive calendar of traveling special exhibitions, Fernbank Museum also offers special opportunities for families.
Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities available weekends and holidays—from animal encounters to live science shows.
Elements of Weather Learn how to be a meteorologist and decode the daily forecast through fun weather demonstrations.
Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation.
Live Animal Encounter
Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s animal collection.
Preschoolers can enjoy story time with a Fernbank educator, along with a special activity or song.
Enjoy a variety of hands-on learning fun all about various natural history topics.
Join us in Fernbank NatureQuest for exciting tales about the natural world with Rob Cleveland, Fernbank’s storyteller-in-residence.
Science Discovery Carts
Learn about various science topics from the Museum’s FUN youth volunteers. Topics include fossils, shells, whales, astronomy, archaeology, butterflies, food chains, scat, habitats, nanotechnology and more.
Special themed family days are offered monthly. Visit the calendar of events for more info.
*Programs change each weekend. At least one of the programs will be offered per day, but many weekends include multiple experiences. Check the “Today at Fernbank” sign when you arrive for each day’s lineup.
Activities are included with Museum admission and are FREE for members.
Let the adventure begin! Explore the nooks and crannies of a multi-level clubhouse. Shimmy up spiraling netting to discover the insides of a mighty red oak tree. Walk through a virtual waterfall and investigate the rock work and live animals behind it, and more.
Fernbank NatureQuest is a new, immersive experience that turns kids into explorers, scientists and adventurers as they discover the many wonders of the natural world through hundreds of hands-on activities, live animal displays and engaging encounters.