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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Address: 767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone Number: +1 404-929-6300
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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 IMAX® films. 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 on Friday nights for Martinis & IMAX where they take in an incredible atmosphere, music, dancing, dinner, drinks and IMAX 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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Small but worth a visit

We visited this lovely place on our way out of Atlanta for a quick tour. The museum is in a very nice part of Atlanta, close to/part of Emory. Visually fun with the giant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Karen H
Birmingham, Alabama
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been a member for a year and I've always enjoyed taking my daughter there. I have nothing negative to write about with over a hundred visits, it's always been a great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank spadonir
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You will love this place if you are history buff. Or you have a kid with you and you want them to learn a lot about the natural history mainly about dinosaurs. They have a standard, not very exciting 4D movie for adults.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this lovely place on our way out of Atlanta for a quick tour. The museum is in a very nice part of Atlanta, close to/part of Emory. Visually fun with the giant dinosaur bones as the center attraction. Informative section on Georgia and the usual stuffed animals of the region. A small shell display and cultural clothing, pottery.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinosaurs and IMax theater: what's not to like? This place can accommodate a lot of families with children and still not seem overcrowded. Staff is available to help educate kids and they enjoy it. Large outdoor area for walking or playing for younger children. I liked the Cultural exhibit best.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Fernbank during Out of this World week. They had lots of hands-on science activities for the kids. We also ate in the cafe and the food: wraps, salads, and sandwiches were pretty decent. The highlight of the afternoon was the outdoor area, WildWoods. There is access to the Fernbank woods, natural exhibits, tree houses, walking trails, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day with two grandson's ages 8 and 6 at the museum. We started at the café with the boy's eating pizza and grandparents enjoying the chicken salad sandwich. The child lunch included a large hot pretzel and a cookie, which of course the boy's enjoyed. The museum is three levels and also offers an outdoor outpost (playground) and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my children's favorite places to visit. They are older now and still visit the Museum.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Atlanta in October and we have a few history buffs including myself the meuseum is over a few floors lots of steps. The bones on show in the main auditorium I'm pretty sure weren't real it has imax but shockingly isn't included in a normal admission price I'm from England and we have some of the best meuseums... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

What a great experience, salsa dancing and cocktails and free to roam the museum to see the displays. We didn't do the IMAX, but plan to on our next trip. A really wonderful experience

Thank Timothy O
Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Small class trip, mix of 6th, 7th, 8th graders. Saw and IMAX film which was outstanding. We were able to tour all of the facilities, had lunch outside on the veranda. Great trip. Recommend for small class trips and family out of all ages. IMAX is a must do.

Thank Lynn Y

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