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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Save 40% on admission to the top 5 Atlanta attractions with CityPASS.

Highlights

  • Step into prehistoric Patagonia and see Argentinosaurus, the largest known dinosaur to ever walk the Earth. Close behind it, the 47-foot long, 8-ton Giganotosaurus looks ready for its next meal.
  • Explore the natural history of Georgia and the story of our planet as you journey through lifelike geographic regions and historic re-creations in A Walk Through Time in Georgia. Highlights include a dinosaur gallery, a giant sloth, a cave, and the sights and sounds of the Okefenokee Swamp.
  • Stimulate your senses with lasers, mirrors, water, acoustics and more in Sensing Nature.
  • Watch your kids become 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 in NatureQuest.
  • Take a walk on the wild side as you explore 75 acres of new outdoor nature adventures. WildWoods and Fernbank Forest combine to highlight the natural world through immersive trails, educational programming, hands-on exhibits, and beautiful scenery.

Location

FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
767 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Contact

Hours

Daily, 10am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(404) 929-6300
fernbankmuseum.org

Offers/Upgrades

Fernbank After Dark: Offered the 2nd Friday of each month, Fernbank After Dark offers a variety of unique after-hours experiences, including evening access to Museum exhibitions, live music, full bars, tapas menus, films in the giant screen theater, and all-new science demonstrations and encounters. See schedule and details here. Ages 21 and over. Cost for CityPASS holders: $15.

Giant Screen Theater: Add a Giant Screen Experience to your visit for only $8 with the coupon in your booklet (that's up to 40% off!). Fernbank’s NEW Giant Screen Theater provides a truly immersive experience through a state-of-the-moment 4K laser projection system with both 2D and 3D capabilities.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Journey back in time millions of years ago when mammoths and mastodons roamed the earth. Explore how mammoths and mastodons lived with other giant creatures like short-faced bears and saber-toothed cats. Touch the teeth of the colossal mastodon, and feel mammoth fur between your fingertips. Live among these larger than life creatures for a day, in the most captivating, interactive exhibition since the Ice Age. Included with CityPASS admission. On view June 17 – August 27, 2017.

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Advice for Visitors

Amenities:

  • Dining: The Fernbank Café
  • Gift Shop: Museum Store, Special Exhibition Store

Best time to visit: The museum is popular with school groups on weekday mornings. They generally depart by mid-afternoon.

Accessibility: Fully accessible facility; elevators; free wheelchairs

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.