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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!
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“imax movie” (74 reviews)
“nature quest” (18 reviews)
“dinosaur bones” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

The Fernbank is a great museum for kids. It has an array of exhibit halls to keep kids and teenagers interested in learning about dinosaurs and other animals as well. The Imax theater is a great place to learn about different animals and cultures by...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2016

Located in a gorgeous neighborhood in Atlanta, this museum had a very peaceful atmosphere. Nice and quiet inside yet fun enough for kids. The exhibitions were very nice and knowledgeable with a few hands on activities available. They also offer nature documentaries in their own...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2016

I used to take my children to this museum when they were toddlers. It was a great couple of hours for them then. Comments now: Except for the IMAX movie (see below), my 12 year old is really too old for most of this museum...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

This was a really neat place. I had a large group ages 5-74. Everyone loves it, even the tweens. Also, took in the IMAX documentary, which was fun. The staff was extra helpful and friendly.

Thank Sabrina T
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Valentine's outing....seemed unorganized. I ordered tickets ahead of time thinking the IMAX may sell out during Valentine's weekend. The website doesn't allow you to print your tickets at home or give you an electronic ticket, but tells you to pick up your tickets at Will...More

Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

My 3.5 year old grandson had such an amazing time! He loved all the exhibits of the dinosaurs and other animals. The play area was right up his alley too - we spent an hour there alone! Highly recommend a weekday so avoid crowds.

Thank Carie G
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We enjoyed a drink under the dinosaur, then an IMAX movie of the perfect length, and then went out to dinner. Perfect Friday night out!

Thank bluehighways2014
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I do not really love museums but this place is so friendly and interesting, specially who loves dinosaurs 🐥 We have also seen IMAX, the "Wild Africa" film was great. Recommended!!!

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

The exhibits were very well done and the movie was good - enjoyed the dinosaurs. Enjoyed the trees from around the world.

Thank Cathy A
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Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Their dinosaur exhibit is top notch and the alsleays have excellent exhibition taking place. Don't forget to see the IMAX theatre. If you have toddlers, take them to the second floor and let them work out their energy climbing the trees.

Thank Barry H
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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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Nichelle I
10 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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annaem1
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Response from FernbankAtlanta | Property representative |
The museum is 10 minutes or less from exit 248c.
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