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“Small But Interesting”

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
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US$81.51*
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Atlanta CityPASS
Ranked #25 of 292 things to do in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Bought a CityPass for around $74 and my friend and I chose this place. It takes around 2 hours to see everything. We chose the lemur movie which was pretty cool. The movie is about 55 minutes. This place also has salsa dancing every 3rd Friday of the month. I liked the science experiments area the most. You can see optical illusions and other cool science things.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We went with a group of 3 adults and 5 kids ages 4 - 11. We watched the lemur IMAX movie and the kids were more entertained by it than I expected. We toured the whale exhibit, NatureQuest, Sensing Nature and were lucky enough to be there during a live animal encounter show. I was pleasantly surprised how engaged all of the kids were at each of those exhibits. I thought we may have some difficulty finding something that would appeal to a 4 year old as well as an 11 year old but Fernbank delivered. It seems they really planned with kids in mind. Our two favorite parts were the bubble station in Sensing Nature and the scavenger hunts in NatureQuest. We enjoyed it so much we ended up staying 2 hours later than we had planned. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

RUDE desk clerk. Don't waste your time or hard earned money in this place. Go to the Fernbank science center instead. Great staff, free, family friendly.

3  Thank stacicooperhoffmann
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Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

The kids visited during the dinosaur exhibit celebration and learned so much. There is even an I MAX theatre as well. It's a great museum to visit.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Everyone in the Southeast should go visit Fernbank! Besides all the fossils, etc. - the Sensing Nature exhibit alone is better than almost every children's museum where we've taken our kids. The dinosaur fossil replicas are awe-inspiring. Prehistoric Georgia history is fascinating. Go, and you'll want to go again!

Thank Lisa F
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