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Address: 156 Heaton Park Drive NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA GA 30307
Phone Number: 404 378 4311
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Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: Highlights of this science museum include an exhibit on the development of...
Highlights of this science museum include an exhibit on the development of life in Georgia over the past 500 million years, the original Apollo 6 space capsule and the world's largest telescope dedicated to public education.
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A wonderful family outing. From the planetarium, gardens, museum and observatory there's a lot to do, touch and read. Make it a day and visit the natural history museum less than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Smyrna, GA
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A wonderful family outing. From the planetarium, gardens, museum and observatory there's a lot to do, touch and read. Make it a day and visit the natural history museum less than five minutes away.

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

For the price a classic, if a bit worn, planetarium and science museum, which includes an indoor beehive, snakes, and the Apollo 8 module. Catch the observatory on a clear night. Great staff!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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157 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Includes exhibits on dinosaurs, magnets, space science. Apollo 6 command module on display--and touchable! Some outdoor exhibits/activities (garden, chickens). Free site (exhibits), add on cost for planetarium (free for ASTC science museum passport holders)--very good deal. Limited parking. Interesting ownership (local public schools). Disappointed to learn that you can no longer walk the Fernbank Forest from the site to the... More 

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Amherst, United States
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We looked up free things to do in Atlanta and this was one. You can go in for free and only pay if your looking to see a show. However to view the exhibits and stars it's free so check it out. There is lost's to enjoy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited on a Wednesday afternoon and thought it would be a lot of fun. There were some interesting exhibits, but many that were supposed to have visual effects and sound were not working. It was somewhat warm in the building, but especially in the planetarium, which was almost too warm to sit through the show. The outside garden area... More 

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Stockbridge, Georgia, United States
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56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The best thing you can say about a place is that you're ready to go back, and we are! Got a Groupon for the planetarium, but had no idea there was a little free museum too. There were three parts to our visit, so I'll talk about them separately 1. Museum - lots of science exhibits. My 11 and 6... More 

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Johns Creek, Georgia, USA
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112 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I took my six year old to see one of the 30 minute space related presentations in the planetarium. After a 10-15 minute active discussion of the summer night sky that nicely demonstrated the coolness of a planetarium, we watched a fun show on the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe. My son throughly enjoyed it as did I.... More 

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ATLANTA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Fernbank grew out of a small school science museum into a world class one. The dinosaur exhibit is made up of casts of the actual bones but they are still awesome. Imax is always interesting. The current exhibit is an exploration of poisons in the natural world. There is always hands on activities to engage the children

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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The center is quite interesting, although is conceived more as an entertainment for teenagers The people was really kind to me, since I enter it about 45min before closing they waived the entrance fee! I was so pleased with the gesture, and felt the center has its interest that I went back next day, and they remembered me

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New York City, New York
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Science center is very very small with limited exhibits but entrance is free. It took us 10 minutes to view everything. The Planetarium show was with the $ via a Groupon offer 4 adults for $15. Otherwise $9/per adult is too steep. Movies only show on Thursdays and Friday at 7 and 8. Also on same nights the Astrophysicist open... More 

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Address: 156 Heaton Park Drive NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA GA 30307
Phone Number: 404 378 4311
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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