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Fernbank Science Center

156 Heaton Park Drive NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA GA 30307
404 378 4311
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Ranked #37 of 195 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums, Science Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

FernBank had an amazing amount of kids activities. As well as exhibits. Beautiful, Clean, cool & has a good cafe

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Macon, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped in for a visit with our son. He just turned 13, but he loves science and learning....kinda a nerd!! Lol!! Nice displays, tho you can tell everything has been there a long time. Grounds could use some tending to make it look nicer, but since they are on a school district budget, you can't expect it to look very... More

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lawyerdaggett
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I visited the planetarium today. It was my first visit in 20 years and his first ever. We are 61 and 58 and we both enjoyed the show immensely. There are shows every hour and different ones over the course of the day. We saw "the Night Sky" and it was the current night sky in the... More

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Cleveland, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have lived in and around Atlanta most of my life. I've been going here since grade school. LOL I love this place. Its so interesting and the staff is always so friendly. Never loses it appeal. Grat place to take the kids of any age.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place has been my favorite destination since I was a small child, and took field trips there. As an adult, I take my little girl on a weekly basis, and she is just as enchanted by it as I was. We participate in the "Exploring Nature with Your Child" program with ecologist Al Tate, Thursday nights at 6:30. It's... More

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Savannah, GA
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60 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our family visited with an 11 and 15 year old boys. It wasn't really big, but they had some neat displays of animals that live in Georgia. They had a neat outdoor area to learn about composting and native insects. We didn't stay for the planetarium (extra cost) but they have one that starts every hour. It was a nice,... More

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Brownsboro, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took the family there and had a 4 year old and a 2 year old. The children play area is educational and very fun for the kids. We had a hard time getting them to leave the area. We will be returning here in the future. The kids can play there for a long time. I went out on... More

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Amanda, Ohio
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111 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

What a blessing it was to find this free science center. It has a donations box. My teen put her allowance in, that's how much she liked it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Call before you go. I have tried to visit with my children 3-4 times during regular hours and they have been closed every time. I have heard very nice things about the exhibits and trails, but never been able to see them myself.

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Top Contributor
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Relatively small facility offers a taste of everything from pond life to space exploration with an emphasis on earth science. Animal exhibits are taxidermy. Live snakes, spiders, reptiles, and active bee colony. Nice outdoor trails/exhibits as well. Planetarium has designed shows for every age (except infants) but limited hours and showings so plan in advance. It is free but we... More

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