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Fernbank Science Center

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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Great Family Day!

We went there on a Sunday to spend family time together! It was such a nice day! We really enjoyed the poison exhibit, the fern bank even worked Disney and Harry Potter into it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Cumming, Georgia
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Cumming, Georgia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went there on a Sunday to spend family time together! It was such a nice day! We really enjoyed the poison exhibit, the fern bank even worked Disney and Harry Potter into it. It was fun and educational.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This science center is really dated. The movies are not of very high quality in the planetarium. The whole Science center needs a major upgrade. Their bathrooms were a joke - really short stalls made for midgets or kids. They boast a high quality projector but the quality of the projection was sub-par. I have seen better. Especially when you've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I have now seen Antarctica (I think that was what it was called), Jerusalem and Galapagos. I have been impressed each time. I take special dates to the late showing. Driving up to the Fernbank at night is amazing. My dates are always surprised and excited at the formal feel. Arrive in jeans to a tux and you'll fit right... More 

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went here for the first time this past weekend. We had purchased BOGO LivingSocial coupons for Planetarium shows. This is a great little Science center that is separate from the Fernbank Museum. There is a great deal of focus on space exploration. There is actually a classroom for kids that simulates space launchings. We wanted to go in there...... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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69 reviews 69 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 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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Talking Rock, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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88 helpful votes 88 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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