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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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Old Fort, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went to Fernbank when I was in school and I thought it was the coolest place because of the planetarium, it had the stars and planets overhead, so cool. I took my grandson recently and Fernbank is so lame now. What happened?

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Morganton
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Small museum in comparison to others in the area...lots of wildlife displays...good for small children

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came here on a Saturday morning and enjoyed the planetarium's star projection. The host was very knowledgeable and really slowed things down for those of us who aren't star gazers!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Science center "Fernbank" is worth going to at least once. We have enjoyed many programs there and their touring exhibits are interesting and informative. The planetarium is our favorite. Nature lovers! We support the Fernbank by taking our European friends and donations. Must see.

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It was a very nice museum and the kids liked it a lot but the price was very high and if I didnt have coupons to make it cheaper we would have turned around and left. Again, very nice museum and interactive but more than I usually spend for a museum.

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Smyrna, GA
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 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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9 reviews
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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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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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