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Fernbank Science Center

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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Ranked #28 of 151 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Owner description: Highlights of this science museum include an exhibit on the development of life in Georgia over the...
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Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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67 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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266 reviews 266 reviews
127 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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