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“Fun night alternative in Atlanta” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
404 929 6300
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Ranked #39 of 143 Attractions in Atlanta
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: At Fernbank Museum of Natural History, visitors explore world cultures, nature, live animals, the prehistoric Earth, and hands-on science through dynamic exhibitions, programs and IMAX® films. Come face to face with the world’s largest dinosaurs, explore the development of life on Earth through Georgia's modern landscapes, connect with cultures from around the world, and engage in learning through a variety of hands-on programs, including live animal encounters, family programming days, Weekends in the Naturalist Center, summer camps and more. Children can't get enough of the immersive 7,000-square-foot children’s exhibition “Fernbank NatureQuest,” where they journey through ecosystems filled with hands-on discovery, learning and exploration, while adults can't wait to return on Friday nights for Martinis & IMAX where they take in an incredible atmosphere, music, dancing, dinner, drinks and IMAX films.The Museum also offers several special exhibitions throughout the year, and correlates field trips to education standards for schools seeking a memorable learning adventure!
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“Fun night alternative in Atlanta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Martini and IMax program makes a fun Friday night alternative in Atlanta. The night we were there, we sipped our favorite beverage while listening to Latin American music with a DJ giving Salsa lessons. We followed it up with an IMax movie on Alaska Our hosts told us that the music nights and movies varied and most nights feature live bands. Get there early because it very popular with locals

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“Great Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We really enjoyed the exhibit on Genjas Kahn. It was surprising at what we learned. Take the children to the top floor for the interactive center.

Visited January 2013
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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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“A nice stop on city pass”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This would be a great stop if you had kids; their special room and offerings looked great. They have a nice prehistoric section and an amazing atrium. They had a very well done special exhibit on Gengis Kahn which we quite enjoyed. But our whole visit was complete in under and hour and a half as we elected to skip the included 45 minute movie on Alaska.

Visited January 2013
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Gheghis Kahn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Sorry, don't have the spelling correct. The Science Museum was wonderful fun, and the Genghis Khan exhibit was our focus. Recommend it.

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Museum was good but the Genghis Khan exhibit was fantastic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The museum was a typical museum but the Genghis Khan exhibit was very well done! Only thing I wish they had done different was to slightly partition off the videos so you could hear better. Aside from that it was amazing to walk in and see the display of the dinosaurs. It's one thing to read about how large they were but quite another to actually see it! Very cool! The floor itself was neat because there were actual fossils in the tiles. I kept looking at the floor as I walked to try to locate different fossils!

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