We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fernbank

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (574)
All photos (574)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“imax movie”(74 reviews)
“natural history”(65 reviews)
“science museum”(20 reviews)
About
Discover a World of Wow at Fernbank, Atlanta's Science and Nature Experience. Come in, go out, and see what's new with three stories of indoor exhibits, 75 acres of nature adventures, and amazing 3D movies on a four-story giant screen. Experiences...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
Website
+1 404-929-6300
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Atlanta
Atlanta CityPASS
107 Reviews
from $82.68
More Info
from $18.51
More Info
from $25.04
More Info
from $43.51
More Info
Reviews (1,019)
Filter reviews
950 results
Traveler rating
362
334
161
70
23
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
362
334
161
70
23
Show reviews that mention
All reviews imax movie natural history science museum nature quest dinosaur skeletons nice museum special exhibit interesting exhibits bottom floor all ages year olds rainy day atlanta area georgia forest atrium citypass
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 950 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of great exhibits indoors, but be sure and wander through the woods too as it is a peaceful immersion in nature.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank karen5326
Reviewed 1 week ago

over all good varied exhibits kept our interest geared for adult land child also places to rest land snak, must with family

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mike L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fernbank is amazing, so much packed in to one place and each area is so different. The movies are captivating and watching them on an IMAX is great. There is a fun exploring area for little kids and they will never want to leave. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank travellingGrandmaof5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is wonderful. Great family experience. Plenty of parking. Very informative even for younger children.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank edgelea21
FernbankMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review. We love seeing grandparents here with their grandchildren!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting McWane in Birmingham yesterday, Fernbank just didn’t quite make the cut. Most of the children’s interactive stations were not working, the bubble table was dirty and had trash in it. I definitely expected more from Fernbank.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KChildree
FernbankMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so sorry you were disappointed with your visit. I know this doesn't help make your recent experience better, but I hope you will be pleased to hear that we are renovating that entire interactive gallery later this month (partially due to components that have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disclaimer- I do not hold to the theory of evolution. It's a theory and a very poor one at that. They present evolution as a fact. Needs up-dating on displays, etc. Staff very friendly and helpful

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank JKenn52
Reviewed March 19, 2019

I loved this museum!! It's beautiful!! The external area is huge and super nice!!! The parking is free and super easy to find a spot. Loved it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sbmaia
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing the love! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope we get to see you again soon.

Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

I’m a museum nerd. I LOVE museums. Though I always hesitate to review any museum as average, I just can’t justify a higher rating for this one. It reads like a basic science book and is somewhat outdated. A lot of Georgia history and some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank hrobinson1114
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Had an afternoon spare and was struggling to find something a UK person would enjoy (college football, CNN and Coca Cola dont mean as much to us!) and was surprised how far down the attraction listings this came. Although its only small the museum is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 531thepimp531
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Nice place. The Georgia time line was very informative and well done. The play area for kids on the top floor was very nice.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Yisroelf
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 176 nearby hotels
The Highland Inn
544 reviews
1.46 miles away
Hampton Inn and Suites Atlanta Decatur/Emory
1 review
1.76 miles away
Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory
439 reviews
1.79 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Emory University Area
166 reviews
1.82 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,371 nearby restaurants
The Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park
371 reviews
.70 miles away
Sun in My Belly
247 reviews
.94 miles away
Rise-N-Dine
141 reviews
.97 miles away
Fellini's Pizza
44 reviews
.72 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 700 nearby attractions
Fernbank Science Center
221 reviews
.65 miles away
Candler Park
17 reviews
.78 miles away
Candler Park Golf Course
10 reviews
.68 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Christina V
August 16, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from W763JWpamelar | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking lot next to the building with an additional lot within a short walking distance.
1
Vote
Nichelle I
December 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from FernbankMuseum | Property representative |
Yes, you are welcone to bring your own lunch. There are several places you can eat, including a table in te Fernbank Cafe, on the patio, or one of the benches surrounding the dinosaurs in the Great Hall. No food or drinks... More
1
Vote
annaem1
November 3, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from FernbankMuseum | Property representative |
The museum is 10 minutes or less from exit 248c.
0
Votes