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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
+1 404-929-6300
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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 Giant Screen films. Fernbank also includes experiences in the great outdoors with WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, which combine for 75 acres of nature trails, outdoor exhibits and more. 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 After hours for the monthly 21+ series, Fernbank After Dark, featuring hands-on science encounters, full museum access for adults only, craft beers and cocktails, live music and Giant Screen 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!
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1221
+1 404-929-6300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the museum but I am too easily distracted by the learning experiences/tests of skill displays added for the children....everything gets too loud, clanging, banging and kids acting like kids not children. "Wild goats" When quiet, it is a chapel of learning.

1  Thank djharts
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum has a lovely huge life size dinosaur display in the main room and several lovely interesting exhibits in the surrounding rooms. There is a charming play area for the kids and a nature walk outside. It is a great way to spend a...More

Thank Donna W
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience. We're pleased to know you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly wonderful and immersive experience for people of all ages. I love bringing my children and my grandchildren here and they love it as well. It is a very unique museum and i enjoy the theater showings as well. If you ever...More

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FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback. It's a pleasure to have you visit and an honor to be considered your favorite museum! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed September 10, 2017

The Fernbank Museum is a lovely natural history museum and science center. They have some amazing large-scale replicas of ancient creatures and landscapes. However, it's not really a strong draw for people from outside the area. It doesn't compare to classic natural history museums like...More

1  Thank Quintin K
Reviewed September 7, 2017

I was very impressed with this museum and the kids loved it. There are like 3 levels of things to see and do. The science activity room was the most fun. I wish we would have set aside more time for this place so we...More

Thank Kathleen M
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Hi Kathleen, We'd love to have you visit again. The fall is one of the best times of the year to explore our 75 acres of outdoor experiences, and we open a new exhibit of natural sculptures this weekend called Wild Huts and Hollows, that...More

Reviewed September 6, 2017

always spectacular exhibits, wide variety of exceptional displays, always changing and very fun to visit.

Thank Ed P
FernbankAtlanta, Public Relations Manager at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

What a delightful review. We are so happy you enjoy your visits to Fernbank. We love hearing that our guests have such wonderful experiences and lots of fun. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed August 31, 2017

I took 3 teenagers to this Museum and it was a very fun informative day. We were there about 2-3 hours. I HIGHLY recommend arriving when they open ( I think at 10am) as the parking lots were all full by the time we left...More

1  Thank Adriane25
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Latin night at the Museum was fantastic for music! The parking was a somewhat limited and inside was a bit too warm, but overall was a great time! Would love for this to continue! Suggestion~ go early

1  Thank ILovetoTravel2004
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We had a great day at the Fernbank. Admission was affordable. We enjoyed the National Park movie they had playing. The play space on the 3rd floor is fabulous. Trails outback and a nice place for lunch. We will go back for sure.

1  Thank CateyLeigh
Reviewed August 28, 2017

The museum is in a very nice neighborhood and the journey there is with something in itself, to see the nice homes! The museum itself is large and airy with big windows and a huge atrium with a dinosaur replica. I say for up to...More

1  Thank SusanVM
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Christina V
August 16, 2017|
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Response from Pamela R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking lot next to the building with an additional lot within a short walking distance.
Nichelle I
December 10, 2016|
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Response from FernbankAtlanta | 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
November 3, 2016|
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Response from FernbankAtlanta | Property representative |
The museum is 10 minutes or less from exit 248c.