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Fernbank Science Center

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Step back in time!

The building that houses the science center is impressive. You are greeted by two life size... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Grants Pass, Oregon
Fantastic resource in Atlanta

This place is a special treasure for those with young children as well as engaging exhibits to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Herndon, Virginia
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Welcome to Fernbank Science Center, where science becomes an adventure! Visit today and experience the wonders of the universe at the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium or go star gazing at the Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory. General admission to the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
156 Heaton Park Dr NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307-1318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a special treasure for those with young children as well as engaging exhibits to interest adults. There are several areas especially designed for children which incorporate learning with entertainment: there is an extensive outdoor area which reach into the forest at several...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JohnnyFry1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building that houses the science center is impressive. You are greeted by two life size skeletal replicas of dinosaurs in the foyer. Lots of good information for fossil and dinosaur enthusiasts. One of the funnest exhibits had a simulated flight of a Pterodactyl. You...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always changing shows,lots of interesting things to view.Great cool place to visit when its hot outside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is ideal for family and friends. You will be mesmerized with their exhibits and hands-on experiences for all ages. They are open Mondays-Sundays. Don’t forget to try these activities while there Science night out, Lockhead aviation camp, Nikkon small world, live animals, and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
9  Thank worldtrotter26
Reviewed April 15, 2019

The three floor design, including ideas for outdoor exploration, seem perfect for children. The exhibit areas are ample for significant in-depth presentation and discovery. I'm not sure that this is what was happening. There was a lack of knowledgeable on-site staff to enthusiastically engage visitors....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

My daughter and I took my grandsons to visit Fernbank. My two year old grandson loved seeing the dinosaurs and both of them loved visiting the inside area that is just for kids under 9. The outside nature area was a little challenging for a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RedDevilfan
Reviewed March 28, 2019

First of all I think evolution is a theory and a flawed one at that. This place presents it all as FACT! Last time I'll go there. Been once before with family. Not much updated since then. Staff was helpful.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank JKenn52
Reviewed March 20, 2019

The "bones" are fun to see, the exhibits are great, and don't miss the top floor playground if you have to entertain little ones--it's a lifesaver!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sandramoorepope
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

The Fernback Science Centre is one of the most amazing Gem which you can't miss if you are in Atlanta.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SiddhantPatil5
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

This little science center is a hidden gem. After a busy day in Atlanta, my friends and I were eager to escape the city traffic. A free museum was just what we needed. It was absolutely uncrowded on a Saturday evening, and all of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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August 20, 2017|
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Response from datotaro | Reviewed this property |
Not within walking distance.
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any place there where you could bring a picnic lunch. If you are from around here and know the area you could go over by Emory University on North Decatur Road. A fun noodle place at 1556 North Decatur Rd... More