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Fernbank Science Center

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Address: 156 Heaton Park Dr NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307-1318
Phone Number: +1 404-378-4311
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Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Highlights of this science museum include an exhibit on the development of...

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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Great Learning Experience For Any Age

I organized a group of 6 senior ladies to check out the new program "From Earth to the Universe." It included a video followed by a talk about the night sky and how to identify... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Westgalady
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Decatur, Georgia
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Hinesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I chose this place before we went to the Phipps for our pictures with Santa appointment in the afternoon and LEGOLAND Discovery at The Phipps. The planetarium has several shows and is reasonable in price around $5 per person. The museum portion is free and has many displays and interactive items for the kids to engage with. My kids loved... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I organized a group of 6 senior ladies to check out the new program "From Earth to the Universe." It included a video followed by a talk about the night sky and how to identify stars and constellations. We went on a Thursday night so that we could walk next door to the building housing a ginormous telescope. There was... More 

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Thank Westgalady
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Visited this science center at 3pm on a Saturday. It is FREE which is great, but it is small and we were a few minutes too late to see the planetarium show. We walked through in about 30 minutes. Great add on to the natural history museum around the corner, but not worth a trip on its own. Not crowded... More 

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Thank Jamie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Don't miss this Center. Go alone are with your family. This is a must see enjoy the center always something new

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Georgetown, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Free admission. Went here to go to planetarium. Was very disappointed to learn it was down for renovation. Just my luck!!! Small, but informative, science center. Outside gardens were under renovation, too. I hope that get back up to snuff soon. I was told planetarium will be closed until, at least, the end of August 2016.

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Thank Dawn W
Atlanta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The IMAX movie about the national parks was good. We thought it would cover a variety, which instead it was basicly west coast. Haven't been here since I was in elementary school. Needs some updating on wear and tear. Still enjoyed looking at the dinosaurs and the nature tour of Georgia. The lightning bug exibit was cheezy to say the... More 

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Thank FritzAtlanta
Gville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Our son is very interested in constellations and the planets so we thought he would enjoy this. The show we watched was just a staff member doing a lot of talking and he couldn't follow what she was talking about. I myself was very bored and ready to leave. We stayed for the 40 minutes anyway. There were a few... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The indoor playground was the best part of this museum, but that is little reason to call it a science museum. Not to mention that the staff were so rude, unhelpful to a mom with kids, and the cost to value ratio is way out of line. Just call it what it is... a fun place to let your kids... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Fernbank Science Center is adjacent to the Fernbank forrest, one of the last intercity virgin forests. The FSC has wonderful science, wildlife and space age displays. The wooded trail behind the FSC is outstanding. The volunteers are cheerful and helpful too.

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Thank swampman2016
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

With that being said, the Science Center is separate from the Fernbank Museum. The Science Center is part of the DeKalb School System and offers free admission. They do have movies in the Planetarium and those are not free. Even still, the movie is about 45 minutes long and you get to see the stars. This was well worth the... More 

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