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“Two exhibits in a large building for a Premium Price”

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
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Small Group Tour to Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Ranked #30 of 292 things to do in Atlanta
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 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!
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Pros: The exhibits were nice an informative. A man came around and showed guests a snake.

Cons: There were only two stationary exhibits, one travelling. For a museum that size and price I would expect much more.

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Reviewed August 19, 2011

Ive been here twice, and always love the scenery.
My husband is a historian, so i have no choice but to be amused with this sort of stuff.
I would highly recommend this museum.

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Reviewed August 12, 2011

The temperature was above 100 with the heat index, so we decided to try this museum. We got free admission because we belong to another science center. It was typical of others we have visited in the country, but well done. The staff was super friendly and informative. We went on Wed. in the summer and they give away free hot dogs. The kids (8 & 11) kept themselves occupied for 1/2 day and had fun. Afterwards, we traveled a short distance to the other Fernbank museum that has the planetarium in it. Skip that - that was awful - even the planetarium show. This one is a good hot day option.

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Reviewed August 6, 2011

We really enjoyed this museum! My kids are 10 and had a great time. 3 floors to see many different rooms. My kids especially loved the kid's room, with tunnels and lots of fun things to do. They could have stayed in there for hours! There's a great room for your senses....lots of hands on experiments/puzzles/etc. We stayed at the museum for about 4 hours. You can also check out an IMAX movie. You can buy tickets online and get combo tickets for the museum/IMAX. Lots of opportunities for pictures, so don't forget your camera! We all really LOVED the dragon/fantasy exhibit!! REALLY COOL!!!! We live in Greenville, SC, and are members at Roper Mountain Science Center, so we got in FREE, saved us $66!! So if you are a member at another museum/science center, check to see if you can get in free! Did not eat at the Fernbank Cafe, smelled like my high school cafeteria, so that really turned us off. But the museum is clean and there's lots to see, so check it out!!

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

This was my fourth trip to Fernbank, and I love just as much each time. The fossil floor always fascinates me, and I love the open Great Hall with the giant dinosaurs. NatureQuest is a pretty new permanent exhibit and provides wonderful hands-on experiences for kids. It's a room that lets kids see and interact with natural habitats from the mountains to the ocean. They'll get much more from it if they're with an involved adult to help them notice all of the very cool details. There's a cafe in the museum, so you can take a break and have a snack or lunch. I'll definitely be back because it's a great place to visit.

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