Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Explore one of Atlanta’s most enlightening and delightful museums at Fernbank Natural History. Set on 75 acres of beautiful Georgia forest land, Fernbank is a short 10-minute drive from the city center and offers exhibits activities, and events ideal for all ages. The museum was founded in 1992 and designed by Graham Gund architects. For over 25 years Fernbank has played host to temporary exhibits in its inspiring, expansive facility.
Fernbank’s permanent exhibits are popular and lasting examples of important natural history and cultural developments worthy of many visits. The spacious and light-filled atrium features giant dinosaurs of the Mesozoic period including a 123-foot-long Argentinosaurus, the largest dinosaur in record. A Walk-Through Time in Georgia is another stable showing in the museum and displays Georgia’s natural history while also showing the development of planet Earth. Examine worldwide peoples in a beautiful collection of adornments and jewelry in the Reflections of Culture Exhibit, or take in Native American pottery in the exhibit Conveyed in Clay: Stories from St. Catherines Island.
Wildwoods and Fernbank Forest:
Enjoy the beauty of Georgia’s lush forests in Fernbank’s outdoor nature walk, complete with immersive educational programming. The outdoor portion of the museum hosts many events and programs ranging from Halloween haunted walks to child and teen-friendly exhibits on nature. It’s a beautiful outdoor walkway to stroll along too, especially after spending time reading indoors.
Fernbank After Dark:
Fernbank After Dark (FAD) are for adults 21 and over and feature access to all museum exhibits, hands-on science activities, live music and a special 20-minute 3D movie. Fernbank also hosts many fun adult-only nights as well. The Latin nights are generally every third Friday and offer many rooms of various types of Latin dancing including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and Zuke.