Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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    Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

767 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30307-1274

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Phone: 404-929-6300
Phone: 404-929-6400

Mon-Thu, Sat 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-5pm, 6:30pm-11pm; Sun Noon-5pm
IMAX Theaters, Museums, Science Museums

10BEST Says

Best Attractions & Activities: Located along Ponce near the Carter Center, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History is an interactive museum that will appeal to people of all ages. Permanent exhibits include dinosaur fossils and massive skeletons, an exhibit dedicated to Georgia's geography, 16th Century Spanish artifacts from St. Catherines Island and an exhibit exploring the world's various interpretations of personal adornments (everything from jewelry to masks). Visiting exhibitions and regularly scheduled educational and social events add to the appeal. The museum is also home to a five-story IMAX theater (the biggest movie screen in Atlanta) airing acclaimed nature films at multiple times throughout the day.

Family Activities, History Museums: Explore the history of Georgia, gaze up at the stunning creatures that inhabited the earth eons before us, and feel like you are in the middle of ocean, space or wherever the latest IMAX feature transports you. Fernbank is a ton of fun for both kids and adults located in the heart of Midtown. Young kids love walking around the huge dinosaurs and gaze up in wonderment at their sheer size. And of course there is the stunning 5-story Imax theatre. Guests feel like they are living the adventure in this theatre. Movies include geographic locations all around the globe from the Amazon to Alaska. Movies are only about 45 minutes, so no worry about keeping little one's attention.

Family Vacations: This fun, educational museum helps all ages learn more about earth and the universe. Learn about Georgia's past via a 16-gallery "walk through time," see the largest dinosaur ever discovered, or expose yourself to cultural traditions from all over the world. The shows in the popular IMAX— theatre cover a range of scientific topics. Special events for children and adults are held throughout the year.

Museums: This highly interactive museum has activities, stories, crafts, and performances. Visitors can learn about the state of Georgia, through exhibits that explore its history, including the dinosaurs that lived there. In, fact, people who love dinosaurs can see the largest dinosaurs in the world, the Argentinosaurus and the Giganotosaurus. In the permanent ???Conveyed in Clay??? exhibit, you can learn about pottery that goes back about 5,000 years. Created in Georgia, the Fernbank will introduce you to the first pottery made in North America. Some of the other features in the museum include its floors made of fossils, the star gallery, its forest and rose garden.

Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Best Attractions & Activities: "Spice up date night with a Friday night venture to the museum's popular Martinis & IMAX experience."

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Dinosaurs, films with cocktails, beautiful grounds, regularly rotating exhibits and an active calendar make this a must-see for kids and adults.

Local Expert Says:

Family Activities: "Very education for kids."

Local Expert Says:

Museums: "Mingle with the adults at Fernbank???s Martinis & IMAX on Friday nights."

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