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Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, Georgia

767 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Visited: February 2012
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
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NatureQuest Indoor Playground is Awesome

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Older kids will like this, but it won't hold their attention as long.

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  • Visited: September 2012
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
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A visit to Fernbank with our granddaughter

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This museum is very family-friendly. If you're hungry, there is a cafe although we didn't eat there. There is also an IMAX theater. The museum is really easy to find, and we found plenty of parking close to the building.

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Submitted by: Dennis G.

Being from New Orleans, I lacked the experience of visiting a Natural History museum until I visited Fernbank. I felt the wonder of a child seeing the dinosaurs, especially the huge, impressive skeletons in the main lobby. But it's not just dinosaurs, although they seem to be the star of the show. Natural history is an impressive thing. Fernbank displays a range of specimens and focuses on Georgia. They also have an IMAX screen, although it could use some slight repair. Even still, it's an impressive way to watch a movie and incredibly immersive. Fernbank also has special exhibits. I got to view an exhibit on Myths, which was a pleasure. I can't wait until my next visit to Atlanta to see what the new special...

Submitted by: Stacey E.

Fernbank is BEYOND. I mean that in every sense of the word. This place is incredibly well kept up and that goes for the outdoor portion of the museum. This place is a true jewel and I've always been so very thankful to be able to say that I live/grew up just a stones throw away from h...

Submitted by: Jim S.

Loved the Mythical Creatures exhibit! ...

Submitted by: George C.

Over the years, I have been to Fernbank a number of times, including taking a Boy Scout troop, a Sunday School class of teens, Ann and me to see what's up, to the IMAX 3 times, once to the Christmas Planetarium show, and a coupla times to nourish my Biology major nerd brain. I was a member for 5 years when I lived 'closer in'.  I...

Submitted by: lynn e.

Don't miss the Gecko exhibit. Fun for kids of all ages. And the hands-on...

Submitted by: Lee G.

A decent natural history museum. The exhibit on geology with a Georgia focus is interesting. Most of the science is geared toward about a middle school level. Our kids at this point are a little too young to appreciate it all. To take in all the science, be prepared to read. They don't have a lot of multimedia type stuff (such as headphones you can walk around with, etc). The kids are gonna like the hands on science experiments on the third floor. Especially if they are younger, they will spend most of their time here. It has been a while since I've been to the iMax theater, and I've certainly never tried the martini dealie. But for a natural history museum, it is a little small and a bit over the heads of o...

Submitted by: Michelle A.

I've been coming here since it's creation and have many fond memories of volunteering and visiting this place. Though I've long since given up the children's play treehouse for martinis and an IMAX show, I still love coming here for the history, the movies, and the dinosaurs. Oh, and I can't forget the giant bubbles! Fernbank is such a wonderful space. It's recently undergone a big change out front, but I like it! The main interior room is still filled with giant dinosaurs, some tucked away on perches just waiting to be discovered. On the main floor, you'll find "A Walk Through Time", which provides history of the earth from dinosaurs to the future with a heavy focus on Georgia's wildlife and different areas...

Submitted by: scott k.

I've been up to Fernbank a couple times now, and as Natural History Museums go this one is a real gem! It's just the right size and offers a little bit for everyone! Atlanta values their children and this is evident in all of it's public spaces, Fernbank is no exception with it's three rooms of activities for children (and playful adults). There are eight permanent exhibitions at Fernbank but my favorite is the "Reflections in Culture" exhibition. A room filled with the interesting, outrageous and bizarre artifacts and costumes various cultures adorn themselves in. I was surprised to see a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, and some other designer items. The display pointed out the strange behavior of Western culture...

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