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Fernbank Museum, Atlanta

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Natural History Museum · Museum
Fernbank Museum is an award-winning center of science, education, and entertainment. The museum's prehistoric exhibit stretches from the Dinosaur Plaza in front of the building to the recreated Mesozoic scene that features Argentinosaurus, the largest known dinosaur. You can explore the natural history of Georgia and other places and familiarize yourself with different human cultures from all over the world. Kids are especially encouraged to take part in interactive, fun, and educational programs. At the museum's IMAX theater, you can watch documentaries on a 22 m (72 ft) wide screen. Tickets include access to the permanent collection and ongoing special exhibits, and you can purchase them online. IMAX movies cost more. PutFernbank Museum into our Atlanta trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a fun place located in a beautiful area of Atlanta. Lots of great parking right to the side of the building. The museum itself was ok. It seemed almost a bit empty. Not a ton of things to....  more »
  • This is deeply overrated on here. We love natural history museums. There was less than 20 minutes of mediocre things to look at. And another 20 minutes or so of fairly pretty trails out back. But....  more »
  • The museum has some great exhibits on the natural history of Georgia from the different ecosystem to the dinosaurs. But the true gem of the museum is the outdoor oasis. The walking trails in the...  more »
  • Was such a beautiful museum. Wished they would have had more amenities open but understood with the virus going on it just wasn't possible. The Outdoor scenery was nice. Only took about 1 hour to view everything open. The cafe area was huge but they could use a larger "snack" selection to match. Drinks were not cold and only bagged chips or one selection of ice cream to choose from. We managed to collect enough change for the ice cream vending machine which gave us the wrong selection. My kiddo was disappointed but made it work. Overall we had a good visit. Worth the time
  • Amazing museum, good place for kids to learn and understand science. They got a 3 miles trail, perfect for a date walk. Although it should have an advice of bringing your own water, or perhaps it was my mistake to no do so. I was expecting more dinosaur fossils. They had a beautiful Christmas tree expo when I went. Quite nice.
  • Such a wonderful place. Since the forcast called for rain, we did the outdoors first and the kids loved the hike to the elephant rock. Indoors was really informative and fun. Definitely will he back next time we are in town
  • This is a great family outing during the pandemic. We purchased a family pass so we take the kids 2-3 times a month. The exhibits and forest walk keep my kids engaged and excited. The family pass also makes it possible to have play dates since it allows you to bring guest up to 3 guests at no extra charge.
  • This was an awesome experience! The exhibits were informative and some interactive, which made for learning to be fun for our family! The walking trails were an added bonus with unique flowers, plants, and cool wire art for Halloween. We definitely come back again!

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