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Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History 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. A visit to Fernbank Museum of Natural History represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Atlanta vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • very good displays, very much different animals to see, very educational, friendly place for children to visit. good restaurant good information about the animals 
  • I feel ripped off, just paid $18.19. The traveling exhibit gallery is closed, the theater is closed and they are setting up an event. If the museum was $8 or $9 dollars it would be different. At $26 w...  more »
  • Some of the exhibits were closed but the place is beautiful and well kept by the staff. The downside is that they only have one elevator and it takes to long for disabled citizens to transfer. 
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  • I took my daughter to the Fernbank Museum today for the first time. It's a wonderful space to be in. It's very spacious and the exhibits really caught our attention. She is six years old and was very engaged. There was plenty of parking. Lunch was good and the prices are fair. And they have a wonderful outdoor interactive exhibit. It's created out of natural elements and very beautiful. I highly recommend visiting the Fernbank museum.
  • This is one of my favorite places in Atlanta to spend an afternoon. My 5-year-old daughter LOVES it. The exhibits are fun and interactive and we always learn something new. The play area is amazing.
  • My family and I really enjoyed this museum. It has several full dinosaur skeletons which were awesome to see. There is an IMAX theater with really good movies about the beauty of Space and of Earth. There is a kids activity room that is really amazing with all of its ramps and it is built to look like a cave, an undersea region, and a tree house. The kids really enjoyed it. They are in the process of adding a lot more exhibits so it should get even better.
  • Many of the exhibits are dated, but visiting Fernbank is still a good family activity. There are activities for virtually all ages, and my wife and I and our three-year-old had a great afternoon here.
  • A very nice family-friendly museum! The outdoor area is fantastic for children with a playground, forested treehouse decks and obstacle area, path to a dock next to water, a windy trail, selfie frames, natural sculptures, and dinosaur statues. Inside, more dino statues and skeletal exhibits and another play area. The IMAX theater is nice but loud, and they do warn you before entering. Parking is free at their lot.