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Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta

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Natural History Museum
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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  • You can spend half a day or a full day here...there is so much to do for all age groups. A variety of things to do from walking trails to studying dinosaurs to interactive exhibits. Wear comfortable s...  more »
  • As an adult, I'd advise you to visit the "Fernbank After Dark" series that they have going on the 1st Friday of each month. Each month the series operates under a different theme. Great music, nice pe...  more »
  • Last thing we did on Mother's Day - The drive was very pleasant and despite all of it's twist and turns to get there I was very pleased... I just wish my family was more into it as I was... It seemed ...  more »
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  • Loved it here! Super toddler friendly with a kids area inside and playground outside all. We spent maybe 4 hours and if we'd through proper shoes could have stayed longer and done the short hikes on the grounds. Cafe was also yummy and not super expensive. If I was local I'd definitely get a membership.
  • Had a fantastic time. The exhibits were pretty cool. I definitely plan to go back. I like that they have different events with new things to experience.
  • This was a fun place to explore with interesting exhibits. I think they could do better with being handicap accessible and stroller accessible as they only had only one elevator to explore the different levels, which was the same one staff personnel used, meaning it would take longer to arrive. Aside from that, I enjoyed my time there!
  • Awesome. The star of the show is in the atrium, but the smaller exhibits are also well done. The biggest surprise was outside in the forest area. The trails and native forest are amazing, and when you see an old, empty chateau through the trees, you realize this was once someone's (huge) back yard. We had a poor experience at the Atlanta botanic gardens, but this more than made up for it the next day.
  • Museum is a little out dated and one exhibit was closed, but otherwise I loved it... I wanted to explore the forest a little more but my family was not into it as much as I was... I also recommend seeing at least one of the films, eating at the cafeteria, and visiting the gift shop - The museum is a treasure that needs to be preserved...