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Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta

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#7 of 22 in Museums in Atlanta
Natural History Museum 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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  • If you have young ones this is the place to go to let them explore and learn inside and out! Adults will enjoy it just as much with changing exhibits, IMAX movies and the urban forest- WildWoods. Such...  more »
  • First off, if you have small children then I would give this a 3 or 4 and would recommend it to you. However, we do not have small children, so my review is based on that fact. The real dinosaur bones...  more »
  • It's so a nice place to learn about the great state of Georgia. The mammoth temporary expo is a must so don't miss it. The cafe has great prices and nice meals. The store is a must for your kids. It c...  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.
  • Really fun day with friends from out of town! The exhibits are fascinating and presented really well. Easy to spend all day in there. Staff is a little cold and impersonal, but otherwise great experience.
  • Fernbank after dark was great. My wife and I enjoyed the walk in the woods in the back, the live band, and going through the exhibits at our pace. When you have an 8 year old, you tend to fly by things a bit faster.
  • 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.
  • I love this museum! Great adventure day for the family! You can easily spend half a day here. The Martini and IMAX Friday night are equally fun and are perfect for a date night!

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