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Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta

(3.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I researched and was one of the attractions that made a point to visit, but to get there I realized that when it comes to natural history, the site is very weak. A beautiful home, large, clear, surrounded by nature, however, is a good ride for kids because it has a lot of "sensory" learning activities. The ads seemed to be a big Museum, upon arriving, ditto. But the disappointment began when I found out that the beautiful fossils in the main hall (pictured) are replicas. I wouldn't go back, except if it were to take children from 6 to 12 years. If children, 2 hours. There is Wifi so ida and the back was Uber.
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  • Took the 5yr old grandaughter so she could climb all the fun climbing structures, slides, play with age appropriate hands-on science projects, touch dinosaurs, fossils, and run wild (outside and super...  more »
  • We have visited Fernbank many times in early 2000s and I have taken school groups before as a teacher. We thought our 7 & 4 year old grandsons might enjoy it, but it was not as child-friendly as I rec...  more »
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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.