Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta

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#7 of 22 in Museums in Atlanta
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. Fernbank Museum of Natural History is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Atlanta Edition.
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  • October 1, 2017
    My husband and I came here. It was an ok museum. It would not have been worth my time Without the special exhibit. It was extremely overpriced for what you got to experience. My youngest son would hav...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    As a European its not easy to 'judge' an American museum, it's just another way of trying to 'sell' education... For me it was a bit like Disneyland in a Dinosaur time shift, but in a positive way :) ...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Their dinosaur display was a wonder and they had lovely films plus a cafe with a pianist This was one of my favorite sights although one needed a cab to get there.  more »
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  • May 31, 2017
    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.
  • July 7, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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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