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Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 700+ 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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  • We left very disappointed. Basic, rugged and without grace. The food is terrible. Even the fossils are the true, pure replicas. The staff, very friendly.
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  • We were in Atlanta waiting out Hurricane Matthew and decided to buy the City Pass which included Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, world of Coke, CNN Tour and Fernbank. This turned out to be a great deci...  read more »
  • Decided to stay local for school Spring break and this was our 1st stop. This is a must regardless of your age. So informative, so visual, so amazing. You leave with so much new knowledge-it is awesom...  read more »
  • The Museum is beautiful. However my cousin had her wedding and reception here. It was absolutely amazing. The photos out front were stunning. The food was great. Nice variety and very tasty. She even had a Dj and a live band. The acoustics was a musicians dream. I'm sure the event planner added her special touch, to make it everything and more.... but this location was a HIT !
  • Good for families, but less so for a lone adult like me. Good exhibits and the long neck model was mind-blowing. Otherwise, I could take it or leave it. Access to the forest behind it would have improved my rating, but it was completely closed for construction.
  • IMAX movie - 'The Beautiful planet' was awesome! I learned so many things about our planet in just 45 mins. I would recommend getting Atlanta CITYPASS for the tour.
  • I recently visited the Fernbank Museum, and I was slightly disappointed. Maybe it's because I was originally from Chicago. Which had an amazing Museum of Natural History. So, the bar was set really high. What I was first amazed about was that many of the exhibits were replicas. Not the real deal. That was a slight let down. There were a lot of interesting exhibits. The place was very clean, and pretty. The kids area was pretty awesome! But the whole thing seemed very small. It didn't take long to go through the whole museum. I didn't visit the iMax, as I get a bit of vertigo. So, cannot comment on that exhibit. All in all it was a nice couple of hours. But the whole thing left me wanting more.
  • Expensive to get in. A ticket for a 3 year old is practically the same price as an adult ticket. The senses exhibit was really run down- most everything in the room was broken or duct taped or really dirty. The saving grace was the NatureQuest room for kids to explore and play.
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