Fernbank Science Center

Atlanta, GA

Where are we going?

Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Drive


What is there to do?

At the Fernbank Science Center, science truly becomes an adventure! Not only that, kids can enjoy an out of this world experience too. Keen to hear why? Well, let's begin!

The Fernbank Science Center offers hands-on science activities for kids throughout the exhibit hall, filled with numerous displays that deal with a whole array of scientific concepts. 

Yes kids, you can learn AND have fun at the same time!

The theme for the entire exhibit area reflects the slogan of the Science Center: "Where Science Becomes an Adventure", transforming the center into a three-dimensional teaching classroom.

Kids can come face to face with the REAL Apollo 6 Command Module, that was launched unmanned from the Kennedy Space Center in 1968. 

It might be biology that you love, in which case a visit to the Live Animal Exhibit is a must! Some of the worlds smallest, and most amazing, creatures are all on display, from poison dart frogs, turtles, snakes, spiders and more!

During your time at Fernbank Science Center, a trip to the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium is a must! here you can explore the wonders of the universe in 4K, as the sun, planets and beyond all come to life all around you! 

There is even an observatory where you can enjoy FREE public observations Thursday and Friday night.

A trip to somewhere like the Fernbank Science Center is a brilliant way for kids to learn, without even realizing it. With hands-on fun, and amazing planetarium shows and creative displays, it all makes for a science-tastic family day out in Georgia.

So let's get exploring!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free entry! Planetarium show is $7

Children: Free entry! Planetarium show is $5


Need a little extra help?

The science center is wheel chair accessible!


When can we go?

The calendar and hours for science center vary throughout the year. Please call ahead to confirm hours

Closed on Sundays, but open year round.


Any top tips?

Tickets for the planetarium shows are sold 30 minutes before each scheduled show

I’m Hungry!

There isn't anywhere to purchase food within the center, and outside food and drink aren't permitted in the exhibit or planetarium area, however there are picnic tables available to eat your own lunch. There are also plenty of places in the area to grab something before or after your visit!

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