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Fernbank Science Center

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Address: 156 Heaton Park Dr NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307-1318
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+1 404-378-4311
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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 17:00

Highlights of this science museum include an exhibit on the development of...

Highlights of this science museum include an exhibit on the development of life in Georgia over the past 500 million years, the original Apollo 6 space capsule and the world's largest telescope dedicated to public education.

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Variety of Interesting an Interactive Exhibits

My 10 year old nephew really enjoyed Fernbank and the interactive exhibits. This is also a great place for those grandparents who want a calmer outing with the grandchildren.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katherine W
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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been attending the shows at Fernbank for over 40 years and they never cease to amaze me. It has one of the best observatories I have had the pleasure of attending. I would highly recommend any visitor to take the time to plan a visit to Fernbank to take in one of the celestial shows and also view... More 

Thank hymanr2017
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 10 year old nephew really enjoyed Fernbank and the interactive exhibits. This is also a great place for those grandparents who want a calmer outing with the grandchildren.

Thank Katherine W
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Fernbank Science Center has been a popular science center for school children for many years. We took our children there many times and now we take our grandchildren. We love all of the diverse science stations including the amazing planetarium. Keep in mind this is a science center used by thousands of school children. As a visitor you will see... More 

Thank Kathy G
Chicago suburbs
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The Science Center is not very big, but I really enjoyed the exhibits of different stuffed birds and wildlife. It was interesting to see the actual size of bald eagles and the variation in size between different owls. The planetarium show was a big disappointment. Part of it was narrated by a college student who didn't have very good public... More 

Thank poodlemama99
Whittier, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The food in the cafe was very good. Although I didn't have time to tour the center, the food made up for it.

Thank bgraves0709
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Small and active science center with good classes and planetarium, and exhibits covering astronomy, zoology (including live reptiles and amphibians), ecology, electricity, beekeeping (including working hive) and that Apollo command module. Nanotechnology and ecology exhibits were bilingual Spanish/English. Entrance to Fernbank Forest closed June, 2012.

Thank catrescuer2015
Livermore, Colorado
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1,219 reviews
593 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Drove by several times and stopped in. I am accostumed to paces in Pittsburgh, and larger cities. While this is nice, nopt spectacular

Thank M Richard M
Atlanta, Georgia
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402 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Fernbank Science Center on a Saturday afternoon. It is a great, small museum. We loved the Apollo command module and all the animals. I did not realize that scorpions skin fluoresce under a black light...I learned that here. Our two-year old loved running around and all of the hands on displays. We stayed for 1.5 hours and... More 

Thank ahmonroe5
Boblingen, Germany
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47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have made a point of visiting as many Apollo capsules as possible and as I was in Atlanta I figured I would stop by here! If you are into touching them you are in for a treat as there is no glass case concealing this bad boy. It is hosted in a science center utilized by a nearby elementary... More 

Thank Travis T
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Not a huge museum, but that is what made it nice! My son (5) and my daughter (8) loved the dinosaur exhibits and the hands on science exhibits. My husband and I also enjoyed it! The outside area was an added bonus! Wonderful short trail and two really great play areas for children!

Thank Sarah E

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