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Fernbank Science Center

156 Heaton Park Dr NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307-1318
+1 678-874-7102
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Great place for little scientists and space explorers

Tiny little natural history museum great for the younger ones. Small area packed with hands on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
metalmaiden
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Prospect, Connecticut
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Perfect for Kids- GREAT STAFF!

My group went there to check out the Planetarium, which was pretty cool. However, we were all way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mp0ssa
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Fort Benning, Georgia
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Welcome to Fernbank Science Center, where science becomes an adventure! Visit today and experience the wonders of the universe at the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium or go star gazing at the Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory. General admission to the Fernbank Science Center exhibit hall is free. The exhibit hall features live animals, space exhibits including the authentic Apollo 6 space capsule and numerous other displays which deal with a large array of scientific concepts. Tickets to planetarium shows are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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156 Heaton Park Dr NE, At Artwood Road off Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307-1318
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+1 678-874-7102
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiny little natural history museum great for the younger ones. Small area packed with hands on history and science learning fun. From dinosaurs to the space program, there’s much here to see and learn despite its small size. Not very well ordered of laid out...More

Thank metalmaiden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My group went there to check out the Planetarium, which was pretty cool. However, we were all way over 21 and felt mega awkward given the huge amount of kids visiting there. It was cool, though, and the exhibits were amazing, with live animals in...More

Thank mp0ssa
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

I am such an unofficial scientist. This place was full of wonder. Such a beautiful facility. Staff was nice, somewhat informative. I enjoyed the theater...

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Not a collection of stuffed animals - which is refreshing. The Georgia timeline is OK but the lighting makes it difficult to see in the display cases. Microbes was a fascinating exhibit although it is leaving in mid May. Outside grounds are worth a walk.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We took our teenage children there even though this type of facility usually caters to the 4-12 age group on a rainy day in Atlanta. They were fascinated with most of the offerings, especially the sound booths, where 2 people can sit about 40 feet...More

Thank mad-american-doctor
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

The science center has a nice collection of dinosaur exhibits. It also has two 3d movies. Staff is very friendly. You can skip the outside walk through the woods if you are pressed for time. There is nothing great to see.

Thank John D
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

It was a really long drive through neighborhoods to find this place (it's right across from a school). Plenty of free parking right in front, though. The place doesn't look very inviting when you pull up to it - I thought it was closed down...More

1  Thank wendyquest
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I visited this as part of the CityPass. The location is fabulous; near an expensive golf course neighborhood and forest. The building is amazing and beautiful, but they must have spent all the money on the facility. The exhibits were campy and cheap looking. And...More

Thank kmoore007
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

It is a small, however very nice place to have family time. Bring your curiosity and be ready to explore...

Thank Olga F
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Located across from an elementary school, it looked more like it used to be a school annex, not a what I perceive to be a science center. The front doors had no windows or welcoming signage. We honestly weren't sure it was even open. The...More

2  Thank Dad4lads
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Response from datotaro | Reviewed this property |
Not within walking distance.
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Response from Kathy G | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any place there where you could bring a picnic lunch. If you are from around here and know the area you could go over by Emory University on North Decatur Road. A fun noodle place at 1556 North Decatur Rd... More
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