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Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center

Welcome to Fernbank Science Center...where science truly becomes an adventure! Visit today and experience the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium and the Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory.

Hours of Operation

Exhibit Hall
Monday-Wednesday Noon - 5 PM
Thursday-Friday Noon - 9 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5 PM

Thursday: 7 PM, 8 PM
Friday: 3 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM 
Saturday: 11 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM 
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Thursday & Friday 9:00 - 10:30 PM
(weather permitting)

FSC is closed on Sunday

Hours subject to change. Please confirm hours on our calendar prior to your visit.

FSC Calendar

Click on each title for more information

FSC Spring Break Schedule

Saturday 3/31
Exhibit Hall 10 AM - 5 PM
Planetarium 11 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM

Sunday 4/1, Closed 

Monday - Wednesday 4/2 - 4/4

Exhibit Hall 10 AM - 5 PM

Planetarium 11 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM

Thursday - Saturday 4/5 - 4/7, Closed 

Sunday 4/8, Closed

Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day at FSC!

Join us May 12, 2018 for World Migratory Bird Day at Fernbank Science Center.  There will be free fun for the whole family, including bird activities, live bird demonstrations, a binocular "training" course and much more.  This year we are also hosting a photography contest sponored by the Georgia Nature Photography Association.  The title of the competition is "Migratory Birds of the Southeast" for more information and for contest rules please click the button below.

The deadline for submitting photos is March 31, 2018

Native Plants!

On Saturday April 14th, a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and flowering perennials will be available for purchase at FSC's spring plant sale. Many of the plants are native species that are often difficult to find elsewhere!

8 AM - 3 PM. Come early for best selection. 

Plant Sale
Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day at FSC

Join us April 21st for Astronomy Day! See planetarium programs and explore exhibits. Family activities (from Noon to 2 PM) include making a Moon Mask, assembling a constellation wheel, decoding images from space, folding a star finder and readers sharing children’s astronomy books. Weather permitting, you can view the Sun with filtered telescopes!

Aviation Camp

June 18-29, 2018

Application Deadline is May 28, 2018

Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

Experience the wonders of the universe in 4K!

Nikon Small World

Nikon Small World

On Display Now!

Celebrating 43 years of images captured by the light microscope.

Live Animal Exhibit

Live Animal Exhibit

Permanent Exhibit

See poison dart frogs, snakes, turtles, spiders, and more.

LEGO Robotics Camp

LEGO Robotics Camp

June 4-8 and June 11-15, 2018

This camp offers advanced training
for rising 4th-8th grade students
who want to learn about LEGO
Mindstorm robotics.

Science Night Out

Science Night Out

Various Dates

Science Night Out is an evening packed with hands-on STEM activities.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

March 24, 2018

Students in grades 3-5 challenge themselves to complete a variety of science activities involving tests of knowledge and measurement skills.

Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory

Come join us for views that are out of this world!

Free public observations Thursday and Friday nights!

Directions to Fernbank Science Center