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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

Summer Hours

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

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Mars Opposition

Mars Opposition

4:00 - 6:45 PM.  Planetarium open to view lunar eclipse from eastern hemisphere locations.

7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Regular planetarium shows with a 10 minute Mars short.

9:00 - 9:30 PM.  Special Mars show in the planetarium.

9:00 - 11:00 PM.  Mars opposition viewing in the FSC observatory (weather permitting).

Free admission to any person 15 or younger dressed in a space themed costume!


Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

Experience the wonders of the universe in 4K!

Apollo 6 Capsule

Apollo 6 

Permanent Exhibit

The real Apollo 6 Command Module is on display in the FSC exhibit hall!

Live Animal Exhibit

Live Animal Exhibit

Permanent Exhibit

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

Planetarium Collage

Summer Planetarium Schedule

May 29 -  July 28, 2018 

The summer planetarium schedule begins May 29th.  During the summer months the FSC planetarium is open Monday-Saturday with additional program times each day. 

Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory

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

Free public observations Thursday and Friday nights!

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