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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

School Year Hours

Exhibit Hall
Monday-Wednesday Noon - 5 PM
Thursday-Friday Noon - 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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The Promise of Freedom: An Evening With Author Dr. Duchess Harris

Friday March 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Join Dr. Duchess Harris in a presentation that will unveil the relatively unknown histories of Black American contributions in Europe; particularly France and Ireland. Dr. Harris is an American Studies Professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.  Dr. Harris is also the granddaughter of Miriam Daniel Mann, who was one of the original eleven "Hidden Human Computers" at NASA.

Snake Day 2019

Join us for Snake Day at Fernbank Science Center. Many reptiles will be on display and there will be hands-on activities for all ages. Admission is free!

Saturday March 16, 12-3 PM

Snake Day
Lockheed 2019


Get ready for takeoff at the 2019 Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp! A week-long STEM based camp that provides hands-on aviation experience for rising 4th through 6th grade students. The camp is packed with activities that help future aviator’s understand science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

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, on loan from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, 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. 

Nikon Small World

Small World is Back!

On display now!

Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope.

Science NIght OUt

Science Night Out

Friday Night Science Fun!

Each Science Night Out is an evening packed with hands-on STEM activities for 3rd-6th graders.

Toothpick Bridge

They Broke My Bridge!

February 23, 2019 12-3 PM

Design a bridge and bring it to be tested to see how well it works.  Free to Enter!

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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