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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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Head to the Sky

Head to the Sky

Join us for a Black History Celebration at Fernbank Science Cener.
January 19th, 2019  1:00 PM 

Lunar Eclipse at FSC

Fernbank Science Center is pleased to offer public viewing hours of the total lunar eclipse on Sunday January 20th, 2019. The Dr. Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory features a 36” Cassegrain reflecting telescope. Additional smaller telescopes also will be used. The FSC planetary geologist will be on site to answer your questions about the Moon’s history and exploration and give lessons in lunar geography.

The observatory gates will open at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night and close at midnight.

This event is contingent on clear skies and the observatory may be closed on short notice if the weather is not favorable. 

For specific inquiries about this special event, please contact Scott Harris at or Mark Lancaster  

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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