best site creator

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 10:00 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5 PM

Click here for more information

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

Asteroid Day

Fernbank Science Center will celebrate International Asteroid Day on Saturday June 29, 2019 (The official day is June 30). We will commemorate the 101st Anniversary of the Tunguska airburst of an asteroid above the skies of Russia. The planetarium schedule will be filled with shows about rocks from space. At 1:00 p.m., David Gheesling from will give a Free talk about asteroids. Please see our calendar for the full schedule of events.

Sunday June 30

4-6 p.m. - Exhibit Preview

4:30 Author talk by naturalist, Carol Ruckdeschel

The event is free, but you must register to attend.

Cumberland Island Exhibit
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

NIkon Small World

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.

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


Search the FSC Website