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  • Fernbank Museum is Perfect for Visitors of All Ages



    Fernbank Museum isn't just another museum-it's a journey to another time and place. A visit to this Atlanta natural history museum brings a unique opportunity to explore cultural treasures, experience the thrill of a film in the IMAX® Theatre, enjoy science interactives and marvel at the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.


    5 Reasons to Visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History

    1. See the "Giants of the Mesozoic," the largest dinosaurs in the world.
    2. Then travel from the Appalachian Mountains to Okefenokee Swamp to coastal barrier islands in "A Walk through Time in Georgia," another of the permanent exhibitions at the Atlanta Fernbank Museum. 

    3. The floors are made of 40,000 limestone tiles featuring fossils dating back to the Jurassic period. 


    4. Highlights of Fernbank Museum of Natural History also include a 900-gallon saltwater aquarium, children's discovery rooms, a rose garden, and a dining room that offers a view of a 65-acre hardwood forest.
    5. The museum’s NatureQuest is an innovative children's wing featuring interaction with live animal habitats and exploration of ecosystems found throughout the state and in their own backyard. With hands-on activities for children of all ages, NatureQuest's multi-level clubhouse provides an immersive experience for the whole family.

    Insider Tips:
    • Have a picnic and view the surrounding area - Fernbank is one of the only museums in the world to grow out of an old-growth forest.
    • Take time out of your visit to catch an entertaining and educational IMAX® film.
    • On Friday nights from January through November, attend Martinis & IMAX® for cocktails, salsa dancing and film!

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