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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.

We are excited to welcome you to Fernbank Science Center!

As part of the DeKalb County School District (DCSD), Fernbank Science Center will follow all DCSD COVID-19 protocols, which are based on current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. We want your visit to the center to be an enjoyable and memorable experience, therefore, please be respectful and considerate of everyone.

Please Read The Health and Safety Protocols

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 Wolrd

NIkon Small World

On Display Now!

Nikon Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory

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

Free public observations on Thursday and Friday nights!

Directions to Fernbank Science Center