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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

Fall Plant Sale Date
Changed to October 15th

Due to the forecasted inclement weather conditions projected for Saturday, October 01, 2022, the Fall Plant Sale that was previously scheduled is postponed. The new date of the Fall Plant Sale is Saturday, October 15, 2022, weather permitting.

Fall 2022 Plant Sale

A wide variety of native plants will be available

The FSC horticulture staff and DeKalb Master Gardener volunteers will be available to provide planting advice and suggestions for gardening problems.

New Date: Saturday October 15th, 2022; 8 AM - 1 PM

Payment by Check or Credit Card Only.

Plant List

Chemistry Day at FSC

Chemistry Day 2022

Fun and Learning All Afternoon!

October 22, 2022 | Noon - 3:00PM

Admission is Free!

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. 

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