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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 back to Fernbank Science Center! As we reopen our doors to the public, it is necessary to change some of our policies and procedures in order to keep our staff, students, and visitors safe. As part of the DeKalb County School District (DCSD), we will follow all DCSD COVID-19 protocols, which are based on current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. We want your visit to Fernbank Science Center to be an enjoyable and memorable experience, therefore, please be respectful and considerate of everyone.

Please Read The Health and Safety Reopening Protocols

Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

Experience the wonders of the universe in 4K!

LIVE! At-Home Planetarium Shows

The Live At-Home virtual planetarium shows ARE BACK!  New shows will be presented on Fridays and Saturdays.  


Please visit our facebook page for show times and details. 

FSC Facebook Page

Live Show Archive

Please visit our video archives to watch or re-watch recorded LIVE! At-Home Planetarium Shows. Each show is unique, representing a variety of astronomical topics, and features distinguished guests from around the country.

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