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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

School Year Hours

Exhibit Hall
Monday-Wednesday Noon - 5 PM
Thursday-Friday Noon - 9 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5 PM

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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

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Closed For Thanksgiving

Fernbank Science Center will be closed Thursday 11/22 - Sunday 11/25.


Join us for our annual Upon A Midnight Clear concert of holiday music under the stars. Jonn Serrie brings his electronic music to Fernbank Science Center for one night only - a beautiful start to the holiday season.

Friday, November 30, 8 PM

Tickets available at the door. All tickets $10.

Sorry - no Groupon or discount accepted for this event.

Winter Solstice Concert

Acclaimed vocal artist and jazz performer VIRGINIA SCHENCK, known by the stage name, VA will be celebrating the Winter Solstice with a concert on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Fernbank Science Center' s Planetarium. She will be performing with world jazz music trio FREE PLANET RADIO.

Saturday December 1, 2018 8:00 PM

Free Food Tastings by Sun in My Belly and Mystic Roots at 7 PM, Show starts at 8 PM.

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

Small World is Back!

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!

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