Fernbank Science Center

Fernbank Science Center will transition to school year hours beginning Monday August 8, 2022. During the school year the science center is open Monday - Wednesday from Noon - 5:00 PM and Thursday/Friday from Noon - 9:00 PM.  The Planetarium and Observatory will be closed for seasonal maintenance until Thursday September 8, 2022.

School Year Hours

Exhibit Hall

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Noon - 5:00 PM

Thursday & Friday

Noon - 9:00 PM

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Thursday & Friday

3:00 PM
4:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM


Thursdays & Fridays - 9:00 PM - 10:00PM (weather permitting). The observatory will only open when there is a clear view of the night sky. Please call 678-874-7102 between 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM on the day of your planned visit for observatory updates.


Fernbank Science Center is currently closed on Saturdays and Sundays.