Our Mission

The mission of Fernbank Science Center is to provide extraordinary science instruction, exhibits, opportunities and experiences to the DeKalb County School District, the local community and beyond. The science center is dedicated to science literacy and life-long science learning for all people and all ages


Fernbank Science Center is proud to be part of the DeKalb County School District.  We welcome students from DeKalb through our doors every school day. Students receive instruction from science specialists that is aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence, but goes beyond regular classroom instruction. Programming is designed to motivate and inspire students to learn more about science and how scientists work and to encourage student achievement in science.


Teachers are provided professional learning opportunities that are designed by Fernbank Science Center instructors. These programs, experiences and workshops are content based and grade and area specific.

The Community

Community based programming is developed as part of Fernbank Science Center’s dedication to continued life-long learners of science for the entire family.  This includes exhibits, special programming and other learning opportunities. These experiences are intended to connect the scientific community with the public to promote a better understanding of science and the natural world.


156 Heaton Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30307

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