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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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Jonn Serrie Holiday Concert

Upon A Midnight Clear

Atlanta musician Jonn Serrie is known world-wide for his hauntingly beautiful compositions. Jonn performs his holiday favorites, live in the planetarium at Fernbank Science Center.

Come find a few moments of peace under the stars and experience a real gift.

December 6, 2019, 8:00 P.M.

All tickets $10.  Available at the door.

Groupon discounts do not apply for this program.

How to buy a telescope

Thinking about getting a telescope for yourself or a loved one for Christmas? The Atlanta Astronomy Club offers a program to help you make an informed decision.

Club members will be there to talk about the pros & cons of each type of telescope, what to look for and what to avoid. The indoor program runs from 4 - 5 p.m., feel free to drop in at any time.

Following the information session we will head outdoors for hands-on demonstrations of some telescopes (weather permitting).

Date: December 7, 2019

Location: Fernbank Science Center

This event 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. 

NIkon Small World

Nikon Small World

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.

Apollo Exhibit

Apollo Interactive Exhibit 

On Display Now!

The exhibit takes you back in time to the Mission Control Room of the Apollo missions to the Moon, with equal consideration of space exploration today and in the future.

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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