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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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for DeKalb County School District SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSING / Fernbank Science Center

We have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19. Throughout the process, we have relied on the guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DeKalb County Board of Health, Georgia Department of Education, as well as our state leaders. During Thursday's 3 p.m. press conference, Gov. Kemp communicated the following, “Given the rise of the coronavirus, I am going to issue a call to action. If local communities feel it is prudent, you should consider closing day cares and schools as early as tomorrow through the next two weeks.”


As a result, Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent of DeKalb County School District (DCSD), in collaboration with other metro area school districts, will close the school district on Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. All district and school sponsored events, activities, meetings, and competitions are cancelled until further notice. It also includes athletics, extracurricular, school events and systemwide events. More information will be forthcoming to our stakeholders.


Information regarding Fernbank Science Center will be posted on this website. We look forward to seeing you when we return.

Please follow the District’s website and social media channels for more information. www.dekalbschoolsga.org.

Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

Experience the wonders of the universe in 4K!

Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp at Fernbank Science Center

Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp

Get ready for takeoff at the 2020 Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp! A week-long STEM based camp that provides hands-on aviation experience for rising 4th through 6th grade students. The camp is packed with activities that help future aviator’s understand science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

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. 

Spring Plant Sale Flyer

Spring Plant Sale

April 18, 2020 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Many of the plants for sale are native species that are often difficult to find elsewhere. The FSC hoticulture stafff will be on hand to offer planting advice and gardening suggestions.

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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