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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

Planetarium
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Observatory
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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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.

Earth Science Day

Earth Science Day

October 20, 2018 11 AM - 3 PM

Hands-On Fossil Displays 
Rock Identification Challenge
Build a Fossil
Build a Pet Rock 

Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory

Come join us for views that are out of this world!

Free public observations Thursday and Friday nights!

Directions to Fernbank Science Center

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