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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.

Happy Thanksgiving

Fernbank Science Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday 11/27 - Sunday 12/1.

The center will be open on Monday 11/25 and Tuesday 11/26 with special programming in the planetarium.  Check our calendar for show times and details.

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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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.

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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