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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!

It's Only Natural Logo

Presented by Fernbank Science Center, University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art

Join Fernbank Science Center as we open a new exhibit with featured speaker, Gene Wright, UGA Chair of Scientific Illustration. Professor Wright will discuss his students’ successes, the history of scientific illustration and modern techniques used today. 

The exhibit features the artwork of UGA students and selected renderings from fifth graders in DeKalb County Schools.

Exhibit Opens March 18, 2020

Professor Wright's Presentation Begins at 7:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION!
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. 

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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