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Fernbank Science Center

Welcome to Fernbank Science Center...where science truly becomes an adventure! Please visit today and experience the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium and the Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory. Most activities are free and family friendly! 

Hours of Operation

Fernbank Science Center will be closed for the Memorial Day Weekend May 27 - 29, 2017.
The center will reopen on Tuesday May 30 with new summer hours.

Summer Hours
Exhibit Hall
Monday -Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday -Friday 10 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

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Thursday & Friday 9:00 - 10:30 PM
(weather permitting)

Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

FSC is closed on Sunday

FSC Calendar

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Events and Exhibits


Great American Eclipse

Celebrate Fernbank Science Center's 50 years of service to the students, teachers and general public of DeKalb County with an out-of-this-world event.


Live Animals Exhibit

Fernbank Science Center has many years of experience keeping animals in captivity. Many of our animals are now on display in a live animal exhibit. There are poison dart frogs, snakes, turtles, spiders, and more.


Apollo 6 Command Module

The unmanned Apollo 6 Command Module is on display in the Fernbank Science Center Exhibit Hall

Aviation Camp

Aviation Camp

The sky’s the limit at the 2017 Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp! A week-long STEM based camp provides hands-on aviation experience for rising 4th through 6th grade students.

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