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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

All Fernbank Science Center facilities remain closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reopening time frames and information concerning the center's programs will be posted to our website as information becomes available. 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.

LIVE! At-Home Planetarium Shows

The Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium at Fernbank Science Center remains closed due to Covid-19. In the interim we are offering virtual planetarium programming. The shows will be live from planetarium. Please visit our facebook page to live stream the show. New shows will be released each Friday at 7:00 PM.


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Live Show Archive

Please visit the LIVE! At-Home Planetarium Show archive to watch or re-watch recorded shows. Each show is unique, representing a variety of astronomical topics, and features distinguished guests from around the country.

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 Wolrd

NIkon Small World

Coming Soon!

Nikon Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

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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