Fernbank Science Center

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 DCSD’s website and social media channels for more information. www.dekalbschoolsga.org.

Hours of Operation

Admission to Fernbank Science Center is free of charge. This includes the exhibit hall and associated grounds, the library and the observatory. Parking is free of charge. The science center is wheel chair accessible.

Public planetarium shows are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Click here for more information.

The calendar and hours for science center vary throughout the year. Please call ahead to confirm hours. Click here for our events calendar.

Listen to our recorded information lines at 678-874-7100 or call our receptionist at 678-874-7102.

Please check our events calendar for dates that the science center is closed.

School Year Hours
Generally, August 1 - Memorial Day

Exhibit Hall 
Monday: Wednesday Noon - 5:00 PM 
Thursday: Friday Noon - 9:00 PM 
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Thursday & Friday: 9:00 PM (or dark) - 10:30 PM (weather permitting)
Please call ahead to confirm that the observatory will be open on the night that you plan to attend 678-874-7102 

Fernbank Science Center is closed on Sunday