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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.
General admission to the science center is free!

Hours of Operation

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

Planetarium
Thursday & Friday: 7 PM, 8 PM
Friday: 3 PM
Saturday: 11 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM 
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Observatory
Thursday & Friday 9:00 - 10:30 PM
(weather permitting)

FSC is closed on Sunday

FSC Calendar

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FSC Turns 50!

Since 1967, Fernbank Science Center has supported science education in the DeKalb County School District and the wider community.  Nearly every student who has attended a DeKalb school has experienced planetarium shows in the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium, gone for nature walks in Fernbank Forest or through the Reach Program, or had a Fernbank Science Center Science Specialist teach them at their school or in the labs at the center. Generations of students have been touched with what the science center has to offer. 

Fernbank Science Center

Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium

Experience the wonders of the universe in 4K!

Events and Exhibits

Nikon Small World

Nikon Small World

On Display Now!

Celebrating 43 years of images captured by the light microscope.

Mystery of the Christmas Star

Holiday Planetarium Programs

December 2017

Join us for holiday themed programs in the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium.  Playing Now!

Apollo 6

Apollo 6 Command Module

Permanent Exhibit

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

Aniaml Exhibit

Live Animal Exhibit

Permanent Exhibit

See poison dart frogs, snakes, turtles, spiders, and more.

Ralph Buice Jr. Observatory

Come join us for views that are out of this world!

Free public observations Thursday and Friday nights!

Directions to Fernbank Science Center

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