Planetarium Shows & Schedules
The planetarium at Fernbank Science Center is a celestial theater in the round, utilizing the complex Zeiss Mark V planetarium projector in conjunction with a new full dome digital projection system. These technologies collectively create a stunning immersive environment, which guide the audience through the wonders of the universe. The 70-ft diameter planetarium, one of the largest in the United States, is dedicated to teaching and public enrichment. School Groups Click Here
ADMISSION FOR PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS*
Adults (ages 19-61) $7.00
Students (ages 3-18) $5.00
Seniors (62+) $5.00
Groups larger than 50 please contact our scheduler 678-874-7113
|Summer 2013 Public Programs Click Here for Dates and Times|
|Fly through the carotid artery; explore the eye, brain, ear, and heart. Then, shrink into a cell to see its nucleus and DNA within. Discover how DNA programs the body's cells to form the circulatory and nervous systems. Then watch from inside as we use lasers to fight disease at the cellular level. Watch Preview||A planetarium show for audiences of all ages who dream of space and wonder about human spaceflight after Shuttle. It's a show filled with real adventures for the near frontier. Positive, possible, and exciting -- this is a promise we can make to our children, our future astronauts.
|Saturn is the true "Lord of the Rings." After nearly seven years in transit, the two-story Cassini-Huygens spacecraft began orbiting Saturn on July 1, 2004. Cassini continues to explore Saturn and its moons during its extended mission. See Saturn up-close and all-around-you inside our dome theater.
|Summer 2013 Family Programs Click Here for Dates and Times|
|Set on the surface of the Moon in the year 2081, a grandfather and granddaughter watch a solar eclipse from scenic cliffs overlooking their moon colony. Conversation leads to contrasts between the moon, the only home the granddaughter knows, and the Earth, where the grandfather has spent most of his life. Watch Preview||Molecularium is an exciting new animation, in a planetarium setting, created to spark interest in the atoms and molecules that constitute our world. The show follows a cast of characters, based on atoms, as they move throughout the universe from the perspective of a magical ship, called the Molecularium. Watch Preview|
*Planetarium doors open 10 minutes prior to each scheduled performance. Admission (or readmission) after a program has begun is not possible. Programs last approximately 30 minutes. An adult must accompany children under 12 years of age. The public programs are targeted at adults, students and school-aged children 10 and up . The family programs are appropriate for people of all ages, but are targeted at children 10 and under. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The management reserves the right to change programs without prior notice.
*Admission prices and policies are subject to change. Download admission policy statement (PDF format).
*Rates for groups are available by prior arrangement.