Fernbank Science Center...Where Science Becomes an Adventure
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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.

Hours of Operation

School Year Hours

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

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

FSC is closed on Sunday

Hours subject to change. Please confirm hours on our calendar prior to your visit.

FSC Calendar

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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 World

Nikon Small World

On Display Now!

Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope.

Apollo 12

Remembering Apollo 12 

November 16, 2019

Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 12 mission. The mission successfully landed astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean on the surface of the Moon! There will be special planetarium programs throughout the day.

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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