Now’s the time to explore Fernbank Museum of Natural History on the cheap: While they last, you can get discount tickets to Fernbank, no coupon code required.
As always, you can check out the dinosaurs, investigate the natural world via hands-on activities and live animals in Fernbank NatureQuest, learn about Georgia’s natural history, & more during your visit to Fernbank Museum of Natural History. And it’s an excellent time to explore WildWoods, an outdoor experience that includes everything from vantage points high in the trees to ground trails and a wetland. I wish I still had little ones, as they’d love the Nature Stories playground (pictured above) & a Sensory Wall that they’re actually allowed to touch, but my older kids & I still have plenty to do in WildWoods, from checking out the ever-changing art exhibitions in the Nature Gallery (Wild Huts and Hollows will be on view through February 11, 2018) to walking the trails.
Plus the Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum exhibition will be on view through January 7, 2018. Per the summary, “Building on the larger-than-life legends of gladiators, the exhibit explores the world these men inhabited, from the regiment of training, discipline and constant peril to the fame, wealth and freedom that greeted the very best gladiators. The exhibit unfolds on two paths, revealing two protagonists interwoven by destiny: the gladiators themselves, and the colossal, complex stage where their fate was determined—the Colosseum. The story is told through original artifacts, modern replicas, interactive technology, and immersive environments.”
While you’re there, check out the Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World exhibition, on display through January 7, 2018. Per the summary, the annual event “features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols.”
Movie fans are in luck: The IMAX theatre has been renovated. Now known as the Giant Screen theatre, it features state-of-the-art 4K digital projection with both 2D and 3D capabilities on a new screen, plus new seats, floors, & sound system.
Admission to the exhibitions is free for members, $18 for adults, $17 for seniors (age 65+), & $16 for children (ages 3-12). Don’t have a membership? You can save a bit on admission to Fernbank Museum of Natural History with these deals:
- While they last, $30 buys two tickets to Fernbank Museum of Natural History & a $20 gift card to Fifth Group Restaurants (La Tavola, The Original El Taco, South City Kitchen, Lure, & more), thanks to a deal on PoshDealz.
- While they last, $41 buys two tickets to Fernbank Museum of Natural History, two Giant Screen movie tickets, & a $20 gift card to Fifth Group Restaurants (La Tavola, The Original El Taco, South City Kitchen, Lure, & more), thanks to a deal on PoshDealz.
- With Super Value and Value Pass Combo deals, you’ll save up to $11 on museum admission & Giant Screen tickets.
- On Tuesdays, seniors with ID (age 65+) will save an extra $1 off the already reduced senior ticket prices, dropping the price to $16 for the museum & $11 for Giant Screen tickets.
- Active military personnel and dependents will receive $2 off tickets to Fernbank Museum of Natural History or 10% off a family membership when you present a valid military ID at the ticket counter; limit 6.
- Want to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta? Take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save about 40% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Atlanta CityPASS covers admission to The Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Inside CNN Studio Tour, Zoo Atlanta OR the Center for Civil & Human Rights, and Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR the College Football Hall of Fame. It’s valid for nine days, and if you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions.
- FYI: If you’re planning to bring the kids to celebrate Noon Year’s Eve at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, a separate ticket purchase is required. The festivities feature Georgia Bubbleman, games & music with J&M Sound Design, a Balloon Drop, & more. Admission to the museum exhibitions & Noon Year’s Eve Party is $8 for members & $20 for non-members. Want to see a movie while you’re there? Admission to the museum exhibitions, a Giant Screen movie, & the Noon Year’s Eve Party is $14 for members & $26 for non-members.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta.