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Fernbank Science Center

156 Heaton Park Drive


The Board of Education of the DeKalb County School District defines Fernbank Science Center as an integral part of the DeKalb County School District. It is an extension to the regular elementary, secondary, adult and post secondary school program. Fernbank Science Center is designed to enhance the scientific literacy and the related proficiency of the lay, student and professional populations of DeKalb County, the metropolitan area and the state of Georgia. Instructional materials developed at Fernbank Science Center shall be correlated to science courses being taught in the DeKalb schools. Each instructional activity shall be designed to meet the level of understanding of each participating group. Programs conducted by Fernbank Science Center staff members shall be directed toward teacher in-service, a supplement to classroom science curricula, and public presentations.

The mission of Fernbank Science Center is to provide extraordinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) instruction, exhibits, opportunities and experiences to the DeKalb County School District, the local community and beyond. The science center is dedicated to science literacy and life-long science learning for all people and all ages.


Bracha Williams

Friday, July 13, 2018
Came to pick up my race bib and the staff (and race volunteers) were lovely. This is a nice place where you're bound to find something of interest from space, to reptiles, birds, nano technology (simplified) for young minds or those unfamiliar with it, etc. For me: it's birds.

Nevaeh TCH

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The overall exhibit is pretty nice, but the planetarium part was kinda disappointing. I could tell the movie they showed was pretty dated and more towards younger children (like ages 4-8). Not very interesting and not so fun when you get motion sickness easily, like I do. The exhibit could be better, and seemed like a limited learning experience. BUT, I will say that the staff is awesome and the place is very clean

Thomas Domingue

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Very disappointed. The place itself seemed very limited in what it has to offer and activities for learning. We went for the main attraction....the planetarium show. We expected to see amazing images of the sky and solar system, like what they have displayed on the photos under Google Maps search. What we got was a very boring and mundane show of how to find the constellations in the sky. The presenter was not engaging or exciting either. I would not go to this place again.

Rachv V

Thursday, June 14, 2018
This was my second visit to Science Center. My son loves this place. The staff is very nice and polite. The place is clean and very well maintained. It is a small museum with many types of animals, birds and reptiles. Most of them are preserved but there are few snakes and frogs which are real. There is a nice live honey comb with loads of information on it. If you are interested in stars, meteroids etc then you will have fun. Place has lots of information. I got 4 tickets on Groupon for 13$ and it's totally worth it. Clean washrooms and a vending machine outside it.

Victor Hills

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Phenomenal museum with classic exhibits. Kids visiting today get pretty close to the same experience 20 years ago. I grew up going there and took several science classes through High School. I recently was able to tour through again. It is worth a trip if you're in the area.

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