Holiday Happenings at Fernbank Museum

From indoor exhibitions to outdoor experiences – and everything in between – Fernbank Museum is bringing the jolly this season with their Holiday Happenings! Enjoy beloved pastimes or pick up a new tradition along with way with a variety of festive fun for all ages. 

Holiday Happenings Dates
November 20th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021

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Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Spirits

Atlanta’s favorite adult science night is back, offering exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of hands-on activities for adults! Don’t miss live music, giant screen movies, craft beer and cocktails, and more at December’s Fernbank After Dark: Holiday Spirits!

Event Details
Friday | December 11th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Enjoy a special holiday twist with a night of festive fun featuring after-hours access to the holiday exhibit Winter Wonderland, holiday-themed activities, live music and more!

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Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Homes

Join Avondale Estates in the holiday spirit at the 28th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Marketplace! This year will feature a new twist on the classic tour, complete with a Tour of Lights and Online Holiday Market. 

Event Details
Sunday | December 13th, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join in the spirit of the season as everyone in town decorates with tons of sparkling lights – Even lighting up the trees on the verge! For some extra fun with the kiddos in mind, neighbors are encouraged to include Santa somewhere in their decorations so children can play “Where’s Santa?” as they ride through the city.

In addition to the homes throughout the city, between 6-8 homes will also be featured with their Over-the-Top decorations! Soak up the festive feeling of the season while exploring the decorated homes in the city, the Avondale Business District, and the plazas around town.  

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Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World

Showcasing celebrations from around the globe, the Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World fills Fernbank Museum with over two floors of twinkling, beautifully decorated trees throughout the holiday season!

Event Details
November 20th, 2020 – January 8th, 2021

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Adventures in Science at Fernbank Museum

Calling all science fans! Adventures in Science invites you to explore science and natural history at Fernbank Museum. Learn about different scientific fields, enjoy interactive experiments, and engage with Fernbank educations and local specialists! 

Event Details
Saturday | November 7th, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Fright Night | Fernbank Museum

Ready for a frighteningly-fun night? Join Fernbank Museum for a screaming good time at Fright Night, the museum’s annual adults-only Halloween party!

Event Details
Friday | October 30th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Ghostly Gatherings | Fernbank Museum

Enjoy a bewitchingly fun evening at Fernbank Museum’s Ghostly Gatherings! With two dates scheduled, the special event will have festivities for all ages with the opportunity to experience the museum after dark. 

Event Details
Saturday | October 17th & 24th, 2020
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Ghostly Gatherings are part of the incredible Halloween Happenings lineup  and the Supernatural Science Fest at Fernbank Museum this season, and you can’t miss the opportunity to see the special Woodland Spirits exhibit after nightfall!

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Winship Win the Fight 5K Goes Virtual!

On your mark, get set, let’s fight cancer! Now in its landmark 10th year, the Winship Win the Fight 5K is going virtual! The family-friendly event raises critical funds for innovative cancer research, treatment, and care at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Event Details
September 26th – October 3rd, 2020

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Woodland Spirits | Fernbank Museum

Evoke mystery and adventure this Halloween season as you encounter Fernbank’s special outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits. Ghostly visitors will be found throughout the shadows and trees in Fernbank Forest and WildWoods – some waiting in plain sight!

Event Details
September 19th – November 4th, 2020

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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A Timeless Affair 2020 | Fernbank Museum

Benefitting Fernbank Museum’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund, A Timeless Affair 2020 is going virtual!

Event Details
Thursday | October 1st, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The virtual experience features a Silent Auction and entertainment by Jacob Ryan Smith and Zan Berube. This year’s Honorary Chair is Mary Ellen Imlay.

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