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Hours of Operation

Admission to Fernbank Science Center is free of charge. This includes the exhibit hall and associated grounds, the library and the observatory. Parking is free of charge. The science center is wheel chair accessible.


Public planetarium shows are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Click here for more information.

The calendar and hours for science center vary throughout the year. Please call ahead to confirm hours. Click here for our events calendar.

Listen to our recorded information lines at 678-874-7100 or call our receptionist at 678-874-7102.

Please check our events calendar for dates that the science center is closed.

School Year Hours
Generally, Labor Day - Memorial Day

Exhibit Hall 
Monday - Wednesday noon - 5:00 pm 
Thursday - Friday noon - 9:00 pm 
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Planetarium 
Click here for the schedule 

Observatory 
Thurs & Fri 9:00 pm (or dark) - 10:30 pm 
(weather permitting) 

Fernbank Science Center is closed on Sunday