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Luxury mega-malls, the World of Coca-Cola, and world-class museums are just some of what make Atlanta an attractive travel destination for so many Americans and foreign visitors. Atlanta also offers lesser-known attractions that define the soul of the city, like Victorian buildings and historical landmarks, a rich assortment of skyscrapers, gorgeous parks, and year-round festivals. Atlanta will keep you busy for days, but even those who spend just a few hours here will never forget the pearl of Georgia.

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Famous Revisit the Reign of the Dinosaurs

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Kids love NatureQuest for a hands-on approach. Dinosaurs and interactive science exhibits, too.

Revisit the Reign of the Dinosaurs Editors' Note

Just minutes from downtown is the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Here, visitors will come face-to-face with the world’s largest dinosaurs and explore the development of life on Earth through the landscapes of modern Georgia.

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History is perhaps the wealthiest when it comes to collection of artifacts from the Mesozoic era– where dinosaurs were believed to have ruled the planet. A popular attraction, A Walk Through Time in Georgia, relates a two-fold story of Georgia’s natural history and the development of our planet.

The museum is home to 16 with 5-story IMAX theaters and dioramas. Other must visit in the Fernbank Museum of Natural History include Fossil Floors, Rare Dugout Canoes, The Star Gallery, The Naturalist Center, Fernbank Forest and the Dinosaur Entrance Plaza.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road, 30307 Atlanta
+1 404 9296300
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.