Click above to buy an individual membership for $30 ($60 value). Buy here for a family membership for $42 ($85 value).
Confined to plutonium-powered DeLoreans and unwieldy telephone booths, time travel is a dangerous and mischief-baiting activity. Instead, let history repeat itself as often as you can stand it with today’s Groupon: $42 gets two adults and up to four children or grandchildren (under 18) a yearlong family membership to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (an $85 value). Individuals can purchase solo museum membership, including admission and member benefits for one person, for $30 (a $60 value).
Museumgoers can spend 12 months entranced by ancient fossils that include some of the world’s largest dinosaurs, rotating special exhibits, and enveloping cinematic experiences in the IMAX Theater. From the signature exploration of Georgia’s natural history and planet development in A Walk Through Time in Georgia to the history of coastal gems in The World of Shells, patrons of all ages will marvel at the Fernbank Museum’s permanent exhibits, developing a greater appreciation and understanding of the historical landscape that accompanies the world they inherited.
In addition to free admission to the museum and Family Fun Days, your membership also includes:
- $8 IMAX passes for all ages (up to a 40% savings; limit 6 tickets per visit)
- 10% discount in the Museum Store and the Fernbank Café
- Access to E-news and other Fernbank e-communications
- Membership in Association of Science-Technology Centers
- Use of member’s express window for shorter ticket lines
- No cover charge for Martinis & IMAX events (IMAX tickets not included in cover)
- Opportunity to volunteer with Artemis or Polaris
Museum visits are like buffet restaurants, Cabbage Patch dolls, and birthmarks—no two are exactly the same. Constantly rotating exhibits, new events, and guest lectures help create a completely different and enlightening experience every time. This spring, safely steer through lava-spewing volcanoes and underwater earthquakes in Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, and get personal with some sticky-toed reptiles at Geckos: Tails to Toepads, opening this summer. Get this Groupon to have an automatic get-out-of-boredom-free card, a thoughtful activity for out-of-town guests, or a surefire cure for writer’s block.
The Fernbank Museum of Natural History earned Frommer’s “very highly recommended” status. Yelpers and TripAdvisors give an average of 3.5 stars, and Citysearchers and Kudzu-ers give 4.5. > * Exhibits are enhanced by creative films and videos, informational audiophones, interactive computers, sound effects, and old-fashioned field guides – not to mention more than 1,500 fabricated plants and mounted specimens of birds and animals. – Frommer’s > * I was immediately fascinated by the fossils in the limestone floor as were the 6 and 9 year olds. We were all taken by the science experiments and the children’s area was a nice “break” place for the adults. I was totally blown away by the dinosaurs. I especially liked the one clinging to the crag located high on the wall. – bamagran, TripAdvisor
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
- Size: Native American and European artifacts and dinosaurs big enough to pose as parade balloons.
- Eye Catcher: the recreated skeleton of a Giganotosaurus, the world's largest carnivorous dinosaur
- Permanent Mainstay: A Walk Through Time in Georgia—15 galleries that chart the development of Earth and how Georgia's plant and animal life has changed over time
- Hands-On Activities: NatureQuest, that features more than 100 interactions and several species of live animals.
- Don't Miss: the museum's floor, which is covered in 40,000 limestone tiles containing fossil remains
- Pro Tip: check the museum's online calendar for special programming and family days