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Druid Hills High School

Dekalb County Schools

Fernbank SC and Museum

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The modern Fernbank Museum of Natural History houses "a world of dinosaurs, artifacts, science interactives, shells, wildlife", an Imax theater, and more. "Fernbank's unique permanent exhibitons includeGiants of the Mesozoic, featuring the world's largest dinosaurs, and A Walk Through Time in Georgia, which tells the two-fold story of Georgia's natural history and the development of our plantet." Besides the permanent exhibits, the museum hosts special exhibitions and programs throughout the year providing unique programs about the earth's history, the physical universe, the environment and human culture.


Fernbank Science Center and Planetarium

Owned and operated by the DeKalb School System, Fernbank is a major part of both the educational and entertainment community. The Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium offers programs for school classes, adults and children relating to current astronomy and astronomical topics. Fernbank also houses a 36-inch telescope (the largest in the Southeast) that has public observing hours during the week. Other assets include a research library, 64-acre hardwood forest and aeronautics classroom/laboratory.

For the school system, Fernbank has a unique role in coordination of science curriculum and teaches classes to 9th grade students in DeKalb County's Scientific Tools and Technique (STT) course, as well as programs for pre-K - 12 school groups in the DeKalb County School System.

Meteorites and tektites on display

Apollo 6, an unmanned probe that orbited the Earth.

A replica of the International Space Station

A replica of our Moon.

The star projector inside Fernbank's planetarium

Outside Fernbank's observatory

The telescope at Fernbank's observatory