Fernbank inspires life-long learning of natural history through dynamic programming to encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its people. Science education is at the heart of Fernbank’s mission, and the Museum remains dedicated to reconnecting people to nature, restoring a sense of wonder in the natural world, and stimulating an interest in science, the environment and human culture. Fernbank provides significant learning opportunities for all ages and cognitive levels, including families and students from vulnerable populations, through permanent and special exhibitions, IMAX® films, educational field trips, family programming opportunities, summer camps, lectures and more.
Blue-footed boobies are among the many species featured in a diorama dedicated to Darwin's Beagle voyage, where he journeyed to the Galapagos Islands and beyond while collecting observations in nature and posing questions about the diversity that exists on Earth. Photo courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.
Fossils, mounted specimens, and illustrations of the animals and groups Darwin saw on his Beagle voyage to the Galápagos Islands are featured in the Galapagos diorama. Photo courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History.
An elaborate reproduction of Charles Darwin’s study from Down House is one of the centerpiece attractions of Darwin, on view at Fernbank Musuem. Image: D. Finnin/AMNH