Catch a good time with the family this fall season and fill up your family’s calendar. If you’re looking for a safe Atlanta Halloween event, you’ve got to head to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Families with kids of all ages can enjoy their annual Woodland Spirits exhibit. It’s a half indoor and half outdoor exhibit that’s included on top of the museum’s permanent exhibits. Check out all of the details and see why it should be on your family’s fall bucket list!
Fernbank Museum Woodland Spirits: Atlanta Halloween Event
Every year the Fernbank Forest and Wildwoods area of the Fernbank Museum transform for the fall season, into the Woodland Spirits exhibit. The end result is art, outdoor fun and play time for the kids. Grab the whole family and take a not-so-spooky walk through this Halloween themed area. It’s included in the museum’s admission and runs from mid September to late October. Advanced reservations aren’t necessary and tickets can be purchased at the door.
What Is The Fernbank Museum Woodland Spirits?
A guided pathway, through the trees of the Fernbank Forest, allows guests to experience all of the Woodland Spirits fun. Be on the lookout for ghostly encounters, which are outdoor art installation pieces by sculpture artist Laura Lewis. They come aglow in the evening hours and kids are mesmerized by their mysterious appearance. The 3D shapes are best enjoyed in-person, as camera and video doesn’t do the art justice.
Will Young Kids Like The Fernbank Halloween Event?
New for the year, kids can enjoy the Monster Garden, Harvest Stories and Haunted Outpost. The Haunted Outpost is recommend for slightly older kids, while the Monster Garden is fun for everyone. Younger kids do best in a stroller. The outdoor Fernbank forest area is a longer walk for toddlers. They will love the event, and it’s not too scary for them, but you want to bring a stroller for tired little legs.
Enjoy Outdoor and Indoor Fun
There are plenty of things to do outside to enjoy the Halloween event, plus there are indoor activities as well. The outdoor areas include the Woodland Spirits. Indoor activity tables, and the permanent exhibits, will keep the kids entertained. They also have close animal encounters with some of the season’s most famous creatures – like owls. My kids loved the craft activities that they took home as a souvenir.
Guests can purchase tickets online, ahead of their visit, and pick up tickets at the box office. Expect less crowds in the outdoor areas and earlier in the night. NatureQuest is the permanent kids exhibit at the Fernbank Museum and it’s open during the Halloween event as well. I love that guests can take advantage of both and get even more out of your ticket cost.
Purchase The Atlanta CityPASS More Halloween Events
Atlanta CityPASS tickets are available for guests to purchase as well. If you’re looking to experience even more Atlanta Halloween events, then the CityPASS might be a great option for your family to see more – while saving some money. You’ll purchase a discounted rate for your CityPASS, but have access to the city’s biggest attractions.
The CityPASS includes a mobile ticket and 30 days to visit the following attractions:
- Georgia Aquarium
- World of Coca-Cola
- Zoo Atlanta OR National Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR College Football Hall of Fame
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