This year has been nothing short of spooky (for so many reasons), but Halloween season is here and it’s time to finally fill up your family’s calendar. If you’re looking for some safe Atlanta Halloween fun, 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, with plenty of safety protocol in place. So you can enjoy making more memories as a family, instead of stressing.
Fernbank Museum Woodland Spirits: Atlanta Halloween Fun
The following information about the Fernbank Museum is based upon a September 2020 visit. Please be sure to check the museum’s website for up-to-date information regarding exhibit openings and daily hours.
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 with your Fernbank Museum admission.
Fernbank Museum Woodland Spirits 2020
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.
New for 2020, 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.
Safety Protocols For A Covid-Friendly Experience
Feel safe and comfortable at The Fernbank Museum this season. The safety of guests is very important to museum staff and that made our family feel good during our visit. The Woodland Spirit exhibit is one of the museum’s outdoor experiences and social distancing is enforced via timed ticketing.
Following Atlanta’s city ordinances, masks are required of guests at the Fernbank Museum (for both indoor and outdoor areas). Check out some of the other new safety protocols that are being enforced:
Guests can purchase tickets online, ahead of their visit, and select an availability time frame for their visit. Expect less crowds and more space to distance, thanks to the new ticketing system. Timed tickets are available from 10am to 3pm daily.
The popular NatureQuest kids play area, at the Fernbank, re-opens to guests on October 3, 2020!
Atlanta CityPASS tickets are available for guests to purchase as well. 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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