The Search for Life in Space

Photo courtesy of Fernbank Museum

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History will hold an “Out of This World Day” on Saturday, Oct. 8th in celebration of the new IMAX film “The Search for Life in Space” (review of the movie below).  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Out of this World Day” will feature demonstrations from SOAR Rocketry, Georgia Tech Ramblin’ Rocket Club and the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, as well as space-themed crafts and activities.  All “Out of This World Day” activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members.

“The Search for Life in Space” is a family-friendly film that is projected on the Fernbank’s IMAX five-story screen.  The film will show daily starting Oct. 7 through Feb. 2, 2017, and will also show Friday evenings during the Fernbank’s popular Martinis & IMAX series through November 18, 2016.

To purchase tickets, view exact show times and to watch the trailer, visit . IMAX tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for seniors, $11 for children and $8 for Museum members, and can be purchased online at or by calling 404.929.6400.


The Search for Life in Space

Photo courtesy of Fernbank Museum

“The Search for Life in Space”  (2016)

Man has always wondered if we are not alone in the universe. “The Search for Life in Space,” asks if life on Earth can tell us more about potential life on distant planets. The film centers on the work of Lisa Kaltenegger, the founder, and director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University. In the film, we explore with Kaltenegger the vast contrasting landscapes of Hawaii, from the lush forests to the harsh volcano terrain, both above and below ground. This is a fascinating and beautiful looking film that uses the latest information and stunning images from our exploring spacecraft and telescopes. I especially enjoyed the film comparing some of the lifeforms here on earth that live under extreme conditions and how there could be life forms as close as Mars or the moons of Saturn. This is the perfect film to introduce your children to the magic of space exploration.  My Rating:  Full Price

My movie rating system from Best to Worst:  1). I Would Pay to See it Again  2). Full Price  3). Bargain Matinee  4). Cable  5). You Would Have to Pay Me to See it Again

“The Search for Life in Space” runs Oct. 7 through Feb. 2, 2017 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural Sciences.

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