Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fernbank Museum Becomes a BOO-seum This Halloween


Fernbank Museum is celebrating Halloween with two events to satisfy the scary and sweet sides of All Hallow’s Eve for children and adults. An adult event will be offered on Friday, October 28 as part of Martinis & IMAX®. Fright Night will embrace the scary attire of ‘80s proms and eerie prom films set in the (almost) ‘80s, like Carrie (1976), as Fernbank reveals what happens “When Good Proms Go Bad.” On Saturday, October 29, Fernbank invites children to don their costumes and enjoy a safe environment for trick-or-treating along with special activities and costumed characters as the Museum becomes a BOO-seum.

Halloween Fun for Adults:

Martinis & IMAX® Fright Night

Friday, October 28 from 6:30 p.m.-midnight
What happens when good proms go bad? Fernbank’s annual adult Halloween event is taking you back to the day of big hair with an ‘80s prom theme. Enjoy live music by Flux Capacitor, a special “screaming” of Carrie, a costume contest for best Prom King and Queen and more.

Standard Martinis & IMAX® prices apply: $7 for general admission or general admission with Carrie screening (must purchase in advance to guarantee seating), $12 for general admission plus Carrie and/or an IMAX® film. Members receive free general admission and can purchase IMAX® tickets for $7.

Halloween Fun for Kids and Families:

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

BOO-seum admission is free with a Museum ticket: $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3-12, and free for museum members and children ages 2 and under.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road, NE in Atlanta. Visitor information is available at or 404.929.6300. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 404.929.6400.

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