Saturday, July 20, 2013

Free Treats, Special Activities -- Fernbank's Last Blast of Summer

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Summer has been extreme at Fernbank, and now the museum is celebrating with the Last Blast of Summer series. Each day through August 8, Fernbank will offer special activities guided by the Museum’s scientists, educators and youth volunteers. To beat the summer heat, Fernbank will also host Popsicles on the Patio on select days with free popsicles.

Special activities are posted every week at the greeter station and offer a variety of offerings, including Live Animal Encounters, Nature Walks, Weekend Wonders, Discovery Carts, Excellent Experiments, Tadpole Tales, and Popsicles on the Patio.

•  Live Animal Encounters

Get up close and personal with a member of Fernbank’s live animal collection.

•  Nature Walks

Go on an adventure with Fernbank Museum Educators as we delve into the wild world of Fernbank’s own backyard. Strollers will not be permitted on this walk. *weather permitting

•  Weekend Wonders

Enjoy a variety of hands-on learning fun!

•  Discovery Carts

Visit special interactive carts around the Museum where Fernbank’s youth volunteers engage with visitors to discuss dinosaurs, ancient sea life and archaeology with hands-on activities.

•  Excellent Experiments

Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation!

•  Tadpole Tales

Preschoolers can enjoy story time with a Fernbank educator, along with a special activity or song.

•  Popsicles on the Patio

Join Fernbank on the back patio from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 23 through August 8 for a free popsicle while supplies last. (Available to the first 500 visitors who show their Museum ticket.)

Visitors will also want to explore the most amazing mammals of all time in the special exhibition Extreme Mammals, on view through August 18. More extreme experiences are offered through daily IMAX® screenings of Under the Sea and Titans of the Ice Age. Other highlights include the world’s largest dinosaurs, fossil-filled floors, hands-on learning, artifacts, fossils, and the award-winning children’s exhibition, Fernbank NatureQuest.

Fernbank’s Extreme Summer of Fun runs through August 8. All activities are included with Museum admission (separate ticket required for IMAX films). Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students and seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3 to 12, free for children ages 2 and younger, and free for Fernbank Members.

For tickets and more information visit or call 404.929.6300.

Fernbank is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. The museum is accessible by Marta and offers free parking

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