Many moms wonder what they can do with 2 to 4-year-olds that’s fun, educational and tailored to this specific age group. Back by popular demand, Mommy & Me Mondays at Fernbank Museum of Natural History has the answer. Mommy & Me Mondays pairs a great discount with curated activities suited for the toddler set.
Mommy & Me Mondays, which is also available for dads and nannies, includes museum admission for one adult and up to two children ages 5 and younger for $20. The ticket also includes free parking. At the museum, they’ll be sure to enjoy the award-winning children’s exhibition, Fernbank NatureQuest as well as several activities that were developed by the museum’s educators specifically for toddlers and preschoolers.
Fernbank NatureQuest features more than 100 interactive elements, from a pier puzzle covered with sand dollars and starfish to “splashing” with fish in the virtual river. There are also several habitats of live animals, including baby alligators, for kids to observe. In addition, the exhibition features a connect-the-dots game, “night vision” goggles, magic mirrors, and many other surprises.
To enhance the toddler experience during Mommy& Me Mondays, Fernbank also has downloadable activities to enjoy during the visit and at home, including a connect-the-dots, dinosaur puzzler, leaf rubbing, several scavenger hunts, family exploration guides, and NatureQuest field guides and hunts focused on topics like animal tracks, colors, shapes, patterns, and more. All activities are available to download in advance at www.fernbankmuseum.org/mommydeal, and some activities can be completed at home before or after the museum visit. Moms are encouraged to bring a tablet or smartphone so they can follow the activities without the need for printing. Some laminated exhibition activities are also available in the NatureQuest exhibit.
In addition to NatureQuest and the downloadable activities, the museum features several other ways for parents and toddlers to enjoy their visit. The world’s largest dinosaurs, giant bubbles, animal specimens ranging from a bear to birds, an incredible collection of seashells, a fiber optic ceiling of stars, listening dishes and several other unique experiences are all memorable highlights for young children.
The Mommy & Me Mondays promotion is available every Monday except holidays through March 30, 2015 at the Box Office or by calling 404.929.6400. The holidays when the deal is not offered are President’s Day on February 16. As always, Museum admission and downloadable activities are free for members.
Mommy & Me tickets include museum admission for one adult and up to two children ages 5 and younger. For more information, visit www.fernbankmuseum.org/mommydeal. Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta.