Fernbank Museum of Natural History (fernbankmuseum.org) celebrates spring break with a variety of ways to have fun, including the museum’s family-friendly permanent exhibitions, two new IMAX® films, The Power of Poison special exhibition, live science shows and special activities throughout the week.
The Power of Poison presents guests with the opportunity to explore the story of poison from the pages of fairytales to the journals of modern medicine. Families can join the investigation to uncover the secrets of poison while learning about its role in nature, myth and human health. This new special exhibition creates an engaging and immersive environment through the use of interactives, models, multimedia games and live animals. The exhibition also features live, interactive science shows throughout the day, where guests are invited to follow the first legal case that used forensic evidence to try a poisoning suspect in court.
For those who are enjoying their spring break with a stay-cation, visitors can escape to the spectacular waters of Alaska, Hawaii and the remote islands of Tonga in the IMAX film Humpback Whales. This giant-screen film offers audiences an up-close look at how humpback whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young. Guests can also discover the mysteries of the unknown in the large-format film Mysteries of the Unseen World, which reveals phenomena that are too fast, too slow, too small or invisible to the naked eye. Audiences will journey into earthly worlds secreted away in different dimensions of time and scale.
Other special spring break offerings include the chance to meet some of Fernbank’s knowledgeable education staff during daily animal encounters. Fernbank’s collection of live animal ambassadors includes snakes, a blue-tongued skink, a lesser tenric and other species that may make an appearance for guests to touch and learn about under the supervision of Fernbank’s staff.
Fernbank’s permanent exhibition, NatureQuest is always an exciting and adventurous way to spend a day with children ages 2-10. This immersive exhibition turns kids into explorers, scientists and adventurers as they discover the many wonders of the natural world through hands-on activities, live animal displays and engaging encounters. Children will see alligators, snakes and explore a secluded tree house all while learning about different habitats. Guests are also invited to challenge themselves with special activity cards inside the exhibition. Museum-wide scavenger hunts are also available for download online.
For more activities, visit the events page on Fernbank Museum’s website.
All exhibits are included with Museum admission, which is $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12, and free for toddlers and museum members. IMAX tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $11 for children 12 and younger, and $8 for Museum members. Upgrade to a Value Pass (includes IMAX and Museum admission) for the best value. (See Value Pass prices at fernbankmuseum.org.)
About Fernbank Museum of Natural History:
Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets and visitor information are available at www.fernbankmuseum.org or 404.929.6300 (info) / 404.929.6400 (tickets).
Events, activities and chances to win are also posted on Facebook (facebook.com/FernbankMuseum) and Twitter (@fernbankmusuem).