Archive for January, 2012

A Year of Adventure at Fernbank Museum

As we put the finishing touches on our eye patches and faux jeweled crowns for our first Pirate & Princess Weekend of 2012, we thought it’d be the perfect time to share a few other upcoming events with you. So grab those calendars and pencil us in for a stunning line-up of events in 2012.

And, these are not all!

We are still working on adding more events to the schedule, so be sure to sign up for our e-news and “like” us on Facebook to stay in touch.

Dinosaur Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 7
Fernbank’s Dinosaur Egg Hunt is returning with expanded egg hunt times, additional giveaways, games, and more. Presented in partnership with Radio Disney.

Scoop on Poop
Opening Day Celebration
Saturday, May 26
Join us for a celebration of Fernbank’s special exhibition Scoop on Poop. This fun and fascinating exhibition illustrates what we can learn about an animal by what it leaves behind.

97 Days of Play
May 29 – September 2
We’ve got the cure for the summertime blues! Join us for a summer-long celebration of great activities, events and ways to keep families entertained and inspired while school’s out.

Superhero Day
Sunday, June 17
Come dressed as your favorite superhero and enjoy a day of games, hands-on activities and more.

Reptile Day

Saturday, July 28
Get up-close and personal with a variety of live reptiles. Don’t miss this opportunity interact with and learn more about these unique and ecologically-important creatures.

Dinosaur Birthday Bash
Saturday, August 25
You’re invited for a day of dinosaur-themed activities including a giant-sized birthday party celebrating the world’s LARGEST dinosaurs.

Out of this World Weekend
Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23
Join our mission to learn more about space, astronomy and how scientists learn about our universe through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Fernbank BOO-seum Weekend
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28
Ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates are invited to join us for a safe and not scary trick-or-treating event featuring costumed characters, music, games and more. Special treats for kids in costumes.

Science at Hand Day

Saturday, November 2
Biology, astronomy, ecology—oh my! Which of the sciences will you try? This is a unique chance to learn what it’s like to be a scientist and explore different scientific fields.

Caroling & Cookies Weekend
Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2
Enjoy the sounds of the season and free holiday delights including performances, ornament-making crafts and more.

Be sure to visit our online calendar of events to details on these and other Museum programs.

See you soon!

—Deanna Smith, Director of Marketing


January 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment

New Year, New Opportunities to Get Involved at Fernbank

New Year’s Resolutions

Did you make a resolution this year? Come on, you can tell us. Better yet, let us help you keep those resolutions with a variety of unique opportunities for adults at Fernbank Museum in 2012.

I resolve to…get out more often.
Join us every Friday starting at 6:30pm for Martinis & IMAX®. It’s more than dinner and a movie, it’s the most unique way to spend a Friday night in Atlanta and it won’t break the bank.

I resolve to…make a difference in my community.
Fernbank’s largest volunteer group, the Polaris Guild, is currently recruiting new members. Polaris is a dynamic group of adults filling a valuable role in the success of Fernbank Museum. A variety of roles are available, based on your interests—from greeting guests, to assisting during special events

I resolve to…travel, but on a budget.
Well, we can’t fly you to the rainforest of Borneo or the rugged savannah of Kenya, but we can take you to these places in the comfort of our IMAX® Theatre. It’s armchair traveling at its finest as you sit back and enjoy Born to be Wild and The Greatest Places, both now showing.

I resolve to…do more and see more without spending a lot of money.
We understand. Everyone is looking for ways to cut back on expenses, while still having a good time. Why not buy a Museum membership? Museum members receive free Museum admission, save up to 40% off IMAX® tickets and enjoy other great discounts. Individual levels start at $75.

Do you have resolutions not covered here? Share them on our Facebook page and automatically be entered to win 4 Value Passes (valid for Museum and IMAX® admission)!

Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2012!

—Deanna Smith, Director of Marketing

January 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm 2 comments


At Fernbank Museum, there’s much more than dinosaurs and giant-screen films. Even with our website, e-newsletters, Facebook pages and Twitter updates, there’s still a lot we’d like to share with you. This blog is an opportunity for the people that keep Fernbank running and constantly expanding, to share stories from their point of view. We hope you’ll enjoy these first-hand, behind-the-scenes glimpses of what goes into keeping a world-class natural history museum running. As always, we’d love to hear your feedback on these stories, to hear your personal experiences and hear any suggestions for topics. Happy reading!