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Top Five Ways to Enjoy Your Membership

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On the fence about buying a Fernbank Museum membership? Here are five excellent ways to make the most out of your membership:

5. Have lunch in The Fernbank Café. Members save 10%

4. Treat yourself or buy a gift in the Museum Store. Members save 10%

3. Host a prehistoric birthday party. Members receive discounts on birthday party packages. Members receive discounts on birthday party packages.

2. See a film on the biggest screen in town. Members pay just $8 for IMAX® tickets.

1. Enjoy unlimited Museum admission, including family adventure days. Members always free. 

Bonus! Become a member today and take advantage of free admission to 5 special exhibitions during your 12-month membership, including: Searching for the Queen of Sheba (opens Sept. 26), Women of Vision (opens Sept. 26), Winter Wonderland (opens Nov. 21), Wild Music (opens Feb 2016), and Creatures of Light (opens March 2016).

Family memberships start at $120. We can help you choose the level that’s right for you. Contact us at 404.929.6340 or membership@fernbankmuseum.org.  

I hope to see you at the Museum soon!

—Allison Trice, Director of Member and Volunteer Services 

Written by Fernbank Museum at 12:56

A Killer Treat


Next in our “Pick Your Poison(ous) Recipe” series, a treat that’s just for adults, submitted by registrar Wil Grewe-Mullins.Several _brownies

Killer Brownies

Ingredients: 

  • 1 box brownie mix; Ghirardelli Double Chocolate if possible
  • Maker’s Mark Bourbon

Instructions:
Make brownies according to directions on box, but replace water with Maker’s Mark Bourbon

Proviso:
Keep away from the children.

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Join us Sunday, April 26 for the final Dangerously Delicious Tasting Event featuring treats from Blue Haven Bee Company, Judi Cakes, The Melting Pot and Whole Foods Market Briarcliff.

Doors open at 11:30am for members! Learn more. 

—Deanna Smith, Director of Marketing

Written by Fernbank Museum at 12:54

Springtime Adventures

This year, we introduced a new format for our annual spring-themed event. Instead of a traditional egg hunt, visitors received eggs by participating in games and by following clues which lead them through Museum exhibitions.

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The highlight of the event—baby animals from Sam’s Path Petting Zoo. We had ducklings, chicks, lambs and more.

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My favorite was a 2-3 week old baby goat. During setup, I was able to bottle feed him!

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We hoped you enjoyed this new format! See the full set of photos here.

—Deanna Smith, Director of Marketing

Written by Fernbank Museum at 15:05

A Sweet Treat “To Die For”


Continuing our series of “poisonous recipes” inspired by Fernbank’s
Dangerously Delicious Tasting Events, here’s a sweet treat from Laura Heiman, Grants and Sponsorship Coordinator. Laura graciously shared a batch of these with staff and I can attest to their deliciousness! 

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 

1 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
½ cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ t. salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups chocolate chips
½ cup nuts (optional)



Directions:

  • Combine sugar, pumpkin, vegetable oil and egg.
  • In a separate bowl, add flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Stir well.
  • Combine baking soda, milk and vanilla to dissolve and add to dry mixture.
  • Add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix well.
  • Add chocolate chips (and nuts, if desired).
  • Drop by spoonful on lightly greased baking sheet and back at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Do you have a “poisonous recipe” you’d like to share? Send to social.media@fernbankmusuem.org.

—Deanna Smith, Director of Marketing

Written by Fernbank Museum at 16:28

September Becomes SHARK-tember

Sharktember _Facebook _Graphic _1After taking a big bite out of the Atlanta movie market this summer, Great White Shark is being extended through October 16. In conjunction, Fernbank Museum Shark-tember, a month-long tribute to sharks featuring hands-on activities, giveaways, admission and membership discounts, and more. It'll be a month of aahs, jaws and applause!

Shark-tember Highlights
Great White Shark
Shows daily in Fernbank's IMAX® Theatre
This giant screen adventure gets you closer than ever to the "king of the ocean" and tells the true story of the predator we love to fear.

Shark Corner
Saturdays, September 6 – September 20, from 11am – 3pm*
Join us in the Naturalist Center for a variety of shark-themed, hands-on learning fun.

Shark Tooth Sundays
Every Sunday, September 7 – September 28
The first 200 children at the Museum will receive a free shark tooth.

Tadpole Tales
Saturday, September 20 at 11:30am and Sunday, September 21 at 1:30pm
Preschoolers will enjoy a story with a Fernbank educator along with a special activity or song. September's story is Never Take a Shark to the Dentist (and Other Things Not to Do) by Judi Barrett.  

Discovery Carts
Dates and times vary
FUN youth volunteers will educate guests on a variety of ocean- and fossil-themed topics through hands-on demonstrations and real specimens.

Sharks After Dark
Take advantage of evening show times of Great White Shark during Martinis & IMAX®. Be sure to try the cocktail of the month: Shark Bite, made with vodka, coconut rum, pineapple juice, and cranberry.

Social Sharks
Swim along on social media for cool shark facts, funny (or should I say punny) shark jokes, giveaways and more. Follow our blog and check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Feeding Frenzy Deals
Take advantage of special savings all month long. Present this coupon to save $4 off Value Passes (includes Museum and IMAX® admission), $10 off Family Dual and Family Advantage Memberships or $20 off IMAX® Advantage Memberships. Must print and present coupon at Fernbank's Box Office to receive discount. Some restrictions apply.

*Shark Corner will not be offered on Saturday, September 27 due to the Goose Bumps! Opening Day Celebration.

Written by Fernbank Museum at 15:10
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