Museum Musings

August is DINO-Mite

An Entire Month Dedicated to our Prehistoric Pals

dino-skull-dino-month.jpgAlthough they perished more than 65 million years ago, "dinostalgia" continues to sweep America, engaging young and old alike. As a key part of the Museum's mission, themes related to paleontology can be found in much of Fernbank's programming, including the annual Dinosaur Birthday Bash, a family day honoring the anniversary of the permanent dinosaur exhibition, Giants of the Mesozoic.

But this year, instead of limiting the fun to just one day, Fernbank Museum is declaring August Dinosaur Month! You're invited to join us as we celebrate everyone's favorite prehistoric party animals with a series of DINO-mite opportunities.

Fernbank's Dinosaur Month will feature educator-led programs, hands-on fossil activities, a new dinosaur scavenger hunt, special giveaways (both on-site and via social media), and special dinosaur-features on this blog.

Giggy-Hat-Croped.jpgDinosaur Month Highlights

Weekend Wonders
Saturdays from 11am – 3pm, Sundays from noon-4pm
Discover more about dinosaurs through special activities including crafts, games and more.

Tadpole Tales
Saturday, August 16 at 11:30am and Sunday, August 17 at 1:30pm
Bring your preschoolers for an interactive reading of Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton.

Dinosaur Birthday Bash
Saturday, August 23 from 10am – 2pm
Enjoy a variety of hands-on dinosaur- and birthday-themed activities including a Museum-wide "Happy Birthday" sing-along. 

Giants of the Mesozoic Anniversary
Monday, August 25 from 10am – 5pm
Join us on social media for a virtual celebration of the 13th anniversary of the grand opening of this groundbreaking exhibition, featuring the world's largest dinosaurs. Enjoy trivia, archival photos, giveaways and more on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Fossil Discovery Cart
Dates and times vary
Learn more about fossils, dinosaur and otherwise, through hands-on demonstrations and real specimens.

Dinosaurs around the Museum
Giants of the Mesozoic isn't the only place at Fernbank to encounter dinosaurs. You'll also find them in A Walk Through Time in Georgia, on the Dinosaur Plaza, on the outdoor Terrace, and in Fernbank NatureQuest. Plus, free dinosaur-related activities are available for download.

Fernbank Museum App
Be sure to download the official Fernbank Museum App (available FREE for Android and iOS) and experience a special Paleontology Interactive, which guides visitors through the museum on an exploration of dinosaurs and other fossils.

You won't want to miss any of the DINO-mite adventures heading your way. Join today and you can enjoy Dinosaur Month for free!

Written by Fernbank Museum at 09:58