Auditorium Programs

Enhance your field trip experience with an auditorium program taught by Fernbank Museum educators. Auditorium programs include active discussion, fun visuals, live specimens and artifacts (where appropriate) and last between 40 to 50 minutes. All auditorium programs are correlated to Georgia Performance Standards.

Download the Curriculum Chart to find the perfect auditorium program for your grade level and curriculum needs.

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Amazing Animals

Discover the wonders of the animal kingdom as you meet a few members of Fernbank's live animal collection. Insects, turtles, lizards and more will help your students understand more about habitats, adaptations, and the important roles these animals play in the environment. Our living animal ambassadors will inspire your students to appreciate and protect the natural world.

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Dinosaurs Alive!

Investigate the evidence that fossils provide about prehistoric life on Earth, with a special focus on Fernbank's dinosaur collection. Find out where fossils are found and how they form. This engaging program features authentic fossils and life-sized models.

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Explosive Earth: Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Witness the awesome power of planet Earth and learn what goes on miles beneath the surface. Discover what makes massive slabs of rock move-often with explosive force-and find out how these sometimes destructive events have helped shape our planet. Students learn about the constructive and destructive forces that drive these geologic events and about plate tectonics through demonstrations, discussion and video.

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Georgia's Natural Regions

Discover the diversity of our state's regions and their unique ecosystems. Through discussion, demonstration and a live animal presentation, students are entertained and enlightened as they learn about our remarkable state and its natural resources.

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Lifestyles of the Green and Furry

Plants and animals come to life in this engaging program! Demonstrations using live animals and plants, along with interactive learning, teach students about the basic needs of plants and animals, life cycles and habitats.

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Reflections of Culture

Explore how people from cultures around the globe express social, economic and political messages through their clothing, jewelry and even body modification, like tattoos. Students will identify how what they wear can reflect aspects of their own culture, including group membership, status and beliefs.

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Weather Wonders

Weather is around us all the time, but how much do we really know about it? Explore the wild world of weather through interactive demonstrations, discussion and astonishing videos. Students will discover why weather changes, how clouds and tornadoes form, and investigate the stages of the water cycle—all without getting wet.