Press Release

Fernbank Museum of Natural History Hosts a Roaring Good Time during
10th Annual Dinosaur Birthday Bash on August 20-21

Fernbank Museum invites families to a prehistoric party at its Dinosaur Birthday Bash Weekend on August 20-21, 2011. This annual event has been expanded to a full weekend in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of the permanent exhibition, Giants of the Mesozoic, which features the world’s largest dinosaurs. Although Argentinosaurus and Giganotosaurus are celebrating their 10th birthday with Fernbank, in dinosaur years it’s closer to their 100 millionth birthday (give or take a few million years).

The Dinosaur Birthday Bash Weekend will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 21. The family programming day will feature dinosaur- and birthday-themed fun, including puppet shows, hands-on activities, games, giveaways, ice cream (while supplies last), and more. Visitors are encouraged to wear dinosaur-themed costumes, hats and other birthday party attire.

 Scheduled Activities* for Saturday, August 20
(All activities are offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Dinosaur Party Games
Enjoy a variety of traditional birthday party games with a dinosaur theme.

Birthday Ice Cream, courtesy of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream**
Treat yourself to a free ice cream sample provided by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream (Toco Hill and Decatur locations). **Available only while supplies last.

Birthday Hat Craft
What’s a birthday party without a whimsical hat? Create a special 10th anniversary hat of your very own.

Dinosaur Photo Opportunities
Bring your camera for a variety of special dinosaur photo opportunities around the Museum, including pictures in front of the Lophorhothon family at the Dinosaur Entrance Plaza, in front of a Giganotosaurus skull, and more.

Dinosaur Tattoos
Show your love of dinosaurs with whimsical (and washable) temporary tattoos.

Triton the Triceratops
Enjoy photo opportunities with local performer Kevin Pittman in a special dinosaur costume created for Fernbank.Don’t forget your camera!

Museum Store Sidewalk Sale
10am-5pm, Main Store
Don’t miss the opportunity to find great deals at the Museum Store during this annual sale.

Dinosaur TrainGames and Giveaways with Georgia Public Broadcasting
Learn all kinds of dinosaur facts, play games and watch video from Dinosaur Train. All Aboooooard!

“Dr. Dinosaur” Puppet Show by Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy"
11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Join Dr. Dinosaur on an exciting prehistoric expedition. (Limited seating; shows are approximately 20 minutes.)

Georgia Bubbleman
(Time TBD)
Enjoy an interactive demonstration with bubbles of all sizes, including bubbles inside other bubbles and bubbles ranging from tiny to some as big as the juvenile Lophorhothon in the in the Dinosaur Entrance Plaza.

Scheduled Activities* for Sunday, August 21
(All activities offered from noon to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Dinosaur Party Games
Enjoy a variety of traditional birthday party games with a dinosaur theme.

Birthday Ice Cream, courtesy of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream**
Treat yourself to a free ice cream sample provided by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream (Toco Hill and Decatur locations). **Available only while supplies last.

Birthday Hat Craft
What’s a birthday party without a whimsical hat? Create a special 10th anniversary hat of your very own.

Dinosaur Photo Opportunities
Bring your camera for a variety of special dinosaur photo opportunities around the Museum, including pictures in front of the Lophorhothon family at the Dinosaur Entrance Plaza, in front of a Giganotosaurus skull, and more.

Dinosaur Tattoos
Show your love of dinosaurs with whimsical (and washable) temporary tattoos.

Triton the Triceratops
Enjoy photo opportunities with local performer Kevin Pittman in a special dinosaur costume created for Fernbank.Don’t forget your camera!

Museum Store Sidewalk Sale
Noon-5pm, Main Store
Don’t miss the opportunity to find great deals at the Museum Store during this annual sale.

“Dr. Dinosaur” Puppet Show by Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy"
1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Join Dr. Dinosaur on an exciting prehistoric expedition. (Limited seating; shows are approximately 20 minutes.)

Georgia Bubbleman
(Time TBD)
Enjoy an interactive demonstration with bubbles of all sizes, including bubbles inside other bubbles and bubbles ranging from tiny to some as big as the juvenile Lophorhothon in the in the Dinosaur Entrance Plaza.

Fernbank’s Dinosaur Birthday Bash activities are included with Museum admission and are free for Museum members. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3-12, and free for members and children ages 2 and younger. Family memberships start at $95 annually.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. For tickets and visitor information, including directions, visit fernbankmuseum.org or call 404.929.6300. The direct number to the ticket office is 404.929.6400.

Support for Fernbank’s Dinosaur Birthday Bash provided in part by AT&T Real Yellow Pages, The Official Yellow Pages of Fernbank Museum.

*Activities are subject to change without notice.

**Arrive early for samples. Samples are available only while supplies last. One sample per person.

 

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