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Ice Age Fest

Ice Age Fest

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Join the celebration of Fernbank's newest special exhibition, Mammoths and Mastodons, and the new Giant Screen film, Titans of the Ice Age. Guests will enjoy hands-on activities of prehistoric proportions including games, crafts and more.

Scheduled Activities*
Mammoths and Mastodons,Self-Guided Tours
10am – 5pm, Special Exhibition Gallery
Explore the world of mammoths and mastodons through fossils, artifacts, engaging interactives, and the story of the most complete and best preserved baby mammoth ever found.

Clay Ice Age Fossils
Create your own Ice Age animal fossil impression using molding clay.

Blubber Activity

Discover how prehistoric giants of the deep used blubber to keep warm.

Mammoth Adaptations

Get a closer look at the adaptations mammoths and mastodons made to survive.

Ice Age Animals
Discover other animals that lived alongside the mammoths and mastodons of the Pleistocene.

Igloo Building
Construct an igloo craft to learn how humans keep themselves warm in freezing temperatures.

King of Pops**
Cool off with a chilly popsicle treat.

Titans of the Ice Age***
11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, Fernbank's Giant Screen Theater
Take a journey back in time to the beautiful frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization.

Tadpole Tales
11:30am, Naturalist Center
Preschoolers will enjoy an ice age-themed story and special activity with a Fernbank educator featuring the story Mammoths on the Move by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Kurt Cyrus.

Cost: Special activities included with Museum admission and  free for members.  Separate ticket purchase required for film admission.

Mark your calendars for our next family adventure day, Reptile Day, Saturday, July 8

*Unless noted, all activities are offered 10am to 2pm in the Great Hall. Schedule subject to change without notice.

**Popsicles not included with admission.

***Requires separate Giant Screen Film admission, included in purchase of a Value Pass.