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Family Fun Days This Summer at Fernbank Museum

Live Animal Encounters, Up Close Interactions with Robots, and a Prehistoric Party!

ATLANTA, July 6, 2016—Summer fun is heating up at Fernbank Museum of Natural History with three themed events for the whole family, including Reptile Day on July 9, Robots Day on July 23, and the annual Dinosaur Birthday Bash on August 20.

Reptile Day will feature dozens of lizards, snakes, turtles and even a few amphibians. Held annually, this popular event offers a unique opportunity to interact with and learn about extraordinary creatures and their ecological impact. Adding to the excitement, Fernbank is partnering with the Atlanta Herpetological Club at Georgia State University, Atlanta Reptile Jungle, Georgia Reptile Society, Bearded Dragon Owners Worldwide, Panola Mountain State Park, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Wally Wahlquist for countless opportunities to get up close and personal with Fernbank’s scaly guests. Reptile Day will take place on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Museum’s Great Hall.

Robots Day, offered July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will transport guests into the world of robotics with Atlanta’s most intelligent androids. Through robot demonstrations, activities and giveaways, visitors will learn how robots are programmed and about their many uses. Event day partners, including Imagine That! and Future Tech, Brainy Bytes, Hello-Robo, G3 Robotics, and the Georgia Tech Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, will offer interactive demonstrations on how these fascinating machines operate.

The fun continues in August with Dinosaur Birthday Bash, celebrating the 15th anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic – Fernbank’s permanent exhibition featuring some of the largest dinosaurs in the world. On August 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., guests will enjoy a day filled with dinosaur and birthday themed activities, a live DJ, crafts and games at this prehistoric party. The Georgia Bubbleman will be creating bubbles of gargantuan proportions, and Fernbank’s mascot, Giggy A. Dinosaur, will be joining in on the fun. Special guest Buddy the T-Rex from PBS Kids’ Dinosaur Train will also be celebrating this special day by taking photos with guests and offering exciting giveaways. No birthday party is complete without birthday wishes, so the festivities will culminate with a happy birthday sing-along.

All family day activities are included with Museum admission which is $18 for adults, $17 for seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12 and free for children ages 2 and under and Museum members.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. For visitor information and tickets, visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.

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