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Fernbank  Museum Hosts Archaeology Day

Explore  Life and Culture from the Past Through Hands-On Activities and Demonstrations

Unleash your inner  archaeologist as you investigate science, culture and discoveries during  Archaeology Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. On Saturday, May 21 from  10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors will discover the methods archaeologists use to  understand cultures from the past. The event will give Museum guests the chance  to explore artifacts in a variety of ways – from creating their own pinch pot  to discovering relics unearthed during construction of Atlanta’s MARTA lines.

A range of activities  hosted by partners that include Kennesaw State University, Georgia State  University and the Society for Georgia Archaeology will offer visitors an  in-depth look at how archaeologists use clues to interpret life from the past.  Special hands-on activities will include metal detecting, analyzing artifacts,  piecing together pottery and exploring ancient technology. The Society for  Georgia Archaeology’s “Abby the ArchaeoBus,” the Mobile Archaeology Classroom,  will add to the day’s activities and provide visitors with an exploration of  Georgia’s past. An archaeology-themed scavenger hunt will also be available.

Fernbank Museum will  host this archaeological event in celebration of Georgia Archaeology Awareness  month. Georgia Archaeology Awareness Month is a state-wide initiative designed  to promote public awareness, support learning and encourage preservation of Georgia’s  archaeological resources. During the event, visitors can expand their  exploration of archaeology with several of Fernbank’s permanent exhibits that  feature original artifacts found right here in Georgia.

SPECIAL SCOUT DISCOUNT:  Scouts who arrive in uniform will receive $6 off Museum admission on  Archaeology Day (must mention Scout discount to receive.) The discount is valid  only on May 21 and is not valid for IMAX® tickets. Scouts must be 18 or  younger.

All Archaeology 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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About Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is  one of the most popular and iconic cultural attractions in Atlanta. Home to the  world’s largest dinosaurs, Atlanta’s biggest IMAX® screen and one of the  largest assemblages of urban Piedmont forest in the United States, Fernbank  brings science to life through immersive programming and unmatched experiences  that encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants.  Fernbank continues its nearly 80-year environmental legacy to protect Fernbank  Forest while fulfilling an educational mission to inspire life-long learning of  natural history. Visit fernbankmuseum.org for  more information and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.