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Summer Fun at Fernbank  Museum of Natural History 

ATLANTA, May 12, 2016 –  Escape the hot summer days with exciting programming, celebrations, camps and  more this summer at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. When school’s out and  the restless days of summer start to sink in, Museum visitors will stay  enriched and entertained through interactive programs each day. From individual  experiences to small group encounters, Fernbank educators lead hands-on  activities, including animal encounters, chemistry demonstrations and much  more. Additionally, Fernbank will host several themed Family Fun Days,  immersive special exhibitions, summer camp sessions and IMAX® films for guests  of all ages.

 Summer  Camp

Space is filling up  fast! Register now to give your child a summer of adventure and discovery.  Fernbank Museum's summer day camps consist of week-long sessions for rising  Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Educators will guide campers on an  exploration of the scientific world: paleontology, forest ecology, zoology and  more. Don't miss this opportunity for your child to experience a fun-filled  week of activities, crafts, games and more that can only be found at Fernbank  Museum. Cost is $300 per session for members and $350 for non-members.   Session dates and more information can be found at: http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/discover-and-learn/summer-camp/.

Family  Fun Days

 Bring the whole family  to special event days at Fernbank. Upcoming summer events include:

All family day  activities are included with Museum admission. Members receive free admission.

Special  Summer Programs

All summer long, enjoy  public, drop-in programming that explores the wonders of science throughout the  summer at Fernbank. Programs will vary from day to day with special  opportunities, including:

IMAX®  Films

Catch an  immersive film on Fernbank’s five-story IMAX® screen this summer.

Visit http://www.fernbankmuseum.org/explore/imax-theatre/ for more information.

Special  Exhibitions

Check out two  incredible special exhibitions on view this summer, Wild Music and Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence. 

  Many special programs, events and exhibits (excluding Summer Camp and IMAX  films) are included with Museum admission, which is $18 for adults, $17 for  students and seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12, and free for toddlers and  museum members. IMAX tickets are $13 for adults, $12 for students and seniors,  $11 for children 12 and younger, and $8 for Museum members. Upgrade to a Value  Pass (includes IMAX and Museum admission) for the best value. (See Value Pass  prices at 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.