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Pterosaurs Opening Day Celebration

Saturday, February 9, 2019 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Discover the largest creatures to ever take to the skies and enjoy hands-on activities as we welcome special exhibit Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of the Dinosaurs.

Upgrade your museum tickets to a Value Pass and see the new giant screen adventure, Flying Monsters 3D.

Scheduled Activities*

AWARE Aviary Animal Ambassadors
Meet some of the feathered animals who thrived in the absence of pterosaurs.

Giggy A. Dinosaur**
10am – 1pm, Museum-Wide
Keep an eye out for everyone’s favorite dinosaur mascot, Giggy!

Photo Stops
Enjoy a variety of dinosaur photo opportunities around the Museum, including a life-size replica of a Giganotosaurus skull.

Dinosaur Dig
Enjoy this special indoor mock dinosaur dig, designed just for children.

Animal Encounter
11am and 1pm, Francis Wood Wilson Foundation Theater
Learn more about flying reptiles with this live animal talk featuring a few of Fernbank Museum’s reptiles. (Limited seating.)

Glowing Rocks and Minerals
Some rocks and minerals have hidden qualities that can’t be seen with the naked eye. See how they glow when viewed under a black light.

11:30am, Naturalist Center
Join us for exciting flying tales with Rob Cleveland, Fernbank's storyteller-in-residence.

King of Pops***
Terrace, 10am-1pm
Celebrate the opening of Pterosaurs with an icy treat at King of Pops, offering popsicles for purchase.

Cost: Included with Museum admission. Members free.

Presented by

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (

*Activities are from 10am – 1pm in the Great Hall unless otherwise noted and are subject to change without notice.

**Giggy mascot requires breaks and will leave guest-facing areas as needed.

*** Popsicles are available for purchase and not included with admission.