Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fernbank Museum Celebrates Scouts at Family Fun Day

Fernbank Museum will offer a day devoted to Boy and Girl Scouts during the annual Scout Day on Saturday, November 14, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fernbank educators will lead an archaeology open house, and community volunteers will lead discussions of science careers. Scouts in uniform also receive a special ticket price.

Featured Activities include:

Self- Guided Museum Tours
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Explore Fernbank’s exhibitions at your own pace. Explore Georgia’s regions and natural history in A Walk Through Time in Georgia; experience science first hand in Sensing Nature; and learn about the world’s largest dinosaurs in Giants of the Mesozoic.

Scouts can also learn the fascinating story of the world’s most desired metal—its natural beauty, unique scientific properties, and its influence in shaping global history—by visiting the special exhibition GOLD.

Career Chats
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall
Are you curious about a career in science? Meet scientists and community volunteers from many scientific fields. Learn about what they do, how they got there, and what it’s like to be a scientist.

Archaeology Open House
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Naturalist Center
Archaeology is an exciting science that takes place all over the world, even right outside your backdoor. Discover the archaeological process with hands-on activities and learn how archaeologists sift through the past to unearth our history.

Storytelling
Noon, Auditorium
Enjoy exciting tales about the natural world with Fernbank’s storyteller-in-residence, Rob Cleveland. Suitable for children ages 3 and up.

Scout Day activities are included with Museum admission and are available to all visitors. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for students/seniors, $13 for children ages 3-12, and free for Museum members and children 2 years old and younger. Special Scouts-Only Offer: Scouts in uniform can visit the Museum on Scout Day for $7!* Scouts can download special badge activities at fernbankmuseum.org before their visit.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta. For tickets, call 404.929.6400 or visit fernbankmuseum.org.

*Discount available to children in Scout uniforms only. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount. Valid November 14, 2009 only.
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