On my recent trip to Atlanta, I was given the opportunity to visit Fernbank Museum Of Natural History. I was joined by Logan, my six year old, and my mom. The Fernbank Museum Of Natural History is nestled among sweeping lawns and grand homes, just minutes from Midtown Atlanta. It's easy to find, and well worth the trip. When visiting Fernbank, you are greeted by three bronze giants. The dinosaurs are so realistic, I expect a scene from Jurassic Park to play out in front of me. The dinosaurs are a hadrosaur species known as Lophorhothon atopus, which were native to our region. The magnificent dinosaurs are only a prelude to the wonderful world that awaits, just inside the museum doors.
There were no special exhibitions on display, but the Gold and Georgia's Heart Of Gold Exhibitions will open September 26. I think it would be interesting and educational. You can also check out the IMAX Theatre featuring Everest and Cirque Du Soleil's Journey Of Man, each playing until September 13, 2009. I hope I can make it back to see The Living Sea, which opens September 14!
We had a wonderful time at Fernbank Museum Of Natural History. To disclose, I was given a pass in exchange for this review. I will be visiting again when I return to Atlanta. Out of town visitors should check out City Pass. It is an affordable way to take in the best of Atlanta. Georgia residents may consider an affordable membership which entitles you to free admission for one year. Membership has it's benefits, as the saying goes. Here, you can save up to 40% off IMAX tickets, and enjoy savings in The Fernbank Café and Museum Store! I'll let you know when I return! I am hoping to take in a special exhibition soon and maybe an IMAX film or two!