Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fernbank Museum’s Whales: Giants of the Deep Opens February 15, 2013

Hands-on Activities, Unique Photo Opportunities and More

Fernbank Museum of Natural History opens the critically-acclaimed new special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep on Saturday, February 15, 2014. The exhibition opening day celebration event includes a variety of whale-themed activities suitable for all ages.

Whales Opening Day Celebration activities take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include*:

Juvenile Right Whale Inflatable
Take your picture beside a 22-foot-long North Atlantic right whale replica, on loan from the NOAA Fisheries Service, Southeast Region, and learn why Georgia is considered critical habitat for this endangered animal.

Whale Origami Craft
Create and color your own whale to take home with you.
Whale Coloring Stations
Learn about whales through crayon rubbings and colorings at a series of interactive stations.

Georgia Bubbleman
Enjoy an interactive demonstration with bubbles of all sizes, including bubbles inside other bubbles and bubbles ranging from tiny to some as big as the juvenile Lophorhothon in the Dinosaur Plaza. And you thought humpback whales were good at bubble netting! (Offered 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

About the Whales: Giants of the Deep Exhibition:
Featuring a unique blend of science and culture, this interactive and critically-acclaimed exhibition is filled with whale songs, beautiful artifacts, enormous whale skeletons up to 58-feet-long, and unique experiences, including the opportunity to climb through a life-sized model of a whale heart that’s as big as a car. 

Tickets for Whales: Giants of the Deep and the Whales Opening Day Celebration are included with museum admission and are free for members. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for students/seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12, free for children ages two and under, and free for museum members. Annual family memberships begin at $120.

Double your adventure by adding IMAX® tickets to Journey to the South Pacific and discover an extraordinary world above and below the sea. Value Pass tickets, which include Museum and IMAX® admission, are $26 for adults, $24 for students/seniors, $22 for children, $8 for Museum members, and free for toddlers ages 2 and younger.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Parking is free. For tickets and visitor information, call 404.929.6300 or visit
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