Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pirates Return to Fernbank Museum


A Swashbuckling Family Fun Day

ATLANTA – By popular demand, Fernbank will offer another Pirate Day on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature various pirate-themed activities, which are perfect for families to enjoy together. 

Pirate Day activities include a special craft using recycled newsprint, temporary pirate tattoos, a Pirate Name Generator and a variety of games, including “Walk the Plank.”

Guests will also have an opportunity to participate in a special Museum scavenger hunt, providing a fun opportunity to explore the Museum’s permanent exhibitions as well as the new special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep. The highlight of this popular event will be appearances by members of the Atlanta Pirates and Wenches Guild, dressed in authentic pirate gear.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Fernbank Museum for this unique and fun-filled day. Our members really enjoy interacting with guests while also having a chance to explore the Museum,” said group leader Patti Higgins-Thomas, who goes by the pirate name Agave.

For more high seas adventure, the new film Journey to the South Pacific will show at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre.

All Pirate Day activities are included with Museum admission and are free for Fernbank members. Museum admission includes access to Whales: Giants of the Deep. IMAX® tickets require a separate ticket purchase.

About Fernbank

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization, inspires life-long learning of natural history through immersive programming and unmatched experiences to encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants.  The Museum is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Parking is free. For tickets, call 404.929.6400 or visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.
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