Most Atlanta-area school kids are familiar with the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, but this treasure in downtown Atlanta offers a summer full of activities and adventures, including Reptile Day. On today’s Around Atlanta segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, Kayla Rumpfeldt and Jessy Nuckolls join co-hosts Mandy Holm and Todd Schnick to share about Reptile Day at Fernbank Museum and other summer events.
This year, the museum celebrates its 25th anniversary and the opening of WildWoods, a 10-acre forest in the middle of the city that leads to an additional 65 acres on the grounds. Fernbank offers an impressive array of ways to learn and explore, including a theater, special exhibits and permanent exhibits.
One of the most popular days at the museum is Reptile Day, this year on July 8 during regular hours. While guests do not need special tickets, Nuckolls suggests arriving early and being prepared for a crowd. Groups from around the state of Georgia bring reptiles, amphibians and more. Nuckolls says “this is one of our most immersive exhibits,” where guests can get up close and personal with these creatures. Families can approach the animals and touch them while talking with experts about the different types of animals.
Rumpfeldt says that Reptile Day is the beginning of summer fun at Fernbank. Later in the summer, they host a dinosaur birthday bash to celebrate an exhibit of the world’s largest dinosaurs. Mammals and Mastodons is a special exhibit available through August 27, with mammoth tusk jousting, cave art creation and more.
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