Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fernbank Hosts Dino-Sized Birthday Party to Celebrate Giants of the Mesozoic Dinosaurs

They may be over 90 million years old, but age hasn’t diminished the fun in having a birthday party for the dinosaurs featured in Fernbank Museum’s permanent exhibition Giants of the Mesozoic. The world’s largest dinosaurs will celebrate their ninth anniversary at Fernbank with the popular Dinosaur Birthday Bash, a Fernbank Family Fun Day, on Saturday, August 21, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Dinosaur Birthday Bash is included with Museum admission and will offer:

Birthday Treats, courtesy of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Celebrate this special occasion with free treats provided by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream (Toco Hill and Decatur locations). Available while supplies last.

Special Appearance by Triton the Triceratops

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet walk-around character Triton the Triceratops and take a photo with this friendly dinosaur.

Birthday Wishes

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Help create birthday wishes with special dinosaur stamps and coloring, and then share your birthday wish with the dinosaurs by adding your design to the giant present box.

Dinosaur Photo Opportunities

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Bring your camera for a variety of special dinosaur photo opportunities around the Museum, including pictures in in front of the Lophorhothons in the Dinosaur Entrance Plaza, in front of a Giganotosaurus skull and more

Dinosaur Birthday Craft

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall

Create a dinosaur birthday hat to wear at the party.

“Dr. Dinosaur” Puppet Show by Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy”

11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. 3 p.m., Auditorium

Join Dr. Dinosaur on an exciting prehistoric expedition. (Limited seating; puppet show runs approximately 20 minutes.)

Georgia Bubbleman

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 Entrance Plaza.

Dinosaur Birthday Party Games

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a variety of traditional birthday party games with a dinosaur theme, such as pin the tail, a giant crossword puzzle, and an egg balancing game.

Sidewalk Sale at the Museum Store

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sale continues through Sunday)

Don’t miss the opportunity to find great deals at the Museum Store’s Sidewalk Sale, featuring unique items at discounts up to 75% off.

The Dinosaur Birthday Bash is featured as part of the Museum’s summer-long summer series 97 Days (and Ways) to Play, which features a variety of programming and events to celebrate the special exhibition Geckos: Tails to Toepads, the IMAX film Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure, and many of the museum’s most popular residents including dinosaurs from around the world.

For more info, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History.


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