Thursday, June 26, 2014

PSA: @FernbankMuseum of Natural History Announces Fins and Flippers Day

Splash Into Fernbank For A Puppet Show, Crafts, Games And More!

ATLANTA, May 24, 2014 – Fernbank Museum of Natural History continues its summer-long celebration of fun, 97 Days of Play, with Fins & Flippers Day. On Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. patrons are invited to come soak up summer adventure inspired by the special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep (on view), and the new film Great White Shark, now showing in Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre.

That Puppet Guy, Lee Bryan will be performing his popular one-man show, Circus Fanta-SeaGuests of all ages can see Captain Tater Tot, the Pirate Captain and Ringmaster, who loses all his circus cargo in a mighty storm at sea. 

Fins & Flippers Day will feature a biofacts table, where guests can see a shark jaw, fish skeleton and much more. Fernbank educators will be available to answer questions and provide fascinating facts.

Keeping with the ocean theme, guests can also see a life-size inflatable right whale calf provided by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Fernbank staff members will be available to provide interesting facts and information about these magnificent creatures.

Guests will be wowed by giant bubbles from The Georgia Bubbleman. Additional activities include a special appearance by Domino, the Georgia Aquarium’s whale shark mascot, temporary tattoos, a special shark craft and more.

Fins & Flippers Day activities are included with Museum admission and are free for Fernbank members. Visitors are encouraged to take in the films and special exhibitions that inspired Fins & Flippers Day, including the new film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar showing at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (requires the purchase of an IMAX ticket); Great White Shark, showing at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (requires the purchase of an IMAX® ticket); and the special Museum exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep, on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (included with Museum admission).

Upcoming 97 Days of Play activities include Shark Tooth Tuesdays (every Tuesday in July), Safari Hat Sundays (every Sunday in July), Reptile Day (July 12), Carnival Science Day (July 26) and Dinosaur Birthday Bash (August 23).

Museum tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12 and free for children aged 2 and under. Value Pass tickets, which include museum admission and one IMAX film, are $26 for adults, $24 for students and seniors, $22 for children ages 3-12, free for children aged 2 and under and $8 for members. The Museum is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Parking is free. For tickets, call 404.929.6400 or visit

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. 

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