Monday, September 22, 2008

Go for Halloween at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Get ready for a “frighteningly” fun time at Fernbank Museum of Natural History as Bugs, Bats & Bones Day celebrates the batty icons of All Hallows’ Eve and takes the creepy, crawly and scary out of Halloween. Visitors will see how frightful the world would be without bugs, bats and bones as Fernbank reveals what’s cool, unique and vital about some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity in nature!

Bugs, Bats & Bones Day will be held at Fernbank Museum of Natural History on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visitors are invited to wear their costumes as they enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed, hands-on activities, including:

§ Face painting
§ X-rays of insects and animal bones
§ Live insect encounters
§ Storytelling
§ Appearances by the giant spider mascot, “Rantula the Tarantula”
§ Balloon artist, creating balloon animals and performing special balloon shows
§ Kid’s meal with bat-shaped chicken fingers available for purchase in The Fernbank Café
§ And more!

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Special activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are included with Museum admission. Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, $13 for children ages 12 and under, and free for members. For tickets, call 404.929.6400. The Museum is accessible by MARTA and free parking is available. For more information, visit
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