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Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Visit our Web site: http://www.fernbankmuseum.org
767 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Fernbank Museum of Naural History's mission is to inspire life-long learning of natural history through dynamic programming and to encourage a greater appreciation of the planet and its people. Explore cultural treasures and ancient fossils, experience the thrill of a film in the IMAX® Theatre, enjoy science interactives, and marvel at the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. With distinctive special exhibitions, there’s always something new to discover.
|IMAX Film: Everest||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Today – 5/24/2013||Buy|
|Lost Oasis 2013: Wild Safari||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||6/8/2013||Buy|
|IMAX Film: Titans of the Ice Age||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Today – 8/15/2013||Buy|
|Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Today – 8/18/2013||Buy|
|Form Revisited||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Today – 8/18/2013||Buy|
|IMAX Film: Under the Sea||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||Fernbank Museum of Natural History||5/25/2013 – 9/5/2013||Buy|
|Marci Tate: My group and I had a great time on a recent trip to Fernbank. First we went to see the IMAX movie “Arabia,” and we all really enjoyed it. It offered a really unique look into the culture, history and daily life of Saudi Arabians that I think most Americans rarely, if ever, get the chance to see. It was interesting to get a history lesson of the Arabian Desert and how it’s shaped the lives of people living there today. We learn a lot about different cultures in school but never seem to really focus on this part of the world. It was also interesting to see what their cities and landscapes look like from the aerial views. The movie really showed the beauty and vastness of the Saudi Arabian deserts, and it was also nice to be able to learn more about other lifestyle differences too, like how many of the people who live in the deserts depend on camels for transportation. Also, the fact that it was told from the perspective of an Arabian-American film student made it somehow easier to connect with. He talked about a new university that was currently opened in Saudi Arabia, where both males and females are researching together for the first time, and it was interesting to get a few views on how people felt about the change and how they hoped it would change things in the future for the better. The strange animated portions of the movie were the only parts I didn’t really like. They reminded you that it was, in fact, an educational piece. (It could have done without them…) The best part of the film had to be the aerial view and time lapse of the worshippers at Mecca – it’s crazy how many people pack into that area! You could also sense how those millions of people became a community for those few days and how significant their religion is to them. After the movie we went over to check out the gecko exhibit. We didn’t go in expecting to see that many live geckos, and there were a lot more than we had imagined. Most of us only really knew of the Geico kind and had no idea how many different species there were. I also didn’t have a clear idea of where geckos lived going into the exhibit, so I was really glad that each case had a map next to it to show where that species lives. I also really liked that the number of geckos that were in each case was marked clearly. It made it really fun to try to find all of them! And it was great to be able to get so close to them too since the enclosures weren’t big enough for them to hide out 5 feet back from the viewers. Those exhibits are never any fun, but this one was! I only wish we could have seen them eat at feeding time!|