Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cover: Fernbank's Mythic Creatures

My current Facebook Cover Photo is this Pegasus, which I photographed during the "Mythic Creatures" exhibition at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History—one of our most popular museums, and for good reason—it's awesome!

Pegasus from "Mythic Creatures" Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Pegasus from "Mythic Creatures"
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Now then, just to clarify, we have two Fernbank museums. There's this one, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History—a natural history museum, and the Fernbank Science Center, which is part of the Dekalb County Public Schools system, but open to the public—and they have a planetarium and an observatory, but I'll write about that again another time.

The "Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, and Mermaids" exhibition was here early last year. If you got to see it, you know how it engaged the imagination. And it represents the stature of exhibits this museum provides its visitors.

The current exhibition is a bit more fun..."The Scoop on Poop: The Science of What Animals Leave Behind". While brave and daring, I've not yet seen it, but I'm fully confident that it's educational, entertaining, and rather fascinating—surely in unexpected ways.

I'm beyond excited about the next big exhibition, opening in October this year, "Genghis Khan" will feature "the largest collection of 13th Century Mongolian artifacts ever gathered in a single showing, many which have never been on display to the public."

There's LOTS more to see at Fernbank, a destination I highly recommend, especially if you have kids—they do a LOT for kids. It's also a great destination for grownups...there's the always fun Martinis & IMAX on Friday nights.

Enjoy the pre-sized Facebook Cover Photo above and then  head over to the wanderlust ATLANTA Facebook Page for more information about Atlanta happenings. Remember to "Like" the Page while you're there and feel free to "Share" any of the posts with your friends!

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