Friday, August 15, 2008

Fernbank Plans 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 need to host a birthday party for the dinosaur stars of Fernbank Museum’s permanent exhibition Giants of the Mesozoic. The world’s largest dinosaurs will celebrate their seventh anniversary at Fernbank with the popular Dinosaur Birthday Bash Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 23, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Birthday Cupcakes, courtesy of Whole Foods Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall
Celebrate this special occasion with cupcakes provided by Whole Foods Market. Available while supplies last.

Birthday Wishes
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall
Create a personalized birthday card for the prehistoric stars of Fernbank’s ground-breaking exhibition Giants of the Mesozoic.

Giganotosaurus Photo Opportunities
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall
Get up close to a life-sized model of a Giganotosaurus skull. Visitors can try on paleontology gear and do their best “dino dig pose.” Makes a great photo opportunity!

Hat Craft
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall
Create an Argentinosaurus-shaped birthday hat to wear at the party.

Finger Puppet Craft
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall
Make and decorate a Giganotosaurus finger puppet.

Baffling Bones Counting Contest
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall
If you can correctly guess how many rib bones the Giganotosaurus has, you’ll be entered to win a great dinosaur prize package!

Prehistor-stick Reptile Tattoos (Temporary Tattoos)
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Great Hall
Learn the difference between dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles, such as pterosaurs, and receive a temporary dinosaur or ancient reptile tattoo.

“Dr. Dinosaur” Puppet Show by Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy”
11 a.m., noon, 1p.m. and 2 p.m., Auditorium
Join Dr. Dean O. Sour on an exciting prehistoric expedition. (Limited seating; puppet show is approximately 20 minutes.)

Dinosaur Kid’s Meals
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., The Fernbank Café (Lower Level)
Enjoy a special Kid’s Meal featuring dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, fries, a drink and a 2’ inflatable dinosaur for $6.

Sidewalk Sale at the Museum Store
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Don’t miss the opportunity to find great deals at the Museum Store’s Sidewalk Sale, featuring items up to 85% off. In addition to the Sidewalk Sale, Fernbank’s Giganotosaurus and Argentinosaurus plush dinosaurs will be discounted at 15-25% off for one day only.

Support for Fernbank’s Dinosaur Birthday Bash provided by the WSB-TV Family2Family Project: AirTran Airways, Kroger, Northside Hospital, SCANA Energy and Waffle House.

Dinosaur Birthday Bash is included with Museum admission at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, $13 for children ages 3-12, and free for Fernbank Members and children ages 2 and younger.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. Visitor information is available at or by calling 404.929.6300.
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