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Fernbank to allow guests to slither around with reptiles

Museum features turtles, snakes and other amphibians on Reptile Day

POSTED: July 10, 2014 1:00 a.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close with dozens of lizards, snakes, turtles and even a few amphibians during Fernbank Museum’s annual Reptile Day.

One of several summer activities featured as part of Fernbank’s 97 Days of Play series, this popular event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta.

Guests may come face-to-face with various exotic and native reptiles and amphibians in the museum’s Great Hall. Residents may interact with and learn more about the unique and ecologically important creatures. Some animals may be available for visitors to touch.

Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and learn more about the importance of the animals. Fernbank educators will also feature some of the cool critters from the museum’s live animal collection as part of the museum’s Remarkable Reptile animal encounters at select times throughout the day.

In addition, the museum is filled with exciting ways to enjoy animals, including live animal habitats in the children’s exhibition, Fernbank NatureQuest, exploring the mysterious world of whales in the special exhibition “Whales: Giants of the Deep,” a look at wildlife native to the state in “A Walk Through Time in Georgia,” and a trip back in time to encounter dinosaurs in Giants of the Mesozoic, the Dinosaur Plaza and in several other museum displays.

Admission into Reptile Day is free for members, $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, $16 for children ages 3-12, and free for children ages 2 and younger.

For more information and tickets, visit fernbankmuseum.org or call 404-929-6300.


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