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Butterfly Bash at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

POSTED: May 2, 2013 1:00 a.m.

ATLANTA — Grab your wings and prepare for a soaring good time as Fernbank Museum of Natural History celebrates the giant screen adventure, Flight of the Butterflies, with a family-friendly Butterfly Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta.

Live butterflies, special activities, crafts and cultural performances will be part of the fun.

Scheduled Activities Include:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Live Butterfly Tent. Stand among live butterflies and see these insects in action.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Day of the Dead Display and Craft. Learn about the Day of the Dead and its role in discovering the monarch butterflies’ overwintering grounds, then decorate your own Day of the Dead paper skull.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. —The Georgia Bubbleman. Go outside for big bubble fun.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Butterfly or Moth? This activity will test your identification skills between butterflies and moths.

11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. — Chicahua Yolotli- Aztec Dance Troupe dressed as authentic Aztec dancers demonstrate the beauty of this ancient dance tradition.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Tissue Paper Butterflies allows guests to create own beautiful tissue paper butterfly.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Butterfly Tattoos. Earn wings with special temporary tattoos.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Meet Vicki M. Fisher, author of Cambio: The Best Blue Butterfly. This children’s book tells the story of a caterpillar trying to discover who he will become.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Butterfly Life Cycle in the Great Hall. Investigate living examples of a butterfly’s life cycle and discover the important role milkweed plays in caterpillar biology.

10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m. — Flight of the Butterflies* in Fernbank’s IMAX® Theatre. Enter the world of monarch butterflies, in this film that follows their annual migration and the moving story of a scientist’s decades-long search for their winter home.

Museum admission tickets, which include Butterfly Bash activities, are $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for Museum members and children 2 and younger.

Tickets are available at or by calling 404-929-6400.

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