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Fernbank wishes happy birthday to historys giants
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ATLANTA – They won’t be around to blow out the candles, but dinosaurs are getting a birthday party nonetheless.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host its annual Dinosaur Birthday Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

The party will celebrate the 12th anniversary of the museum’s permanent exhibition, Giants of the Mesozoic.

Numerous dinosaur-themed activities will take place throughout the celebration in the Great Hall, including: Birthday ice cream; Stomp Your Theropod Feet Craft; dinosaur games; Danny’s Dinosaur, the famous dinosaur from the children’s book; temporary dinosaur tattoos; dinosaur photo opportunities; a museum store sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jason’s Music Party at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., featuring songs about dinosaurs; and the Fly By Night Marching Band performing at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Dinosaur Birthday Bash is part of Fernbank’s 97 Days of Play summer series, which features a variety of unique activities and events.

Dinosaur Birthday Bash is included with museum admission of $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students and seniors with ID, $15.50 for ages 3 to 12, free for ages 2 and younger and museum members. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 404-292-6400 or in person at the box office.