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Fernbank Museum, conveniently located East of Midtown Atlanta, is more than just another attraction. It’s a thrilling expedition to another time and place, a fantastic, fossil-floored refuge from the day-to-day and an absolutely immersive experience unlike any other! A host of permanent features and exhibitions in addition to an exciting series of ever-changing special presentations and an IMAX theatre treat visitors to the Museum to an exhilarating voyage across the boundless universe of entertaining discovery. “Giants of the Mesozoic” recreates life in the badlands of Patagonia, Argentina; a realistically staged prehistoric battle of epic proportions unfolds in the Museum’s Great Hall. “A Walk Through Time” tells the two-fold story of Georgia’s natural history and the development of our planet with a series of lifelike dioramas that capture the sights and sounds of the Peach State’s main geographic regions. “Conveyed in Clay: Stories from St. Catherines Island” features a selection of objects from an expansive collection of over one million artifacts recovered from archaeological work on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, and explores thousands of years of human history by examining how the indigenous peoples of North America adapted to changes in natural and cultural conditions through the evolution of their pottery. The carefully-plotted, illuminated nighttime “Star Gallery” provides habitual sky watchers a “stellar” opportunity to learn about the celestial bodies that can be seen with the naked eye. Interactive special exhibit “Whales, Giants of the Deep” plunges spellbound guests into the mysterious and breathtaking underwater world of these enormous mammals, exploring their curious habits, magical song and nature of their relationship with humans through a unique fusion of science, legend and lore. Once you’ve explored ‘til you can explore no more, grab a seat at the Fernbank Café and enjoy delicious deli-style sandwiches, hot, fresh soups and other classic fare in this spacious dining area featuring a spectacular view of the Fernbank Forest Overlook; be sure to pop by the Museum Store to pick up a perfect memento or two of your adventure. The Museum’s mission is “to inspire life-long learning of natural history through immersive programming and unmatched experiences to encourage a greater appreciation of our planet and its inhabitants.” Come, and enjoy their mission-accomplished!