Bonus entry: Fernbank offers archeology weekend

I actually went through my Gmail inbox and pulled out interesting products or Web sites that I thought you guys would like. So they probably won’t spark great debates but I just wanted to share them.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is hosting a day of hands-on activities looking at how archeology works. On Saturday, May 1 from 10 to 2 p.m., kids can:

  • Act like an archaeologist and sift through dirt and sand to find artifacts, and try piecing them back together.
  • Enjoy hands-on activities guided by real archaeologists.
  • Learn more about this special project between the Flat Rock Archive, local archaeologists and Georgia State University students.
  • See ancient pottery recreationist Patrick Severts at work and create your own clay masterpiece to take home.
  • Discover how ancient weapons were created using primitive tools and technologies.
  • Darts, spear heads, and a variety of other tools will be on display and many more things.

All Archaeology Day activities are included with Museum admission. Museum admission is $15 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, $13 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under 3 and for Museum members. Purchase tickets at fernbankmuseum.org or by calling 404.929.6400. Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta.

I think I may take Walsh to this. He would love it!

4 comments Add your comment

Photius

April 27th, 2010
2:52 pm

This sounds like an excellent program for children – thanks!

JATL

April 27th, 2010
9:58 pm

We may go too! I took advantage of the Groupon a few weeks ago and purchased a Fernbank family membership for $49. This would be a great first use of that.

Wayne

April 28th, 2010
7:32 am

I dunno how much you all go to museums and such, but we joined the ACM Reciprocal Program – Google that and you can get a listing of museums that you can go to. You pay somewhere around $85 a year for a family of four. We use it all the time up here. It’s been great because depending on how good a museum is, and how often you go, you can save a bundle.

Becky

April 28th, 2010
8:53 am

Sounds great, we might go this weekend..