I’ve lived in Atlanta for over 10 years and I’m ashamed to admit that I have never had the opportunity to visit the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. It’s been on my radar for the last couple of years, but I wanted to wait until Regan was old enough to enjoy it before I took her.
When I received an invitation to check out the newest exhibit- Whales: Giants of the Deep, I decided it was time to go. I noted the kid-specific activities, the opportunity to explore indoors and a chance for me to actually check out the museum and we were set to go.
The Whale exhibit was a great first-time visit for us. Ever since we got back from the Bahamas, Regan is so taken with creatures of the sea. She talks about dolphins and sharks all the time. So when I told her about the whales, she was super excited.
There were lots of things to see in the room. We saw skulls, a life-size model of a heart the kid could crawl in and replicas of whale skeletons. I had no idea they could get so large!
Regan enjoyed the interactive activities so much she asked to keep doing them over and over again.
After making our way through the exhibit we headed upstairs for the indoor clubhouse called NatureQuest. Regan made a new friend and she and the little girl took off. They played for well over an hour while her mom and I tried to keep an eye on them. Regan loved it and I can’t wait to take her back.
In fact, I can’t wait to go back to Fernbank myself. There is so much I didn’t have a chance to see, I will have to take a day to go and check it out. I’m even thinking of getting a membership so we can participate in some of the cool events. And I didn’t even mention the IMAX theater!
Yep, we’ll definitely be back.
Have you visited the Fernbank Museum of Natural History? What are some of your favorite exhibits?
Necessary Legalities: I was provided tickets to the Fernbank. I was not compensated for this post.