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Fernbank Museum of Natural History (Atlanta, GA)

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Address:

767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA

Phone Number:

404-929-6300

Ticket Prices:

$15 for adults, $13 for children age 3 to 12

Hours:

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5:00 PM Sunday

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About the Fernbank Museum of Natural History:

Unusually for an American museum, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History's "Giants of the Mesozoic" gallery features not North American, but South American, dinosaurs. This exhibit is a reconstruction of a scene from ancient Patagonia, in which a gigantic Argentinosaurus defends itself against an attack by an equally huge Giganotosaurus, while a flock of Pterodaustros and Anhangueras look on overhead. (Because the original fossils have stayed in Argentina, the skeletons in "Giants of the Mesozoic" are plaster reproductions).

Dinosaurs also have a cameo (though not a starring role) in "A Walk Through Time in Georgia," which leads visitors through the southern flora and fauna from prehistoric to modern times. When you're done with all the dinos, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History has some other fun attractions, such as "The World of Shells," a gallery of seashells from around the world that explains how how these shells grow, evolve, and adapt to their aquatic environments.

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