Press Release

Tricks and Treats to Please Families and Adults at Fernbank's Events, Boo-seum and Martinis & IMAX® Fright Night

ATLANTA – Dust off those costumes, practice your monster-mash and prepare your teeth for sugar overload. Fernbank Museum of Natural History will be full of frightful festivities as it hosts the annual adult Halloween party, Martinis & IMAX® Fright Night on Friday, October 26, and its family event, Fernbank Boo-seum, on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28.

For Adults:

Martinis & IMAX® Fright Night

Martinis & IMAX® Fright Night is Friday, October 26 from 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Guests will be treated to a variety of "wicked" delights, including:

Live Music

The 5-piece dance band, Frankenfunk, will be sure to make guests dance their neck bolts loose. Live music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Special "Screamings" of A Nightmare on Elm Street

A special presentation of the 1984 horror classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street, will be featured in Fernbank's auditorium at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. and will not be in IMAX® format. But for the faint of heart, our regularly-scheduled IMAX® line-up will be available.

Costume Contest

All guests are invited to enter our frighteningly fun costume contest. You must register for the costume contest in advance. Registration is open from 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at 9:45pm.

Devilishly Delicious $5 Cocktails

The Halloween-themed drinks include such choices as the CosmO-Positive

Tickets start at $7 for general event admission and are as follows:

Cover only: $7 for non-members, free for members

Cover and admission to Nightmare on Elm Street: $8 for non-members and members

Cover and IMAX®:  $12 for adults, $11 for students and seniors and $7 for members

                        Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged at 404.929.6400.

For Families:

Fernbank Boo-seum

Fernbank Boo-seum will be held Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. The event will include Halloween-themed activities, tricks, and free treats for kids in costumes!*

Saturday October 27 activities will include:**

Halloween Treats
Beginning at 10am and while supplies last
Look for special treat stations throughout the Museum. Treats vary from candy to small toys. (May contain small parts.)

Little Beat Music, Inc.
10am – 2pm, Great Hall
Enjoy kid-friendly entertainment for the whole family.

Hanging Bat Craft
10am – 2pm, Great Hall
Decorate your own vampire bat, complete with googly eyes and grasping feet, and then hang it from your bag, clothes or on a friend.

Georgia Bubbleman
11am – 2pm, Dinosaur Plaza
Those aren't ghosts floating around the plaza. They are giant bubbles courtesy of the Georgia Bubbleman.

Felix the Flying Fox
11am – 2pm, Museum-wide
Enjoy photo opportunities with local performer Kevin Pittman in a special costume created for Fernbank.

Scheduled Sunday, October 28 activities include:**

Halloween Treats
Beginning at 12pm and while supplies last
Look for special treat stations throughout the Museum. Treats vary from candy to small toys. (May contain small parts.)

Georgia Bubbleman
12pm – 3pm, Dinosaur Plaza
Those aren't ghosts floating around the plaza They are giant bubbles courtesy of the Georgia Bubbleman.

Felix the Flying Fox
12pm – 3pm, Great Hall
Enjoy photo opportunities with local performer Kevin Pittman in a special costume created for Fernbank.

Little Beat Music, Inc.
12pm – 4pm, Great Hall
Enjoy kid-friendly entertainment for the whole family.

Hanging Bat Craft
12pm – 4pm, Great Hall
Decorate your own vampire bat, complete with googly eyes and grasping feet, and then hang it from your bag, clothes or on a friend.

Cost: All Fernbank BOO-seum activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members. Admission to Fernbank is $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students and seniors with ID, $15.50 for children ages 3 to 12 and FREE for children 2 and under.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. For tickets and visitor information, visit fernbankmuseum.org.

*Treats available while supplies last.  **Activities subject to change without notice.

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