Press Release

Fernbank’s Dinosaur Birthday Bash 2012
Sure to be a Giant-Sized, Fun-Filled Party

ATLANTA–Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host its annual Dinosaur Birthday Bash on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The colossal birthday party will celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Museum’s beloved permanent exhibition, Giants of the Mesozoic. All are invited to come out and celebrate a day dedicated to the world’s largest dinosaurs.

Numerous dinosaur-themed activities will take place throughout the celebration. Offerings will include:

Birthday Ice Cream courtesy of “Bruster’s Real Ice Cream”
Starting at 10am and available while supplies last, Great Hall
Treat yourself to free ice cream provided by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
(Courtesy of the Toco Hill and Decatur Locations) Limited quantities. One scoop per person.

Stomp Your Theropod Feet Craft
10am-2pm, Great Hall
Transform your five-toed feet into Giganotosaurus-style stompers in this simple craft activity, and wear them home over your shoes.

Dinosaur Games
10am-2pm, Great Hall
Enjoy a variety of dinosaur-themed party games.

Danny’s Dinosaur
10am-2pm, Great Hall
Have your camera ready to meet the infamous dinosaur from the children’s book Danny’s Dinosaur. (Danny will make several appearances at various times throughout the event. You never know where he’ll pop up.)

Temporary Dinosaur Tattoos
10am-2pm, Great Hall
Wear your dinosaur pride with a fun, temporary dinosaur tattoo.

Dinosaur Photo Opportunities
10am-2pm, Museum Wide
Enjoy a variety of special dinosaur photo opportunities around the museum, including an up-close view of a Giganotosaurus skull!

Museum Store Sidewalk Sale
10am-5pm, Main Store (Entry Level)
Don’t miss the opportunity to find great deals during this annual sale.

Jason’s Music Party
11am, 12pm, 1pm, Great Hall
Enjoy an interactive musical experience for kids and families, featuring songs about dinosaurs and a special Happy Birthday song to the Giganotosaurus and Argentinosaurus!

Fly By Night Marching Band
11:30am, 12:30pm
Join us for a special performance from the Fly By Night Marching Band, to wish the dinosaurs a very happy birthday! 

Dinosaur Birthday Bash is part of Fernbank’s 97 Days of Play summer series, which features a variety of unique activities and events to keep families entertained and inspired during the summer months. 

Dinosaur Birthday Bash is included with Museum admission. Admission to Fernbank is $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students and seniors with ID, $15.50 for children ages 3 to 12, FREE for children 2 and under and FREE for Museum members. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 404.292.6400 or in person at the box office.

Support for Fernbank’s Dinosaur Birthday Bash provided in part by AT&T Real Yellow Pages, The Official Yellow Pages of Fernbank Museum.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta. For more visitor information, please visit