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Gladiator Day

Gladiator Day

Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 10am – 2pm

Celebrate Fernbank’s 25th Anniversary in gladiatorial style with the opening of the new special exhibit, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum. Gladiator Day will feature live gladiator demos, Roman-themed crafts, ancient architectural activities and more. Costumes are encouraged!

SPECIAL OFFER: Kids in costume will receive 50% off Museum tickets on September 30, 2017.* 

Ongoing Activities**

Costume Contest
Share a photo of your Gladiator costume on Instagram using the hashtag #FernbankMuseum for a chance to win prizes including gladiator merchandise, Giant Screen Theater tickets and more.***

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, Self-Guided Tours
10am – 5pm, Special Exhibition Gallery
Discover the story behind one of Rome’s most celebrated traditions in this stunning new special exhibit. 

Gladiator Arms and Armor
Compare historically accurate gladiator arms and armor to ones used in films and television shows like Gladiator and Spartacus.
Provided by Museum Replicas Limited

Gladiator Giggy
Don’t miss your chance to take a photo with Gladiator Giggy as he suits up to celebrate 25 years of Fernbank.

Laurel Wreath Craft
Complete your Ancient Roman look with a handmade headpiece.

LEGO® Colosseum
Discover architecture as you create a large-scale, monochromatic Colosseum with LEGO® Bricks and a Master Model Builder.
Provided by LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta

Hopscotch
Hopscotch has roots in Anicent Rome. Enjoy this classic game, gladiator-style.

Sword Craft
Gladiators used specialized arms and armor in battle. Create a sword of your own from recycled newspaper.

Scheduled Activities*

Gladiator Demonstrations
10:30am, 12:30pm
Discover fighting techniques of gladiators with live-action demonstrations by Iron Door Studios combat experts.

Cost: Included with Museum admission. Members free!

Trick-or-treat with the dinosaurs at the annual Fernbank BOO-seum Halloween event.

*Limit: 4 discounted child tickets per family. Valid Sept. 30, 2017 only. Must wear costume in person at box office for discount.

**Activities are offered in the Great Hall from 10am to 2pm unless otherwise noted and are subject to change without notice.

***Photos must be public in order to be eligible. Winners will be chosen and notified on Instagram by October 6. Must be 18 or order to participate.