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Scales and Tails

Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Join us for the opening of our new special exhibits ‘Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World’ and ‘Nature’s Ninjas’, and discover unique reptiles and amphibians from Fernbank’s animal collection.

Scheduled Activities*

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World  Exhibit Opening (Special Exhibit Hall, Lower Level): Safely ‘dive’ into the intriguing world of crocs and explore their evolutionary history, biology and behavior, and their precarious relationship to humans in this new special exhibit. Featuring live specimens!

Nature’s Ninjas  Exhibit Opening (Special Exhibit Hall, Lower Level): Discover some of the animal kingdom’s surprising and awe-inspiring methods of self-defense in this interactive, family-friendly exhibit featuring dozens of live animals with daily “meet and greet” opportunities.    

Reptile Gallery (Museum Wide)**
As you explore Fernbank, be sure to check out critters from Fernbank’s animal collection. Enjoy more than a dozen rotating encounters with lizards, snakes, turtles and more.
Reptile Stops are featured in:

  • The Star Gallery (Lower Level)
  • Outdoor Terrace (Lower Level)
  • A Walk Through Time in Georgia Booth (Entry Level)
  • The Naturalist Center (Upper Level)
  • Conference Room (Upper Level)

Reptile Scavenger Hunt
Slither your way through several of Fernbank’s indoor exhibits and outdoor spaces to complete this reptile- themed scavenger hunt.

Face coverings required at all activities.

Cost: Included with general admission. Members FREE!

This event is expected to sell out. Get your tickets TODAY 

Members and non-members must reserve tickets in advance to guarantee admission. Because we are operating at reduced capacity, when time slots are sold out, we are unable to add additional tickets.

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

**Species subject to change and will vary throughout the event.